Throw whatever you thought you knew about Blackwater Prophet out the window. The local rockers, buzzing for a couple of years now, started to take their three-piece gig seriously before they were named a 2014 Inlander Band to Watch. With a new album titled Ghost, the crew has left their dirty, sludgy quality behind in favor of clear-as-night, bluesy rock ‘n’ roll. “Dig My Hole in the Ground,” the last track on the eight-song disc, pulls even further away from their usual image — mostly acoustic guitars pair perfectly with Garrett Zanol’s heart-wrenching vocals. Check them and the new record out tonight at the Bartlett starting at 8 pm with openers Spirit Animals and Bullets & Balloons. $10 at the door.
Since releasing their stormy and spaced-out album Something Supernatural last October, Pennsylvania hard rockers Crobot have been in constant motion. There are plans to set sail on Motörhead’s Motörboat cruise next month and they’re about to launch a brand-new beer, Something SupernaturAle from North Carolina’s Double Barley Brewery, which pairs well with their recent Drunk as Shit tour. This weekend, the wild four-piece plays the free, 29th-ever GA’s Too Broke to Rock series at the Knitting Factory, which starts at 7 pm. Expect Brandon Yeagley’s high-powered vocals to hit your chest cavity hard with songs like “Legend of the Spaceborne Killer,” along with new material.
The Festival at Sandpoint continues tonight with the double folk bill of Devil Makes Three and Trampled By Turtles. The show is sure to be a stompin’ good time and prove that folk music can still be cool.The show starts at 7:30 pm.
Also starting tonight — The Gentlemen of the Road stopover tour stops in Walla Walla with amazing headliners Foo Fighters, a plugged-in Mumford and Sons, Dawes, Jenny Lewis, the Flaming Lewis and more. Look out for our review of the event come Monday and highlights throughout the weekend. It truly is a once in a lifetime event.
SATURDAY Dawes travel from their gig in Walla Walla up to Liberty Lake Saturday night to play a free show at Pavilion Park. Feel free to bring blankets, short folding chairs and picnic baskets full of goodies. The show starts at 6 pm. Read our preview on the California rock band here.
Has Wilco kicked the “dad rock” label for good? We explore this phenomena in this week’s essay titled Paternity Leave. The band plays at Festival at Sandpoint Saturday with a show starting at 6 pm.
A piece of Yonkers, New York, comes to the Baby Bar Saturday night with lyrical, grungy hip-hop act Omega Jackson (who, according to his Twitter account is a: Yonkers native, MC/producer, raw #hiphop maker. #NYHC wrestling mark, MMA fan, porn lover, food stamp folder, hashtag murda killa #undergroundhiphop. Now you know). The show includes local grunge rock act the Smokesand hip-hopper P.Wrecks. The show is free and at 9 pm.
Sometimes it’s tough to get out to shows on Sunday. You’re tired and lazy and just want to sit on the couch and binge-watch television. But this Sunday, there are two free shows worthy of getting out of the house for. The Baby Bar hosts Health Problems, Space Movies, Hard Mode, the Beat Reds and the Bartlett brings in Summer Cannibals. Awesome.