Ear Candy

Scenes from last weekend’s Volume music festival

Witch Mountain performs at Carr\'s Corner. - JENNIFER DEBARROS
Jennifer DeBarros
Witch Mountain performs at Carr\'s Corner.

No joke: On Monday night, two whole days after the last guitars were unplugged at Volume — The Inlander’s two-day, eight-venue music festival last weekend — my ears were still ringing. Loudly. But it was worth it.

Alongside hundreds of other local music fans, I saw a speaker-busting set by Moscow electronic band Psychic Rites, heard the swampy blues rock of local act Blackwater Prophet and got a gut-punch of emotions from Missoula’s King Elephant. I witnessed a man in Seattle’s Haunted Horses play a guitar with a drill and heard locals FAUS scream a punk-rock version of the Pledge of Allegiance.

There were folk bands and acoustic musicians and dance parties I missed — because it’s impossible to be everywhere at once at Volume, Spokane’s only all-city music spectacle.

If you missed out on the party this year, don’t fret. We’ll be ready to rock you all again next year, too.

JENNIFER DEBARROS
Jennifer DeBarros

JENNIFER DEBARROS
Jennifer DeBarros

JENNIFER DEBARROS
Jennifer DeBarros

JENNIFER DEBARROS
Jennifer DeBarros

JENNIFER DEBARROS
Jennifer DeBarros

JENNIFER DEBARROS
Jennifer DeBarros

JENNIFER DEBARROS
Jennifer DeBarros

JENNIFER DEBARROS
Jennifer DeBarros

JENNIFER DEBARROS
Jennifer DeBarros

JENNIFER DEBARROS
Jennifer DeBarros

JENNIFER DEBARROS
Jennifer DeBarros

JENNIFER DEBARROS
Jennifer DeBarros

JENNIFER DEBARROS
Jennifer DeBarros

JENNIFER DEBARROS
Jennifer DeBarros

JENNIFER DEBARROS
Jennifer DeBarros

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Jennifer DeBarros

JENNIFER DEBARROS
Jennifer DeBarros

JENNIFER DEBARROS
Jennifer DeBarros

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About The Author

Leah Sottile

Leah Sottile is a Spokane-based freelance writer who formerly served as music editor, culture editor and a staff writer at the Inlander. She has written about everything from nuns and Elvis impersonators, to jailhouse murders and mental health...