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It’s Not A Real Job, But Even So …

At 32, the lead singer of Sponge said he has figured out that record contracts and MTV videos are nice, but financially, he would have been better off working a …


John Lee Hooker Reigns Over The Blues

Hooker


Older And Wiser, But Walker Has No Regrets

Jerry Jeff Walker’s career spans several decades. Photo by Associated Press


A Season To Remember Symphony Celebrates 50th Season With New Stars, Old Favorites

1. Conductor Harold Paul Whelan stands at the head of the Spokane Philharmonic during the mid-1950s. Whelan helped found the orchestra in 1945 and gave way to Donald Thulean in …


Looking Back

Conductor Donald Thulean with sisters Xavier Mary (left) and M. Cecilia Claire, who joined the symphony in 1962.


Singer Hits High Note In Album, Oscar Hopes

As Grammy was to Bruce, Oscar will be to Elton. To put it another way: “Hakuna Matata.” (That means no worries.) At least not for Elton John through March and …


Two Beach Boys Surfing Songs Together Again

With their long-running legal matters resolved, Beach Boys Brian Wilson and Mike Love have reunited to work on new material. The reunion could lead to the first Beach Boys album …


Collective Soul ‘Gels’ With Its Sophomore Set

Atlantic Records is optimistic that a second dose of Collective Soul will gel with radio programmers, retailers, and consumers. The self-titled album, just in stores last week, faces a considerable …


La Scala Gets First Woman Conductor

For the first time, a woman took bows Sunday as conductor of the famous La Scala Orchestra. Claire Gibault received a long ovation following “La Station Thermale,” a modern opera …


Core Course Here’s A Guide To Musical Styles That Are Splintering Off As Fast As You Can Say ‘Name That Core’

Bad Religion was one of the pioneers of hardcore rock, which begat foxcore, grindcore, homocore, deathcore… File/The Spokesman-Review


Patty Loveless Still Dreams About Pairing Up With Vince Gill

The recently begun and much-in-demand tour of reigning Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year Vince Gill and Patty Loveless, which features a complete Loveless show as a prelude to …


Annie Lennox Remakes Collection Of Classics In Her Own Style On ‘Medusa’

Annie Lennox “Medusa” - Arista Never one to make the expected move, provocative diva Annie Lennox follows up her smash 1992 debut album with a collection of covers. Whether she’s …


State Of Mind Leader Takes Care Of Business

State of Mind front-man Lincoln Kroll is one heck of an ambitious musician. The leader of the progressive, mind rock band, which plays the Big Dipper tonight, hasn’t been waiting …


Lonesome Hopes For Company At Met

After drawing several hundred people to its record-release party at the Big Dipper in January, High Lonesome is making an ambitious career move. The band, a relatively new Spokane group …


Beyond Despair Linda Ronstadt’s At Ease With New ‘Feels Like Home’ Album Despite Production Difficulties

Linda Ronstadt


Beatle Showcase Documentary Shows Rare Footage From Band’s Movies

1. “You Can’t Do That!” features behind the scenes action with the Beatles on the sets of “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Help!” 2. (photo of the Beatles)


Oscar-Winning Songs Rhino Records Has Packaged All The Award-Winning Numbers Into A Five-Disc Boxed Set

Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz.”


With Grammys In Hand, Crow Gets Back To Work

The red carpet leads to … Hornet Gym? After winning three trophies at the Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles last Wednesday, red-hot folk-rock artist Sheryl Crow didn’t …


Capturing The Moment Newest Release Of ‘Live At Leeds’ Outdoes The First In Preserving Spark Of The Who

A new version of The Who’s legendary Leeds concert has been released. The band members, clockwise from left: Pete Townsend, John Entwistle, Roger Daltrey and Keith Moon.


Heavy Hitters Fans Go For Guttural Sound Of New Heavy Metal Bands

“We didn’t change the sound or anything; we made a record for ourselves and our fans,” says Pantera’s Vinnie Paul.


Gospel Roots Country Singers Appear In ‘Silent Witness’ Video To Share Their Personal Story Of Faith

Ricky Skaggs serves as the host in the ‘Silent Witness’ video.


With Rock-Solid Roots, Sponge Rolls Out Of Motor City

Back in the ‘70s and early ‘80s, Detroit-based rock was a main staple of FM radio. With the combination of shredding guitarist Ted Nugent and soul-filled singer Bob Seger, the …


Mechanics New Album Coming Out This Week

“The simpler things are, the better they work,” says Mike Rutherford, the unassuming guitarist whose dual career - in Genesis and Mike + the Mechanics - seems about as complicated …


Singer Twila Paris Stays In Tune With Genre

Twila Paris 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Spokane Opera House With a loan she acquired from a bank and a pocketful of songs, contemporary Christian singer Twila Paris recorded her first album, …


Jazz - Gotta Love That Razzmatazz Festival Offered Four Days Of Total Jazz Immersion

Ray Brown and his trio, a self-contained band, highlighted Saturday night’s concert.


For The Record While Sometimes Missing The Boat, Grammy Remains A Prestigious Award

1. Elton John is nominated for three grammys for his work on the soundtrack for Disney’s “The Lion King.” 2. The punk group Green Day is nominated for Best Alternative …


Slash Breaks Out With Solo Debut

Slash’s Snakepit “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” - Geffen Guns N’ Roses axe-slinger Slash makes an impressive solo debut at the helm of a four-piece outfit that shines as much for …


Surely Sheryl Enjoying A Career Rocket Ride, Sheryl Crow Is Keeping Her Mind On Music, Not Music Business

Sheryl Crow


Black Happy Plays Its Swan Song

Coeur d’Alene’s Black Happy will take the stage for the final time tonight at The Met. And, what better way to go out than in front of a capacity crowd …


A Happy Life

A chronological history of the life of the group Black Happy 1990 - Black Happy records its two-song 7-inch record “Go Off.” 1991 - Black Happy completes its debut album …