Eighteen years ago, the maiden St. Patrick's Day Parade in Spokane reached its climax when beer trucks showered downtown streets with green beer.
Indeed, the St. Patrick's Day Parade once glorified the rowdy, drunken behavior for which the holiday is notorious.
Patrick Ball wears many hats.
He's known as the world's premier Celtic harp player. He's also an adept storyteller of old Irish folklore and history. And at concerts, including last year's at The Met, Ball seamlessly merges the two talents.
Barbershop music is an all but forgotten American music derivation.
Long replaced by boom-boxes and roadside prophets, the '30s and '40s a cappella-style chorus music once wafted from urban street corners.
Type O Negative keyboardist Josh Silver says the popular misconception that people have about his band "is that we're good."
"Everybody reads what they want to in music," Silver explains by phone from a tour stop in Portland. "Ambiguity is part of music. I don't mind when people misconstrue what we're doing because it usually makes us far more interesting."
Galina Mezentseva, prima ballerina absoluta of Russia's Kirov Ballet Company, will conduct a master class for advanced ballet students at the Academy of Dance, 14214 E. Sprague, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday.
Mezentseva will also perform with St. Petersburg Ballet at the Opera House on March 4.
Quintessential blues guitarist "Little" Charlie Baty and harmonica player-volalist Rick Estrin will kick out the jams with their band the Nightcats at the Waterin' Hole in Coeur d'Alene tonight.
For two decades, Little Charlie and the Nightcats have been at the forefront of West Coast blues. The bands has churned out a battery of albums praised for seamless ventures into Chicago blues, Texas swing, rockability, R&B; and even surf rock. The band's arsenal of styles enables them to be among the more infectious blues bands on stage.<
Indie rock favorite Sebadoh has omitted the Inland Northwest from its tours over the years, staying west of the Cascades.
Thursday, the trio will finally make it to the Inland Northwest, specifically Pullman, where it plays at Washington State University's CUB Ballroom.
Monday, Feb. 3, Convention Center
Neurosis is the future of heavy music.
Not since Pink Floyd has a band single-handedly assembled webbed, imagery-laced music, concepts and visuals into a provocative sensory experience.