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Lil B, Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch to headline Modest Music Fest

Spokane’s Lavoy will perform at the Modest Music Fest in Moscow. (Brandon Vasquez)
Spokane’s Lavoy will perform at the Modest Music Fest in Moscow. (Brandon Vasquez)

There aren’t many festivals where rapper Lil B and Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch can share top billing, but Modest Music Fest isn’t your average festival.

Over the course of two days, Saturday and Sunday, Modest Music Fest brings more than 50 acts to eight venues throughout Moscow.

“This festival aims to provide a bigger stage for our talented local bands who we believe all deserve as much support as we can give them, and to continue building a strong, vibrant and diverse music community in our hometown,” event organizers wrote on Eventbrite.

The Moscow scene will definitely be heard this year thanks to performances by local acts Adam Lane, Andru Gomez, Food Water Shelter, Hallowed Oak, Help Yourself, Joe and Ruby Fulton, Meddling, Runaway Symphony, Samuel Dickison, Son Locust and Swedish Movements.

But Spokane will be represented too with performances from Itchy Kitty, Mama Doll, Jango, Lavoy and Odyssey.

This year’s Modest Music Fest, presented by Humble Burger, also features acts from as far away as Los Angeles, like Eureka the Butcher, the project of The Mars Volta’s Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez, and Nashville (Terror Pigeon).

Ten percent of the festival’s profits will go to the Latah Recovery Center

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