The Joy Formidable schedules Spokane stop for July

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The Joy Formidable

Welsh trio the Joy Formidable are one excellent live band, one I've seen on tiny club stages and at massive festivals. And they are never more than highly engaged, a riveting, aggressive crew with tunes for days.

Their fourth album, AAARTH, arrived in fall of 2018, and they're looping back through the states for a summer tour, including a stop at the Lucky You Lounge July 18. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 am; they'll cost $18 in advance, $20 day of show, through the venue website.

The new album is a full-on rock gem sure to please longtime fans while pushing the Joy Formidable in some new, psychedelic-ish directions. Singer Ritzy Bryan unleashes her wail in ever-pleasing wails on songs like "Go Loving" and "The Wrong Side."


Here's a vid for one of their new tunes, "The Better Me":

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Dan Nailen is the managing editor of the Inlander, where he oversees coverage of arts and culture. He's previously written and edited for The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly, Missoula Independent, Salt Lake Magazine and The Oregonian. He grew up across the country in an Air Force family and studied at...