Friday, January 2, 2015

THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Laying low and playing it cool

Posted By on Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 4:41 PM

The weekend after a wild weekday New Year’s Eve is always going to be pretty quiet. This time around is no exception. Here's a look at what is still happening and shows coming down the pipeline.

Once again, it's First Friday. Check out the list of Spokane venues offering live music and art here.

Truth. Freedom. Love. Let Bodhi Drip’s peace-loving music take control of you Saturday at the Big Dipper and these idioms will certainly become your mantra. This band, an ever-revolving collective of local musicians anchored by guitarist Lucas Brown, crafts tunes that feel as epic and carefree as a beachside summer day. With their music — sandy garage funk amplified by plenty of saxophone and tinged with notes of reggae — Bodhi Drip hopes to start a revolution of kindness and goodness. The group is currently working on a new album set for a February release. Their show starts at 8 pm, includes the Working Spliffs and is $5 to get in.

The recent album for the death metal band I Declare War is called We are violent people by nature. That should tell you what you’re in for at the upcoming hard-ass show at the Hop! The all-ages show is $13 the day of with doors opening at 6 pm.


Incantation is celebrating 25 years of mind-blowing, eye-popping death metal. Since 1989, when the band was co-founded by John McEntee, the sole original member, Incantation has had somewhat of a bumpy ride, with more than 30 musicians rotating through the lineup over the years. In June the group released Dirges of Elysium — a work that aptly leaps between sludge and speed — more than proving they‘ve gotten/kept it together. Show up at the Hop! next Thursday at 7:30 pm if you’d like to be ensnared by the depths of hell. Funerus, Rutah, Xingaia and In Defiance will open. Cost is $13.

Check here for upcoming January music events.

Here were some of the best shows and albums of last year according to Inlander staff and freelancers. We can't wait to see what 2015 music has for us.

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Laura Johnson

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