For Great Jazz And Blues, Just Listen To (Lindell) Reason

FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 1995

Jazz and blues singer Lindell Reason plays Hobart’s Lounge on Sunday.

As you might expect from a musician in this genre, Reason injects much of his own musical personality and spontaneity into standards. Reason also plays keyboards,

A typical Reason repertoire includes such classics as B.B. King’s “The Thrill’s Gone,” “Georgia,” “Straight, No Chaser” and “God Bless the Child.”

Reason’s band features former Funk Buffalo drummer Ron Crenshaw, multi-instrumentalist Steve Mauer of Fuego and Jazz Suite and bassist Jason Crowe.

Music starts a 8 p.m. The cover charge was not made available.

Elsewhere in the night

Spokane-based reggae ensemble the Planetary Refugees will play Outback Jack’s tonight along with Moscow’s Royball.

The Planetary Refugees are in the process of recording songs for an upcoming release at Native Studios.

Royball headlines.

Showtime’s at 9:30 p.m. The cover is $3. Bring your ID.

Saturday at 2 p.m., the Planetary Refugees will play the Northwest Iguanafest at Taps Lounge at the the Schweizter Mountain Resort.

The Makers and Boycott will rumble on stage for an all-ages show at the Manito Masonic Temple, 2725 S. Grand, on Saturday. Admission in $4 at the door. Music starts at 8 p.m.

xxxx ON THE SCENE Last Saturday night, Spokane’s Rizzos opened for the Sinister Six, the Fumes and Fatty Lumpkin at Mother’s Pub. Although most opening bands get little or no recognition for their performances, the Rizzos shouldn’t be overlooked. The 18-month-old punk band, whose four members aren’t yet 20, is one of the town’s most promising talents. Fueled by a dozen brash songs, the feisty Rizzos fired out a rollicking halfhour-long set that hit the punk-rock mark dead on. Highlights included the seething “Suicide Hot Line,” the swift “High Speed Moped Rally” and the confrontational “Knife Fight with Fatty Lumpkin.” Although the Rizzos play like experienced veterans, the band’s youth showed through at a couple of points during its set. A couple of the Rizzos - guitarist Jay T. Rizzo and bassist Chris Rizzo - hung back by their amplifiers for most of the band’s performance. And, though his movement rivaled that of a lunatic in a straitjacket, vocalist Joe Rizzo often kept his back to the audience. But so what. Stage presence comes with age. If you don’t get a chance to see the Rizzos live any time soon, its new, 11-song tape called “Things to Do and Make” is a great representation of the band. It’s available at some area record stores.

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