A tidal wave of area bands hits right smack in the middle of downtown Spokane tonight in the form of a block party that involves 38 bands spread across six venues.
What makes this different from any other Friday night at the bars? You can pay a joint cover of $10 to come and go as you please among the participating venues. This roster of bands represents a snapshot of some of the finest bands in the Spokane and Idaho scenes at the moment in a variety of genres, including metal, hip-hop, folk, experimental, electronic, and country.
While some venues will be hosting a bill of bands that will challenge even the most eclectic taste, a few of the spots promise for more consistent sounds during the evening.
If you want to bang your head all night, head to A Club. If a night of DJ club music is more your forte, you’ll likely want to stick with Irv’s. And if you want a little of everything, go club hoppin’ among Nyne, Mootsy’s, and the Red Room Lounge, while Brews on Washington will keep you folked up for the night.
Below is a schedule along with some of the high-water marks you can expect from tonight’s flood of local music:
Nyne, 232 W. Sprague Ave.
6:30 Franklin (pop)
7:30 Summer in Siberia (experimental-pop)
8:30 Jaeda (hip-hop) - Spokane emcee Jaeda rocked a capacity crowd at her album release party a few weeks ago, reuniting the Bad Penmanship Crew from up and down the West Coast. Jaeda’s combination of melodic hooks and rough-hewn flows connects like a constellation of heavenly hip-hop bliss.
9:30 Cathedral Pearls (folk)
10:30 Terrible Buttons (dark-folk)
11:30 Freetime Synthetic (hip-hop)
12:30 DJ Stone Tobey (DJ)
Mootsy’s, 406 W. Sprague Ave.
6:30: Ramblechild (experimental)
7:30: Producer’s Corner featuring Sales Wagon, Guttahface, K. Clifton (electronic) - This collective of producers has established a new breed of laptop wizardry and carved out a niche in town for fans of kaleidoscopic beats that mesh elements from the cutting edge of international trends.
9:30: Romper (dance-pop)
10:30: The Soul & the Machine (pop-experimental)
11:30: Mirror Mirror (experimental)
12:30: Brothers ov Midnite (DJ)
Irv’s, 415 W. Sprague Ave.
10: Material Kiss (DJ)
11: Dirty Panda (DJ)
Midnight: Thumper (DJ)
A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave.
6: Space Movies (experimental)
6:30: Rice Queen & Safe Word (punk)
7: David Plell & the Ultra Peach (glock-rock) - Branching off from his hardcore experimental roots in Cyrus Fell Down, David Plell explores the extent to which the glockenspiel can rock in his newfound project.
7:30: Bandit Train (electronic-experimental)
8:30: Tim Blood & the Gutpanthers (punk)
9: Belt of Vapor (wrath-mock)
9:30: Losing Skin (hardcore-metal)
10: Jazz (experimental rock)
11: Drag Like Pull (emo)
11:30: Diamond Speedboat (hard-rock)
12:30: Wildcard (hip-hop)
Red Room Lounge, 521 W. Sprague Ave.
7: Sul Ross (folk)
8: Silver Treason (country) – Anchored by Jamie Frost (aka Jamie Maker) – one of the most respected guitarists in Spokane rock – Silver Treason unleashes authentically crafted country music with barn-burning brilliance.
9: Team Growl (folk)
10: Duck Duck Suckerpunch (rock)
11: BBBBandits (surf-rock)
Midnight: Whiskey Dick Mountain (gospel-punk)
Brews on Washington, 7 S. Washington St.
5: Jacob Butcher (folk)
6: Liz Rognes (folk)
7: Ian Miles (folk-experimental)
8: Clyde Webb (folk)
9: Matt Mitchell (Americana)
10: Dead Serious Lovers (hushed-rock) - Featuring former members of Oil of Angels, Dead Serious Lovers is known for sophisticated compositions and dark overtones that are as perplexing as they are magnetic.