Friday, August 15, 2014

THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Boris, Tom Petty, Ray LaMontagne and Spokane native Myles Kennedy

Posted By on Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 3:32 PM

There is A LOT happening this weekend! Are you ready?


Japanese metal three-piece Boris is going to be so loud tonight at the Big Dipper you’ll probably need to stand outside the building if you want your hearing to remain intact. The show starts at 8 pm and is $17 at the door. Master Musicians of Bukkake will open. 

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers finally have a No. 1 record. Seriously, it took decades for them to achieve that. Tonight, they take on the Gorge Amphitheater. This music is freedom from the mundane and pairs well with summer (yes, even if there's a bit of rain). The show starts at 8 pm and tickets begin at $65.

The Festival at Sandpoint continues with folk-rock crooner Ray LaMontagne tonight, touring for his awesome new album. The Belle Brigade opens for the 7:30 pm show and tickets are $65.

Tonight, at the Bartlett there’s Black Joe Lewis, the funky bluesman who knows how to throw one big party. You might want to be a part of it. The show starts at 8 pm and is $15. Loomer will open. 


For those of you who missed the Gaytheist show Thursday night, there is still a chance to catch some Total Fest (the Missoula underground music festival) bands in Spokane, including Lord Dying and Prizehog at the Big Dipper Saturday night. The show starts at 8 pm and is $10.

The Garland Street Fair & Block Party lasts pretty much all day starting at 10 am. The music lineup includes: Mayfair, Elijah and the Tufnels, Endangered Species, An Dochas, The Bucket List, Karrie O’Neill and Real Life Rockaz. Best of all, this thing is free and great for the entire family. 

In place of Dr. John at the Hive this Saturday will be Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk and Taylor Hicks. It starts at 8 pm. 

Good news, Aerosmith WILL make the Gorge show Saturday night, after canceling a show earlier in the week. This mean Slash and Spokane native Myles Kennedy will also rock the stage (see below). The show starts at 7:30 pm and is $55.


Another Total Fest overflow lineup here in Spokane hits Mootsy’s this Sunday with Losing Skin and He Whose Ox is Gored. Other bands on the lineup include Zan and Rot Monger. The Show is $5 and starts at 8 pm.

Cleveland-based Chimaira is freakin' loud as hell. They are being joined by the Plot in You, Allegaeon, Upon this Dawning, Silence the Messenger, Cold Blooded and Raised by Wolves at the Hop! Sunday. The all-ages show starts at 6 pm and is $15. 


If you are a music lover, and we can only assume you are if you’ve made it this far down the blog, then you’ll need to check out the Cliff Martinez-penned soundtrack for the new medical drama The Knick. It just gets inside you. 

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Laura Johnson

Laura moved to the great Inland Pacific Northwest this summer. She is the Inlander's new music editor.