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‘Chasing the muse’: Krist Novoselic and Giants in the Trees are at the Bartlett on Wednesday

Giants in the Trees is certainly more low-key. They play small clubs – places like the Big Dipper, where they stopped in 2017, and the Bartlett, where they’ll play in …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 5:20 p.m.

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, Styx mark eclectic week at Northern Quest

Northern Quest Resort and Casino’s summer concert series always features an eclectic mix of performers, and this week’s lineup is the perfect example. “Weird Al” Yankovic will perform Sunday, and …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 1:25 a.m.

Bob Gallagher celebrates 30 years of 4000 Holes

There will be performances at 4000 Holes and the Big Dipper on Saturday to mark the record store’s 30th anniversary. Since opening in 1989, the store has been the place …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 5:19 p.m.

3 Doors Down’s Brad Arnold talks changing industry, new music

3 Doors Down will headline the First Interstate Center for the Arts on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 11, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

The Festival at Sandpoint offers the Avett Brothers, Che Apalache and peaceful, easy vibe

Friday evening was a night of at least two firsts: the Festival at Sandpoint and, well, traveling to the popular resort enclave of less than 8,000 on the shoreline of …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, 8:01 p.m.

Photos: Watershed moments from sold-out country music festival at the Gorge

In its eighth iteration from Aug. 2-4 in the scenic spot alongside the Columbia River – the first festival was on Aug. 3, 2012 – Watershed featured some of country’s …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, 8:46 p.m.

Woodstock at 50: Local festival attendees remember peace, love and mud on anniversary

Close to a half million people attended the three-day “Aquarian Exposition” in August 1969 that is held up as the peak of the anti-war activist movement of the 1960s. Many …


Taylor Swift explains why she stayed quiet ahead of 2016 presidential election

She’s speaking now. Taylor Swift explained in a new interview with Vogue why she kept quiet about politics publicly during the 2016 presidential race between Hillary Clinton and President Trump.


Double duty: The Avett Brothers are at Sandpoint, then the Gorge this weekend

“We speak as if we are not one body, though we are,” Seth Avett writes. “We judge as if we don’t value the judgment of others upon us, though we …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

ZZ Top cancels Aug. 17 Northern Quest show, citing illness

Bad news, sharp dressed fans: ZZ Top won’t be playing in Spokane after all. Citing an illness to drummer Frank Beard, the trio announced Thursday that it’s bowing out of …


Gleason Fest brings Dandy Warhols, Grizzled Mighty, more to Riverfront Park

Delbert and Left Hand Smoke also perform at the festival, inspired by Spokane’s Steve Gleason, at Riverfront Park on Saturday.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 3:07 p.m.

Review: Toby Keith showcases patriotism, hits during ‘That’s Country Bro’ show

Before Toby Keith made his way onto the stage at Northern Quest on Tuesday night in a cream-colored cowboy hat, white button-up shirt and light blue jeans, a video played …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 12:29 p.m.

Spokane Symphony’s Arbor Crest concert moved to the Fox

According to a Facebook post, the heat and poor air quality are to blame for the decision.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 11 a.m.

Travis Tritt reflects on lengthy music career in ‘Homegrown’

Travis Tritt, the Charlie Daniels Band and Love and Theft will perform at Northern Quest on Aug. 13.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 3:03 p.m.

Singer Josh Ritter talks politics, offers hope on ‘Fever Breaks’

This show was rescheduled from June 21 at the Knitting Factory.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 3, 2019, 4:22 p.m.

Review: Walk Off the Earth brings high-energy theatrics to Sandpoint stage

Walk Off the Earth brought the same high-energy fun to the stage Friday at the Festival at Sandpoint as fans have come to know from their videos. Ukuleles and guitars …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 11:22 a.m.

Toby Keith offers history lesson in ‘That’s Country Bro’

Toby Keith will headline Northern Quest Resort and Casino on Tuesday.


Carly Pearce brings new music to Watershed

Country singer Carly Pearce will perform Saturday at the Gorge as part of the three-day music festival.


A jury decided Katy Perry must pay more than $2.78 million for copied song

Katy Perry, her collaborators and her record label must pay more than $2.78 million because the pop star’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse” copied a Christian rap song, a jury decided …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 4:09 p.m.

Sounding the Alarm: Mike Peters and band continue to bring urgency and optimism to audiences

The Welsh rock band, which found moderate success in the U.S. and U.K. in the 1980s, is proof that staying true to yourself pays off in the long haul.


Walk Off the Earth brings eclectic sound, triumphant spirit to the Festival at Sandpoint

Jackson Browne will perform Saturday, there will be a family concert Sunday, and Lake Street Dive will perform Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 1:27 p.m.

Memoir, music bring Ani DiFranco to the Bing on Tuesday

Singer Ani DiFranco released her memoir “No Walls and the Recurring Dream” on May 7.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

Review: High-energy Disturbed and In This Moment rock and shock at Spokane Arena

Equal parts shocking and exhilarating, Wednesday night hit an early climax right about the time In This Moment lead singer Maria Brink – channeling every ounce of influence possible from …


UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

Travis Rivers, longtime EWU professor and Spokesman-Review classical music critic, dies at 81

Travis Suttle Rivers, a retired Eastern Washington University music professor and prolific critic of the Spokane Symphony, covering hundreds of performances for the Spokesman-Review, died Sunday, July 21. He was …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 3:20 p.m.

Review: Norah Jones is all about the music in her sold-out show at the Fox

Throughout the evening, the nine-time Grammy winner kept the mix of old and new going, backed by a trio on drums, bass and guitar or organ. Her beautiful, though sometimes …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 3:52 p.m.

Country singer Lorrie Morgan, comedian Ron White announce Northern Quest performances

Tickets for both shows are on sale now through TicketsWest.


Norah Jones chooses to ‘Begin Again’ on new release

The seven-song album “Begin Again” brings Norah Jones to Spokane for a sold-out show at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Friday.


Rock legends Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo still going strong after 40 years

To celebrate the anniversary, the pair will headline Northern Quest Resort and Casino on Sunday alongside Melissa Etheridge.


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 4:10 p.m.

Royal Fireworks Concert returns to Riverfront Park

The annual concert is back after a two-year hiatus.


On sale

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday to see: Joe Bonamassa on March 19 at the First Interstate Center for the Arts. Tickets are $69-$199 through TicketsWest.