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.
Even while its doors are shut, its wine selections stand untouched and its distinctive piano sits silent, Churchill’s Steakhouse owner Bill Alles refuses to let the struggles of the business become the plight of the people who helped run it.
More time in lockdown means more time to explore the lush melodies, messages and movements that make up the Lilac City’s local music scene. Here are some of our community’s own musical artists who keep us entertained in isolation.
A six-week-long break from in-person school activities amid coronavirus concerns may turn out to have just been an abrupt and unceremonious end if officials determine it won’t be safe to return to school at all before the end of the school year.
Just because we’re on a hiatus from normal life, it doesn’t mean we have to be on a hiatus from quality local music. Even without their live shows lighting up local venues, the products of the Spokane music scene and their diverse streaming selections are still here to keep quarantine from sounding dull.
If it seems like Colin Hay was just in Spokane, you’re not wrong. The 66-year-old former Men at Work frontman performed at Northern Quest in May backed by his wife, singer Cecilia Noël, and a top-notch band of Latinx musicians.
Wynonna Judd is still only as standard as her fiery red hair. The dynamic country icon, now credited simply as Wynonna, played her first show of the new decade alongside the Big Noise band at the Bing Crosby Theater on Thursday evening.
Across a three-hour show Wednesday evening that combined Kevin Smith’s latest star-studded feature with a marathon-style Q&A, Smith and original star Jason “Jay” Mewes presented “Jay & Silent Bob Rebooted” at the Fox as part of their 60-plus-city “Reboot Roadshow” tour.
David Lowery, whose influential work with Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker defined the alternative sound of the 1990s, is bringing both of his groups to Lucky You Lounge with support from local rock combo Buffalo Jones on Sunday evening.