Seriously, Myles Kennedy is the biggest music star to come out of Spokane since Bing Crosby

Seriously, Myles Kennedy is the biggest music star to come out of Spokane since Bing Crosby

Homegrown rock star Myles Kennedy reflects on his unlikely career, Spokane venues of his youth and a deeply personal album a lifetime in the making
Myles Kennedy opens the door to the Big Dipper on a crisp, clear afternoon, walks in and quickly looks around to reacquaint himself with one of the important music venues of his youth.


We recommend six local holiday shows between now and Christmas

We released our Holiday Guide a few weeks ago, and it featured a wide selection of Christmas concerts that will get you in the seasonal spirit.


Spokane Jazz Orchestra's Keith LaMotte prepares for his swan song

After more than 40 years with the Spokane Jazz Orchestra, founding member Keith LaMotte is hanging up his trumpet. The 80-year-old will play his final concert with the SJO this Saturday, a decision he is happy to make.


CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENTS: Hozier, Richard Thompson to make Spokane stops in early 2019

Here's some more live music to add to your calendar: Influential singer-songwriter Richard Thompson will play the Bing Crosby Theater on Feb. 8. Known for his witty lyrics and dexterous guitar playing, Thompson has been active since the late '60s, first as a member of Fairport Convention, then as a solo artist, including a string of critically acclaimed albums he recorded with his then-wife Linda Thompson in the late '70s and early '80s. He hits Spokane with his electric trio, touring behind his newest album 13 Rivers. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Dec. 14. Then on April 14, Irish musician Hozier is set to perform at the First Interstate Center for the Arts . The stage name of Andrew Hozier-Byrne, Hozier had an inescapable hit in 2013 with "Take Me to Church," which climbed the charts and received a Grammy nomination for song of the year. By the time he hits the road, his sophomore LP Wasteland, Baby!


None more heavy: Deafheaven and Baroness plan Spokane show for March 24

If there's a more critically adored hard-rock band the last few years than Deafheaven, I'd like to hear about 'em. Even the least-metal reviewers have found a lot to love in the music created by this San Francisco crew, most recently on their excellent 2018 release Ordinary Corrupt Human Love.


Chewelah's Allen Stone returns to the Inland Northwest with new music and his same reliable backing band

Allen Stone is in the back of his tour bus en route to Cleveland as he recalls a surreal moment from the day prior.


The Smokes return to Spokane for their first hometown show since moving to Minneapolis

It was a little over a year and a half ago when guitar-and-drums rock duo the Smokes left their hometown of Spokane for Minneapolis, the birthplace of Prince, Bob Dylan and the Replacements.


Northern Quest's summer concerts include Train, Judas Priest, Weird Al, Steve Martin & Martin Short

Train, The Goo Goo Dolls, Judas Priest, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Weird Al Yankovic, Northern Quest, concert announcement, live music,


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Complex, hilarious and beautifully animated, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a blast

There's no shortage of superhero movies populating our big screens. But you know what we're lacking?


Maria by Callas lets the legendary opera singer tell her own story

Anyone going into Tom Volf's documentary Maria by Callas without a strong working knowledge of renowned opera singer Maria Callas may find themselves a bit lost. Volf, a Callas expert who's compiled three books on the Greek-American singer, constructs his film almost entirely from primary sources, meaning that if there's no direct footage or text pertaining to a certain aspect of Callas' life, then it doesn't make it into the movie.


Suds & Cinema gets festive with Christmas Vacation at the Garland on Dec. 20

Fill your commemorative Walley World mug with eggnog and wrap yourself in your rattiest Cousin Eddie bathrobe: We're bringing National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation back to the Garland Theater on Dec. 20 Our Suds & Cinema screening of the 1989 holiday favorite has become an annual tradition, and it sells out pretty much every year.


You'll either love or hate the sprawling, bloody reimagining of the horror classic Suspiria

Luca Guadagnino's reimagining of Suspiria is the stylistic inverse of Dario Argento's 1977 original. Argento's film, told with the lean simplicity of a fairy tale, revelled in bold primary colors and seemed to exist outside time and space.


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