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Milonga blends styles from the Spanish speaking world

Local band Milonga certainly lives up to its name. Translating literally to mean “song and dance,” a milonga is an informal, traditional gathering involving live music and dancing. Milonga frontman …


X-Ambassadors use stage to take a stand on the issues

When X Ambassadors play the Knitting Factory on Saturday, Spokane audiences can expect to hear new music. The soulful alt-rock trio – lead vocalist Sam Harris, keyboardist Casey Harris, and …


Good Charlotte to headline benefit concert for 5 slain

The city of Annapolis will hold a benefit concert featuring Maryland-bred rockers Good Charlotte to honor the five Capital Gazette employees killed in an attack in their newsroom.


Symphony of the salmon: How scientists are learning by putting fish migration to music

What if you could compose music to understand how salmon migrate through rivers? A team of researchers from the University of Idaho and Eastern Washington University have found a way …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

Local and visiting marching bands gather at Riverfront Park for Sponk festival

For many musicians involved in Spokane’s first Honk! Fest marching band event, Sponk, playing music is a form of protest.


Perfect blend: Incubus has friends with great timing

For much of a 2016, the guys in Incubus had been working with producer Dave Sardy, bringing their current album, “8,” close to completion. They were in the studio listening …


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 3:09 p.m.

Musician Richard Swift, who played with the Shins and the Black Keys, dead at 41

A post on Swift’s Facebook page confirmed his death with a black-and-white photo of the artist and the words, “And all the angels sing ‘Que Sera Sera.’”


Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ stings streaming competition

Drake’s “Scorpion” has set a record for most one-day streams for an album on Apple Music.


Vibefest, coming Saturday to Spokane Valley, evokes the spirit of Elkfest

Bradley Rust fondly remembers Elkfest as being a highlight of summer growing up in the Spokane area. After it was announced that the local music festival would not return for …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

1985 backdrop banner stolen from punk band D.O.A. after Spokane gig

Gear, merchandise and a 20-foot banner were stolen from a van belonging to long-time Canadian punk band D.O.A. after a show in Spokane Saturday.


Jay-Z, Beyonce release surprise album ‘Everything Is Love’

Jay-Z and Beyonce are keeping up a family tradition, dropping a surprise album before anyone knew it was coming.


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

Local music spotlight: Kosh uses music to connect to the crowd

Koshi Shioya, more commonly known by his stage name Kosh, is passionate about his music above all else. The local musician, based in Coeur d’Alene, has been performing in the …


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 10:46 a.m.

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy books a solo date at Spokane’s Bing Crosby Theater

Tweedy is touring behind last year’s acoustic solo release, “Together at Last.”


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

Solo or duo, Sugarland proves its talent is intact

Country duo Sugarland was in town Friday in support of their sixth studio album, “Bigger,” bringing a close to the five-year hiatus the pair took after completing the “In Your …


‘Street Music Week’ starts Monday

The streets of downtown Spokane will be a little livelier than usual during lunch hour next week.


Summer concerts: Warmer weather means it’s time to enjoy music al fresco

The Park Bench Cafe at Manito Park kicks off its outdoor music season tonight. The folks at Arbor Crest have been at it for a few weeks now with their …


New Storm coach Dan Hughes escapes the pressure by losing himself in music

Whenever the pressure to lead the Storm to its first winning season since 2011 becomes too much, first-year coach Dan Hughes will slip on his Bose earpiece and listen to …


10 Under $10: Lilac Parade, ‘Garageland Chronicles,’ and the symphony in Wellpinit among the week’s entertainment options

Our weekly wrap up of things to do on the cheap in the Inland Northwest.


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Pianist Natasha Paremski shines in Rachmaninoff piano concerto

At a time when our thinking about Russia is clouded by evidence of election meddling, authoritarianism and geopolitical hostility, we would do well to step back and contemplate “The Heart …


Spears says stage persona is ‘healthy’ way to combat shyness

If you thought the workout videos Britney Spears recently posted on social media looked grueling, the pop superstar confirms that they were – even if she and her trainer boyfriend …


For Nick Bold, portraying George Harrison for Beatles fantasy show is only natural

Meet the (middle age) Beatles: Tribute band envisions a night when John, Paul, George and Ringo perform again


UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 11:33 a.m.

Spokane’s Elkfest canceled permanently over concerns about noise, traffic, trash

The annual free concert in Browne’s Addition will not take place in June, and will end after 13 years of filling neighborhood streets, organizers said Monday. The decision comes after …


Meek Mill to focus on criminal justice system in six-part Amazon Prime docuseries

Philly rapper Meek Mill’s experience with the criminal justice system over the past decade will be the focus of an upcoming six-part documentary series from Amazon Prime, Amazon Studios announced …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

The Bucket List: Spokane holds out hope for Springsteen and McCartney, Beyoncé and Bruno

The Bucket List is back, and we asked some of Spokane’s glitterati who they want to see at the Spokane Arena.


ABBA to release first new music in 35 years

The Swedish pop group announced the release of new material the first time in three-and-a-half decades. Two new tracks are forthcoming, including one titled “I Still Have Faith in You,” …


Karr, Gonzaga orchestra debut concerto

Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra, featuring double-bassist Gary Karr, will play the Klezmorim Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra for the first time.


Record Store Day: Vinyl, CDs outsell digital music

Record Store Day, which is celebrated Saturday from coast to coast, celebrates the brick-and-mortar spot where people have long gathered to thumb through vinyl records.


Right-sized ukuleles fill tiny hands

Using 25 newly purchased ukuleles in various colors, kindergarteners at Millwood Kindergarten Center in West Valley started playing the small instruments this spring as part of regular music sessions. The …


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 2:53 p.m.

Avicii, DJ-producer who performed around the world, dies

Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio, died Friday. He was 28.


Kelsea Ballerini keeps things close to the heart on her second album ‘Unapologetically’

“Unapologetically” follows Kelsea Ballerini’s 2015 debut album, “The First Time,” that produced four singles – three of which, “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Dibs” and “Peter Pan” topped the …