Merlyn's celebrates 35 years with a big party; English Beat and Slick Rick
on Mon, May 18, 2015 at 10:09 AM
Welcome to a new week. There's a lot of great things happening around town, so check out our events listings and some Staff Picks for some options.
Here are a few highlights for Monday, May 18:
LIVE BANDS | The English Beat were pioneers of the 2-Tone ska movement in England in the early '80s, and they still sound great live thanks to lead singer Dave Wakeling. Read our interview with Wakeling, then consider hitting the show at The Bartlett. Here's a little sample of The English Beat:
COMMUNITY | Merlyn's is celebrating its 35th birthday, and 35 years of providing the Inland Northwest with all the sci-fi, gaming and comic books. From 4 to 9 pm, join fellow fans for a party at the shop with free grub and some big sales.
LIVE BANDS | The Pin! hosts some true old-school hip-hop royalty tonight as Slick Rick headlines, joined by Raw B, Jaeda, Lilac Linguistics, Tyrell and Moe Davis. Here's a bit of Slick Rick:
Dan Nailen is the managing editor of the Inlander, where he oversees coverage of arts and culture. He's previously written and edited for The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly, Missoula Independent, Salt Lake Magazine, The Oregonian and KUER-FM. He grew up seeing the country in an Air Force family and studied...