Friday, June 2, 2017

Volume goes up to 11, black flies plague Spokane, Evergreen State College shut down after threat, other morning headlines

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click to enlarge A man with fairy wings watches Brothers From Another at 2016's Volume Music Festival. - DANIEL WALTERS PHOTO
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  • A man with fairy wings watches Brothers From Another at 2016's Volume Music Festival.


Cranking up Volume
To prepare for tonight's Volume show, listen to some of the bands playing the Red Room Lounge and the Big Dipper.

Portlandia and Documentary Now's Fred Armisen is coming to Spokane, but why? What would a nice boy like him do in a town like this?

Wait for it... wait for it... OK Go!
OK Go, which is playing Spokane in September, gives a TED Talk about their crazy music videos.

Is that why that one nun from The Sound of Music was so peppy?

One study suggests that listening to music can actually make you nicer.


Bored of the flies
Black flies are plaguing Spokane and it's totally bogus, man. (Spokesman-Review)

Mob of Geoducks

Tension mounted on the Evergreen State College campus in Olympia, as students demanded that a professor be fired for suggesting that advocating for a day without white students on campus wasn't the best idea. The campus was shut down following a threat yesterday. (Seattle Times)

Whether the weather will weather or not
The Weather Channel goes full troll on President Trump after he announces his intention to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord. (Washington Post)

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who critics charged was an out-of-touch billionaire, has actually appointed a number of diverse and progressive voices to her administration. (New York Times)
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