It seems like local performances by Too Slim and the Taildraggers are becoming increasingly rare these days.
Perhaps it’s because the band has been maintaining an ambitious road schedule in recent months.
Earlier this year, Too Slim and the Taildraggers played a blues festival in Belgium and spent a week playing in Hawaii. The threepiece blues band recently completed a three-week tour of the Midwest.
Tonight, the trio comes home to the Fort Spokane Brewery for one show.
The local talent recently picked up a couple of awards, one from the Best of the Blues Awards in Seattle for Best New Band and another from the Inlander’s annual Best of the Inland Northwest reader’s poll for Best Local Blues Artist.
Tonight’s show starts at 9:30. The cover is $6.
On Sunday, the Spokane band will play the third annual “Too Slim and the Taildraggers Sea Cruz,” a boat cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene.
The boat casts off at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the boat cruise are $13 for advance, $15 the day of the event and $10 for Blues Society members and are available at the Fort Spokane Brewery, Street Music and Blades.
You must be at least 21 to attend.
Elsewhere in the night
Once again, Terry Grob of Grobal Productions is renting out the Big Dipper on Saturday for a pop punk fiesta starring Seattle’s Sicko and Spokane’s Flies and Guitarded and Moses Lake’s Moral Crux.
Sicko, rapidly becoming Seattle’s most popular pop-punk unit, will be releasing its sophomore album on eMpTy Records in June.
The Flies are presently putting the final touches on its debut fulllength for Spokane’s Too Many Records. The album - tentatively titled “Shut Up Dan!” - will include 21 snappy punk songs.
Look for the release sometime this summer.
Music starts at 9:30 p.m. The cover charge was unavailable at presstime. Bring your ID.
With their reggae music vibe, Raggs and Bush Docktor will attempt to mellow the caffeine addicts at Java Junky’s, 221 N. Division.
Saturday’s show is an all-ages. And for you under-age reggae fans, Raggs is one of the best talents this country has to offer.
Music gets underway at 9 p.m. Admission is $5.
Tickets for the June 10 Sweaty Nipples show at Mother’s Pub are on sale at Mother’s Pub and 4000 Holes for $8. The show will sell out, so don’t wait until the last minute.
Saturday, Mother’s Pub has Maha Reeb and Mojo Danser on stage. Music starts at 9:30 p.m. The cover is $3.