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Matt Nathanson at Knitting Factory

Folk rocker Matt Nathanson, the man behind the platinum-selling hit “Come On Get Higher” – one of the great earworms from the 2000s (“So come on get higher/ loosen my …


Son Volt settles into a sound

Jay Farrar has found himself looking backward. Or perhaps “listening” backward is a better way to put it. Farrar, the driving force behind the alt-county/traditional American music band Son Volt, …


Son Volt settles into a sound

Jay Farrar has found himself looking backward. Or perhaps “listening” backward is a better way to put it. Farrar, the driving force behind the alt-county/traditional American music band Son Volt, …


MGMT show promises hint of anticipated third album

MGMT cast a spell on the indie world with the hypnotic hooks and catchy anthems of its 2007 major-label debut, “Oracular Spectacular.” The Grammy Award- winning “Electric Feel” and the …


MGMT show promises hint of anticipated third album

MGMT cast a spell on the indie world with the hypnotic hooks and catchy anthems of its 2007 major-label debut, “Oracular Spectacular.” The Grammy Award- winning “Electric Feel” and the …


Doug Clark: Spo-fight Club would draw crowds downtown

Figuring out how to lure more of the public downtown has been the curse of every civic booster since Expo ’74. Yet until now, nobody has been able to break …


Knitting Factory returns with Webby

It was music to the ears of concertgoers when the Knitting Factory announced last week that the police’s mandated shut down had been lifted. That means music fans won’t miss …


Knitting Factory concert hall back in business

The Knitting Factory concert hall is back in business. Spokane city officials lifted the entertainment license suspension after the concert hall’s management agreed to discuss changes that would help ensure …


City lifts ban on concerts at Knitting Factory

Spokane City officials today announced that they lifted the suspension of the entertainment license for the Knitting Factory after the concert hall’s management agreed to discuss changes that would help …


Deal to reinstate Knitting Factory license may be near

Spokane officials could announce as early as this morning a decision to reinstate the entertainment license of the Knitting Factory after police Chief Frank Straub closed the downtown concert venue …


Knitting Factory may open again this week

Spokane city officials could announce as early as this morning the decision to reinstate the business license of the Knitting Factory after Police Chief Frank Straub closed the downtown concert …


Zion I, Sweatshop Union headline hip-hop shows

A pair of positively charged indie-hip-hop groups are coming through town this week in the form of Sweatshop Union and Zion I. Both are sticking to formula on their latest …


Have blues, will travel

Area musician Sammy Eubanks has a chance to win big at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis this month and a few of his friends are pitching in to help …


Hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg hits town Wednesday

Snoop Dogg, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoop Lion, the Doggfather, or just plain Snoop. Regardless of the alias he adopts, or how ridiculous they may seem, Snoop remains arguably one of …


EOTO in step ‘electrogranically’

A shared passion for improvisation first brought them togehter. Then they crossed paths as bandmates in String Cheese Incident. Now, Jason Hann and Michael Travis are carving out their own …


To be blunt, Buddz’s sound creates buzz

Collie Buddz derived his name from a slang term for marijuana. But his blend of reggae is not only synonymous with “dope” meaning weed, but also “dope” meaning good.


The Head and the Heart bring tour to The Knit

Nationwide viewers tuning into “Conan” on Monday night may have had their first intersection with The Head and the Heart. The Seattle indie-folk pop sextet performed their traditional concert closer, …


‘Buck’ starts here as Belt of Vapor revs up again

Spokane math-prog-rock favorite Belt of Vapor can hardly be accused of overexposure. While BoV has been a staple in the local scene for well over a decade, the trio has …


Tonight’s all right for reggae

When it came to starting a local band that specializes in reggae covers of Elton John hits, the name forced the concept. Elton Jah was just too irresistible.


Floater concert canceled in Spokane tonight

The Floater concert scheduled for tonight at the Knitting Factory Concert House in downtown Spokane has been canceled.


Belles kick off big week at Factory

The all-female tribute to AC/DC, punk-rock veterans, the rap “Mail Man” of hip-hop, and half of the drummer duo from the Grateful Dead – that’s what is on the docket …


Zeds Dead, LinX land at Knitting Factory

If you’re of a certain age, what irresistibly comes to mind when you hear the phrase “Zed’s dead,” is the classic line uttered by Bruce Willis in Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 …


All-purpose Adam

Adam Carolla is always up to something, whether it be his record-setting podcast, starring in independent film, dancing with stars, selling his celebrity home, competing in celebrity car races, hustling …


Knitting Factory hosts impressive trio

Mutemath is adding blues and funk to the equation. Mat Kearney is maturing with “Young Love.” And Los Lonely Boys remain in their own world. All three acts have recent …


UPDATED: Sun., July 10, 2011, 6:14 a.m.

Ted Nugent whacks and stacks concerts, critters and critics

Ted Nugent is heard loud and clear by millions of people each year, and we’re not even talking about the rock ’n’ roll music assault he’s been making on the …


Short answers with Nugent

Ted Nugent has a knack for shooting first when answering a question, then tending to casualties in the following explanation. Q. Why do you scoff at compromise?


The Methodical March

Aside from the stilt walkers, acrobats, burlesque dancers and 20-plus musicians spilling out into the audience from the stage, one of the most memorable images of the MarchFourth Marching Band’s …


Black Label Society, The Cult land at Knitting Factory

A couple of heavy rock-and-roll hitters are coming through town next week, both with new albums in tow.


Knitting Factory offers eclectic mix

A white-clad dance party, dark metal mosh pits, politically powered folk songs, headbanging hard-rock anthems and juggalo hip-hop hysteria. That’s what’s on the menu of music being served up at …


Wild week in store at the Knit

Arena-rock reggae, hardcore pop-punk, spiritual gangsta rap, political Christian folk, “gross pop.” It’s all happening over the coming week at the Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. Tickets are available …