Friday, January 9, 2015

THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: David Lindley, Ben Miller Band and a Mama Doll says goodbye

Posted By on Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 3:37 PM

After a bit of a holiday hiatus, live music performances are heating up around the area once more. Phew.
Also, read about other recent local music happening here.

Tonight, the folk-rock act Mama Doll plays the Bartlett, marking singer/drummer Austen Case’s final performance with the band she co-founded. Edmund Wayne opens for the 8 pm show, which costs $12 at the door. If you’re unfamiliar with the band, check out their searing album As the Crow Flies here.

Experience an evening with David Lindley at the Chateau Rive tonight. Even though the guitarist is 70, he’s still got what it takes to entertain an audience for a couple hours. Over the years he’s played with Jackson Browne, Curtis Mayfield and Dolly Parton, but his solo stuff still makes guitar aficionados go crazy. The show starts at 8 pm and is $20.

Art, art everywhere! Musicians Erik Walters (Silver Torches), Eliza Johnson and Marshall MacLean will provide the soundtrack for featured poet Lauren Gilmore and visual artist Chris Dreyer at the Round No. 4 Saturday. The show hits the Bartlett at 7:30 pm. It costs $8.

John’s Alley in Moscow hosts a Jon Wight Benefit Concert featuring the Seattle-based rock act the Magic Mirrors and singer-songwriter/producer Bart Budwig. Wight, a local musician, was recently diagnosed with abdominal cancer. The show starts at 8 pm.

Saturday, get musically pummeled at (where else?) the Hop! when No Bragging Rights, the Greenery, FAUS, Straight to Our Enemies and the Wake of Giants take to the stage with a whole bunch of raucous metal songs. The all-ages show starts at 6 pm and is $12.

Men with long beards playing banjos and washboards — the esthetic seems overdone these days. But the Ben Miller Band, out of Joplin, Missouri, is anything but a Mumford & Sons copycat trio. On the band’s recent release, Any Way, Shape Or Form, songs progress from mudstomp folk to country, rock ’n’ roll and even silly, shout-back-and-forth numbers — not one songs sounds the same. The group, playing the Big Dipper Sunday at 7 pm, also employs rustic instruments like electric spoons and a homemade one-string bass. That show is $13 the day of. The band also plays at Republic Brewing Co. Monday. 

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