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Spring music preview - A look at the musicians performing in Spokane in the coming months

Spring temperatures mean spring tours are on the way. No matter your genre of choice, be it metal or country, classical or hip-hop, a variety of local and national artists will bring the noise to Spokane in the coming months.

April 7 - Folk singer John Craigie performs at the Bartlett, 228 W. Sprague Ave., with Little Wolf. Tickets are $8-$12 and are available through Ticketfly.

April 7 - KYRS brings Portland’s Life During Wartime and Spokane’s Super Sparkle to the Big Dipper, 171 S. Washington St. Tickets are $10 through

April 8 - Seattle’s indie-pop duo Sisters comes to the Bartlett with Legs and the Dancing Plague of 1518. $5-$8.

April 8 - Spokane’s Itchy Kitty headlines this show at the Big Dipper with Supervillain and the Smokes. $10 via

April 8 - Blistered Earth play the Palomino, 6425 N. Lidgerwood St., with Children of the Sun. 21 and over. $10/advance; $15/day of show, via

April 8 - The Whitworth Symphony Orchestra presents its spring concert, Heroic, at the Fox Theater, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. Tickets are $5-$7 through TicketsWest.

April 9 - The Misfits’ Michael Graves plays the Pin, 412 W. Sprague Ave., with Deadones USA, Sins and Sinners and Scared of Bears. $12, via

April 9 - Christian pop/rock band Newsboys’ “Love Riot” tour brings them to the INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Tickets are $27-$102 via TicketsWest.

April 11 - Hot Club of Spokane hosts the first show in its monthly jazz showcase/variety show, Northwest of New Orleans. $7-$10.

April 12 - Indie-rock quintet Local Natives’ latest album, “Sunlit Youth,” brings them to the Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave., with Little Scream. Tickets are $25 through Ticketweb.

April 13 - The Big 99.9 Coyote Country’s The Next Big Thing concert features Sugarland’s Kristian Bush, Runaway June, Midland, Michael Tyler, Ryan Kinder and Jordan Davis. At the Knitting Factory. Free; win tickets by listening to 99.9 FM.

April 13 - Wrekmeister Harmonies will give fans a preview of its upcoming album “The Alone Rush” when it plays the Bartlett with Aerial Ruins. $8-$10.

April 14 - Spokane’s Supervillain headlines the Knitting Factory with Quarter Monkey, Homewrecker and Dogtown 420. Free/21 and older; $5/under 21.

April 14 - Seattle singer-songwriters Sera Cahoone and Naomi Wachira team up to play the Bartlett. $10-$12.

April 14 - Metal band Oceano plays the Big Dipper with Slaughter to Prevail, Aversions Crown, Spite and No Zodiac. $18.

April 14 - TWTYE-The Local Spot presents Coldblooded at the Palomino. 21 and older. $8/advance.

April 15 - GA’s Too Broke to Rock concert, presented by Rock 94 ½ and the Knitting Factory, features American Grim, Lost Elysium, Arisen from Nothing and Drone Epidemic. Free; win tickets by listening to 94.5 FM.

April 15 - Violinist Gaelynn Lea, who won NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, plays the Bartlett with Dry & Dusty. $8-$10.

April 15 - Local favorites Folkinception and the Holy Broke team up for a show at the Big Dipper. $7/advance; $10/day of show.

April 15 - Incidia, Ragbone, the Finns, Burning Clean and Aardvark will perform at the Palomino. $7/advance; $10/day of show.

April 18 - Dance trio Beats Antique, which released “Shadowbox” last year, headlines the Knitting Factory with Mr. Bill. $22.

April 18 - San Diego-based musician Tyson Motsenbocker will return to his home state of Washington when he plays the Bartlett with Fialta. $8.

April 19 - Chicago’s the Walters and Austin, Texas’s Summer Salt will play the Bartlett. $8.

April 19 - Ricky Dreamz and DJ Supastar will perform at the Pin. $10.

April 20 - 420 in the 509 will feature rock and roll from Fat Lady and Latin music from Milonga. 21 and older. Free; tickets available at Finders Insurance, 910 W. Boone Ave. and 12801 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley.

April 20 - Indie-rock quartet Branches hits the Bartlett with Bristol. $10-$12.

April 21 - Metal quintet Alive in Barcelona headlines the Knitting Factory with the Broken Thumbs, Silent Theory and Elephant Gun Riot. $5.

April 21 - Post-punk quartet Ne-Hi plays the Bartlett with Empty Eyes and Local Pavlov. $5-$7.

April 21 - Jus Wright brings his “Wake Up” tour, featuring Brotha Nature, One Tribe Movement, Kana Arly and Star Baby, to the Big Dipper. Wright hopes to use this tour to raise awareness to a variety of movements making a difference in the world. $8/advance; $10/day of show.

April 22 - This month’s The Round show features Alex Ashley, Ruthie Henrickson and Bradford Loomis, plus a slam poet and visual artists. At the Bartlett. $5-$8.

April 22 - The Isaac Foundation, which supports local families touched by autism, presents the Isaac Music Festival. Sammy Eubanks, Carrie O’Neal and Elijah and the Tufnels will perform. $10-$37.50.

April 22 - Hot Club of Spokane will perform at the Palomino. 21 and over. $7.

April 22-23 - Spokane Symphony presents “Classics: In the Shadow of Beethoven,” featuring pianist Claire Huangci. At the Fox Theater. $15-$54.

April 24 - Reggae quartet The Expendables’ “Blackout” tour brings them to the Knitting Factory with RDGLDGRN and Tribal Theory. $12-$65.

April 24 - Metal quartet Devil to Pay will play the Pin. $7.

April 24 - The Gonzaga Wind Symphony presents Spring Serenade. At the Fox Theater. Free/GU students, faculty and staff; $5/non-GU students and seniors with ID; $10/adults.

April 25 - Alt-rock vets Jimmy Eat World will perform with Beach Slang at the Knitting Factory. $26.

April 25 - This month’s Northwest of Nashville features Jenny Anne Mannan, the Powers, Bob Riggs, and Drew Miller and Justin Sherfey. At the Bartlett. $7-$10.

April 27 - Portland’s “junkbox blues” duo Hillstomp plays the Bartlett with Spokane’s Fun Ladies. $8-$10.

April 27 - Saxophonist David Larsen will release his album “One of a Kind” at the Big Dipper. $10-$25.

April 27 - Spokane Symphony presents “Link Up - The Orchestra Moves,” which features an emcee, guest singers and 900 students in grades three through five. At the Fox Theater.

April 28 - Cursive and the Good Life’s Tim Kasher performs at the Bartlett solo with Allison Weiss. $12.

April 28 - Whitworth Wind Symphony presents “Maslanka 4.” At the Fox Theater. $5-$7.

April 29 - Laser Spectacular presents The Music of Pink Floyd, putting its spin on revered Pink Floyd albums like “Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Wall.” Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $26.50-$31.50.

April 29 - Local supergroup Super Sparkle celebrates the release of its EP at the Bartlett with Nat Park and the Tunnels of Love. $8-$10.

April 29 - King Lil G makes his Spokane debut at the Pin. $20.

April 29 - The Spokane Symphony will team up with Beatles tribute band the Fab Four for a Superpops concert. At the Fox Theater. $33-$73.

April 30 - The four orchestras of the Spokane Youth Symphony - the Spokane Youth Symphony Orchestra, Spokane Youth Philharmonic, Spokane Youth Sinfonietta and Spokane Youth Strings - will perform at “Gems and Favorites.” At the Fox Theater. $12-$16.

May 1 - The Gonzaga Symphony will perform with pianist Alon Goldstein. $10-$14.

May 3 - One-woman-band Kawehi’s “I Am Eve” tour brings her to the Bartlett. $12-$15.

May 4 - Tennessee alt-rockers Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors play the Knitting Factory with Stephen Kellogg. $18-$71.50.

May 4 - Brooklyn trio Moon Hooch blends jazz, funk and electronic dance music. They’ll play the Bartlett with Jackson Whalan. $15-$18.

May 5 - Local rock quintet Von the Baptist plays the Bartlett with Clone Wolf. $5-$7.

May 5 - The B-Legit tour, featuring Mista Snipe, Shorty, Young Dolce, CD Sane, A1 and D Menace, stops by the Palomino. 21 and over. $20.

May 6 - Windoe, the solo project of musician/Bartlett co-owner Karli Ingersoll, plays the Bartlett with Whisperer. $5-$8.

May 6 - Mortician headlines a packed show, which also includes Drawn & Quartered, Logistic Slaughter, Stages of Decomposition, Transcribing the Necronomicon and Rutah. $10.

May 6-7 - Spokane Symphony’s “Classics: The Power of the Human Voice” will feature soprano Elizabeth Caballero, the Spokane Symphony Chorale, the Gonzaga University Chamber Chorus and the Eastern Washington University Choir. At the Fox Theater. $15-$54.

May 7 - The Bartlett presents a sold-out evening with Son Volt.

May 9 - Flogging Molly brings its punk-rock/Celtic fusion to the Knitting Factory with the White Buffalo. Ticket purchase includes a digital download of Flogging Molly’s upcoming “Life Is Good.” $38.

May 9 - Hardcore pioneers (Hed)p.e. will perform at the Big Dipper with Motograter, Still We Rise and Kagah. $16/advance; $18/day of show.

May 11 - Canadian rootsy indie-rock band Current Swell will perform at the Big Dipper with Hey! Is For Horses and Cattywomp. $8/advance; $12/day of show.

May 12 - Satsang calls itself a conscious music collective, blending soul, folk-rock and hip-hop. The band plays the Big Dipper with River City Roots Band and Brotha Nature. $6/advance; $8/day of show.

May 12 - Wil E Haze, Mad Macks and Mescal play the Pin. $13.

May 12 - Spokane Symphony will perform the music of Led Zeppelin, featuring vocalist Randy Jackson. At the Fox Theater. $25-$80.

May 13 - Psychedelic-rock favorites the Flaming Lips brings its elaborate live show to the Knitting Factory with Amsterdam-based Klangstof. $38-$138.

May 13 - Oddisee and Good Compny team up for the “Beneath the Surface” tour, which also features Olivier St. Louis. At the Big Dipper. $13/advanced; $16/day of show.

May 13 - Ground Zero and Disciples of Dissent play the Pin. $7.

May 15 - YouTube sensations Flynt Flossy and Turquoise Jeep play the Bartlett. 18 and older. $15-$18.

May 16 - Critically acclaimed Seattle-based folk band Fleet Foxes’ upcoming third album, “Crack-Up,” brings the band to the Knitting Factory. Ticket buyers have the option of adding a CD, vinyl or digital version of “Crack-Up” to their ticket order. $35-$54.

May 16 - Portland punk quartet Summer Cannibals play the Bartlett with Peru Resh and Itchy Kitty. $8-$10.

May 17-18 - Electronic/dance duo ODESZA returns to the Knitting Factory for two shows with Fakear. $40.

May 17 - Reggae sixpiece Fortunate Youth will play the Big Dipper with Josh Heinrichs, For Peace Band and Iya Terra. $13/advanced; $16/day of show.

May 18 - Country music power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill bring their “Soul2Soul” tour to the Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. Tickets are $69.50-$119.50 and available through TicketsWest.

May 20 - Free the Jester celebrates the release of its album “Thanks 4 Partyn” with the Nixon Rodeo and Of Truth at the Knitting Factory. Free.

May 20 - Rapper T.S. the Solution, All Star Opera, Lou Era, ExZac Change and Matisse, and Wanderers play the Bartlett. $8.

May 21 - The four orchestras of the Spokane Youth Symphony - the Spokane Youth Symphony Orchestra, Spokane Youth Philharmonic, Spokane Youth Sinfonietta and Spokane Youth Strings - will perform at “Insights.” At the Fox Theater. $12-$16.

May 23 - Indie-rock heavyweights (and Issaquah, Washington natives) Modest Mouse will play a sold-out show at the Knitting Factory.

May 24 - Cryptic Wisdom plays the Pin. $11.

May 25 - A Lot Like Birds returns to Spokane for a show at the Pin with Household, Heats Like Lions and Owel. $15.

May 26 - Guitarist Sir Richard Bishop, founding member of Sun City Girls, will perform at the Bartlett with Robert Millis. $10.

May 26 - Visceral Disgorge, Seeker and Rutah play the Pin. $10.

May 27 - On the “Hustle Gang” tour, Tip “T.I.” Harris will introduce audiences to VP Trae Tha Truth, RaRA, Yung Brooke, Tokyo, Jetz and London Jae, all artists the rapper has signed to his Grand Hustle Records. Knitting Factory. $39.50.

May 30 - Rapper SoMo’s “The Answers” tour brings him to the Knitting Factory. $23-$299.

June 1 - ’68’s upcoming album “Two Parts Viper” brings them to the Big Dipper with Listener, the Homeless Gospel Choir, the Ongoing Concept and Boat Race Weekend. $13/advance; $15/day of show.

June 2-3 - The Volume festival brings 100 bands to 10 venues around town. Tickets will be available at

June 6 - Zakk Sabbath, featuring Zakk Wylde, Blasko of Ozzy Osbourne and Joey C of Queens of the Stone Age, will perform at the Pin with Beastmaker. $30.

June 7 - Ghost Ship Octavia plays the Pin. $10.

June 7 - Classic rock icons Def Leppard will perform at Spokane Arena with Poison and Tesla. $29.50-$125.

June 9 - Kentucky rockers Black Stone Cherry play the Knitting Factory with Citizen Zero and Letters From the Fire.

June 10 - Metal band Hellyeah’s latest album “Unden!able” brings them to the Knitting Factory.

June 10 - Rapper Twisted Insane will perform at the Pin. $15.

June 21 - Metal quartet Ex Eye, featuring Colin Stetson on saxophone, plays the Bartlett with Deer. $10.

June 23 - Legendary singer-songwriter Paul Simon will perform at Spokane Arena. $65-$85.

June 27 - Symbolik and Accidentally Murdered will perform at the Pin. $7.

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