Friday, October 16, 2015

THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Wu Tang and skiing, GWAR brings the scary, and final Folkinception show w/drummer

Posted By on Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 11:59 AM

click to enlarge Does Raekwon like to hit the slopes in his spare time? We'll find out tonight.
Does Raekwon like to hit the slopes in his spare time? We'll find out tonight.
Skiing + Wu Tang = …we really have no idea what to expect here.
Yes, tonight at the Bing Crosby Theater, Raekwon of Wu Tang is part of the Inspired Ski Movie tour, as he collaborated on the soundtrack for one of the films being promoted. Unfortunately, according to the show's promoter, Raekwon will not actually perform tonight — which is different information from the misleading posters for the event. Instead, he plans to sign autographs starting at 6 pm. He'll also promote a new jacket and the ski film. Also, there will be autograph sessions with snow pros Tanner Hall, Henrik Harlaut and more. Cost is $15.

After waiting an entire year, GWAR is finally back in town Saturday. Phew! It takes real guts to attend a GWAR show. Fans never know what they'll be sprayed with from the stage (fake blood, sweat, barf, slime and tears). Things like crazy balls/udders and beheadings cannot be unseen and may haunt dreams forever. But for those willing to wander into the unknown, this shock rock band has continued to put on riotous shows for the past 30 years — even in the wake of their fearless leader Dave "Oderus Urungus" Brockie's death in 2014. This (strangely) all-ages show, starts at 8 pm at the Knitting Factory and is $20. Read our Slipknot vs. GWAR: Battle for the most terrifying story here. 

Spokane folk favorites Folkinception say goodbye to their beloved drummer Ben Bradley Saturday at Overbluff Cellars’ grand opening event in the Washington Cracker Building (where Terrain is held). In speaking with Folkinception frontman Matt Mitchell, the band plans to soldier on without Bradley, a member of several other acts in town and noted barista, and hope to record a new record next year. They are trying out another drummer for a trial period.

“I think there’s going to be a lot of love at this show,” Mitchell says. “People love Ben Bradley more so than most people I know. We’ll play all of the favorites.”

The show also features local acts Von the Baptist, Hey! is for Horses, &mpers&nd, Michael and Kelleren and DJ Lydell. While the 5 pm show is free, donations are welcome.

Portland rock/emo act Icarus the Owl checks into the Pinnacle Northwest Sunday at 7:30 pm. But perhaps more of interest for local music fans: Lions Beside Us and the Colourflies are opening. Hard rock act Lions Beside Us recently put out a new record and the Colourflies were just signed to Portland label Blackhouse Records. You can check out the acts' two new singles on Spotify. Expect a wild and crazy Sunday night with these performances. The all-ages show is $8.

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