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  • Ban ends live music outside local market

    The Rocket Market on Spokane’s South Hill has been banned from hosting its thrice-weekly live outdoor music shows. Co-owners Shanda and Alan Shepherd were notified by letter from the Spokane …


  • Outdoor music banned at Rocket Market

    The Rocket Market on Spokane’s South Hill has been banned from hosting its thrice-weekly live outdoor music shows.


  • Manson takes metal to next level

    Spokane loves its metal (and “American Idol,” apparently). There have been a few sold-out shows at The Knitting Factory this summer – Godsmack, Hollywood Undead and “Idol” winner David Cook …


  • Show benefits club sprinklers

    Live music could be dying at Empyrean Coffee House. Like many venues across the state, Empyrean is facing a new law that would require the costly installation of sprinklers in …


  • Monstrous Rock Hard II hits Spokane

    JD DeServio may be pulling double duty, but it’s still business as usual for Black Label Society’s bassist. In anticipation of recording an album with Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, …


  • India.Arie’s soulful touch

    India.Arie arrived on the music scene in 2001 and proceeded to – and this is hardly an exaggeration – become an important part of many people’s lives. Take, for instance, …


  • Bob Weir set to bring ‘other’ popular band to Spokane

    Bob Weir is closely identified with the Grateful Dead, the band he made history with for 30 years, beginning in 1965. Yet his “other” band, RatDog, is not exactly a …


  • Ice T.’s image transcends music career

    Ice T. may not top many Greatest Rapper Alive lists. But the gangsta rap pioneer gets undoubted respect for keeping it real, even if he’s just playing the part. Nearly …


  • Festival at Sandpoint takes contemporary angle

    The giant musical party known as the Festival at Sandpoint has hit the halfway point, with four concerts left to go. If swing is your thing, you can catch clarinetist …


  • Spokane Youth Symphony to open season outdoors

    It’s a Thursday afternoon, and the Spokane Youth Symphony is rehearsing at the Masonic Center on Riverside Avenue. It’s a steaming hot day, so the dress is casual, right down …


  • Brotherhood lifts Los Lonely Boys

    Grammy-winning, multiplatinum-selling, Texican rock trio Los Lonely Boys is all about family. Since their 2003 self-titled major label debut, Henry, Jojo and Ringo Garza have shown their musical synchronicity, and …


  • The Fray enjoys ride on wave of success

    You know you’ve made it big in pop music when you’re getting props from Kanye West. The Fray did just that, and rather unintentionally, when the Denver-based band’s cover of …


  • Cowboy Junkies, Son Volt hit Fox

    Two seminal alt-country acts are coming to town, both at mid-stride in a retrospective step in their careers. Son Volt and Cowboy Junkies are co-headlining a tour that comes Thursday …


  • Helio Sequence’s latest album shines with critics

    When the lead singer and chief songwriter for the Helio Sequence lost his voice mid-tour, Brandon Summers feared it was the end of his career. During the several months that …


  • Horton Heat shows more groove, a little less rude

    The Reverend Horton Heat is, of course, just a stage name for the band. Bandleader Jim Heath certainly ain’t no saint. “Reverend Horton” was just a nickname from the club …


  • Emerson Drive’s road hardly easy

    Emerson Drive is named after a remote highway in Alberta, and this country band has certainly followed a twisting road over its career. In 2004, the last time Emerson Drive …


  • 19th Manito Mozart concert takes French twist

    Spokane’s Connoisseur Concerts has created a tradition with music by two composers: in the winter with J.S. Bach, and in the summer with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In January, Connoisseur Concerts …


  • Raising a glass to Pink Martini

    Pink Martini was considered a quirky and somewhat mysterious Portland cult act when it first arrived in Spokane in 1998. Back then, most Spokane Symphony SuperPops subscribers had no idea …


  • BOBfest expands range of genres

    In previous BOBfest competitions, it was simple: You could tell the punk bands from the metal bands based on their names. That’s still true to a certain extent. Between Ekson …


  • R.I.S.E.’s global cause

    After touring for a full year to record their new album, R.I.S.E. sisters Leah and Chloe Smith took a four-month hiatus to study and teach yoga and volunteer with impoverished …


  • At a glance: Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women

    What: Farewell tour by female trio, presented by KPBX-FM. When/where: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague; Wednesday, Panida Theater, 300 N. 1st Ave., Sandpoint


  • A symphony of suds, films

    Want to combine symphonic music and beer? Here’s the drill: • Show up at the Maestro’s Brew Party tent in the parking lot of the Martin Woldson Theater at the …


  • Elkfest 5 looks like a 10

    Now in its fifth year, ElkFest has become a regional indie-rock institution smack in the heart of Browne’s Addition. Adjacent to the massive ArtFest visual arts fair in Coeur d’Alene …


  • Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’ tops bill

    If you are familiar with only one Mozart symphony, chances are it’s Symphony No. 41, “The Jupiter.” Maybe you’ve heard parts of it in Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall.” Or maybe …


  • Sasquatch tries on Pants

    James Pants has seen the world, but his favorite place is home. The Spokane DJ and R&B experimentalist has toured Europe five times. He just finished his first extended headlining …


  • Splendor of Shen Yun

    The organizers are calling Shen Yun Performing Arts the “largest Chinese performing arts event ever in Spokane.” It’s hard to argue that. This giant touring show has: • 60 dancers, …


  • Symphony serves up a collection of family favorites

    Disney has created many memorable images: The lion king with his cub, Aladdin with his lamp, beauty with her beast. Yet tonight, we’ll be reminded that Disney has also provided …


  • Practical joking country-pop star Taylor Swift sells out Spokane Arena

    Between selling out tours in a flash, doing back-to-back-to-back press interviews, and Tweeting, MySpacing and Facebooking seemingly every detail in between, it’s all the country-pop sensation Taylor Swift can do …


  • If it’s spring, it’s Celtic season

    The Celts have a lock on the world music genre. Seven of the Top 10 albums in 2008’s Billboard World Albums chart had the word “Celtic” somewhere in evidence. Standing …


  • Spokane Jazz finale presents five ‘divas’

    The Spokane Jazz Orchestra’s final concert of the season features five jazz “divas,” all of them well-known in the Inland Northwest: • Ann Fennessy – One of the region’s most …

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