Friday, June 17, 2016

THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Cherry-poppin', Christian-rockin', weed-advocatin' sounds abound

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click to enlarge THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Cherry-poppin', Christian-rockin', weed-advocatin' sounds abound
Afroman hits Spokane Saturday.

A bevy of tunes to be had this weekend, and here are some of the highlights: 

Who doesn't like free tunes? And if swing is your thing, you'll want to make your way to the Red Lion Hotel at the Park for the Cherry Poppin' Daddies, an excellent choice for opening the hotel summer concert series. The show starts at 6 pm. This was their big hit: 

The Bartlett hosts two shows by folk-rockers Della Mae, and they're sure to be packed. The Mentors bring old-school and really disgusting punk rock to The Pin!, the Bing hosts Alive She Cried: The Ultimate Doors Experience if you really, really miss the Lizard King. The Holy Broke is joined  by Tyler Aker and Lucas Brown for a gig at The Observatory, and over in Post Falls, the Stateline Music Festival kicks off at Cruisers with a show by Wayward West,  Children of Atom and Coleman Underground. 

After all that action Friday, it doesn't let up Saturday one bit. 
Remember Afroman? Sure you do. He'll be doing that one song you know, plus several more odes to marijuana I'm sure, Saturday at an outdoor party near the Gonzaga campus. 

The Big Dipper has a full night of excellent stuff from CdA's Goodnight Venus, The Bettys, Astronaut and The Trees, while Mac Sabbath headlines at the Knitting Factory. What is a Mac Sabbath? From what I gather, they take Black Sabbath songs and turn them into metallic odes to McDonalds. Really Take a look at his: 
For something a little more listenable on Saturday, consider the countrified sound of Michaela Anne at The Bartlett. 

When Christian rock and Christian rap collide, who wins? On the Heartland Tour featuring Lecrae and Switchfoot, fans of those genres I suppose. It stops at the Fox. 

I wonder how many folks from that show will head to the Baby Bar after for a show by Seattle garage rockers Porn Bloopers, joined by local ladies Itchy Kitty? 

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Dan Nailen

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...