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CdA’s Flying Mammals Hit The Road

Flying Mammals International Send-Off Concert is scheduled with The Colour Flies, Sweet Rebel D, The Strangers, The Function, Angle of Incidence and Arcadia Is Burning. When, where: July 5 at 7 p.m. The A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave, Spokane. (Courtesy photo)

Here’s the tally from a recent weekend rockathon for Coeur d’Alene band Flying Mammals: Days: 2, Shows: 3, Total hours on stage: 13, Total spectators: About 1,000, Blisters: 4, Broken drumsticks: 2, Broken guitar strings: 1, Trampoline jumps: Too many to count. For the better part of the last two years, the rock trio has been putting in overtime in an effort to be the area’s hardest working band. After averaging two to three shows per week in venues from here to California, Flying Mammals is making the jump to international touring status, launched by an international tour kickoff show Thursday. The tour covers 5,000 miles with shows in Washington, Idaho, Canada and Alaska/Isamu Jordan, SR. More here.

Question: Did you ever dream of being part of a rock band? What stopped you?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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