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UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 5:19 p.m.

Rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90

Chuck Berry, rock ‘n’ roll’s founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music’s joy and rebellion in such classics as “Johnny B. Goode,” “Sweet Little Sixteen” and “Roll Over …


Iconic rock arch from ‘Game of Thrones’ falls into Malta sea

The Azure Window, a natural rock arch which jutted onto the sea off Malta and was a backdrop for the “Game of Thrones” TV series, has collapsed in a storm.


Eight albums into a 20-year career, Chevelle is still growing an audience

Drummer Sam Loeffler isn’t complaining about where Chevelle is two decades and eight albums into the group’s career. The Chicago-based trio hits the Knitting Factory in Spokane on Jan. 17.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 4:11 p.m.

Landmarks: Early masons put region’s rocks to use

Anyone who has ever pushed a shovel into the ground in Spokane County knows that there are rocks in and protruding from the soil here – some of them big …


Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey dies at 67

NEW YORK – Glenn Frey, who co-founded the Eagles and with Don Henley became one of history’s most successful songwriting teams with such hits as “Hotel California” and “Life in …


Death Cab returns to form

Jason McGerr will be thrilled to be breathing Washington air again. As the drummer for Death Cab for Cutie, McGerr has been away from his home in Bellingham since the …


Death Cab returns to form

Jason McGerr will be thrilled to be breathing Washington air again. As the drummer for Death Cab for Cutie, McGerr has been away from his home in Bellingham since the …


Woman accused of throwing cantaloupe-sized rock through neighbor’s window

A woman who allegedly heaved a cantaloupe-sized rock through a neighbor’s window was arrested early Monday on assault charges.


Klett finds fuel for creative passion

During Candlebox’s 10-year split, founding guitarist and co-chief songwriter Peter Klett moved to California, moved back to Seattle, went to rehab, started a band and put out an album. On …


With so much to choose from at Sasquatch, you’re sure to uncover a favorite or two

It’s safe to say that most of the 20,000 or so folks heading to the Gorge this holiday weekend already know the deal on U.K. trip-hop lords Massive Attack, Kentucky …


The wide world of Blitzen Trapper

Much of the album was birthed while the band was holed up in a Portland producer’s attic studio. But as the title suggests, Blitzen Trapper’s new “Destroyer of the Void” …


Knitting together a mix of rock, hip-hop, reggae

Over the course of the next week, the Knitting Factory Concert House will be soaked in the sunny hip-hop blues of G Love, tanned with the tropical island grooves of …


Everclear’s new look offers familiar sounds

The new Everclear is a lot like the old Everclear. Of course, there is the one constant in the Everclear universe: Art Alexakis. Then there are the constant changes to …


Built to Spill built to thrive

Corporate record labels are not the enemy of indie rock. At least not for bands like Built to Spill.


Def Leppard concert canceled

Def Leppard has canceled its fall tour with Cheap Trick, including an Oct. 25 Spokane concert, because of “unforeseen personal matters.”


Rock, hip-hop, laughs at Knitting Factory

The Knitting Factory has a packed week with shows that are sure to pack in crowds. And there’s a little something for everyone – heavy mainstream rock, stand-up comedy, gypsy-folk …


Finding Fiction’s novel approach

They write, record and release their own music, book their own shows, and control their own destiny. The members of New York’s “Finding Fiction” exude the essence of DIY, and …


Modest Mouse stays the course

“No One’s First and You’re Next” is not really a new album from Modest Mouse. With songs as old as nine years old, collected on a record sifted from B-side-ish …


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, …


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 …


Rock lands in the Arena

Pop-rock quiz: What do Avenged Sevenfold, Buckcherry, Papa Roach and Saving Abel have in common? A.) Biblical references. B.) California roots. C.) New music. D.) They’re all coming to Spokane …


Stooges guitar player Asheton dies

Ron Asheton, whose scorching and energetic guitar work behind singer Iggy Pop in the Michigan punk band The Stooges established a new model of raw emotion for a succeeding generation …


Rock of aged

So there I was a couple of weeks ago, sitting in the office of my editor, when something on his desk caught my eye. It was an ad for the …