<i>Return to Mount Kennedy</i> is the nexus of grunge, mountain climbing and conservation

Return to Mount Kennedy is the nexus of grunge, mountain climbing and conservation

"Mountain rockumentaries about fathers and sons" could be one of those oddly specific subcategories you might come across while browsing Netflix. It's also how director Eric Becker describes his latest film, Return to Mount Kennedy.


Steve Miller Band, Ziggy Marley, among new Northern Quest summer concerts announced today

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steve Miller and his band will hit Northern Quest Resort & Casino Aug. 28, joined by Americana star Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, last seen blowing the roof off the Spokane Arena when they played with Chris Stapleton. The Miller/Stuart show is one of three new summer shows announced for Northern Quest's summer stage; the others are a reggae-tinged double bill of Michael Franti & Spearhead and Ziggy Marley on June 23, and the country sounds of Brett Eldredge and Easton Corbin, taking over the space on June 27.


A look at Kris Kristofferson's career as one of the preeminent musical voices of his generation

The term "Renaissance man" doesn't get thrown around all that often anymore, but certainly it applies to Kris Kristofferson.


Coeur d'Alene songwriter Gabriella Rose's debut EP brings a retro approach to her own experiences

Gabriella Rose sings with a world-weariness that sounds like it could only have been cultivated over years of lived experience.


For more than 25 years, Guster has been on the everlasting quest for pop with a purpose

When three college buddies at Tufts University started a band called Guster in the early '90s, there's no way they could have known they'd still be on the road together two and a half decades later. Founding members Ryan Miller, Adam Gardner and Brian Rosenworcel — alongside multi-instrumentalist Luke Reynolds — have developed a low-key following for their melodic, tightly controlled songs, and now they're touring behind their eighth studio album Look Alive.


The Mountain Goats, Mudhoney, Michael McDonald and more added to summer concert roster

OK, we've got some catching up to do. In the last few weeks, we’ve been inundated with concert announcements, so here’s a rundown of what you can expect to see on Spokane stages as summer approaches.


PHOTOS: KISS cranked it up at the Spokane Arena Monday night

At this point, the biggest surprise you might get out of a KISS concert is if the band's current "End of the Road" tour is truly, honestly, the quartet's last road trip. We won't know that for a couple years, when the tour is slated to end, but assuming the hard-rock heroes are playing it straight, they're certainly going out in loud, fiery style.


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Happy Death Day 2U finds new ways to explore its time-loop premise

The goofy 2017 horror comedy Happy Death Day seems like one of the least likely movies to spawn an intricate sci-fi franchise, but writer-director Christopher Landon makes a surprisingly convincing case for just that in Happy Death Day 2U. The first movie found self-centered sorority girl Tree (Jessica Rothe) living the same day over and over while being stalked (and repeatedly killed) by a masked murderer, and used its simple time-loop premise for a series of fun, self-aware jokes and some stock life lessons for its protagonist.


With its meta jokes and catchy songs, The LEGO Movie 2 is more of the same. And that's OK

Every Hollywood film is a business transaction, and yet 2014's The LEGO Movie looked like it was going to be even more blatantly corporate than your typical cinematic toy tie-in. What a shock, then, that it turned out to be both a feature-length commercial and a brilliant, inventive animated comedy, exuberant and visually playful and highly self-aware.


The Oscar-nominated Cold War tells a turbulent love story amidst the terrors of 1950s Poland

Pawel Pawlikowski's Cold War is an epic in miniature, a story that spans more than a decade in the lives of two people and is set against the most tumultuous period in 20th-century Europe, and yet runs less than 90 minutes. It's remarkable how much feeling, human nature and history he captures in that short amount of time, and it never feels rushed.


Likable tweens save the world in The Kid Who Would Be King

Joe Cornish's 2011 debut feature Attack the Block effectively combined a fun genre adventure with some refreshing social realism, in its story of teenagers living in a South London housing project who fight off an alien invasion. Cornish's new film, The Kid Who Would Be King, is sort of a toned-down version of the same approach, a lighter, more family-friendly fantasy with only slight hints of social commentary.


What's playing at SpIFF in 2019?

What's your favorite movie genre? Comedy?


Peter Jackson's They Shall Not Grow Old is less a documentary than a somber museum piece

Note: They Shall Not Grow Old has been shown in occasional one-off screenings since December, but it begins a regular run at River Park Square this weekend. So London's Imperial War Museum went to Peter Jackson and said, "Look, we have all this amazing archival footage from World War I. Can you do something cool with it for the Armistice, the 100th anniversary of the end of the war?"


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Masters of Hawaiian Music: George, Nathan and Kawika @ Bing Crosby Theater

Thu., Feb. 21, 8-10 p.m.

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