The last time singer-songwriter Charley Crockett visited Spokane, the venue that played host to his swaggering brand of traditional country and blues was a little different from the one he found himself in on Wednesday night at the Knitting Factory. “The last time I was here, I played at Lucky You Lounge,” he said.
In 10 minutes of music that’s as fresh and energizing as the album’s central symbol, Spokane hip-hop artist Jango explores themes of togetherness, isolation and pride versus fear in his latest release, “Espresso and Shine.” Navigating dizzy and deep soundscapes sculpted by executive producer Benn Suede, Jango (born Elijah Kilborn) muses.
Since the stateside start of the Switchback Railway roller coaster at Coney Island in 1884, the evolution of the thrill-ride authority has quite literally been taken to new heights across its 100-plus-year history.
Part of what makes local music so special is how its sounds and sonic attitudes are so tied to the community that raised it. This is no different for the music coming out of Spokane’s homegrown independent label, CorpoRat Records, where its newest release owes its existence to the community in a more direct way.
Working with the school’s booster club through their DECA class, Lewis and Clark High School juniors Tatum Getchell and Ruby O’Neil have coordinated the school’s process of distributing food and personal items to LC students and families in need.
The Heller family’s shot-for-shot recreation of Journey’s “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” music video has now eclipsed 1.2 million total views and become one of the viral video sensations of the pandemic.
Ferris High School senior Will Clements had no reason to expect anything but an unceremonious end to his school experience without a prom. Instead, he got to distance and dance with a date in front of The Jonas Brothers, Chance the Rapper and Billie Eilish, all thanks to John Krasinski of television hit The Office.
Since adopting social distancing and remote working measures, the coronavirus has led to COVID-19 quietness in workplaces across downtown Spokane. Unfortunately, we can’t go into those buildings and note the changes because of quarantine orders.