In the era of streaming music, how is it possible that cassette tapes are making a comeback?

In the era of streaming music, how is it possible that cassette tapes are making a comeback?

My first car was a silver 1990 Buick Park Avenue handed down from my grandmother, and like all early '90s cars, it came equipped with a tape deck. It always had a cassette loaded.

California's Hot Flash Heat Wave brings a personal, DIY approach to swirling psych-rock

Hot Flash Heat Wave is a California indie-rock band known for their creative, mostly DIY music videos (see gems like "Gutter Girl" and "San Francisco Dating Life"), fuzzy guitar hooks and sugar-sweet pop choruses.

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.

Whitey Morgan turns heartbreak and rough road into killer classic country

"I never get sick of hearing songs about men getting their heart ripped out by women," Whitey Morgan says. "That's classic country."

BRONCHO's wiry, hedonistic indie-rock is going to get stuck in your head

Since talking with BRONCHO frontman Ryan Lindsey last week, I've had his band's most recent album, Bad Behavior, on steady rotation.

Norah Jones announces Spokane stop this summer

Popular jazz singer-songwriter and pianist Norah Jones just announced her North American tour, stopping for one summer night here in Spokane. After winning five Grammy Awards for her debut album Come Away With Me (2001) Jones' success led her to winning four more Grammy Awards.

Get to know Shannon and the Clams through these five essential songs

Hearing the Penguins' hit "Earth Angel" or Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers' classic "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" won't likely awaken any sort of punk-rock spirit that hibernates in your soul.

CONCERT REVIEW: REO Speedwagon's rocking professionalism at sold-out Northern Quest

When it comes to so-called "legacy" acts of classic rock, it's typically pretty easy to tell which bands are on the road for the love of the music and the fans, and which bands are on the road for maybe both those things — but more for the paycheck. The former look good, sound good, interact with the crowd in ways that at least seem sincere, while the latter are just going through the motions, or clearly don't have the vocal or musical chops to really be on stage night after night.

As John Sebastian comes to Spokane, we make the case for his unsung band the Lovin' Spoonful

In retrospective critical pieces about the best and most adventurous music of the 1960s, there's one band that often gets left out and always stands out to me as a glaring omission: the Lovin' Spoonful.

Post-hardcore legends Cursive return to their early 2000s roots on the album Vitriola

Tim Kasher recognized at an early age that time has a way of dulling the edges of creativity and stripping songwriters of their emotional potency, especially in the realm of rock music.


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