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,

PHOTOS: Give me fuel, Give me fire! Metallica smashes the Spokane Arena

When Metallica comes to town, it's kind of a big deal. The band barreled into a sold-out Spokane Arena show on Dec. 2 with all of the righteous fury you might expect from the legendary metal musicians.

Spokane trio BaLonely captures their restless, melodic, ever-evolving sound on debut album

If a band's first music video is meant as a mission statement of the group's prevailing style and personality, then "Stories," the debut video from Spokane trio BaLonely, is a success.

Five songs we want to see Metallica play in Spokane this weekend

Thirty years ago, my buddy Nick and I made a deal: If he'd go with me to see a band I loved but he didn't care about, I would go to see a band he loved and I didn't care about.

Spokane music venue the Pin gets a new owner and a fresh coat of paint

Before she had a driver's license, Chelsey Heidenreich was booking her own concerts, performing as a singer-songwriter in coffeehouses and wineries while her parents ferried her around from gig to gig.

Spokane's cat-punk quartet Itchy Kitty is no gimmick, whiskers be damned

Ami Elston had a funny idea roughly five years ago. The goofy thought was to start a punk band centered around cats, kittens and any feline-related subject matter.

Since getting her start in Spokane, Mega Bog's Erin Birgy creates free-form soft rock with an edge

Mega Bog is the decade-old musical project of Erin Birgy, a songwriter who grew up in Spokane but left in 2004.

First Interstate Center for the Arts schedules John Mellencamp for April 20 concert; tickets on sale Friday

T he First Interstate Center for the Arts, formerly known as the INB Performing Arts Center, has only been officially open for a couple days, but it's already booking some big-name artists. Case in point: Singer-songwriter John Mellencamp, who hits the stage on April 20.


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Wed., Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m.

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