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 (The Spokesman-Review)
(The Spokesman-Review)

Coulrophobics beware, the Insane Clown Posse brings the demented Psychopathic Rydas tour tonight at 7:30 to the Big Easy Concert House.

Despite being one of the most hated bands with a record deal, ICP has managed to release several platinum albums, set the record for longest running hip-hop record in Billboard Top 200 history, and even wrestle in WWE and WCW (as well as starting its own Juggalo Championship Wrestling organization) – all while building an army of loyal Juggalo fans.

Twisted Blaze, Anybody Killa, and local emcee Locke open the show.

Tickets are $10, through TicketsWest outlets (325-SEAT,


In its ninth year, Lollapalooza has expanded to a two-day festival fusing divergent subcultures for a musical orgy that features bands such as Morrissey, Sonic Youth, Modest Mouse, The Walkmen, Sparta, The String Cheese Incident, The Flaming Lips, Gomez, and The Polyphonic Spree, and of course DJ Peretz (aka Lollapalooza co-founder Perry Ferrell) spinning organic electro-dub-breakbeat grooves in the ever-popular Chill Tent.

The festival lands July 14 and July 15 at the White River Amphitheatre. Tickets go on sale Saturday at noon. Tickets are $59.50, $49.50, and $35.50, and $50 for two-day lawn tickets, through Ticketmaster, ( or 509-735-0500 ).

Off the wall

Alternative rock band The Wallflowers come to the Big Easy on June 22 in support of its latest release “Red Letter Days.” Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. Tickets are $25 through TicketsWest.

Smith comes to Big Easy

Country singer Mindy Smith is touring in support of her Dolly Parton tribute and major label debut.

The up-and-coming singer has worked with Lee Ann Womack and John Scott Sherrill.

Smith comes to the Big Easy on June 24. Tickets, on sale today at 10 a.m., are $12 through TicketsWest.

Come away with her

Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. for a concert by Norah Jones, Sept. 28 at Key Arena at Seattle Center. Tickets are $28.50 and $58 through Ticketmaster.


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