Motopony cancels upcoming Bartlett show; local singer-songwriter showcase takes its spot

Motopony cancels upcoming Bartlett show; local singer-songwriter showcase takes its spot

Our mistake. We profiled the Seattle band Motopony in this week's music section, and the article went to print following their announcement that they were canceling all upcoming tour dates. We should have caught it, and we didn't.

We break down our favorite Keb' Mo' songs to prime you for the blues guitarist's Spokane show

You could say Keb' Mo' is a blues player.

CANCELLED: Seattle's Motopony bring their "psychedelic outer space party to Spokane

Seattle supergroup Motopony has had measurable success in the world of arts and culture, but the journey hasn't been a short one, nor has it been easy.

An oral history of the Makers, 25 years after their debut LP Howl

N ot too long ago a patron of the bar I tend asked me, “What’s the best thing to come out of Spokane?” Without any hesitation — and not realizing he was setting up a joke — I remarked, “the Makers.” I ruined his joke, but he was happy about it.

Tomorrow's Terrain preview night boasts a live music lineup of regional soul, R&B and hip-hop

Terrain, music lineup, Terrain preview night, Hoshin, Porter Ray, Sassyblack, Super Sparkle

CONCERT REVIEW: Jeff Tweedy show nearly devolves into disaster despite his best efforts

Spokane, you made it weird. Not all of Spokane, mind you, but the small coterie of loudmouth Jeff Tweedy fanboys sprinkled throughout the Bing Crosby Theater Wednesday night among the hundreds who just wanted to hear the Wilco frontman sing some songs and tell some stories.

Japanese psych masters Kikagaku Moyo bring Masana Temples to Spokane

The recorded catalog of Japanese psych band Kikagaku Moyo is equal parts mesmerizing and maddening.

Chanti Darling takes retro R&B in a queer, futuristic direction

Throughout the history of pop music, such artists as Little Richard and Prince have expressed masculinity in ways outside societal norms.

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy brings his bottomless songbook to Spokane

One-hundred-and-twenty-seven. That's how many songs appear on the 10 official, full-length Wilco albums released over the past 23 years.

From a studio on his Colorado farm, Gregory Alan Isakov creates contemplative folk about the American heartland

In the summertime, Gregory Alan Isakov works the soil on his 3-acre farm in Boulder County, Colorado, and sells produce at farmers markets in the area. In the quiet of the evening, he works by the glow of VU meters and tape machine in his studio, a converted barn on the property where he captures the sound of his music reverberating in the dust-covered rafters.

CONCERT REVIEW: Cheap Trick and Joan Jett brought classic sounds to Airway Heights

Cheap Trick has been rocking stages large and small since the '70s, and there are few classic-rock bands as consistently engaging than the dudes from Rockford, Illinois. You know you're going to hear a bunch of their classic tunes.

Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen talks AC/DC, opera and the drive to make new music as they hit Spokane

I used to consider the label "classic-rock" a pejorative, a backhanded way of saying a band has nothing more to say — or, at least, nothing more worth hearing.

Innovative instrumentation and live looping create the cinematic grandeur of El Ten Eleven

The long-running instrumental duo El Ten Eleven makes expressive, highly visual music that doesn't need lyrics to plant pictures in one's imagination.

In an era of big-budget tribute acts, can the energy and talent of Prince be duplicated by a lookalike?

My thumb hovered over the TicketsWest "purchase" button for what seemed like an eternity.

Filmmakers and musicians collaborate for Music Video Jams, a festival that sets images to songs

Kaylee Goins doesn't sound like she only recently got serious about music.

Lush harmonies and emotional introspection take flight in the delicate folk of Planes on Paper

The songs of Planes on Paper are deeply personal, intimate stories about its members' life experiences and the issues they care about.

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