Friday, January 30, 2015

THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Gear up for the big game with these awesome shows

Posted By on Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 11:32 AM


FRIDAY

Nappy Roots just can’t get enough of Spokane, and we’re more than OK with that. They’re back at the Red Room Lounge Friday, bringing their tried and true Kentucky-fried hip-hop along with them. The show starts at 8 pm and is $13. No matter what, we're "Gonna Have A Good Day.”
Local rockers the Finns (who’ll release their first full-length album in March—hear the cat-friendly lead single here) and Dem Empire (check out their awesome EP here) play the Bartlett Friday. These bands are definitely up and coming and completely worth your time rocking out to. The all-ages show is just $5 and starts at 8 pm.

This weekend was originally slated to be the Hop!’s final weekend in business. Now, we know the venue will make it a while longer. Friday, the hard ass metal group Skull Fist takes over the stage (See our story here). Knight of Tears, Mercy Brown and Over Sea Under Stone open for the band. The all-ages show is $7 and begins at 7:30 pm.

Jones Radiator is back in fine form this weekend bringing in two hot shows. Friday, the local rockers Buffalo Jones take to the intimate stage with singer-songwriter Liz Rognes opening. The show starts around 9 pm. 

SATURDAY
Practice now. Sway back and forth slowly and smoothly. This is the best way to move to G. Love & Special Sauce’s version of bluesy, folky jams laced with hip-hop. They’ve been doing it this way for more than 20 years, when the trio first crafted their sound back in Philadelphia. After a six-year break, the original lineup has reunited to write and tour behind the 2014 album Sugar, the band’s first record in nearly a decade. G. Love (aka Garrett Dutton) has experimented with solo work, but it’s nothing quite as magical as when the original three are together again. Experience this all Saturday at the Knitting Factory at 8 pm. Cost is $22.50.

Back at Jones Radiator, super fun local rock bands 66beat, Loomer and Phlegm Fatale open up for the Seattle punk act So Pitted. Our advice: Get there way early, it’s going to fill up fast and get mighty sweaty in there. This will probably one of the best shows of the month. 

SUNDAY
No, there’s no live music happening this day, are you nuts?! Get out there and support the best football team in the world … We’re gonna win! 
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