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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Isamu Jordan

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Entertainment venues in shake-up

A Club isn’t what it used to be. At the end of December the downtown music venue closed its doors suddenly, leaving an uncertain fate to shows booked there as far out as May.
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Jenelle’s debut CD heavy on hip-hop

Jenelle Uppman is not as hip-hop as her new album might suggest. The local R&B singer-songwriter sparked a buzz in the underground hip-hop scene when she linked up with Spokane producer Isaiah Moss, aka Mozez Beats.
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Marguerite puts her focus on quality instead of quantity

After settling into motherhood and refocusing her music, Kari Marguerite is taking a less-is-more approach into the new year. “Since I had my daughter, Lucy, it’s not that music is on the back burner, but when and if I can perform it has to be fun for me otherwise I don’t want to play for four hours,” she said. “That is taking time away from my family if I am not expressing my creativity and doing my own music.” Deciding between babysitting money and gig money has caused a shift in priorities for the bandleader of local jazz-pop powerhouse Kari Marguerite and the 76. And she’s resolved to the idea that sometimes the smaller show carries more weight.

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Word play with a beat

Bad Penmanship isn’t just about the words. From the very beginning, the local hip-hop collective has represented both the beats and rhymes side of hip-hop.
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Hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg hits town Wednesday

Snoop Dogg, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoop Lion, the Doggfather, or just plain Snoop. Regardless of the alias he adopts, or how ridiculous they may seem, Snoop remains arguably one of the coolest cats, err, dogs, err, lions ... whatever. It doesn’t matter if he is fighting a real-life murder trial or haunting hoods in cheesy horror flicks, Snoop is the guy you call when it’s time to resurrect 2Pac as a hologram.
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Shook Twins find new ways to excel

True story: Katelyn Shook was leaving a hockey game in Seattle when she spotted a man with a giant golden egg under his arm. She asked him about it. He replied that a woman gave it to him, made him sign it and swear to pass it on for the next recipient to do the same.
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Grouch & Eligh mix yuletide beats

Typically this time of year cues songs about a certain jolly fat man, jingling bells, and yuletide cheer. But for The Grouch, the winter season means it’s time to saddle up with his bag of goodies for his annual Christmas tour, spreading his message of peace, good will, and thumpin’ beats.
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Loch Lomond rocks Nyne on way to Europe

Loch Lomond epitomizes Northwest indie-rock for any long-bearded hipster or his equally ironic female counterpart. Every second of the Portland 11-piece band’s sprawling chamber-folk-pop oozes with the wooded character of the corner that spawned it.

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