Today through next Wednesday are completely booked with live shows. Was there no way for us to spread all of these out people!? This of course makes for some tough live music decisions this weekend. Best of luck.
We’re used to Cami Bradley being in the national spotlight. But rather than catching media attention for a stint on a reality talent program
, this time she’s getting press for her indie-folk duo, the Sweeplings
. NPR recently premiered their single “Carry Me Home” on its All Songs Considered blog.
See the group for free at the new-this-summer Red Lion at the Park concert series tonight at 6 pm. The Sweeplings plan to drop their debut album Aug. 4, and will have an album release party at the Bartlett next month.
The annual All Age Rage
is back in action with two days of packed lineups over two stages at the Viking. A bevy of rock and metal acts will play long and hard. Here’s a taste of the local/regional lineup: The Nixon Rodeo, Soblivios, Seven Cycles, Concrete Grip, Thunderhound, Lions Beside Us, the Failsafe Project, December In Red, Project Kings, Helldorado, Elephant Gun Riot, Thirion X, the Broken Thumbs
and so many more. A single day pass is $15 and two days is $20. Tonight’s festivities begin at 5 pm, while tomorrow starts at noon.
Meanwhile, over at the Checkerboard Bar, Spokane’s two most riotous punk acts, Phlegm Fatale
and Itchy Kitty
open for Olympia punk rockers Captain Algebra
. The free show, that more than promises to get loud, starts at 9 pm.
It’s local surf-rock act BBBBandits’
ever!!!! And while that’s a sad loss for the music community, you can at least party with them one more time Saturday night at Mootsy’s, when they open for the Oakland band Shannon and the Clams
. Fun Ladies
also play the 9:30 pm show. Cover is $10. Read our freelancer Gawain Fadeley’s thoughts on being in the band these last four years here.