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hen a racist rancher in Nevada and his armed supporters can command headlines by claiming to own and control publicly owned lands, perhaps it’s time to remind Westerners about the history of the nation’s public-land heritage. Recall that it is we, the American people, who own the public lands that make up so much of our Western states. These great open spaces are the birthright of all of us, not just the residents of Nevada or Arizona or other Western states. The question of ownership of the public lands was settled by the founding fathers, in favor of you and me, by the Maryland compromise reached in 1781, and carried forward in the property clause of Article IV of the United States Constitution. On occasion, die-hard malcontents such as Cliven Bundy emerge to promote so-called “Sagebrush Rebellions” to turn the public lands over to the states as a conduit for handing them out to resource raiders and private interests. Governors and state legislatures are sometimes drawn into endorsing these movements, only to see them fade away in the face of public opinion.
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ow, while this latest fracas is fresh in our minds, let me speak up for the employees of the Bureau of Land Management who have been demonized by Fox newsman Sean Hannity and threatened by rancher Cliven Bundy and his followers. BLM staffers are dedicated public servants who struggle with the unenviable task of juggling the conflicting demands of ranchers, miners, oil and gas companies, sportsmen and conservationists. They deserve our respect and our gratitude. I believe that the whole sorry Bundy episode has given us an opportunity to renew our commitment to conservation. We can do that by calling on President Obama to take action to protect more of the special places on our public lands. He can begin by using the Antiquities Act to establish more national monuments. Some may counsel caution in light of the recent House passage of a bill by Utah Republican Rep. Rob Bishop to gut the law. However, the best way to protect and preserve the Antiquities Act is to use it visibly and vigorously, thereby demonstrating once again the broad public support it has enjoyed for more than 100 years. President Obama could also review the list of our existing national parks and monuments, many of which are in need of expansion because these areas are threatened by encroaching strip mining, drilling or other incompatible development. He could start out in the majestic expanses of southern Utah, where Canyonlands, Arches and Capitol Reef national parks all need additional lands to protect their archaeological sites
and unique geological formations. And at Yellowstone National Park, the migratory herds of bison, elk and other wildlife all need more space, which can be best obtained by designating the forest lands to the west as a national monument. There are many other areas where local residents are voicing support for new national monuments, including the Boulder-White Cloud Mountains in Idaho, the Vermillion Basin in Colorado and the Owyhee Canyons in Oregon. The president also has the authority to add lands to our National Wildlife Refuge System. There is an urgent need to create a system of refuges to protect the endangered greater sage grouse, which inhabits the sagebrush seas that stretch across public lands in seven Western states.
President Obama should not wait until the eleventh hour to act. In addition, the Antiquities Act could be used to protect fisheries and endangered coral systems in our marine waters. Bristol Bay off western Alaska is the most prolific of our fisheries, the passage through which millions of salmon migrate to spawn throughout the river systems of Alaska. The little-known deep-water corals adjoining the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea also deserve enhanced protection.
here is much to be done, and President Obama should not wait until the eleventh hour to act. He should start now by advancing proposals, explaining the urgency of conservation, generating the visibility of the issues at stake and asking all Americans to voice their opinions. He should invite Congress to take legislative action, making it clear that he will act if it doesn’t. A robust conservation program, following in the tradition begun by President Theodore Roosevelt, will be an enduring accomplishment for President Obama, a gift to future generations from his time in office. n Bruce Babbitt is the former Interior Department secretary. A version of this guest column first appeared in High Country News (www. hcn.org).
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Why Idaho’s governor debate actually was informative BY JOHN T. REUTER
he people of Idaho are too often ignored by their governor and legislature — that much, I agree with the so-called “liberty caucus” that has taken over the state’s Republican Party. But their proposed cure is worse than the disease. Their solutions range from eliminating the right to vote for our U.S. senators to removing Idahoans from public lands. Proponents of these radical ideas have claimed they are standing up for the people. I’ll admit that what they lack in substance, they more than make up for in clever spin. Let’s examine their arguments. They call for the repeal of the 17th
Amendment. That’s the part of the U.S. Constitution that guarantees you the right to directly vote for U.S. senators. Their proposal is to return this power to the state legislatures. This, they argue, would increase the influence that states have with the federal government. Perhaps such a move would help make state legislatures more influential, but it would undoubtedly decrease the influence of the vast majority of us who are not members of the legislature. The result of this policy is to dramatically move power from the people to the elite few within the legislature. When it comes to public lands, their proposal is more devious. They suggest Idaho should take over the public lands within its borders and use them to jump-start our economy.
Let’s ignore, for the moment, that this is never, ever going to happen, and just consider what the impact would be if it did. They suggest this is about ensuring access to public lands for all Idahoans and for all purposes. The trouble is that their current takeover plan suggests the supremacy of a singular purpose: to make as much money, as quickly as possible, regardless of the damage done to wildlife and recreation. We don’t have to look far to see the results of these policies. The Idaho Department of Lands currently manages state lands solely based on profitability. The result is that significant areas become closed to hunting, fishing, hiking and camping. Their proposed takeover would actually cause a lot of people to lose access to the lands they love. And, by the way, because of a variety of costs, the takeover would actually result in the state losing money, too. These are not the positions of populists, but instead the policy goals of those wanting to empower the elite and disenfranchise the masses. There’s been a lot of talk about how comical the Idaho Republican governor debate was, with the inclusion of two fringe candidates. I agree that I chuckled through a good portion of it. But I disagree that were two fringe candidates; in fact, there were three. Throughout this primary election, the media has been far too gentle with gubernatorial candidate Russ Fulcher and his slate’s absurd beliefs. He, like the other two fringe candidates for governor, endorsed the public lands takeover and the repeal of your right to vote for our U.S. senators. These views are far outside the mainstream of what Idahoans believe. Fringe candidates sometimes get elected. But I’m betting not this year, not in Idaho. By the time you’re reading this — after Idaho’s May 20 primary — we’ll know if I am right. n John T. Reuter, a former Sandpoint City Councilman, is the executive director of Conservation Voters for Idaho. He has been active in protecting Idaho’s environment, expanding LGBT rights and the Idaho Republican Party.
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KONNIE JOHNSON: Let’s get with the time folks. Look at Portland and Vancouver. They are everywhere. It’s good for our city. What are we waiting for? ZAC FAWCETT: Deregulate food trucks as much as possible! Restaurants in Spokane need checks and balances that the food truck culture provides. It puts them on their A-game since offering lengthier menus often decreases quality of each dish. Food trucks can’t offer a lengthy menu, but what they can and do offer usually trumps what a restaurants serve up. … I bought a food truck and now I’m rethinking opening here due to these asinine regulations. Spokane needs food diversity badly. Food trucks offer this and more. SKYE MARIE DEASY: Food trucks = progressive food culture. City council can’t have that on their watch; too new-age.
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Rideshare Rumble The nationwide fight between taxicab drivers and rideshare companies rolls into Spokane BY DANIEL WALTERS
t’s nearly midnight in the vacant parking lot of the former CompUSA building on Division. Corey Marcoux waits, sitting in his 2004 Nissan Sentra. It’s an ideal spot, he says. Close to the downtown bar scene, close to Gonzaga, and just far enough away from all the competing drivers. The smartphone suction-cupped to his windshield sounds an alert. A location, map and a name — “Chris” — pop up on the screen. Marcoux turns the ignition, hits the gas and he’s off, heading downtown. He makes a call the moment he pulls into the parking lot of the vacant Globe Bar & Grille. “Chris, this is Corey, your Uber driver,” he says. “How many of there are you?”
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Bill Boomer, owner of Bill’s Friendly Rides and spokesman for one of Spokane’s taxi-owners associations, says very few things have united the local taxi industry like the advent of Lyft and Uber. Some local cabbies call the new vehicles “gypsy cabs,” the derogatory name for unmarked, illegal, unlicensed taxis. “They’re taking money out of [taxi drivers’] pockets that they support their families with,” Boomer says. He says adding a new cab costs him about $2,000 in licensing, decals, registration, inspections and state compliance. City of Spokane codes require cabs and most other for-hire vehicles to prominently display special forhire licenses, but Uber and Lyft drivers don’t have those licenses. Boomer says that’s illegal. Uber’s website brags that its service will be 28 percent cheaper than Spokane taxis after the promotional free rides end on May 22. “If I didn’t have to pay all these fees, I could do it for a dollar a mile too,” Boomer says. When he spotted a Lyft car recently — Lyft’s signature fuzzy pink mustache sprawled across the grille — he started snapping photos with his phone. He says he and other Spokane taxi drivers have been sending license plate numbers and photos of Lyft and Uber cars to the City of Spokane and the Department of Licensing in Olympia. “They should be writing tickets for all the violations,” Boomer says. In the meantime, he’s pursued his own tactics. He bought domain names like SpokaneLyft.com and SpokaneUber.com and redirected them to his website.
Uber charges fares, while Lyft users pay “donations,” but both rely on smartphone apps, not taxi meters. “They’re circumventing the law by trying to use the Internet,” Boomer says. “They want to play these little Internet games? I’ve got a very good computer guy.”
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Spokane is new to the fight between taxi drivers and Uber drivers. But on the westside, it’s been raging for more than a year. Under pressure from cab companies, the Seattle City Council voted in February to cap the number of drivers at each rideshare company at 150. But Uber and Lyft banded together to fight back, quickly gathering enough signatures to temporarily suspend the ordinance. “I think any time an industry begins to change there
will always be some resistance,” says Brooke Steger, general manager of Uber Seattle. Rideshare companies are only the latest innovation pitting the interests of upstarts against existing industries: The Spokane City Council is finalizing rules for food trucks, rules it’s spent more than a year cooking up. It’s currently focusing on how to treat homeowners who rent out their houses or apartment rooms to vacationers through the Airbnb website. Councilmembers say Uber and Lyft likely will come next. Last Wednesday, Steger met with Councilman Mike Fagan and several legislative aides. The meeting was just an introduction, but already there’s an underlying question: Do Spokane’s existing “for-hire vehicle” rules apply
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to rideshare companies, or does it need to write new ones? Lyft and Uber argue their model is fundamentally different from a taxi company’s. Drivers use their own personal vehicles, there’s no set schedule, no running meters, and passengers prearrange rides through apps. “This unique model does not easily fall under existing regulations,” says Lyft spokeswoman Paige Thelen. “We do not believe that Lyft drivers violate any current city law.” The City of Spokane legal department has examined the issue, but is waiting for guidance from the administration and city council. Uber and Lyft representatives say they already have extensive liability insurance, run background and driving record checks on new drivers, and require vehicle inspections. While both companies say they’re willing to work with regulators, neither approached city officials before rolling into town. “It’s much easier for someone to understand the service when they’ve actually used it,” Steger explains. Fagan proudly considers himself a free-market conservative, but in this case he sees a role for the city. “It is the government’s place to regulate — as much as I hate to say it — to provide a level playing field,” Fagan says. Different councilmembers define “level playing field” in different ways. Council President Ben Stuckart says Lyft and Uber should be regulated just like taxis, but Councilman Steve Salvatori argues for using a “light-touch model” to regulate casual Uber and Lyft drivers, instead of the “heavy-touch model” currently used for professional taxi companies. If current regulations are too burdensome for taxi drivers, Steger suggests, the city should review them. But Boomer says that only treating taxi and rideshare companies identically will satisfy taxi drivers. “Or in October, when our license fees come due, none of us will pay it,” Boomer says. “We’ll just be like Uber and Lyft.” n email@example.com
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On Tuesday, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation ruled that since marijuana is still illegal nationally, growers can’t use federal water to irrigate marijuana grow operations.
A federal judge ruled Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional on Monday. A court in Pennsylvania ruled similiarly on Tuesday.
A gas leak, explosion and fire in a Turkish mine last Tuesday killed more than 300 miners. The government responded to protests with tear gas and water cannons.
The Idaho GOP’s four-way gubernatorial primary debate was mocked nationally for the performance of two fringe candidates, politically incorrect biker Harley Brown and bearded anti-abortion activist Walt Bayes. Gov. Butch Otter’s conservative challenger Russ Fulcher criticized Otter for inviting the two.
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Amid shimmering floats, classic cars and high school marching bands, a member of the Northwest Washington Shrine Club cruises along in a miniature antique roadster Saturday night as part of the Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade in downtown Spokane.
With opposition from owners of food trucks, the Spokane City Council tabled its proposed licensing regulations and restrictions on mobile food vendors. The ordinances would have allowed restaurants to ban food trucks from setting up near their front doors, and would have charged a $40 annual licensing fee, $10 per location, and an additional $90 to downtown food trucks, with proceeds from the latter going to the Downtown Spokane Partnership.
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Amid ongoing efforts to strengthen accountability, the SPOKANE POLICE DEPARTMENT has now acquired 220 small officer-mounted body cameras for recording police interactions. SPD officials expect to roll out the cameras by September after finalizing policies and officer training on how and when to used the cameras. Tim Schwering, director of SPD Professional Oversight, says a chest-mounted model, the Axon Body by Taser, proved the most comfortable and easy to use during officer testing. The $300 cameras are about the size and shape of a deck of cards. It can record up to 13 hours of video. The department has started testing its network bandwidth to ensure it can handle the extra data traffic from storing the video. Officials also purchased 37 docking stations for downloading video and charging batteries. They will use Taser’s Evidence.com system to store data. The Spokane City Council first approved more than $600,000 for the cameras in April of 2013. Schwering says the department has moved toward approving a camera-use policy and final field testing. He hopes to have officers trained and wearing cameras by early fall. “At the latest September,” he says. “I’m hoping we can get it out a little sooner.” — JACOB JONES
A year after reorganizing the Spokane Fire Department, the city council heard from a Superior Court judge last month that it never should have made that move. Now, in response to that ruling, the council has undone the changes, returning the agency to a department, rather than a division with seven departments within it. Meanwhile, Mayor David Condon has directed city legal to file an appeal in the case, arguing the city council was within its legal rights to reorganize the department. The reorganization (and similar moves in the police and parks departments, which were not affected by the ruling) meant the department would become a division with departments within it, and those departments would each be allowed two exempt positions, increasing the number of mayoral appointees. Supporters said it was a way to allow for more flexibility in hiring. Opponents, including some on the council, argued it could allow for nepotism by bypassing CIVIL SERVICE testing. City Spokesman Brian Coddington says three of the new police positions, two new parks positions and one new fire position have been filled since the changes. While the firefighters union has called for a reversal of the hire, the administration says the appointment was legal because it was done before the judge’s ruling. — HEIDI GROOVER
It’s unlikely PREMIUMS for health insurance plans sold through state and federal exchanges will substantially increase next year, according to a new analysis from Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Examining premium data from eight states, researchers concluded that premiums were lower than expected in 2014 thanks to market incentives, like increased competition, that encourage insurers to keep prices down. The researchers noted that these incentives will be “even stronger in 2015 with increased enrollment and a more stable risk pool.” In Washington state, 12 health insurance providers have already requested rate changes for individual health plans both inside and outside of the exchange in 2015. The proposed rate changes range from a 6.8 percent decrease for Molina Healthcare plans to a 20 percent increase for Time Insurance coverage. Premera Blue Cross, the largest insurer in Eastern Washington, Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. for example, has asked for an 8.1 percent increase. Its affiliate, LifeWise Health Plan of Washington, has asked for an 8.9 percent increase. According to the state Office of the Insurance Commissioner, the average proposed rate change is 8.25 percent — the lowest requested average rate change in the individual market in seven years. Four insurance companies — Columbia United Providers, Health Alliance Northwest Health Plan, UnitedHealthcare of Washington, and Moda Health Plan — also have submitted proposals to offer new plans through the exchange. — DEANNA PAN
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t should happen in her dad’s backyard. That’s where Amanda Gunn spent her teenage years and watched her siblings grow up. It’s where her aunt and uncle got married. And today it’s where her father, who has trouble traveling as his health rapidly deteriorates, already is. “It would mean more than I can probably put into words to get married in his backyard,” says Gunn, who lives in Coeur d’Alene with her fiancée Amanda Hackworth. The couple plans to marry this August. “It’s really going to make me angry now if I can’t do that, because this little ray of hope happened.” That hope came last week when a federal judge struck down Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, writing in her decision that it relegated gay and lesbian Idahoans to “a stigmatized, second-class status without sufficient reason for doing so.” Marriages were to start Friday at 9 am, but celebrations were halted Thursday when the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary stay on same-sex marriages until it could rule on the state’s request for a longer stay while it appeals the case. Until this week, Gunn and Hackworth had planned to get married in Spokane, where same-sex marriage has been legal since 2012, then drive back to Idaho for their reception. The ruling meant they could avoid that and say their vows in their home state. For now, they’re back in limbo. “We’re just gonna plan [to have it in Spokane] and it’ll all be planned and if, for whatever reason, before August 7 Idaho accepts us, then we will just move it to Coeur d’Alene,” Hackworth says. The disappointment at last week’s halt on same-sex marriages was palpable, as North Idaho ministers who had planned to be at the Kootenai County Courthouse to marry couples Friday changed their plans. Still, there’s a feeling among advocates that it’s just a
matter of time until equality comes to even the reddest and most far-flung parts of the nation, including Idaho. “The tide is definitely turning,” says Monica Hopkins, the former president of the ACLU of Idaho. In total, 19 states now allow same-sex couples to marry, with Pennsylvania the latest addition after a judge struck down the state’s ban Tuesday. Across the country, judges have issued about a dozen rulings in favor of same-sex marriage, many against bans like Idaho’s, and nearly every state has a challenge to a marriage ban currently in court. While some states continue to appeal progay-marriage rulings, what’s emerging is a portrait of marriage equality that plays no political favorites: Along with their peers in states like Washington and New York, same-sex couples in places like Arkansas and Utah have been able to marry — if temporarily, pending appeals. Gunn and Hackworth say marriage is one of the last major hurdles to normality for couples like them in Idaho, and they’re willing to wait for change. “Eventually it will not be an uphill battle,” Gunn says. “Eventually, somebody will say, ‘Hey, guess what? They’re people and they have rights and that’s OK.’ … Eventually, I’ll be able to live in a state that I love and is absolutely beautiful, and be able to be exactly who I am when I’m with her.”
arriage isn’t the only front where LGBT advocates see major work ahead, in Idaho and elsewhere. The long-running debate in Idaho over extending the state’s Human Rights Act to protect gay and transgender people from discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations continues. There is no such protection in federal law and advocates
have had little luck adding it at the state level. This year marked the eighth legislative session in which the push to expand the law has not received a hearing. In the meantime, groups have pushed for the changes at a local level. After hours of public testimony and debate last summer, Coeur d’Alene passed an anti-discrimination ordinance to protect against discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations. Six other cities in the state, including Sandpoint, Boise and Pocatello, have similar ordinances. In Boise, a U.S. Navy veteran recently received national attention after she requested that she and her wife, who died in 2012, be buried together in the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. The state Division of Veterans Services denied her request because a valid marriage license is required to be buried together in the veterans’ cemetery, and Idaho does not recognize the license the couple received in California in 2008. “It’s not taking up any more space to have both of us in there, and I don’t see where the ashes of a couple old lesbians is going to hurt anyone,” the veteran, Madelynn Taylor, told Boise’s KBOI. “Idaho is complicated,” says Tony Stewart, who has a long history of working on human rights issues in the state and is now a member of the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations. Stewart says discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is less dramatic to many lawmakers than the violence of the Aryan Nations in the 1980s, when murders and bank robberies had “angered people all over the region.” Then, the legislature took action by adding hate crime laws to Idaho code, but those laws still do not protect people who are gay or transgender. “When it comes to this issue, the picture is different,” he says. “In this case we’re not dealing with that kind of criminal activity, so it makes it a great challenge to get some people to say we shouldn’t have this form of discrimination. It’s almost like apples and oranges [comparing] what was happening on the ground, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that no one should be discriminated against.”
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oday, both of Idaho’s serious gubernatorial candidates oppose allowing same-sex marriage and incumbent C.L. “Butch” Otter has dedicated $1 million to appealing last week’s ruling. Otter has continued to insist that he is defending the will of the 63 percent of Idaho voters who supported adding the ban to the state constitution in 2006. All four of the state’s federal representatives received 0 percent scores from the Human Rights Campaign, which analyzed each representative and senator’s positions on bills concerning issues like discrimination and health care rights for same-sex partners. But advocates say the resistance to change may not be truly representative of Idaho’s voters. A 2008 survey by Boise State University found that 63 percent of respondents believed it should be illegal to fire an employee because they were “perceived to be gay or lesbian.” In a 2011 survey of 400 Idaho voters commissioned by the ACLU of Idaho and conducted by a research firm, about 80 percent of those asked said it should be illegal to fire someone or deny him or her housing, health care or insurance because the person is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Sixtyfour percent of those asked said they would support adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s Human Rights Act. “I really think if we had a vote today in Idaho on what we did in Coeur d’Alene, the majority of citizens would end discrimination,” Stewart says. The ACLU of Idaho, which works on local nondiscrimination ordinances and advocates for marriage equality, is now also focusing on school policies specifically protecting students from harassment based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, says Leo Morales, the organization’s new interim executive director. Morales acknowledged that the political climate in Idaho makes his organization’s work more difficult, but also pointed to the polling results. “There just seems to be this false belief that most Idahoans are against LGBT equality,” Morales says. “It is the responsibility of our policymakers and elected officials to really take what for them would be a bold position, but really it’s a right position to take.”
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ad’s heart has stopped beating; you press the palms of your hands hard and fast into his chest and begin CPR. Your dining companion is choking; you wrap your arms around her waist and give her the Heimlich maneuver. You know to reach for the bottle of aspirin if someone is suffering from a heart attack. You know to apply pressure to a wound to stop it from bleeding. But what do you do if your son or daughter has become withdrawn, isolated and depressed? How do you help a neighbor you notice is talking to someone who isn’t there? What do you say to a loved one who tells you she intends to take her own life? Like other first aid protocols — think ABC (Airway,
Instructor John Murphy speaks with his class during a Mental Health First Aid training. YOUNG KWAK PHOTO Breathing and Circulation) or RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) — you follow ALGEE, explains John Murphy, a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor.
It’s a mnemonic device: Assess for risk of suicide or harm; Listen nonjudgmentally;
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Revival on Riverside The Masonic Center’s new owners plan to make the historic building a downtown attraction BY CHEY SCOTT
n 109 years, Greg Newell and his wife Luisita Francis Newell are only the second owners of Spokane’s stately, columned Masonic Center on West Riverside Avenue. As such, they’ve uncovered many striking discoveries going beyond the fraternal group’s extensive history steeped in culture, tradition and closely guarded ritual. In the large, theater-style halls used as both Masonic meeting sites and public event venues over the past century, the Newells found original, leather-covered theater seats with wire racks underneath for men to stow their top hats in a time when such headwear was socially required. Walls and columns in one of the stateliest halls, the Blue Room, feature elegant, handpainted Egyptian motifs dating back to the mid-’20s, when a massive addition to the original 1905 structure was built. The Newells bought the downtown landmark — which they’re now operating as the Riverside Event Center — for $1.1 million last fall, after it had been on the market for just over a year. With a fraction of the member-
ship the Freemasons enjoyed at the time the grand temple was built at a cost of $75,000, the Masonic Temple Association opted to sell the facility, which had become increasingly costly to maintain solely for private events. “It’s definitely a big project, but [Greg] is from Australia, and they don’t have that same richness of history,” Luisita Newell says. “It’s always been a passion of his to restore a building… We always hoped that whoever bought the building wouldn’t tear it down and would maintain its historical significance to the city. And then that turned out to be us.” When they moved to Spokane about five years ago, the Newells never envisioned they’d take on the extensive task of renovating and repurposing the Masonic Center. It’s an endeavor Greg Newell currently estimates at — on the conservative side — more than $4 million.
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Masonic Center co-owner Luisita Francis Newell (left), events manager Kimberley Scott (center) and project manager Matt Ragan in front of the century-old building. YOUNG KWAK PHOTOS
as its walls have stood. In a large, first-floor auditorium, the stairs of a stage hinge to reveal an otherwise hidden recessed orchestra pit. Backstage, rigging for backdrops is still labeled with handwritten tags, listing props related to Masonic rituals and other performances hosted there over the years. And, of course, the former Masonic Temple is replete with the organization’s symbolism: carved into its woodwork, in the multitiered levels in lodge halls denoting leadership hierarchy, and by the iconic square-and-compass emblem repeated throughout. The Newells’ plans include a complete restoration to showcase the center’s historical legacy as both a Masonic Temple and a space that’s hosted many civic events over the decades, including theatrical plays, concerts, proms, weddings and other occasions. Currently they plan to add up to two fullservice restaurants, two bars, two lounges, a cafe, and a supper club, all of which are intended to extend the center’s use beyond privately hosted events. The Newells envision those food and drink spots being leased through owner-operator agreements. One of the biggest and most spectacular changes is a planned rooftop terrace with a restaurant/bar and event space, with views on both sides, of the Spokane River and Riverside. These changes are set to be completed in multiple stages, likely over a few years’ time, along with restorations of the building’s historical features. All of the main event halls are to remain as currently configured, but will require several safety updates to comply with building and fire codes. Architectural and interior de...continued on next page
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“REVIVAL ON RIVERSIDE,” CONTINUED... sign for all of these upgrades is underway now, says Greg Newell. Because of the building’s listing on both the local and national historic registries, as well as being part of the Riverside Avenue National Historic District, the Newells must maintain and preserve much of its original architectural details, including the 18-columned facade. That exterior underwent restoration back in 2005 thanks to a $300,000 federal grant. “The renovations are just the next step of reimagining the building and how to repurpose it,” Luisita Newell says. “We’re making this a place to go. We want to bring it back to what it was before, which was a cultural hub for this particular area.” Some parts of the building were remodeled and converted to offices in the 1970s; those areas are to be used for most of the newer additions. Those spaces are also to be designed to complement the 1920s-style aesthetic throughout. As the newly named Riverside Event Center,
the facility already has hosted weddings, nonprofit fundraisers, concerts and other performances since the beginning of the year, starting with a New Year’s party. Even though many changes and upgrades are on the way, the center is still well-equipped to host events, and has a partnership with an on-site caterer. Events manager Kimberley Scott says the current setup is unlike other old buildings that have been converted to event spaces. “It’s quite ideal that there are already back service hallways,” she says. “The building is unique in that most spaces connect to each other.” Though the envisioned future of the historic building is still that — a vision — word is spreading that the former Masonic Temple is open to host events again. “We’re growing quickly,” Scott says. “My phone hasn’t stopped ringing.” Riverside Event Center • 1108 W. Riverside • recspokane.com • 747-1200
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f all the miracles the TV series Fargo (FX, Tuesdays at 10 pm) brings us — and this is a series where water turns to blood — the most truly miraculous is this: Fargo is a TV show that not only lives up to the Coen brothers’ movie of the same name, but rapidly renders competitive comparisons inconsequential. The movie and TV series sing separate songs, but in harmony, each one making the other more interesting, more profound. Like the movie, Fargo is set in small-town Minnesota. Like the movie, the TV series has its in-over-his-head emasculated sap (Martin Freeman) and its kind-but- brilliant female cop (Molly Solverson). But only the TV show has someone like the smirking Lorne Malvo, played with a sinister charisma by Billy Bob Thornton. Malvo’s a trickster demon: Mephistopheles come to Minnesota. He could kill directly, by shooting or stabbing. More often, he just spots a man’s weakness — his insecurity, his guilt, his greed, his cowardice or jealousy. He grabs ahold of those flaws, and begins cranking them up like a wind-up toy. Then he lets them go and watches from a distance as they destroy themselves and everything around them. Across the snowy roads and small-town diners, a cosmic struggle unfolds. Evil sets events into motion, good tries to stop it. That’s an old tale, but Fargo tells it with a fascinating vibrancy, nailing the Coen brothers’ tone without ever feeling like plagiarism or imitation.
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Martin Freeman kills (literally) in FX’s Fargo. This is a world where tragedy and comedy swap masks. Dark moments are coated in light absurdity; lighter moments are drenched in dark dread. Fargo’s camera captures that gorgeous paradox: It gives us the claustrophobic openness of those icy Midwest expanses, the terror of a whiteout blizzard, the violent beauty of gunfire blasting through drywall, sunshine streaming through the bullet holes. The best part? Fargo is a limited series, telling a complete story in 10 episodes. Which means this tale has a chance to truly end with a bang. Or perhaps a wood chipper. — DANIEL WALTERS
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CULTURE | THEATER
Women’s Studies I Read About My Death in Vogue Magazine sells feminism short but helps Stage Left carve out its niche BY E.J. IANNELLI Stage Left Theater is no stranger to heady topics like feminism, which they inspect with their new production. SARAH WURTZ PHOTO
ny sociopolitical movement that lists personalities as diverse as Andrea Dworkin, Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan and Simone de Beauvoir among its spokespersons is bound to be more nuanced than popular caricatures would have you believe. If Lydia Sargent’s
play I Read About My Death in Vogue Magazine could be said to have a point, it would be bringing some of those nuances to the attention of an audience that might be sketchy on the details beyond the popular caricatures. Some confusion is pardonable. Feminism is a hetero-
geneous movement onto which many different actors have projected their own aspirations and agendas. It contains multitudes, from riot-grrrl graffiti to pastel-colored “girl power” bumper stickers. Dworkin spent decades crusading against the degradation of women in pornog-
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raphy, yet self-styled feminists later argued that pornography, when viewed in a certain light at a very particular angle, can be considered empowering to women. Sarah Palin has since self-identified as a feminist (just one of many politically expedient labels) on account of her anti-abortion stance. In its ability to be all things to all people, feminism would seem to be as fraught a concept as god. Even in its broad capacity as a feminist primer, Death in Vogue falls prey to such contradictions, as well as omissions of convenience. It employs a parade of stereotypes — slightly tongue-in-cheek, but stereotypes nevertheless — to speak to the movement’s complexity. Its men, or rather, straw men, don’t enjoy even this level of distinction. Every stock male is an unreconstructed cad out to infiltrate and subvert the movement or bed its participants. Some wear suits, some wear thriftstore fatigues; all are “them” and “the opposition.” The Phyllis Schlafly-type character is trotted out as a pantomime arch-traditional villain who might as well be wearing a black cape while twirling a handlebar bouffant. It makes most musicals look like master classes in subtlety. The play also cherry-picks the movies and TV shows it singles out as perpetuating half-baked female types — Charlie’s Angels, say, or The Mod Squad. But its biggest failing might be the least obvious. Death in Vogue opens at an arbitrary autobiographical point, glossing over the modest but important achievements made by women before the so-called second-wave feminism of the 1960s. Worse, its
pessimistic summary of the second wave’s impact sells the movement short. Vogue might never have stopped peddling a wily image of dolled-up, styleconscious, pseudosophisticates, but Ms. Magazine is still going strong. These, of course, are all issues with the play proper. This revised production, directed (with some patriarchal irony) by Matt Day and performed by a versatile cast of five led by Jaclyn Archer (as the Playwright; she stood out in EWU’s recent staging of Macbeth), is one of the most polished and self-assured that Stage Left has seen. Archer, Sara Nicholls (as the Single Mother), Esa Lariviere (the Ecologist), Moira Moore (AntiImperialist) and Phletha Wynn (Women’s Studies Professor) generally deal well with the show’s limitations of type and don’t overlook the self-effacing humor of their roles. The solidity of the production continues right down to the beautifully lit set, which is cleverly constructed out of milk crates and wallpapered with blow-ups of egregiously sexist ads, such as the gobsmacked housewife with a ketchup bottle: “You mean a woman can open it?” It wouldn’t be overstating things to say that Death in Vogue, for all its flaws as a script, marks the point at which this small, idealistic theater has come into its own. I Read About My Death in Vogue Magazine • Through June 1; Fri and Sat, 7:30 pm; Sun, 2 pm • $10 • Stage Left Theater • 108 W. Third • spokanestageleft.org • 838-9727
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Saranac Commons will house a handful of new food and drink spots in one building BY JO MILLER
ith a wealth of gathering places, the community vibe is unmistakable on this stretch of West Main Avenue. Between Browne and Division streets, you can grab drinks at Zola or Boots Bakery, catch an indie flick at the Magic Lantern, dine at the Saranac or get your fill of what’s local and organic at Main Market Co-op. On the south side of the street, a hole will soon be filled at 19 W. Main by a cluster of new food and drink businesses opening under one roof. Jim Sheehan — the building’s owner who also owns the adjacent Saranac Building and Community Building, which houses mostly nonprofits — swapped spaces with Merlyn’s comic book shop in December. Merlyn’s moved to 15 W. Main, which Sheehan previously owned. Sheehan got 19 W. Main, so he could keep his three buildings in a row. The space has been named Saranac Commons to keep it visibly related to Sheehan’s other two buildings. It’s tentatively scheduled to open by the beginning of July, says Pat Coleman, the property and community manager of the three buildings.
Currently it’s all bare floors, strewn materials and construction machinery inside, but the vision for the 7,000-square-foot Saranac Commons is clear. Large windows face out to the street, where sitting counters will be installed using repurposed slabs of a bowling alley and skylights will let in natural light. For summer, a roll-up garage door will be the mouth of the space. “From the entrance you’ll be able to see all the way back and see everyone in here,” Coleman says. Common seating will fill the spaces between the five businesses lining the walls, and entrances will open up into Merlyn’s and out to the patio space behind Saranac. Sticking to a community format and coming together in one space gives the businesses strength and support to help them thrive, says Coleman. “It’s a way of giving back to this community, giving businesses a leg up and chance to make it,” he says.
THE FACES (left to right)Jeremy Hansen, owner of Common Crumb bakery, Shahrokh Nikfar of Mediterrano and Caffé Affogato, and Black Label Brewing Company co-owners Steve Wells and Dan Dvorak. YOUNG KWAK PHOTO
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Shahrokh Nikfar has been working for one of the nonprofits in the Community Building for more than 11 years. Now he’s venturing into something that’s always
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his whole thing is crazy. More than 80 bands are flooding downtown Spokane for two days of music and revelry. This year, we’re again showcasing amazing local talent, but also bringing in big up-and-coming bands you’re not going to want to miss. (SEE P. 16.) We’ve added more venues, assembled a food truck rally, booked local poets, planned panel discussions on the state of music and organized a brunch in memory of Isamu Jordan. (SEE SCHEDULE AND MAP ON P. 12.) Oh yeah, we’re also partnering with downtown businesses to get you extra goodies with your Volume wristband. Your biggest problem will be planning your weekend — that’s what this guide is for. Inside you’ll read about this year’s five local BANDS TO WATCH, five break-out groups contributing to the local music scene, selected by a panel of judges. We’ve also curated lineups for all musical tastes (indie, dance, rock, even stuff your dad would like). Volume really is the region’s music festival for all! — LAURA JOHNSON,
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V O LU M E G I V E S B AC K A portion of proceeds from Volume will benefit INK Art Space, a community endeavor that provides tutoring and mentoring for Spokane’s young writers and artists. Spearheaded by best-selling writer Jess Walter, INK plans to offer after-school classes and weekend and summer workshops where kids explore their creativity — learning how to be a slam poet, make urban street art, write their manifestos, you name it. On Saturday of Volume, at 2 pm, INK (224 W. Sprague) will host a “State of the Spokane Scene” panel discussion. To learn more about INK, visit inkspokane.org.
2014’S BANDS TO WATCH SAM PLATTS & THE KOOTENAI THREE ............... 4 MAMA DOLL............................. 6 NORMAL BABIES ...................... 8 BLACKWATER PROPHET ........... 10 >> SCHEDULE/MAP ......................... 12 BLOODY GLOVES...................... 14 >> VOLUME BAND GUIDE ...............16
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Old-school country sees a new-generation revival in this young Coeur d’Alene group By Gawain Fadeley
acked up against the hard spine of I-90, the Sundown Saloon in Coeur d’Alene welcomes the weary traveler with the promise of a few cold ones, an empty ashtray and dim lighting — maybe a game of pool or two. One can chart the evolution of beer advertising over the past three decades on the walls. It’s the kind of place where a rangy gentleman in full leather chaps can saunter up to the bar, place a saddle on a stool and order a round (no joke). There’s also a fine jukebox, stocked with the greats. Ferlin Husky. Faron Young. Porter Wagoner. Willie, Waylon, and Merle are bound to be in there, too. And in a ringing endorsement, so is the debut album by local honky-tonk heroes Sam Platts What that crazy, & the Kootenai Three. It’s a truck-driving uncle mature record by a young band, from Bakersfield stacked with original songs that who everyone talks nail the musicianship and clever about listened to wordplay of classic country. back in 1963. Led by singer-guitaristsongwriter Sam Platts, the group had their first gig at the Sundown nearly three years ago, after kicking around the idea for a while. According to rhythm guitarist Eric Degenhardt, “We got drunk and talked about being in a band for about a year before it actually happened.” Rounded out by bassist-vocalist J Kane and drummer Robbie Frazer, they’ve played steadily since, utilizing the Sundown as a home base and incubator for new material. “We started out here just winging it, but it actually sounded really good,” Platts says. “We did three or four [shows] and decided maybe we should put some time
into this.” That time has begun to pay off, with their brand of Bakersfield-meets-CdA country taking them across the West to gigs in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming — even the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. Later this summer, they’re taking the twang overseas to France at the EquiBlues Country and Rodeo Festival. “It’s Europe’s largest rodeo and a helluva good time. Last year, one guy had a T-shirt with an American flag, a Confederate flag and a Canadian flag,” Platts says with a chuckle. Onstage, they’ve developed the easy confidence and witty banter of a great country band, with a seemingly limitless roster of originals and classic covers, which Platts dips into as he sees fit, depending on the venue and mood. “If it’s a [longer] bar/dance night, we’ll play what people know — old honky-tonk — but if it’s a shorter, 90-minute set, we’ll do mostly originals,” he says. Platts anchors the group with his smooth baritone delivery and effortless guitar playing, switching between lead and rhythm and playing call-and-response with his own vocals. Both classic hot country playing and smoother, jazz-inflected Western swing licks are in steady supply. It’s a repertoire Platts has developed over nearly 20 years on stage. Raised in Saratoga, Wyoming, he started sitting in with his dad’s band when he was 9, and worked throughout high school at the family’s custom guitar company, Stonetree Guitars. (Sam’s father, Scott Platts, is the guitarist with Texas Twister.) Later, upon hearing Texas legend Dale Watson at a Denver gig, he committed to music full time and promptly quit his 9-to-5. With that pedigree, it’s hard to imagine him doing anything but play country music, but even he acknowledges the difference between the traditional style in which he plays and the glossier version that passes for country on TV and radio. “I just don’t care anymore,” he says. “As far as I’m concerned, they’re two different genres, you know? They can do their thing and I’ll do mine.” Sam Platts & the Kootenai Three play Volume on Sat, May 31, at 7 pm at Irv’s Outdoor Stage •415 W. Sprague • 21+
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They’re not about being an all-female act; they just want to make great music By Laura Johnson
here’s a lot of giggling; never-ending giggling. Outside the backstage entrance of the Bartlett, Mama Doll is getting their photos taken on a small concrete patio, the remains of the mid-April sunshine still overhead. The four women attempt different configurations, trying for smiling and straight-faced shots. Through it all, there’s laughter. They have a show tonight, but right now they’re getting more photos of the whole group — it’s only been a month since they added a fourth member, guitarist Claire Fieberg, who moved up from California to join the band. Through the jokes and the hugging and the sisterly love, there’s another side. They take the music incredibly seriously. This If Animal from the isn’t just some girl band. That’s not Muppets got together what it ever was meant to be. with Ariel (aka the “We didn’t mean to start Little Mermaid) and her it as anything; it just kind of sisters for a play date. happened,” says singer Sarah Berentson, standing outside after the quick snapshots. “The right people came along and it was just easy.” The group started last spring when Berentson, of Terrible Buttons (which is playing its final show at Volume), reached out to Austen Case, formerly of Franklin, an acquaintance from her Whitworth University days. “I randomly messaged her, asking, ‘Would you want to sing with me or something?,’” recalls Berentson. “She was like, ‘Yeah, can I play a drum?’” The two would get together whenever they could to write songs — which mostly meant sitting on the floor, laughing. “We had all been in bands that had mainly male members and had more people,” explains Case, who graduated from college this month. “For us to go out on a limb to play our own stuff, we had to be brave.” Once the embarrassment subsided, the
songs the two completed would define the band’s folky, haunted sound. At once, their music is ethereal and light, featuring loud, harmonious vocals accentuated with primal drums. The lyrics offer the realism of life; nothing overly dramatic, but sometimes cheerless. Their first show took place when Jen Landis of Cedar & Boyer invited the girls to play a house show in Sandpoint. She also offered to play bass for them. “I even mentioned it before I heard them play,” says Landis, the eldest of the group at 32. “Because you just know when it’s going to be good.” For a long time, it was just those three women, playing around Spokane, Sandpoint, and later weekend tours to Seattle and Portland. But something was missing, prompting Berentson to call Fieberg with an offer. With a complete lineup, Mama Doll is a priority for them all. The quartet is forging ahead, writing together and recording an album with the help of producer/musician Bart Budwig at his studio in Moscow. Their album is expected out sometime this summer. When it comes to other all-female acts, even the members of Mama Doll are skeptical. It can come off as a ploy. Regarding their own performances, they know there is a lot to prove. “I don’t think people expect to say, ‘Hey, that’s good,’ when they see us play,” Fieberg says. Later that evening, Mama Doll takes to the Bartlett stage. The smiles are less apparent, the giggling is completely gone. As the band rolls into the set, the packed-in crowd slowly shows less interest in talking to one another; instead, the eerie harmonies float through the room, captivating everyone. Waiting until the first song break, one woman in the audience leans over to her neighbor and says, “Wow.” Her girlfriend nods in agreement. Mama Doll plays Volume on Sat, May 31, at 9:20 pm at the Bartlett • 228 W. Sprague • All-ages
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Screw your iPod, your smartphone, your iTunes account: Normal Babies evokes a time and place when music had a heart By Leah Sottile
ormal Babies wants to find you. You kids of the 1990s, or 1980s. Who remember saving up your money to buy a new album at the record store the exact day it came out. Who remember where you were when you heard “Smells Like Teen Spirit” for the first time, and the feeling you had when it made the hairs on Teenage you, laying the back of your neck stand at on your bedroom attention. floor, listening to You, who have felt the the Kinks’ Lola power of music at the very Versus Powerman center of your being. Where and the Moneygorare you? ound, Part One in Normal Babies is a band one headphone, of four men trying to evoke an and Pavement in era when bands put out albums the other. and fans listened to the whole thing — a time when pop music meant something entirely different than it does today. They know they can’t be the only ones in Spokane aching for that youthful feeling. When it felt like music could really save the world. “I remember the exact moment that I wanted to start playing music: I was 12 and I heard ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ by Nirvana and it changed me on a cellular level,” says Matt Lakin, who plays guitar and sings in Normal Babies. “I decided at that point, all I want to do is make music and art, and that’s it.” Right now, though, more than two years into their life as a band, they’re still finding their audience. The band recently played their first allages show in Spokane after previously playing only to bar crowds. “A lot of times we feel like we’re a soundtrack to [people] getting drunk,” says drummer Jeff Glinski. “We’re notoriously pretty good at clearing a
room out after playing a song,” laughs Ben Jennings, the band’s other singer/guitarist. That’s the most frustrating thing: Normal Babies is one of those bands that’s hard not to like — but you actually have to pay attention. On a surface level, it seems like they make sneering, sass-mouthed rock. But just below the skin is something a hell of a lot more interesting: a dirty, catchy, unapologetic pop sound that is as much Pavement as it is the Kinks. Part of Normal Babies’ magic is the interplay between Lakin and Jennings. When the band started with just those two in February 2012, the pair would take turns singing and playing guitar, or playing drums. (The band has filled out with Glinski and bassist Travis Goldberg). Jennings’ song “½ Golden Calf” kicks off their most recent recorded effort, an EP called Who Will? It’s a detached, slurry track that unexpectedly grows into a full-blown anthem, one that raises eyebrows in its complexity and weird angles. The next track, Lakin’s “Broken Arm,” is a poppy, full-speed-ahead toe-tapper. The beauty of Normal Babies is right there in that back-and-forth. They’re like Dr. Jekyll on his meds: songs teem with detached optimism and sadness, disappointment and rage, but the band never boils over. And they tackle concepts too big to be asked of barroom crowds looking to drink away their problems. On “Jacob,” Lakin sings about his brother-in-law, who went to the grocery store one night and was killed in a car accident. “The ones who deserve it always get away,” he sings. Even though sometimes it seems like no one is listening, they’ll never stop searching for the people who are. “It’s the hunt for the perfect song that will definitely change anybody,” Lakin says. “It doesn’t matter who.” Normal Babies plays Volume on Fri, May 30, at 8 pm at the Big Dipper • 171 S. Washington • All-ages
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here’s no one in the basement to impress, but Bryan Coats is preoccupied with getting just the right psychedelic images projected onto the wall behind his drum kit. He finds something that fits and retreats behind the skins as Blackwater Prophet launches into a soaring, spaced-out rocker called “God Damn God.” Garrett Zanol pounds dirty blues riffs on his guitar, a hat pulled low over his eyes as he gazes at the swirling figures on the wall. Perched on a stool, Beav Parker provides a bouncing bassline. Zanol’s vocals are all but drowning in reverb as the band makes its way through the seven-minute, completely scripted track. You’re treading water Put it all together, and you in a pitch-black sea of can’t tell if it’s all the cheap reverb while awaiting a beer the trio keeps around, rescue ship piloted by those projected swirls or the Jimmy Page’s guitar. music itself that’s making the room feel like it’s slowly spinning. An hour earlier, on a patio a story above the basement, Zanol, Coats and Parker smoke cigarettes and sip on beers while a rotating cast of friends lounge on a couch in the corner, not all that impressed by their rock-star buddies. Since playing Volume last year — a roaring set to an ass-to-elbows crowd at Mootsy’s — things have changed for Blackwater Prophet. “We’re starting to take it seriously. We’ve been playing and writing seriously for about a year,” says Coats. “We started taking it seriously when other people started taking us seriously,” says Zanol, who at 23 is the band’s elder statesman. Coats and Parker are 22. Blackwater Prophet is currently deep into the recording of their first album, which they’re laying down with help from a friend who Coats studied with at Spokane Falls Community
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HEY DON’T CARE ABOUT YOU!” screams Aaron Bocook, bassist and backing vocalist for Spokane punk/metal trio Bloody Gloves, into a microphone at a garage full of worked-up fans. Tension is building, people are bracing themselves, and now everyone with glasses is taking them off and placing them somewhere safe; Bocook is announcing the name of the next song on Bloody Gloves’ setlist, the fantastic “They Don’t Care About You.” Furious crossover The screaming feedthrash straight from back blaring from the heavy the ’80s. amplification is the sound of an impending, unavoidable onslaught. There are mere moments before making the plunge. “Ride of the Valkyries” might as well be playing from a helicopter loudspeaker. Surely the napalm will fall soon. After six punishing seconds that feel like a godforsaken eternity, the bomb drops. The lukewarm concrete venue erupts into inexplicable madness, a sweltering mass of flying fists, stomping boots, and literal blood on the floor. If you weren’t already covered in beer, you are now. According to Bocook, Bloody Gloves is the brainchild of guitarist and lead singer Aaron Rock, but you might not catch his explosive band’s demeanor in his relatively mild-mannered approach. When asked the reasoning behind starting a project like Bloody Gloves, Rock’s response is wonderfully honest: “I got sick of going to shows and seeing people just standing there. It kills me on the inside.” “Too many people in this town are afraid to do anything edgy,” Bocook chimes in. “There’s nothing that I’ve ever seen here that scared me
or shocked me.” He makes a valid point — “safe” music has become a widespread epidemic across all corners of independent music, and not just here. More and more bands are abandoning risk and bold moves in hopes of appealing to a wider audience. “But deep down, people want to be spit on and screamed at,” Bocook says. “They just don’t know it.” “And if they end up loving it, then it’s an accomplishment to me,” replies Rock. “We want to bring out the things in people that they can’t control. Music has done that to all of us.” High energy is the dominating trait of Rock’s songwriting, but he won’t be pigeonholed. Behind the devilish guitar distortion and drummer Derek Watson’s furious rhythmic pacing, there are meaningful, calculated songs that stretch beyond typical modern thrash fodder. The band is a willfully nostalgic group of people who, as Bocook puts it, are always “looking backwards” musically, and Rock’s lyrics about the world’s true evils — like corporate greed — come off as completely relatable in a genre that rarely is anymore. “We’re not comfortable finding the pretty parts of the world and putting a little frame around them,” explains Bocook. “The world can be an ugly place.” “Still, no one wants to talk about that all of the time,” Rock interjects. “It’s about finding a way to almost feel good about it, and come to an understanding.” Ultimately, Bloody Gloves is at heart what any other great punk or metal group has been in the history of the genres: a mechanism for coping with the often terrible world around you. And what a relief it is to have a band like Bloody Gloves in our midst — one that would rather wear its brain on its sleeve than its heart. “I just want people to get excited,” Rock says. “Even if we’re up there singing about dying, I want people to feel good.” Bloody Gloves plays Volume on Fri, May 30, at 8:10 pm at Club 412 • 412 W. Sprague • All-ages
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ou’re probably already up on the sun-drenched hippie tunes of Rose Windows, the electronic compositions of The Flavr Blue and the passionate “treepunk” of Kithkin. These Seattle acts coming to Volume are awesome; you should know them. But there’s lots more. Check them out, categorized by city and genre:
suming sound. They play the Dipper Saturday night at 10. Grenades brings a boisterous party. The rockin’ four-piece likes to drink a lot of beer, and they like people to drink beer (only if you’re 21 and over) while watching them play. Remember that when you show up at Club 412 Saturday at 6:20 pm. Meanwhile, Deadkill answers the question “How fast can people can play hard rock music without passing out?” The answer is damn fast. Their set is so wild (espeThis year, Volume’s Portland contingent is not to be missed. cially frontman Bryan Krieger’s searing eyeballs) it could ROCK: Start with rock trio Gaytheist, which rolled cause heart palpitations at 8:15 on Saturday at Club 412. through the Hop! last October with Red Fang, recently Finally, Monogamy Party has announced that one of played Treefort Music Festival and is schedits final shows will take place at Volume. Most uled for this year’s Capitol Hill Block Party. likely, you’ll never see them again if you don’t EXPERT ADVICE Yes, their name is striking, but what leaves jump at the chance to see this face-melting Visit Inlander.com this the lasting impression is the way they play punk-rock act at Mootsy’s, Saturday night the living crap out of their instruments every week to find customized at 9. lineups created by Karli show. They play Mootsy’s Saturday night at FOLK: At one time Cloud Person Ingersoll, Dan Ocean, Kent was just Pete Jordan, but he soon needed a 10. Ueland and Aaron Bocook. lot more instruments (strings, drums, bass, ELECTRONIC: Portland also provides Volume with Boy Eats Drum Machine, keys) to fill out the sound. Last fall, the group Jon Ragel’s one-man show. He’s no Bert took over Mootsy’s tiny stage with six of its from Mary Poppins — his voice is smooth and simple, his members. Onstage, that sound hits you like a cloud, putting saxophone playing divine, his electronic beats entrancing. you in an airy trance. Experience that feeling Friday at 7 pm Check out his show Saturday at Red Room Lounge at 9:30 at the Bartlett. Secretary is the band you’ll want to see if pm and marvel at his ability to do it all. you’re in the mood to be transported to a beautiful, sorrowful, down-and-dirty planet where only folk music is allowed. They play Friday night at 10:15 at Club 412. The Emerald City again brings a mighty crew to this year’s SOUL: Down North could make a soul music lover Volume. out of anyone, thanks to frontman Anthony “RenaGade” ROCK: With the Pharmacy you get a retro-rock Briscoe’s balls-out performances. Dancing is key with this three-piece that still believes in the power of the piano. group, which played the University of Idaho in March. All What began as a high school band in the early 2000s has you’ll want to do is get funky, starting Saturday at 10:30 pm turned into a grown-up act worthy of serious classic rock at nYne. ’n’ roll lovers’ aural consumption. They play the Big Dipper PUNK: Anyone looking for a dance party with their Friday at 9 pm. punk rock should check out the punk three-piece Wimps. In the alt-rock heavy-gaze category is Seattle super Their music talks about the real things in life, like sleeping in group Dust Moth, bringing together members of Undertow, late and taking naps. They’re damn fun to listen to. Show up These Arms Are Snakes and XVIII Eyes for a thick all-conFriday night at 10:30 at Mootsy’s to hear ’em.
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827 W. First: all-ages until 9 pm JACOB JONES | Folk-punk | 6:15 pm When Jacob Jones isn’t chasing down leads for the pages of the Inlander news section, he’s serving his heart on a platter to audiences. Jones furiously strums a guitar and sings folk-punk ballads about hard drinking, hard work and hard living. It’s music that you’d expect to come out of an Irish pub town like Boston, but these are tunes forged right here in the Inland Northwest. FERAL ANTHEM | Indie folk | 7:15 pm Formerly known as Citizen Arms, this Spokane duo left for the Midwest and recently came back to us with a new name. On Wars & Meridians, the band’s most recent album, they sing aching, worldweary acoustic songs that don’t shy away from pointing out the misgivings in the world around them. IAN L. MILES | Pirate folk | 8:15 pm For more than a decade, 2013 Inlander Band to Watch Ian L. Miles hasn’t just played Spokane stages. He’s commanded them with his epic, passion-fraught tales. And he hasn’t just found casual
fans. It’s as if he’s recruited an army. This year, Miles tried his hand at rapping a little. Whatever he does, we’ll always be on board.
NAILBASTARD | Metal | 6:20 pm We’re always on board with what this ragtag group is up to. Drummer Ryan Beitz made ’90s pop punk in 2012 Inlander Band to Watch Tim Blood & the Gutpanthers, then created face-slamming d-beat with Dislich. Nailbastard, his newest project, guarantees to be loud: The band has recruited one of Spokane’s finest screamers, Alex Boston of Losing Skin (another 2012 Band to Watch), as its frontman.
MALLOWS | Rock | 9:15 pm New to the scene but featuring familiar faces, Mallows is the latest project from local singer-songwriter and My Pinky Has a Name member Hannah Reader and several members of now-defunct Spokane band Nude Pop, who drew attention to Spokane when they won EMP’s Sound Off! in 2012. DJ CA$E | Dance party | 10 pm DJ Ca$e has been making a name for himself around town by being able to make just about any dance floor move.
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RAISEDBYWOLVES | Metal | 5:20 pm Raisedbywolves makes in-your-face thrash, packed with testosterone. If you’re looking to throw back some beers and wake up with one hell of a bangover, you’ll want to pay a visit to the foot of their stage at Volume.
HARD TIME | Hardcore | 7:20 pm Hardcore punk is making a comeback in Spokane, and Hard Time is making it happen. Though their sound is more like 1984 than 2014, this isn’t a bunch of old guys remembering how they used to do it. The members of Hard Time are young, pissed off and don’t care what you think. BLOODY GLOVES | Heavy rock | 8:10 pm In the past year, Spokane band Bloody Gloves hasn’t just stood up on stages and played a little punk rock. No, Bloody Gloves makes sneering, face-punching, mosh-pit-starting, balls to the wall rock ‘n’ roll that takes cues from classic hardcore bands. Another one of the 2014 Bands to Watch.
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412 W. Sprague: all shows are 21+ PINE LEAGUE | Garage folk | 9:15 pm A fairly new band to the local scene with a hell of a lot of experience. Here, popular singer/songwriter Tyler Aker joins forces with musicians from The Lion Oh My, the Rustics and Diamond Speedboat. With a lineup that promising, Pine League could be Spokane’s next big thing. SECRETARY | Dream rock | 10:15 pm Beautiful and mysterious, Seattle indiefolk band Secretary makes the music of rainy day afternoons and quiet Sunday mornings. The band has been featured on KEXP’s “Song of the Day,” and praised up and down for its haunting, harmonious and lush arrangements. Its music can make anyone stop, space out and be transported to a dreamier, prettier place. LAVOY | Indie pop | 11:15 pm Since moving to Spokane from Alaska last July, Lavoy has put down roots here, not only living in one big house together but playing as many venues as possible. The six-piece brings their arsenal of catchy pop tunes everywhere they go. Singer Tyrell Tompkins and his Buddy Holly look
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SILVER TREASON | Old-school country | 6 pm Silver Treason made country cool again in Spokane. And the band — comprised of four punk rockers — did it by going way back to the genre’s roots, evoking the twangy sounds of pedal steel guitars and singing songs that ache for that justout-of-reach American dream. A 2011 Inlander Band to Watch, they’ve recruited a horde of cowboy-boot-tappin’ fans who love to whirl around to their music. CEDAR & BOYER | Indie folk | 7 pm What started as a husband-and-wife duo has blossomed into a breezy folkrock group. Justin and Jen Landis hail from Sandpoint, and the earthy sound of mountains and water permeates all of their music. It’s lo-fi and easy to listen to. ...continued on next page
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FRIDAY, MAY 30, CONTINUED IRV’S LINEUP, continued STRANGLED DARLINGS | Americana doom pop | 8 pm When Portland’s Strangled Darlings take to the stage with a simple cello and mandolin, you think you know where this is going. Instead, the male/female duo plays something they describe as Americana doom pop. Translation: The arrangements get pretty weird, but still manage to be achingly beautiful. MARSHALL McLEAN BAND | Northwest Americana | 9 pm Marshall McLean’s latest project pulls in local musicians from a variety of different acts. But it’s McLean’s surefire guitar playing and tenor vocals that cement the outfit into something worthy of contemplation. His sound creates a brand-new take on Americana.
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band takes garage rock on a long, strange, experimental car ride on their late 2013 release High Desert Ghost Music. We’re kind of sorry we can’t bring you a bag of shrooms and a cool forest scene to see ’em in. WIMPS | Punk | 10:30 pm No need to fear: Seattle punk is still very much alive in the form of three-piece outfit Wimps. Fronted by guitarist Rachel Ratner, the act nearly shatters eardrums and keeps audiences rocking with dingy punk hooks everywhere they go. Their EP Party at the Wrong Time was released in January. SUMMER IN SIBERIA | Dance party | 11:30 pm Every year at Volume, locals Summer in Siberia absolutely own the stage. They’re back again this year with their keyboard-heavy dance rock, and they’re ready to show you who’s boss.
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CLUSTERF---?!? | Electronic | 6:30 pm We’re stoked to see more musicians like Austin Mell (aka Clusterf---?!?) popping up around the Spokane scene — musical sound contortionists who aren’t afraid to treat sound like paint on a canvas. In this project, Mell makes music that is pretty, but also strange and haunting in a unique scary-movie way.
PAPER MACHE | Acoustic | 7 pm Before he gets onstage with his current Afroindie act The Digital Wild (also playing Volume this year), Spokane expat Chelsea Seth Woodward returns to play a solo acoustic set under the name Paper Mache.
BLVCK CEILING | Dark electronic | 7:30 pm It’s been a hell of a three years since the Inlander named BLVCK CEILING (aka Dan Ocean) one of our Bands to Watch. Since then, Ocean’s music career has exploded, earning him fans around the world and street cred with some of the dark electronic genre’s biggest artists. Ocean continues to make creepy, dark dance tracks on a nearly constant basis, putting the work ethic of most other artists to shame. SHADES | Synth attack | 8:35 pm The 1980s called: It wants you to go ahead and listen to Boise band Shades. Syrup-thick synthesizers play alongside smart lyrics. As a side note, sometimes they’re with a drummer who wears a glowed-out beast mask. They’re basically irresistible. SUN BLOOD STORIES | Psychedelic | 9:30 pm From the way they sound, you’d think Sun Blood Stories just stepped off the set of some kind of psychedelic spaghetti western, not Boise. The
WATER MONSTER | Electro-indie | 8 pm Max Harnishfeger (one quarter of Cathedral Pearls) started his murky electronic side project Water Monster late last year. It’s both haunting acoustic and off-kilter electronic music: the sort of stuff that slowly and steadily burns a hole in your mind, in the best possible way. BIAS | Electro-indie | 9 pm Longtime Spokane musicians create something completely, utterly new with BIAS: an indie outfit with ambient electronic dance leanings. Earlier this year, the band — which includes Mon Chéri singer Caroline Schibel — released a live album, titled Live at The Bartlett. THE DIGITAL WILD | Afrodelic trip rock | 10 pm If you’ve felt jaded about modern music lately, then stop what you’re doing and listen to The Digital Wild song “I Love You.” The selfdescribed “Afrodelic trip-rock” band is doing something wholeheartedly unique: mixing rock riffs with hip-hop drums, laid-back rhymes and brassy R&B vocals. The Austin, Texas, band makes a hazy, heart-wrought kind of dance music that will have you tearing up just as it makes
you dance your butt off. THE CAMAROS | Rock | 10:50 pm High school teachers really can be cool too. That’s what the Camaros prove anyway, as half of the band, Mark Robbins and Eric Woodard, teach at Lewis and Clark. The band’s rock ‘n’ roll has been around for six awesome years and shows no signs of stopping. TERRIBLE BUTTONS | Horror folk | 11:50 pm One of the most popular bands ever in Spokane, Terrible Buttons announced earlier this month that their set at Volume will be the very last. It comes after a big year: a massive tour, a nod as the Inlander’s best local band. We fully expect that this show will end with a lot of tears — and a lot of whiskey.
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521 W. Sprague: all shows are 21+ DAETHSTAR | Electronic | 6 pm and between sets There aren’t a lot of guys like Kelton Allen — you know him as Daethstar — around Spokane: musicians who can keep a room rocking and dancing and jumping for hours and hours on end. We’ve recruited him to do what he does best at Volume this year — making sure that even fewer of you go home un-sweaty. You’re totally welcome. BOAT RACE WEEKEND | Rock | 7:15 pm Current Gonzaga University students, these three guys were part of the generation that was heavily influenced by Blink-182. Boat Race Weekend’s pop-punk sensibility can be traced back to that band but has a heavier sound. They just recently released the EP Chin Up. BULLETS OR BALLOONS | Rock | 8:15 pm Bullets or Balloons will throw you for a loop: The second you think they’re just a happy-go-lucky rock act, they’ll change a song into a rager. The local band makes rock songs with edges and unexpected angles, always with growling, Mike Watt-like vocals, clattering drums and guitars that bend and bulge and do things you wouldn’t expect them to. THE STATIC TONES | Rock | 9:15 pm Coeur d’Alene three-piece The Static Tones make dingy, singable rock ‘n’ roll — the kind of music that gets into your head, and has you singing along and dancing in the aisles before you even know it.
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MIRROR MIRROR | Garage noir | 10:15 pm A 2012 Inlander Band to Watch, Mirror Mirror just released a new single, “I Won’t Breathe a Word,” putting its garage-y noir rock on full display — all to whet your palate for this month’s singles collection, Melodramatic Popular Music (2008-2014), a collection of its signature gloomy, romantic songs. DEAD SERIOUS LOVERS | Rock | 11:15 pm Spokane act Dead Serious Lovers — a project that sprouted from Inlander Band to Watch Henry Nordstrom and Vaughn Wood — creates music that will have you letting go of all thoughts and inhibitions, and simply feeling. After releasing the album Les in April 2013, the three-piece is back, writing new moody, experimental rock music to make you feel even more. THE GRIZZLED MIGHTY | Rock party | 12:20 am Every part of the good old U-S-of-A has got some brand of blues — and Seattle garage-rock duo the Grizzled Mighty make blues that is uniquely Northwest. It’s got the crunch of grunge, the lyrics fraught with hopeless, rainy-day despair. The duo — spastic, hypnotic drummer Whitney Petty and Spokane native and guitar virtuoso Ryan Granger — has headlined festivals around the Northwest recently, as the demand for their wall of thick, beer-raising rock ‘n’ roll catches on.
228 W. Sprague: all shows are all-ages THE HOLY BROKE | Indie folk | 6 pm Terrible Buttons frontman Kent Ueland is back again at Volume this year, showing off his solo capabilities with his side project the Holy Broke. If his way of strapping his guitar way high up on his body doesn’t catch your attention, his voice’s gravelly, throaty quality will. MARK ANDERSON | Poetry | 6:45 pm CLOUD PERSON | Psych folk | 7 pm Pete Jordan started Cloud Person as
a solo project, but soon added musician after musician until there were six making up his psychedelic rock group. Jordan remains the heart of the group, serving as the band’s lead singer-songwriter and sound engineer. Just as the violin soars, layered harmonies abound in this music, elevating the listener a little more. LAUREN GILMORE | Poetry | 7:35 pm JASON WEBLEY | Folk-rock superstar | 8 pm With his violent accordion playing and mad sing/yelling, Jason Webley’s music would fit comfortably in the Argentine tango scene of Moulin Rouge. His fusion of experimental gypsy punk helped get him noticed when he started out as a performer on the streets of Seattle. Since then, he’s performed annually at Burning Man and makes music people can all but lose themselves in. KURT OLSON | Poetry | 8:50 pm THE RUSTICS | Beachy folk | 9:10 pm Mackie Hockett and Ryan Bradley were making sweet music together for years before releasing their first EP Be Here Now in January. While the heart of their band will always be the duo, the addition of drums and other stringed instruments to their lineup has only enhanced their beachy folk-rock sound. CAMI BRADLEY | Pop rock | 10 pm After coming in sixth on the most recent season of America’s Got Talent, Spokane’s own Cami Bradley (Ryan’s sister) is working on her next project, a new album. In the meantime, the singer-songwriter has released a slew of cover music videos to keep her fans satisfied. Blessed with an ability to seemingly effortlessly play piano and sing, it’s exciting to see where her new work will take her.
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171 S. Washington: all shows are all-ages TEEN BLONDE | Dreamgaze | 6 pm We’ve always been impressed with the talent and tenacity of Spokane musician Ramsey Troxel, who fronted the experi-
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mental rock outfit Jazz for years. Now Troxel, alongside Adam Price, makes up one half of Teen Blonde, which combines dreamy vocals and thick guitars to form the closest thing Spokane has to an honest-to-God shoegaze outfit. HEAVY SEVENTEEN | Rock | 7 pm We were super-bummed when longtime rock outfit Myth Ship called it quits, but we feel better now that Heavy Seventeen is around. The band mashes up members of Mythship and the Camaros to make a sound that, from what we’ve heard, conjures all the best things about emotional 1990s college rock.
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NORMAL BABIES | Rock | 8 pm For some of us, Spokane band Normal Babies doesn’t just play quirky rock music; they conjure a bygone time and place — of untied shoes, scribbled-on binders, hand-me-down cars. The band makes a slacked-off lo-fi sound filled with sass and backtalk, drawing inspiration equally from bands like Pavement and the Kinks. It’s the kind of stuff you wish someone could have given you on a mixtape back when you were a kid. They’re one of the 2014 Bands to Watch. THE PHARMACY | Power punk | 9 pm The three-piece didn’t start out so poppy: the Pharmacy had a more garage-punk sound when they formed on Vashon Island while in high school back in 2002. What has always been consistent is their fuzzy, retro flavor, especially in the guitars and keys. TWEAK BIRD | Rock | 10 pm No, you’d say, a tiny two-piece rock duo could never open for Tool on arena stages. Well, you’d be wrong, because Tweak Bird (brothers Ashton and Caleb Bird) has done that. They’ve opened for the Melvins, Black Mountain and Ted Leo, too. That’s because they make thick, thundering rock music so indisputably awesome — the soundtrack for sunnyday road trips and summer house parties — it’s nearly impossible not to love them. The previous time they played Spokane, the show sold out, so get there early. ...on next page: LINEUPS FOR SATURDAY
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SO YOU SAY YOU LIKE INDIE/INDIE ROCK/INDIE FOLK? FRIDAY 6 pm, The Bartlett: The Holy Broke 7 pm, Irv’s: Cedar & Boyer 8 pm, Irv’s: Strangled Darlings 9:10 pm, The Bartlett: The Rustics 10 pm, The Bartlett: Cami Bradley 10:15 pm, Club 412: Secretary 11:15 pm, Club 412: Lavoy SATURDAY 6 pm, nYne: Scott Ryan 8 pm, Irv’s: Lures 8:30 pm, The Bartlett: Bristol 9:20 pm, The Bartlett: Mama Doll 10 pm, Irv’s: Folkinception 10:50 pm, Club 412: Rose Windows
SATURDAY, MAY 31 BOOTS BAKERY & LOUNGE 24 W. Main
VOLUME 2014 SOUL BRUNCH: A TRIBUTE TO ISAMU JORDAN | Soul and funk | 11 am-2 pm When the Spokane music scene lost Isamu Jordan last September, it lost one of its most charismatic performers and its biggest, most devout fan and friend. We pay tribute to the late, great Som by reviving his awesome soul brunch. Come down to Boots on Volume’s second day, dust off your hangover with a cocktail and enjoy the soulful tunes of two of Spokane’s finest: DJs Supervillain and Breezy Brown.
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Club 412 and Neato Burrito host all-ages shows until 9 pm both nights of Volume. The Bartlett and the Big Dipper host all-ages shows both nights until 11 pm.
STATE OF THE SPOKANE SCENE MUSIC SUMMIT | Panel discussion | 2 pm Join us for the first of what we hope will be a series of informal discussions of Spokane’s vibrant local music scene. Our panel will discuss a few corners of the local music scene, where we are going and what lies ahead. The panel consists of Shannon Halberstadt, Spokane Arts Commission; Patrick Kendrick, Platform Booking; Tina Morrison, Professional Musicians of the Inland NW, Local 105 AFM; Marshall Powell, Elkfest; Audrey Connor, house shows; and the Inlander’s Leah Sottile.
827 W. First: all-ages until 9 pm PUB SCIENCE: THEORIES ON THE FUTURE OF MUSIC | Discussion | 3:30 pm A collaborative group-think that explores theories and ideas on where music is headed.
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SO YOU WANT TO DANCE? FRIDAY 6 pm, Red Room Lounge: Daethstar 8:35 pm, Mootsy’s: Shades 10 pm, nYne: The Digital Wild 11:30 pm, Mootsy’s: Summer in Siberia 11:59 pm, Club 412: Beauflexx SATURDAY 5 pm, Big Dipper: Bitwvlf 8 pm, Mootsy’s: Creepshow 9:30 pm, nYne: Puff Puff Beer 10:30 pm, nYne: Down North 10:40 pm, Red Room Lounge: Psychic Rites 11 pm: Mootsy’s, Flee the Century 11:30 pm, nYne: The Hoot Hoots 11:50 pm, Red Room Lounge: The Flavr Blue
SEA GIANT | Indie rock | 5:30 pm This Spokane synth-and-drum-machine-driven band makes moody, 1980s-inspired pop music. Lyrics are desperate, confused diary pages: “I don’t think that I could save your life/I don’t think I’ll even try,” they sing on “Close.” Behind their words are wailing, circus-like harmonies and dance-club beats. It’s happy music about being sad. ISAAC GRAMBO | Poetry | 6:05 pm THE COLOURFLIES | College rock | 6:30 pm The Colourflies know that Post Falls, Idaho, might not be the best place to launch a music career, but from listening to them, it’s easy to see that’s not what this is about. This is about making awesome sounds. The young band makes 1990s-inspired rock — drawing from bands like Pixies and the Replacements — that is rock-out ready and danceable all at once.
DANNI OLIVER | Poetry | 7:05 pm OUIJA BORED | Punk | 7:30 pm Ouija Bored mashes up members from local punk outfits Normal Babies and (defunct band) the Catholic Guilt, and puts Mirror Mirror’s Jason Campbell on drums instead of the mic. That combination produces gloriously messy, scuzzy, drunken punk rock filled with adolescent angst and rage. THE BETTYS | Rock revival | 8:30 pm Formed in the late 1980s, the Bettys slogged through the trenches of the Spokane music scene before disbanding in 1993. Jump ahead 20 years, and the band has reformed. They say their sound can best be described as “the Rolling Stones falling down a flight of stairs; an insult to not only the Stones, but a flight of stairs as well.” FUN LADIES | Rock | 9:30 pm First of all, Fun Ladies are comprised of members of local acts like Duck Duck Suckerpunch, Whiskey Dick Mountain and Silver Treason. Second, they’re not afraid to be really weird. Third, we’ll go see just about any band these people are in, so we can almost guarantee this band will be amazing. TWIN TOWERS | Dance party | 10:15 pm We like DJs like Erik Solberg and Paul Dillon, aka Twin Towers. They’re the types looking to have a good time, play rad tunes and make you dance so hard you sweat like crazy and mess up your makeup. How lame is being an adult if you can’t just get a little crazy every now and then?
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COLD BLOODED | Metal | 5:30 pm Cold Blooded might be fairly new to the local metal scene, but the band is made up of seasoned veterans. They’re quickly converting the scene with a set of carefully balanced songs that take pleasure in searing technicality but value the importance of simplicity. GRENADES | Heavy rock | 6:20 pm We’ve learned that everyone comes to Volume for different reasons. Some want to discover new music, some want to dance and have fun. And some people come to get very, very drunk. This year, all of those people should go rock out to Seattle band Grenades, a bombastic rock quartet that will have you chugging beers, crowd surfing and high-fiving complete strangers. It’ll be beautiful.
LOSING SKIN | Hardcore | 7:30 pm Comprised of longtime local hardcore devotees, 2012 Inlander Band to Watch Losing Skin constructs some of the most indisputably brutal, serious and unapologetic music on the scene today. That’s because the band isn’t married to one sound, blending speed-metal guitars with the signature howling of screamer Alex Boston to create a sound that people absolutely love to thrash around to. DEADKILL | Rock | 8:15 pm If you like your music at an arm’s distance, we suggest you steer clear of Deadkill. The Seattle band, one of several Good to Die Records bands to play Volume 2014, is literally in your face when they play. At their Mootsy’s show last year, singer Bryan Krieger ripped off his shirt and sang with crazy, wide eyes. Behind him, the band played a tidal wave of fast, fist-pumping rock. It was awesome. BBBBANDITS | Surf rock | 9:15 pm (this show is 21 and over) Pay no attention to the number of B’s in BBBBandits’ name (it’s four); it’s really not important. What is important is the fact the 2012 Inlander Band to Watch is returning to Volume to rock the hell out of you with their instrumental surf rock. The group plans a new album release party on Saturday, May 24, so be on the lookout.
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412 W. Sprague: all shows are 21+ BLACKWATER PROPHET | Psych rock | 9:50 pm In a relatively short period of time, this Spokane Valley trio has converted the masses with their thick, noisy blues rock. Taking cues from bands like the Black Angels, the band overlays its lazy, swampy grooves with ridiculous guitarwork and vocals that don’t sound so much like singing as they do begging for forgiveness. They’re one of the 2014 Bands to Watch. ROSE WINDOWS | Psych rock | 10:50 pm Fresh off a series of sold-out shows with the Head and the Heart, Seattle’s Rose Windows travels eastward — for the third time — to convert the masses with their brand of psychedelic rock. The seven-piece Sub Pop Records outfit feels like the best old band you’ve never heard: making new rock sounds tinged with soaring vintage organs and Jethro Tull-esque flute solos. BEAUFLEXX | Dance party | 11:59 pm When it’s late and Spokane wants to party and dance all night, one man is up in the DJ booth playing for them: Beauflexx.
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BUFFALO JONES | Rock | 6 pm Buffalo Jones plays catchy, lyrically driven rock music with a touch of pop and alt-country for good measure. The band’s influences include the Refreshments, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, the Old 97’s and Wilco, just to name a few.
GAYTHEIST | Loud rock | 10 pm If you are ever super, super pissed off and want to yell things like “They tied a steak to his balls and fed it to the dogs!” it’s about time you heard Portland rockers Gaytheist. One of several Good to Die Records bands to play Volume this year, Gaytheist is a band that plays like every song is its last, like every lyric is the final one they will ever scream.
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SAM PLATTS & THE KOOTENAI THREE | Country | 7 pm Jump at the chance to go back in time and hear the kind of country music your grandpa was probably into. That’s what Coeur d’Alene act Sam Platts & the Kootenai Three deliver — hard-won classic honky-tonk with a tinge of modern sensibility. They’re one of the 2014 Bands to Watch. LURES | Surf rock | 8 pm At the beginning of March, Seattle-based trio Lures released a 10-minute single, “22nd,” all one track, long and laborious. While many of their songs don’t normally take that long to say what they need to, the surf-rock outfit’s meandering ways truly are a breath of salty sea air. CURSIVE WIRES | Rock twang | 9 pm A country-tinged rock ‘n’ roll act made up of some of the most decorated members of the Spokane rock scene, Cursive Wires makes Americana that appeals to both the country set and the rockers. The band recently opened for the Celtic rockers Young Dubliners at Knitting Factory and Americana artist Pokey LaFarge at the Bing Crosby Theater. FOLKINCEPTION | Folk rock | 10 pm Local jam-grass act Folkinception finally released an album this year. After raising $7,000 from last year’s Kickstarter campaign, Tower Mountain is a community effort worth the listen. But seeing this five-piece live is even more important than hearing their record. On stage, they bring the party — one you’ll want to grab a beer and invite yourself to.
406 W. Sprague: all shows are 21+ CREEPSHOW | Dark dance party | 8 pm For years, you could probably find Justin East front and center at most every show in Spokane’s scene. In the last couple of years, he’s gotten onstage, first with (now defunct) DJ project Brothers Ov Midnite, and now as Creepshow. East’s combination of dark, gloomy tones and thudding, dirty hip-hop make him one of the most interesting and sought-after local turntablists. MONOGAMY PARTY | Loud rock | 9 pm Seattle’s Monogamy Party, another excellent band on Good to Die Records, are face-slayers who make noisy, angry, awkward, bizarro punk rock in the style of bands like Big Business and Lightning Bolt. If you’ve been waiting for them to come here, don’t sleep on this show — the band announced earlier this month that Volume will be one of their last shows ever.
FLEE THE CENTURY | Rock and dance | 11 pm There are a lot of beautiful things that make Spokane what it is, like the raging falls, the beautiful parks and the first day when it snows. But perhaps one of the most beautiful things you can see in Spokane is the way a crowd of people will practically kneel at the altar of Flee the Century, a five-years-defunct Spokane dancerock band. People will scream every lyric and dance like they’re about to die. You’ll become one of them.
232 W. Sprague: all shows are 21+ SCOTT RYAN | Acoustic | 6 pm After establishing himself as a solo artist in Los Angeles, Scott Ryan has moved back to the Inland Northwest, relocating to Spokane where his indie folk-rock tunes fit in well. Performing and recording for the past 10 years, Ryan also has composed scores for several short films.
SO YOU LIKE STRAIGHT-UP ROCK AND ROLL?
FRIDAY 7 pm, Big Dipper: Heavy Seventeen 7:15 pm, Red Room Lounge: Boat Race Weekend 9:15 pm, Red Room Lounge: The Static Tones 10:50 pm, nYne: The Camaros 11:15 pm, Red Room Lounge: Dead Serious Lovers SATURDAY 6 pm, Irv’s: Buffalo Jones 6:30 pm, Neato Burrito: The Colourflies 8:30 pm, Neato Burrito: The Bettys 9:50 pm, Club 412: Blackwater Prophet
MJ THE INHUMAN BEATBOX + NOBE | Hip-hop | 7 pm To the best of our knowledge, local artist Michael Janson (aka MJ the Inhuman Beatbox) is a human being. He’s also is a one-man act who beatboxes, sings, plays guitar and works a looping machine simultaneously. With fellow Flying Spider Nobe, the pair fuse lyrical acrobatics with MJ’s … everything else. Come listen, and have your mind justifiably blown. WAX & DRUMS FEAT. JAEDA | Hip-hop | 8 pm It would be easy to say that Jaeda makes real hip-hop, but everyone’s definition of real is relative. The rapper, a 2010 Inlander Band to Watch, has been making Spokane hip-hop since the ’90s. When you listen to her flows, you can relate on almost every level of life’s trials and heartaches. Her stage presence is absolutely magical. Hip-hop doesn’t get more real than this. PUFF PUFF BEER | College party rock | 9:30 pm Puff Puff Beer creates the kind of funky sound that just makes you feel cool, the way you feel after you’ve had that first drink of the night, warm and open. The funky, sing-speak music is more than enough to come together for — for audience and band alike. DOWN NORTH | Soul | 10:30 pm Bringing what could be the most soulful set of the entire Volume weekend is Seattle-based Down North. Lead by singer Anthony “RenaGade” Briscoe, the band doesn’t let its audience go until they’re up and dancing in a sweaty mess, letting the group’s funky and groovy riffs flow into every orifice. ...continued on next page
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SO YOU LIKE HIP-HOP? FRIDAY 10 pm, nYne: The Digital Wild SATURDAY 5 pm, Big Dipper: Bitwvlf 6 pm, Big Dipper: All Urban Outfield 7 pm, nYne: MJ the Inhuman Beatbox & Nobe 8 pm, nYne: Wax & Drums feat. Jaeda 10:30 pm, nYne: Down North
SO YOU WANT TO SEE PAST AND PRESENT INLANDER BANDS TO WATCH? FRIDAY 6 pm, Irv’s: Silver Treason 7:30 pm, Mootsy’s: BLVCK CEILING 8 pm, Big Dipper: Normal Babies 8:10 pm, Club 412: Bloody Gloves 8:15 pm, Neato Burrito: Ian L. Miles 9 pm, Irv’s: Marshall McLean Band (formerly of Horse Thieves) 10:15 pm, Red Room Lounge: Mirror Mirror 11:15 pm, Red Room Lounge: Dead Serious Lovers (Henry Nordstrom) 11:50 pm, nYne: Terrible Buttons (final show)
SATURDAY 6 pm, Big Dipper: All Urban Outfield (feat. K. Clifton) 7 pm, Big Dipper: 66beat 7:30 pm, Club 412: Losing Skin 7:30 pm, Red Room Lounge: Bandit Train (formerly Please Draw In Me) 8 pm, nYne: Wax & Drums feat. Jaeda 9 pm, Big Dipper: Hooves 9:15 pm, Club 412: BBBBandits 9:20 pm, The Bartlett: Mama Doll 9:50 pm, Club 412: Blackwater Prophet 10:40 pm, Red Room Lounge: Psychic Rites
SO YOU HAVE A FEW GRAY HAIRS, KIDS AND WANNA CUT LOOSE? FRIDAY 7 pm, The Barlett: Cloud Person 8 pm, The Barlett: Jason Webley 9 pm, Irv’s: Marshall McLean Band 10 pm, The Barlett: Cami Bradley 10:50 pm, Nyne: The Camaros 11:15 pm, Club 412: Lavoy 12:20 am, Red Room Lounge: The Grizzled Mighty SATURDAY 8:30 pm, Neato Burrito: The Bettys 9:20 pm, The Bartlett: Mama Doll 9:30 pm, Nyne: Puff Puff Beer 10 pm, Irv’s: Folkinception 10:30 pm, Nyne: Down North 11:30 pm, Nyne: The Hoot Hoots 11:50 pm, Red Room Lounge: The Flavr Blue
SATURDAY, MAY 31, CONTINUED THE HOOT HOOTS | Indie dance party | 11:30 pm Do you like being happy? Dancing around with a smile on your face in a crowd of other smiling people? Do you like rainbows? If you said “yes” to these questions, you’d be remiss to skip the Hoot Hoots’ set at Volume. The Seattle band — which often plays its happy go-lucky rock songs in rainbow monk’s cloaks onstage — actually campaigned to come back and play Volume for a second year in a row. Which is hilarious, because they’re one of our favorite Northwest bands.
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521 W. Sprague: all shows are 21+ CLOAK&DAGGER | Dark dance party | 6:30 pm and between sets Before he was making some of the creepiest music around, Dan Ocean was making some of the finest beats behind local hip-hop artists. Ocean hops on the turntables at Red Room to keep the house rocking all night. BANDIT TRAIN | Videogame rock | 7:30 pm The Brothers Malsam love videogames, and it’s something they say is alive and well as ever in their music. The pair was one of the Inlander’s earliest Bands to Watch (they were called Please Draw In Me back then), and has since added guitar to their drums-and-keys setup. It’s awesome to watch even the most strait-laced guy in the audience totally dig what Bandit Train does with kooky Zelda-esque sounds and blasting drums.
M. AKERS | Electronic | 8:30 pm M. Akers is a self-taught electronic music outsider originally from Detroit, now located in the PNW. His all-hardware synth songs range from the dark, brooding atmosphere of John Carpenter and Fabio Frizzi’s ’70s and ’80s film scores to the unrelenting, sequenced madness of Tangerine Dream. BOY EATS DRUM MACHINE | Electric wizardry | 9:30 pm Jon Ragel is his own show. On stage he’ll switch from saxophone to drum set to DJ station and back again, keeping all of his plates spinning at the same time. At it since 2001, the Portland performance artist has had plenty of time to perfect keeping his audience engaged with his electronic wizardry. PSYCHIC RITES | Neon doom disco | 10:40 pm If you think of the band that you would least expect to come out of the Palouse, it would be Psychic Rites. But novelty isn’t what makes them good, and isn’t what made them a 2013 Inlander Band to Watch: it’s their bizarro take on
electronic music. Led by Mike Siemens, the band has evolved over the years from a quirky twopiece to a forceful, dark electronic trio that can get just about any room shaking in their shoes. THE FLAVR BLUE | Dance party | 11:50 pm Y’all know that chorus in Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “White Walls” — that catchy hook that goes “I got that off-black Cadillac, midnight drive/Got that gas pedal, lean back, taking my time… ” It’s sung by Seattle’s own Hollis WongWear — who’ll take a break from hanging out with Macklemore and performing on the Tonight Show to play Spokane with her electronic dance-pop band The Flavr Blue. Prepare to have your mind blown.
228 W. Sprague: all shows are all-ages BRISTOL | Rock | 8:30 pm Formed last spring by brothers Curran and Riley Long, Sean Tyson and Kris Mayhew, the Spokane foursome has built a sound on country sentiment and Christian values. Technically a rock band, the group offers a sweet sound for those looking for something a little more wholesome. MAMA DOLL | Indie rock | 9:20 pm An all-female band isn’t just some sort of ploy, especially when they’re as interesting to listen to as Mama Doll is. After getting together last July, Austen Case, Sarah Berentson (of Terrible Buttons) and Jen Landis (of Cedar & Boyer) have added a new member, Claire Fieberg, and are ready to take their achingly primal, spiritual songs into the studio. Finally. They’re one of the 2014 Bands to Watch.
just-out-of-reach, dreamy nostalgia behind Bitwvlf’s songs, evoking a dark, childlike eeriness in many of his tracks. ALL URBAN OUTFIELD | Psychedelic hip-hop | 6 pm Kay Clifton (aka Quiz) has long been a local hiphop fixture, with a vocal timbre and philosophical approach matched by few others, anywhere. The 2011 Inlander Band to Watch may have finally found his match in the hyper-literate, stream-of-consciousness rapping of p.WRECKS. As All Urban Outfield, the pair collaborate with MCs and producers from the Northwest and beyond to make dark, multidimensional, psychotropic hip-hop. 66BEAT | Garage punk | 7 pm “Shut your mouth, shut it up. Forget your stupid questions.” Those are the kind of no-nonsense lyrics you can expect to hear from up-and-coming punk-rock locals 66beat at the band’s tape release show this weekend. When singer Aaron Bocook sings them, they come out in this great Iggy Pop sneer, backed by rolling drums from Paul Forster. It’s totally contagious, irresistible punk — the kind of stuff you can picture teenage girls sneaking out of the house to go dance to. X SUNS | Heavy rock | 8 pm Heavy music fans with an Isis album in their collection, or even the casual connoisseur of instrumental rock, should be front and center for Seattle’s X Suns (you say the X like “Ten”) set at Volume. The band makes sweeping soundtracks that are both beautiful and brutal, and has become revered on the westside for its technicality and ridiculous musical chops.
KITHKIN | Indie rock | 10:10 pm When Kithkin takes to the Volume stage, prepare for a bunch of musical sorcery about to hit you square in the face, prepare for primal beats that just rip through your ear holes. Hear one song and there’s no way you won’t be hungry for more of this Seattle-based indie-rock act. Kithkin’s debut album, Rituals, Trances & Ecstasies For Humans in Face of The Collapse, came out on May 20.
HOOVES | Psychedelic space rock | 9 pm Hooves is a band. No, it’s more than that: it’s an art project, a collision of noise and harmony, a conduit for exploration, a spaceship careening into the black. A 2013 Inlander Band to Watch, the Spokane experimental psych outfit comes at listeners from every angle with a sound that is spacey and gothic, filled with rage and doom. The band’s first full release, a cassette entitled Valley of the Craftsmen, came out in March.
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DUST MOTH | Heavy gaze | 10 pm Dust Moth has a ridiculous pedigree. The Seattle “heavy gaze” band features ex-members of Minus the Bear, These Arms Are Snakes, Undertow and Shift, and the singer from XVIII Eyes (formerly Eighteen Individual Eyes). Dust Moth creates gauzy, angular soundscapes fraught with distortion, fuzz and all the things that make heavy music awesome, but dips a toe into pop music with Irene Barber’s lilting vocals.
171 S. Washington: all shows are all-ages BITWVLF | Electronic | 5 pm From the tiniest of noises — chirping birds and subtle gasps — Spokane electronic artist Bitwvlf (aka Eric Kerzman) creates atmospheres and dreams, and more than a few dance-floor-ready bangers. When he layers his music with samples from films like The Dark Crystal, there’s a sort of
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been a big part of him: food. Nikfar plans to open two places. One, called Caffé Affogato, will be an Italian espresso bar brewing coffee from wood-roasted beans. It will serve affogatos — a scoop of ice cream or gelato topped with a shot of espresso. Mediterrano will be the other, serving Mediterranean fare like sandwiches, stuffed grape leaves, rice bowls, pasta and housemade hummus from local organic beans. He chose the name Mediterrano because it’s the Italian word for a lifestyle of savoring life, good food and the weather, Nikfar says. “That’s how I want to cook for people. I want them to enjoy themselves.” Jeremy Hansen, the chef/owner of Santé Restaurant and Charcuterie located farther west on Main, plans to move all bread making out of Santé to a new bakery in the Commons, where he’ll also make pastries and other confections. A business from the owners of Sun People Dry Goods also plans to join the others. And while not at 19 W. Main, a pizzeria with a full bar aims to open around the same time inside Merlyn’s next door. Situated at the back of Saranac Commons, Dan Dvorak and Steve Wells are constructing Black Label Brewing Company, their four-barrel brewery which will be viewable from their taproom attached to the front. Dvorak and Wells keep beehives and grow some of the hops at their farm to use for their brews, such as their Honey Bandit Blonde.
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Owners of these Saranac Commons businesses hope to add more vitality to an already booming stretch of West Main Avenue. YOUNG KWAK PHOTO “We’re trying to produce as many of our own ingredients and be as organic as we can,” says Dvorak. In addition to their own brews, Black Label plans to make root beer for the under-21 crowd and also pour other local beer, cider and wine. Sticking with the collective feel, Dvorak says customers are welcome to bring anything from the surrounding food vendors to the taproom. “All of the other people in the building are really awesome,” he says. Nikfar agrees. “I really love this community,” he says. “This sort of feels like an enclave.” He says he wants to provide people with a homemade, slow-paced experience. “We’ve been trained to eat like robots,” says Nikfar. “But food isn’t fuel. It’s love. It’s joy. It’s happiness.” n
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Nudo brings the ramen trend to Spokane with flavorful bowls and hip atmosphere BY LISA WAANANEN
Nudo hosted students from the Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute for the restaurant’s the soft opening. TRAVIS KNIGHT PHOTO
t’s the morning of Nudo’s third day in business and the staff is scrambling for noodles. The ramen noodles made specially in Seattle to the restaurant’s specifications were supposed to last four days — instead, they’d all been slurped up by 9:30 the previous night, and now more are being rushed across the state. Spokane may be a little late to the ramen trend, but evidently not for lack of appetite. Long a staple in Japan, ramen has been sweeping the nation in the past few years after first taking hold in big cities like New York and Los Angeles. If your impression of ramen comes entirely from those dry packets rehydrated in dorm room hot pots, you’re in for a treat — traditional ramen is meant to be casual and comforting, but it’s something of an art to devour the broth and fresh meat and vegetable toppings in a way that brings out its full character. “There’s such a variation of flavor in each bowl of
soup, and each bite gives you a different feeling and taste,” says Josh Hissong, who owns the restaurant with his wife, Jing. They previously opened Ginger Asian Bistro and Wasabi — they’ve since sold Wasabi — and brought sushi chef Tong Liu along to try his hand at the new noodle kitchen. The latest American twist in the ramen trend is a ramen burger — a beef patty between two buns made of noodles — which Nudo offers, along with a wide selection of more traditional bowls and a selection of skewers called yakitori. The spicy miso has been a favorite, and diners haven’t shied away from more adventurous options like the five spice lamb or chicken gizzard yakitori. For drinks, Nudo offers an extensive sake menu, signature cocktails and draft beer including Sapporo and Kirin. The ramen arrives at the tables steaming in deep, white bowls that match the restaurant’s clean lines and soaring dining space. Oversized graphics by Jesse Scheller
of Magner Sanborn add pops of yellow and red to the walls, and the long communal table that runs the length of the dining space is lit by overhead lights that look like inverted ramen bowls. (Kitchen prep and storage is downstairs, where they plan to start making their own noodles.) It’s a big transformation for the old building, which was previously home to Berg’s Shoes and now features the work of Hissong’s design and architecture firm, HDG, which also designed Fire Artisan Pizza’s space next door. Bringing the old building down to its bones was no easy task and the execution is characteristically stylish, but Hissong says they had plenty of inspiration from traveling. “We see this restaurant in every other city we go to, whether it’s here or overseas,” he says. “In Japan this is a very common feel for a ramen house.” n Nudo • 818 W. Sprague • Mon-Sat, 11 am to close • NUDO on Facebook • 290-5763
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list of food styles on the new Browne’s Tavern Facebook business page includes 16 entries, ranging from German to Thai, Italian to Hawaiian. The lack of a distinct theme is intentional. Browne’s Tavern co-owner and executive chef Floyd Loomis, formerly of Asiagio’s Ristorante in Boise, set out to create a menu representing many varieties of international cuisine, with a focus on comfort food-inspired entrées. “People are more familiar now with cuisine from all over the world,” Loomis says, adding, “there are food choices of various traditions that can come together on a menu at a tavern.” He mentions kraut flekken ($14), a buttery German pasta dish of gnocchi, braised red cabbage, bacon and parsley. Alongside that and several other Eurocentric pasta entrées ($13-$17), Loomis also created the Mobile, a shrimp and grits dish with spicy, Southern-style Tasso ham and au jus ($18). Just below that is the Thai, a red curry risotto with peppers, onion, spinach, basil and the choice to add chicken or shrimp ($16-$21). Other international dishes in the mix include a Vietnamese banh mi sandwich ($11) and a Hawaiian-inspired rice and chicken bowl
($13). Rounding out the menu are a half-dozen appetizers ($9-$13), salads ($5-$9), several housemade desserts ($7-$8), and an extensive cocktail and wine list. And while “tavern” may not be the first word that comes to mind when describing the feel of the charming, brick-colored Victorian housing the new eatery, a steampunk-inspired decor inside — including a wall of open books attached by the cover framing a taxidermied bear head — lends to the menu’s eclectic approach. Browne’s Tavern is co-owned by Mary Moltke, who also owns the adjacent EJ Roberts Mansion Bed & Breakfast and operated the defunct EJ’s Garden Bistro, which lasted little more than a year before closing last fall. For those who’ve missed the historic home’s former occupant, the return of another outdoor patio to dine on all summer long is a welcome addition to the Browne’s Addition neighborhood. n email@example.com
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reakfast in downtown Coeur d’Alene just got a little sexier. Just as cherry blossoms blanketed Sherman Avenue, Scratch revved up its menu with takes on traditional breakfast favorites like omelettes ($9-$10) and chicken fried steak ($12). French toast is crème brûléed and topped with huckleberry sauce ($10), while the ham and cheese is served as croque monsieur with Brie, Swiss and caramelized onions ($12). Nothing says decadent more than adult beverages for breakfast. How about Bellinis, blood orange mimosas or sake bloody Marys ($5)?
“Doing breakfast has been on my mind for a while now,” says chef-owner Jason Rex, who opened Scratch CDA with partner Connie Naccarato in 2009 (Scratch opened in Spokane in 2007). “I just needed to get the right equipment and people in place to do it right.” The right people, and more of ’em. Now open daily from 7 am to 9 pm, Scratch also serves appetizers and select menu items to next-door Studio 107, an art gallery and live music venue. Look for a new happy hour soon, from 2:30-5:30 pm daily. — CARRIE SCOZZARO
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TOMATO STREET 6220 N. Division | 484-4500 The secret has long been out about this Inland Northwest mini-chain, which offers quality Italian food in a family-friendly environment. But if you’re not with the kids, do yourself a favor. When the line to get in grows into the next room, just head straight to the bar. If you can find a seat there, you can order from their full menu of pasta and other Italian specialties and a gigantic menu of fun cocktails, like the Woo Woo and the Wild Thing. Then, of course, you can dig into a heaping plate of spaghetti. FIESTA MEXICANA 1227 S. Grand Blvd. | 455-7117 An icon of family Mexican on the mid-South Hill, Fiesta Mexicana sports everything you’d expect from inland Tex-Mex, but with betterthan-expected offerings of fish and vegetarian options. This delicious, fresh spin on authentic cuisine has attracted many fans. It’s frequently packed, but there’s rarely a wait.
FERGUSON’S CAFE 804 W. Garland | 328-1950 Ferguson’s is not a cafe or restaurant — it’s a diner. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in tasty, heaping portions, and there’s nothing on the menu that you’ll struggle to pronounce. Old-fashioned and straightforward, Ferguson’s is a reminder of a simpler time. The milkshakes are made to order out of the original machine — installed in 1941, and fittingly the only appliance not destroyed in the devastating 2011 fire. MAGGIE’S SOUTH HILL GRILL 2808 E. 29th | 536-4745 Thoughtful, well-crafted food doesn’t have to be outlandishly expensive. This South Hill favorite is charming and good for families, and it takes pride in the details, whether that means a hint of goat cheese on salads, Cajun tartar sauce with the fish and chips, or chipotle aioli on a roasted portobello sandwich. Try them for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays — they serve the classics, refined.
MOLLY’S FAMILY RESTAURANT 224 S. Lincoln | 624-4413 The corner of Third and Lincoln has a shrine to a character whose celebrity has grown long after her death. If you’ve walked into Molly’s Family Restaurant — for the massive chicken fried steak, say, or the delicious, gooey eggs Benedict— you’ve probably seen her visage painted on the diner’s south wall. She’s black and white with a cat-like profile, skunk-like tail and disgruntled expression on her face. That’s Molly. PICABU NEIGHBORHOOD BISTRO 901 W. 14th | 624-2464 Picabu attributes its longstanding success to its menu’s flexibility. Rather than offering a separate section for vegetarians or the allergy-prone, it simply tweaks its dishes to cater to customers’ needs. Try anything with fire sauce on it. Creamy, garlicky, with a spicy kick, this housemade condiment is served on everything from prawns to pasta, or tofu, if you so desire ($8-$12). They also have great desserts, including chocolate peanut butter pie and a rotating fruit crisp.
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Back to the Mutants The X-Men franchise adds a little time travel to the mix BY MARYANN JOHANSON
t’s a nasty future we open on: dark, post-apocalyptic skies and ruined cities left in the wake of the ongoing genocide of mutants and humans by robot Sentinels. The sci-fi Judgment Day has come and the Terminators aren’t even bothering to imprison survivors in the Matrix. There will be time travel. It’s gonna get fixed. I don’t know how Professor Charles Xavier is alive again, in his older Patrick Stewart guise, because he was killed in 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand. Maybe Xavier’s death was erased in some other time-travel shenanigans. There’s no attempt to explain it here, and it doesn’t really matter. He has a plan to stop the Sentinel war decades in the past, before it even begins. The idea is to use the powers of mutant Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) — who can send people’s consciousnesses back in time by a few days, into their own past bodies — to send Charles’ mind back to 1973, when/where he will work to stop his old friend, the shapeshifter Raven (Jennifer Lawrence), from killing Dr. Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage, in a refreshingly size-blind role), who was developing the Sentinels; ironically, he could get no support from the U.S. government for his work, but his death at the hand of a mutant convinced them his project was essential. But Kitty says no; a mind trip into that distant a past will kill the body it arrives in. Ah, but what about
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someone who can heal from any injury? So the job gets turned over to Logan (Hugh Jackman), the only one who could survive the “journey.” This is where the fun really starts, and not just because Wolverine gets to experience his own little Life on Mars retro-fest back in the land of lava lamps and waterbeds. There’s a delicious beauty in the prickly Logan having to suddenly become a people person, actively working to be ingratiating, while also telling an outrageous story about traveling back in time to those whose help he needs. Better still: we get
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Rated PG-13 Directed by Bryan Singer; Starring Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence an exquisite reversal of the master-and-pupil dynamic Logan and Xavier once had — way back in the first film, 2000’s X-Men — when Logan was a huge personal mess and the grounded, patient Xavier tamed him (a little bit, anyway). Now, in 1973, the younger Xavier (James McAvoy) is the personal disaster, his work to help mutants forgotten. His grief over losing Raven still stings; even his mutant power to read minds has overwhelmed him to the point where he is taking a drug to suppress it.
And then — because they need his help, too — they have to spring Magneto (Michael Fassbender) from the most secure prison on the planet. Yes, this is a lot of fun. Perhaps the most astonishing thing is that this movie is as elegant as it is. The plot is almost ridiculously convoluted, cramming in an absurd number of characters and traipsing all over the planet, from China to New York to Vietnam to Paris. But even when it’s looping back on itself — and back into previous films — it works. In retrospect, there’s surprisingly little “action,” at least on the scale we’re used to in comic-book flicks, though what there is doesn’t feel like stuff we’ve seen a hundred times before. Being able to set mutants with unusual powers against one another helps, but director Bryan Singer also knows that a little goes a long way, and that holding off showing us something spectacular is more effective than being pornographic about it. It’s not astonishing, given the track record of this franchise, that this latest X-Men tale is powerfully humanist. But this time out, not just in its ongoing metaphor in which “mutation” represents any sort of bigotry and irrational fear of people who are a little different. The things we do now matter, and can have an impact far beyond this particular moment. Hindsight that could be acted on via time travel might be cool. But foresight works, too.
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Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) has always lived her life between two worlds. The illegitimate child of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode), Belle is of a higher rank than the servants, but cannot eat with her own family because of her mixed-race status. Strangled by class systems and prejudice, Belle begins to find her voice only when she falls in love with a man who wants to change the world for the better, but does not have the rank her family requires. (ER) Rated PG
Ewa (Marion Cotillard,) and her sister Magda (Angela Sarafyan) escape from their native Poland for a better future. When Magda falls ill and is kept out of the U.S., Ewa realizes that their American dream is still far off. Tempted with the promise of freeing Magda from quarantine, Ewa is forced into prostitution that slowly but surely breaks her spirit. When magician Orlando (Jeremy Renner) steals Ewa’s heart, she rediscovers her will to live in this heartbreaking, beautiful drama directed by James Gray. (ER) Rated R
In a movie together again, Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore (Team Sandlermore, if you will) head to Africa. They play Jim and Lauren, a couple who endure an awful blind date, then somehow end up at the same resort half a world away. Both have kids, which makes things even crazier, right? When Lauren starts falling for these motherless kids, she’s in danger of falling for the whole package. Directed by frequent Sandler collaborator Frank Coraci (The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy), Blended is full of the sort of silliness Sandler has been taking to the bank with the Grown Ups franchise. (MB) Rated PG-13
Tom Hardy plays Ivan Locke, a family man and construction foreman battling a cold as he drives alone on an at-first mysterious mission. We’re tasked to piece together the source of conflict between Locke and a series of callers (heard but never seen), ranging from his boss to his wife to a hospital in London. But kick out the legs of the plot engine — where Locke is going and why — and what sticks is its stirring portrait of a detail-oriented man trying to stay true to his self-defined code of honor. Locke also delivers a couple of soliloquies to his dead dad. (KJ) Rated R
For centuries, Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton) have loved one another. Vampires from an older generation, they both value music and books more than anything else. Lately, though, musician Adam has decided his melancholy has become too much to handle and decides to kill himself. Lover Eve reenters his life, hoping to curve his depression and restore their romance. As their world begins to collapse around them, both vampires struggle to hold onto one another in this dark drama directed by Jim Jarmusch. (ER) Rated R
Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau, who also wrote and directed) plate some delectable-looking meals. After a local food critic tears the L.A. hotshot chef to shreds, Carl quits his job and searches for what he really wants to do, finding it in a beat-up old food truck. Many familiar faces (Bobby Cannavale, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Sofía Vergara, Robert Downey Jr.) accompany Favreau in his film that won the Narrative Award for best feature at the Tribeca Film Festival. The director best known for big-budget films like the Iron Man series and Cowboys & Aliens visually dazzles the audience, but litters his film with food porn instead of special effects. (JM) Rated R
The issue of obesity has been a muchtalked-about problem in our society for a couple decades now, but it seems like none of the solutions have really stuck. This documentary, narrated by news legend Katie Couric, points the finger for this epidemic at sugar and the people who put it in our kids’ food. The film takes to task everyone from presidential administrations, the FDA and, most poignantly, the mega corporations who produce the vast majority of our country’s foods. At Magic Lantern (MB) Rated PG
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X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
In the latest installment of this Marvel franchise, we open on a nasty future: dark, post-apocalyptic skies and ruined cities left in the wake of the ongoing genocide of mutants and humans by robot Sentinels. The sci-fi Judgment Day has come and the Terminators aren’t even bothering to imprison survivors in the Matrix. Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) has a plan to stop the Sentinel war decades in the past, before it even begins. There will be time travel and everything is gonna get fixed. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Peter Dinklage, Ian McKellan and Michael Fassbender. (MJ) Rated PG-13
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The new version of Spider Man returns with even more baddies for our favorite former nerd to battle. Balancing both romance with his girlfriend, Gwen (Emma Stone), as well as the everyday troubles of being amazing, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) has a lot on his plate. The birth of a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx) who seems to be stronger than our wayward hero, brings a new revelation. (ER) PG-13
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Paul Walker, in one of his last roles he played before dying in a car wreck last year, plays Damien, a Detroit cop whose father, also a cop, was killed by a notorious drug lord. Now, this cop is going into one of the city’s worst neighborhoods to try to ferret out this bad dude and get a little payback for dear ol’ Dad. (MB) Rated PG-13
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
After awakening 70 years into the future, Captain America (Chris Evans) has a lot of catching up to do. His team — Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) — are more than willing to lend a hand in his endeavors to re-adjust to modern life. This time around, the bad guy happens to be the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), a former Soviet spy. (ER) PG-13
Director Ivan Reitman (who did, among many other things, Ghostbusters) brings us a relatively accurate depiction of the NFL draft and all the backroom shenanigans. Kevin Costner stars as the GM of the Cleveland Browns who, on the eve of the draft, has seen both his personal life and his career wander onto shaky ground. Now, he has to decide whether to take a heralded quarterback as the first pick. (MB) Rated PG-13
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FINDING VIVIAN MAIER
Finding Vivian Maier recounts the discovery by John Maloof (who co-directed this documentary with Charlie Siskel) of a reclusive photographer’s tens of thousands of mysterious photographs and the filmmakers ensuing quest to discover the artist’s identity. All evidence suggests Maier, who died in 2009, was very private; conjecture suggests she was in some way mentally ill. At Magic Lantern (LW) Not Rated
Without even attempting to capture the spirit of the sometimes grim, sometimes goofy series of Japanese Godzilla films that ran from 1954-2004, this second Hollywood attempt at a movie about the big, gray lizard with radioactive breath is convoluted in its story lines and plodding in its presentation. The supposed monstrous star of the film is in a supporting role, overshadowed by lots of scientific babble and two other monsters called Mutos who are more interested in making Muto babies than knocking down buildings. Of course, real estate goes down when Godzilla finally goes up against them. But that good stuff is too little and comes far too late. (ES) Rated PG-13
Alejandro Jodorowsky envisioned Orson Welles, Mick Jagger and Salvador Dali as some of the cast in his page-toscreen epic Dune. But it never happened. The cult filmmaker’s dreams to create one of the biggest sci-fi films in history, based on Frank Herbert’s novel of the same name, crumbled apart after years of work. But in its wake, Dune’s death planted seeds for what are now genre
classics, like Star Wars and Alien. Director Frank Pavich’s documentary on the film — the most ahead-of-its-time movie ever, some say — tells the story of what Dune could have been. (CS) Rated PG-13
Joe (Nicolas Cage) is an ex-con who heads up day labor crews, poisoning trees so that lumber companies have an excuse to cut them down. He drives a beater truck and listens to grind metal. He smokes cigarettes and drinks cheap whiskey and pays for the company of women; Joe is a badass with a heart of gold and a liver of steel. When he meets a hardworking 15-year-old boy living with his dangerously abusive father, he has to decide whether to help the kid out or keep his focus on his own set of problems. At Magic Lantern (MB) Rated R
LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN
When our heroine Dorothy (Lea Michele) returns to Kansas, she finds her hometown still ravaged by the tornado that took her to Oz. So, she’s heading back to the Emerald City. Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), Tin Man (Kelsey Grammar) and the Cowardly Lion (James Belushi) need her help them to stop an evil jester (Martin Short) who plans to take over the happy Land of Oz. (CS) Rated PG
In this Mumbai romance, the famously efficient lunch delivery system, Dabbawalas, makes a mistake and causes a grieving widower and a lonely and unhappy housewife to find each other. This causes the two to eventually develop a relationship when they send each other notes through their shared lunchbox. At Magic Lantern (PS)
MILLION DOLLAR ARM
Between its underdog story, charming characters and light (but consistent) humor, Million Dollar Arm has got universal appeal. Jon Hamm stars as real-life sports agent JB Bernstein, who’s desperate for an outside-the-box idea after striking out with American pro athletes. Bernstein gets the idea to go to India to find young cricket bowlers to convert into
baseball pitchers, and soon finds himself as a fish out of water (SS) Rated PG
This film casts Seth Rogen in a comfortable role as a genial pot-smoker, and a wonderfully wild Rose Byrne in a comfortable role where she’s allowed to speak with her own Australian accent, as Mac and Kelly are forced to contend with the Delta Psi fraternity buying the suburban house next door to theirs. OK premise, awful result. (SR) Rated R
THE OTHER WOMAN
In this Hollywood universe, one man (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones) has the super-human ability to get Leslie Mann, Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton — obviously, from the get-go, this film isn’t based in reality. When they all discover he’s cheating on them, the three women band together to deliver some just desserts. (LJ) PG-13
Directed by Mark Levinson, Particle Fever follows six scientists on the cusp of a historic discovery. Some have spent their whole careers — 30 years of research — on one claim. Together they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe through the use the Large Hadron Collider, one of the globe’s most expensive machines which could potentially create the elusive God particle on which they have staked their careers. At Magic Lantern. (ER) Not Rated
THE RAILWAY MAN
Eric Lomax (Colin Firth) is haunted. As a youth, Lomax fought in World War II as a British Army officer where he was taken into a Japanese labor camp and brutally tortured. Years later the abuse and violence still follows him, regardless of his loving relationship with his supportive and sensible wife, Patti (Nicole Kidman). Informed by a friend that his torturer is still alive, Lomax sets out to face his demons and exact his revenge in this quiet, haunting drama based off the best-selling autobiography from the same name. (ER) Rated R
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om Hardy has been working steadily in alone on an at-first mysterious mission. The British film and television for nearly 15 little gray cells (not to mention those tiny, intuiyears, but American audiences largely tive hairs on the back of the neck) prick at the know his special brand of mesmerism via welcome call to action, tasked to piece together secondary roles: as the villainous Bane with the the source of conflict between Locke and a series voice box of doom in The Dark Knight Rises; the of callers (heard but never seen), from his boss sad-Lothario secret agent Ricki Tarr in Tinker to his wife to a hospital in London. But kick Tailor Soldier Spy; Inception’s smooth criminal and out the legs of the plot engine — the first-watch Lawless’ stoic bootlegger. (Or the McG abomiuncertainty of where Locke is going and why nation This Means War, a rare — and what sticks is its dance with disposable Hollywood stirring portrait of a detailLOCKE product; we’ll say no more.) oriented man trying to Rated R Hardy’s newest film, Locke, won’t stay true to his self-defined Directed by Steven Knight court a kernel of the audience code of honor. Locke Starring Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman, Ruth Wilson that popped to the most recent also delivers a couple of Batman movie, but it’s a far better soliloquies to his dead showcase of the actor’s talents. dad. Hardy has a field day with them, ghostWritten and directed by Steven Knight ing Richard Burton’s melodious Welsh accent (who also penned Dirty Pretty Things and Eastern and percolating rage, but it’s a touch theatrical: Promises; he’s good with grim), Locke has the Locke’s inner roil is already plenty apparent feel of a one-act, one-man play, with its swift without these “thinking out loud” moments. running time and limited scope. But then, it A restless, nervy actor, Hardy seems to get would never work onstage, because the whole a kick out of tying one hand behind his back. thing takes place inside a car, and that car — a He dominated The Dark Knight Rises even with moving weapon so taken for granted we invent a modified ball gag obscuring most of his face. a hundred other things to do while driving — is Here, locked behind a steering wheel and a conessential to the film’s grosgrain of mundaneness ceptual gimmick, he has only the upper half of and bated-breath suspense. his body to work with. No surprise to anybody Hardy plays Ivan Locke, a family man and who’s been paying attention: Half a Hardy adds construction foreman battling a cold as he drives up to a hell of a lot.
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The artists you have no business missing — if you have a ticket to the three-day music festival BY LAURA JOHNSON AND SETH SOMMERFELD
fter the 2013 festival set a record by selling out in less than 90 minutes, Sasquatch! founder Adam Zacks attempted to split the Memorial Day weekend concert into two events this year. Ticket sales flailed, and the only thing to do was lop off the intended Fourth of July weekend concert. Even if we miss out on Soundgarden, the second weekend’s headliner, the lineup at the Gorge this weekend is still mighty strong. While the three-day event is technically sold out, there are always ways of getting tickets if you want them badly enough. Here are the shows we think you should highly consider hitting up this weekend. (LAURA JOHNSON)
Seattle’s Kithkin fancies itself a Cascadian forest tribe. Its music — wild, kinetic rock with rhythmic complexity and a fair share of animalistic yelps — certainly matches up with this persona. Kithkin’s Sasquatch! set acts as the debut for its new album Rituals, Trances & Ecstasies For Humans in Face of the Collapse. If you miss them at Sasquatch! you can see them at Volume the following weekend. Narwhal, 2 pm (SETH SOMMERFELD)
The oddball stand-up comedian and voice of Gene on Bob’s Burgers is no stranger to musical environments, having served as the opening act for bands like Modest Mouse, the Shins and Cake. Catch him honing his material before he heads to Seattle to record his new comedy special in early June. El Chupacabra, 4:45 pm (SS)
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In the Inlander’s recent Best Of poll, Spokanites voted for Prince as the artist they’d most like to see come to town, so we know you’ll be all about this band. Princess is Maya Rudolph’s Prince cover band. Seriously. The duo, featuring Rudolph’s college friend Gretchen Lieberum, debuted two years ago on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. This could be nothing but hilarious. El Chupacabra, 6 pm (LJ)
Sometimes it just feels good to feel awful. Multiinstrumentalist Matthew Houck, aka Phosphorescent, has produced six albums since 2003, featuring songs so full of lyrical heartache and sadness, it’s hard to understand how his music can be upbeat. He makes indie rock with drops of country, electronic and blues; somehow, all of it seems uplifting when you watch him. Bigfoot, 6:35 pm (LJ)
Unlike the show Damien Jurado pulled off last week at the Bartlett, this set won’t be very intimate. His rolling, haunting bunch of story-songs are meant for contemplation, not screaming or dancing. Hopefully everyone who shows up to his set already knows that. Expect it to be just Jurado and his guitar, but amazing nevertheless. Yeti, 9:15 pm (LJ)
After eight years apart, Outkast finally reunited at Coachella this year… and promptly flopped. It seemed like hip-hop’s greatest duo didn’t even want to be on stage. Reviews of subsequent shows have been much more glowing; here’s hoping they can still recapture some of that Stankonia magic. Sasquatch, 10:40 pm (SS) ...continued on next page
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Dude York’s snotty punk feels like the embodiment of the kid who sat in the back of the class shooting spitballs at the blackboard. Each song revels in bratty bravado, propelled forward by superbly swift drumming, a strong melodic core and plenty of guitar wailing and vocal yelping. Narwhal, 3 pm (SS)
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It’s hard to believe that two sisters from Sweden could understand American folk music better than many born here, but Johanna and Klara Söderberg have been making harmonious and haunting country-infused tunes since 2008, continuously proving their songwriting ability. Their new album Stay Gold comes out June 10. Sasquatch, 3:10 pm (LJ)
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There’s no way you haven’t had the song “Blister in the Sun” stuck in your head at least once in your life. The Milwaukeebased band has plenty more whiny, catchy alt-rock songs in its arsenal — just nothing new. Started in 1980, the trio has broken up twice, but has been back at it since 2013. Sasquatch, 5:50 pm (LJ)
While Deafheaven has a singer, it’s easy to almost think of them as an instrumental act (with screams merely adding color). The band’s mix of black metal and shoegaze aesthetics is brutally heavy, but done so artfully (with a distant nod to melody) and without traditional shredding that it can feel warmly inviting. Yeti, 6:35 pm (SS)
Above all else, Sri Lankan superstar M.I.A. is unpredictable. Her enthusiastic, vitriolic rapping style seems equally ready to start a party and start a riot at any moment. The previous time she played Sasquatch!, she invited fans on stage for a chaotic free-for-all dance party, so bring your dancing shoes just in case. Sasquatch, 8:45 pm (SS)
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They’ve been accused of sounding boring, but the National is anything but. Sure, Matt Berninger’s melancholic crooning could send someone straight into a coma, but only because his baritone timbre is so smooth and delicate. Don’t be fooled: the five-piece knows how to blow the roof off with their live show. Sasquatch, 10:50 pm (LJ)
Good luck finding a more fun Sasquatch! set than Tacocat’s early Sunday offering. Recharge your spiritual battery as the tambourine-bashing quartet of sugary Seattle stoners bust out a gleeful collection of pop-punk ditties about prideful menstruation, trippy birthdays, anarchist roommates, and bus-induced hostility from their killer new album NVM. Yeti, 1 pm (SS)
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Canada has brought us some of the best singer-songwriters — Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, just to name two. While the Vancouver, B.C., act Pink Mountaintops is a rock band, its lyrics still tell stories incredibly well. Led by Stephen McBean, the collective, which now resides in L.A. and has featured musicians from a slew of Canadian and American acts, released new album Get Back last month. Yeti, 3:05 pm (LJ)
Forget any of the buzzworthy young upstarts; we can all only hope to age a fraction as awesomely as Bob Mould. The 50-something former Hüsker Dü frontman hasn’t lost a step, still radiating raw power and rocking twice as hard as youngsters twice his age in the Sasquatch! lineup. Bigfoot, 6:55 pm (SS)
Katie Crutchfield (aka Waxahatchee) sings with a fragility few singer-songwriters can dream of. On 2013’s nearperfect Cerulean Salt, her voice echoes with a Southern sorrow as her hands delicately hold each distantly strummed chord. It’s the ideal music to be breathed in slowly as Sasquatch! nears its end. Yeti, 7:55 pm (SS)
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Within the past two years, Sixto Diaz Rodriguez has finally received the recognition he deserves in this country (he’s big in South Africa and Australia). The spotlight was thrust upon him in 2012 when Searching for Sugar Man, a documentary focusing on his lackluster early-’70s American career, was released and won an Oscar. Now the singer-songwriter is seeing a revival. He also played last year’s Sasquatch!. Bigfoot, 8:20 pm (LJ)
Kid Cudi possesses a certain je ne sais quoi that elevates him to another level when playing festivals. He’s not the biggest MC in the rap game, but when he takes the stage before a festival throng, he performs with a fun-loving swagger that makes onlookers think he probably should be. Sasquatch, 8:45 pm (SS)
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There’s a lot of indie and folk music in this year’s Sasquatch! lineup. If you need to get your hard rock fix somewhere, you won’t want to skip Queens of the Stone Age. The California band’s set closes the main stage Sunday night; you’ll be beyond exhausted. Buck up and listen to the band that put out … Like Clockwork, one of 2013’s best records. It’s going to get loud. Sasquatch, 11 pm (LJ)
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or a band, completing that first full-length album is almost like popping out a kid — you unconditionally love it, but you don’t know if others will, and you might not even care if they do. Spokane’s own instrumental quasi-surf-rock act, 2012 Inlander Band to Watch BBBBandits, releases its debut album National Parks this weekend. Known for creating a grungy yet upbeat and hooky sound that appeals to all ages, this is music you can’t help but move around to. You can also check ’em out at Volume next Saturday night when they play the Club 412 stage. — LAURA JOHNSON BBBBandits with Ouija Bored and Heavy Seventeen • Sat, May 24, at 9 pm • Free • All-ages • The Big Dipper • 171 S. Washington • facebook. com/BigDipperEvents • 863-8098
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ARBOR CREST WINE CELLARS (9279463), Performers on the Patio feat. Eric Neuhausser BEVERLY’S, Robert Vaughn J BUCER’S COFFEEHOUSE PUB, Open Jazz Jam BUCKHORN INN, Texas Twister THE CELLAR, Kosh COEUR D’ALENE CASINO, JamShack. PJ Destiny CRUISERS (624-1495), The Usual Suspects DALEY’S CHEAP SHOTS, Chris Rieser & Snap the Nerve THE HANDLE BAR, Open Mic/Jam Night J THE HOP!, Losing Skin, Archeron Thodol, Progenitus, I Hate This City, Rasputin JONES RADIATOR, Los Chingadores KNITTING FACTORY, Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Freddie Gibbs, Jarren Benton, Psych Ward Druggies, Tyler Denbeigh J LAGUNA CAFÉ, Just Plain Darin LEFTBANK WINE BAR, Karrie O’Neill LUCKY’S IRISH PUB, Likes Girls J MOOTSY’S, Marriage + Cancer, Ouija Bored, Teen Blonde O’SHAY’S, Open mic J THE PHAT HOUSE, Moksha, World Bandits ROADHOUSE COUNTRY ROCK BAR, Open Mic J THE SHOP, Lydell Gorski SPLASH, YESTERDAYSCAKE J SPOKANE FALLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (533-3500), SFCC Spring Fling feat. Todo Mundo THE VAULT SOCIAL CLUB, DJ Seli ZOLA, Milonga
BEVERLY’S, Robert Vaughn BLACK DIAMOND, Bill Bozly & Will
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ROCK THE FAINT
ands from Omaha, Nebraska, no longer have to move to bigger cities. These days they can attain fame and stay put. Nearly 20 years ago, the Faint was one of the bands on the scene that helped start something revolutionary there; they were one of the first to sign with Omaha label Saddle Creek Records. Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) played in the band for a while. Other musicians came and went. The current four-piece lineup has found the perfect balance of dancy, new-wave rock. Next week, touring behind their sixth full-length album Doom Abuse, the Faint brings their fuzzed-out, screechy noise to the Knitting Factory. — LAURA JOHNSON The Faint with Reptar and Darren Keen • Wed, May 28, at 8 pm • $18.50 • All-ages • Knitting Factory • 919 W. Sprague • sp.knittingfactory. com • 244-3279
Foster THE BLIND BUCK, DJ Mayhem BOLO’S, Slow Burn BOWL’Z BITEZ AND SPIRITZ, Likes Girls J BUCER’S COFFEEHOUSE PUB, Saigon County BUCKHORN INN, Memorial Weekend Rock Camp feat. Tufnel CARLIN BAY RESORT (208-6893295), Shiner THE CELLAR, Bakin’ Phat J CHECKERBOARD BAR, Dirty Shirley, Thunderhounds, Lust For Glory COEUR D’ALENE CASINO, Smash Hit Carnival THE COUNTRY CLUB, Redeye Logic CURLEY’S, Nova GEM STATE CLUB (208-245-9916), JamShack GRANDE RONDE CELLARS, Truck Mills THE HANDLE BAR, Obscurity THE HOP!, Ripchain, Thirion X, Helldo-
rado, Six Rounds IDAHO POUR AUTHORITY (208-2902280), Charley Packard IRON HORSE BAR, Phoenix J JONES RADIATOR, Third Seven feat. Flying Spiders J LAGUNA CAFÉ, Robinsong LEFTBANK WINE BAR, Carey Brazil and Jay Condiotti LIBRARY LOUNGE, Big Hair Revolution MAX AT MIRABEAU, Chris Rieser & Snap the Nerve J MEZZO PAZZO WINE BAR, Spare Parts Trio NYNE, DJ The Divine Jewels PEND D’OREILLE WINERY, Captain Wilson Conspiracy, Bridges Home J THE PHAT HOUSE, Angela Marie Project RED ROOM LOUNGE, DJ D3VIN3 ROADHOUSE COUNTRY ROCK BAR, Ryan Larsen Band J SPOKANE FALLS COMMUNITY
COLLEGE (533-3500), SFCC Spring Fling feat. RaisedbyWolves WAGON WHEEL (299-9090), The Usual Suspects WEBSTER’S RANCH HOUSE SALOON (474-9040), Keith Wallace ZOLA, The Fat Tones
BEVERLY’S, Robert Vaughn J THE BIG DIPPER, BBBBandits album release (See story above), Ouija Bored, Heavy Seventeen BLACK DIAMOND, Donnie Emerson & Nancy Sophia THE BLIND BUCK, DJ Daethstar BOLO’S, Slow Burn J BUCER’S COFFEEHOUSE PUB, Carrett Knight BUCKHORN INN, Memorial Weekend Rock Camp feat. Tufnel CARLIN BAY RESORT (208-6893295), Shiner
J THE CELLAR, Bakin’ Phat J CHAPS, Just Plain Darin J CHECKERBOARD BAR, Odyssey, Klaw, Crawler, Power Skeleton COEUR D’ALENE CASINO, Smash Hit Carnival COEUR D’ALENE CELLARS (208-6642336), Steven Harris THE COUNTRY CLUB, Redeye Logic CURLEY’S, Nova GATEWAY MARINA AND RESORT (208-582-3883), Bad Monkey GEM STATE CLUB (208-245-9916), JamShack THE HANDLE BAR, Obscurity J THE HOP!, Koffin Kats IRON HORSE BAR, Phoenix JONES RADIATOR, Innocent Man LEFTBANK WINE BAR, Truck Mills LIBRARY LOUNGE, Big Hair Revolution LOON LAKE SALOON (233-2738), Memorial Day Celebration feat. Six-Strings n’ Pearls
MAX AT MIRABEAU, Chris Rieser & Snap the Nerve NYNE, DJ The Divine Jewels PEND D’OREILLE WINERY, End of an Era Party feat. Bare Grass THE PHAT HOUSE, Bodhi Drip, the Rustics, Carmen Sipes, Beat Boxer Blake THE PINES ON SILVERLAKE (2993223), Bobby Bremer Band RED ROOM LOUNGE, DJ D3VIN3 ROADHOUSE COUNTRY ROCK BAR, Ryan Larsen Band ROCKET MARKET (343-2253), Tanner Azzinnaro THE SHOP, Starlight Motel WILLOW SPRINGS (235-4420), The Usual Suspects
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ARBOR CREST WINE CELLARS (927-9463), Concerts on the Cliff feat. Spare Parts CARLIN BAY RESORT (208-6893295), Shiner THE CELLAR, Dueling Pianos COEUR D’ALENE CASINO, Smash Hit Carnival DALEY’S CHEAP SHOTS, Jam Night with VooDoo Church
THE HOP!, Counterparts, Structures, Betrayal, Villains, Deviance, Extortionist, Outlier REPUBLIC BREWING CO., Fish & Bird ZOLA, Son of Brad
BOWL’Z BITEZ AND SPIRITZ, Open Mic CALYPSOS, Open Mic EICHARDT’S, Monday Night Jam with Truck Mills KNITTING FACTORY, Devildriver, Whitechapel, Carnifex, Revocation, Rivers of Nihil, Fit For an Autopsy RICO’S (332-6566), Open Mic ZOLA, Nate Ostrander Trio
315 MARTINIS AND TAPAS, The Rub THE BARTLETT, Open Mic BEVERLY’S, Robert Vaughn THE CELLAR, Casey Ryan FEDORA PUB, Tuesday Night Jam with Truck Mills THE HOP!, Elecktro Grave JOHN’S ALLEY, Open Mic Night JONES RADIATOR, Open Mic of Open-ness LION’S LAIR, DJs Nobe and MJ THE PHAT HOUSE, Jazz Sessions SPLASH, Bill Bozly THE VAULT SOCIAL CLUB, DJ Q VINTAGE VINES (227-9463), Summer Kickoﬀ Barbecue feat. Paul Basile ZOLA, The Bucket List
Wednesday, 05/28 BEVERLY’S, Robert Vaughn
BOWL’Z BITEZ AND SPIRITZ, Reggae Night feat. DJs Tochanan, Poncho, Tara and MC Splyt THE CELLAR, Riverboat Dave EICHARDT’S, Charley Packard GRANDE RONDE CELLARS, Spokane Songwriters Open Mic THE HANDLE BAR, Steve Starkey THE HOP!, KYRS Beneﬁt feat. Sonic Trash JOHN’S ALLEY, Great Elk JONES RADIATOR, Sally Bop Jazz KNITTING FACTORY, The Faint (See story on facing page), Reptar, Darren Keen LA ROSA CLUB, Jazz Jam with the Bob Beadling Group LUCKY’S IRISH PUB, DJ D3VIN3 MEZZO PAZZO WINE BAR, Chelsey Heidenreich THE PHAT HOUSE, T Mike’s Open Mic SOULFUL SOUPS AND SPIRITS, Open mic THE VAULT SOCIAL CLUB, DJs Freaky Fred and MC Squared ZOLA, The Boss of Me, VooDoo Church
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315 MARTINIS • 315 E. Wallace, CdA • 208667-9660 BABY BAR • 827 W. First Ave. • 847-1234 THE BARTLETT • 228 W. Sprague Ave. BEVERLY’S • 115 S. 2nd St., CdA • 208-765-4000 THE BIG DIPPER • 171 S. Washington St. • 863-8098 BIGFOOT PUB • 9115 N. Division St. • 467-9638 BING CROSBY THEATER • 901 W. Sprague Ave. • 227-7638 BLACK DIAMOND • 9614 E. Sprague • 891-8357 THE BLIND BUCK • 204 N. Division S. • 2906229 BOLO’S• 116 S. Best Rd. • 891-8995 BOOMERS • 18219 E. Appleway Ave. • 755-7486 BOOTS BAKERY & LOUNGE • 24 W. Main Ave. • 703-7223 BOWL’Z BITEZ AND SPIRITZ• 401 W. Riverside Suite 101. • 321-7480 BUCER’S • 201 S. Main, Moscow • 208-882-5216 BUCKHORN INN • 13311 Sunset Hwy.• 244-3991 THE CELLAR • 317 E. Sherman, CdA • 208664-9463 CHAPS • 4237 Cheney-Spokane Rd. • 624-4182 CHECKERBOARD BAR • 1716 E. Sprague • 535-4007 COEUR D’ALENE CASINO • 37914 S. Nukwalqw Rd., Worley • 800-523-2464 COLDWATER CREEK WINE BAR • 311 N. 1st Ave., Sandpoint • 208-263-6971 THE COUNTRY CLUB • 216 E. Coeur d’Alene Ave. • 208-676-2582 CURLEY’S • 26433 W. Hwy. 53 • 208-773-5816 DALEY’S CHEAP SHOTS • 6412 E. Trent • 535-9309 EICHARDT’S • 212 Cedar St., Sandpoint • 208263-4005 FEDORA PUB • 1726 W. Kathleen, CdA • 208765-8888 FIZZIE MULLIGANS • 331 W. Hastings Rd. • 466-5354 FOX THEATER • 1001 W. Sprague • 624-1200 GIBLIANO BROS. • 718 W. Riverside • 315-8765 GRANDE RONDE CELLARS • 906 W. 2nd • 455-8161 THE HANDLE BAR • 12005 E. Trent Ave., Spokane Valley • 474-0933 THE HOP! • 706 N. Monroe St. • 368-4077 IRON HORSE • 407 E. Sherman Ave., CdA • 208-667-7314 IRV’S BAR • 415 W. Sprague Ave. • 624-4450 JOHN’S ALLEY • 114 E. 6th, Moscow • 208883-7662 JONES RADIATOR • 120 E. Sprague • 747-6005 KELLY’S IRISH PUB • 726 N. Fourth St., CdA • 208-667-1717 KNITTING FACTORY • 911 W. Sprague Ave. • 244-3279 LAGUNA CAFÉ • 4302 S. Regal St. • 448-0887 LA ROSA CLUB • 105 S. First Ave., Sandpoint • 208-255-2100 LATAH BISTRO • 4241 Cheney-Spokane Rd. • 838-8338 LEFTBANK WINE BAR • 108 N. Washington • 315-8623 LIBRARY LOUNGE • 110 E. 4th Ave. •747-3371 LION’S LAIR • 205 W. Riverside Ave. • 456-5678 LUCKY’S IRISH PUB • 408 W. Sprague Ave. • 747-2605 LUXE COFFEEHOUSE • 1017 W. First Ave. • 642-5514 MAX AT MIRABEAU • 1100 N. Sullivan Rd. • 924-9000 MEZZO PAZZO WINE BAR • 2718 E. 57th • 863-9313 MOOTSY’S • 406 W. Sprague • 838-1570 MOSCOW FOOD CO-OP • 121 E. Fifth St. • 208882-8537 NORTHERN QUEST • 100 N. Hayford • 242-7000 NYNE • 232 W. Sprague Ave. • 474-1621 THE SHOP • 924 S. Perry St. • 534-1647 O’SHAY’S • 313 E. CdA Lake Dr. • 208-667-4666 PACIFIC AVENUE PIZZA • 2001 W. Paciﬁc Ave. • 624-0236 PEND D’OREILLE WINERY • 220 Cedar St., Sandpoint • 208-265-8545 THE PHAT HOUSE • 417 S. Browne • 443-4103 PJ’S BAR & GRILL • 1717 N. Monroe St. • 328-2153 RED LION RIVER INN • 700 N. Division St. • 326-5577 RED ROOM LOUNGE • 521 W. Sprague Ave. • 838-7613 REPUBLIC BREWING • 26 Clark Ave. • 775-2700 THE ROADHOUSE • 20 N. Raymond • 413-1894 THE ROCK BAR • 13921 E. Trent Ave. • 43-3796 SEASONS OF COEUR D’ALENE • 209 E. Lakeside Ave. • 208-664-8008 THE SHOP • 924 S. Perry St. • 534-1647 SOULFUL SOUPS & SPIRITS • 117 N. Howard St. • 459-1190 SPOKANE ARENA • 720 W. Mallon • 279-7000 SPLASH • 115 S. 2nd St., CdA • 208-765-4000 THE SWAMP • 1904 W. Fifth Ave. • 458-2337 THE VAULT • 120 N. Wall St. • 863-9597 THE VIKING • 1221 N. Stevens St. • 315-4547 THE WAVE • 525 W. First Ave. • 747-2023 ZOLA • 22 W. Main Ave. • 624-2416
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The Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake.
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COMMUNITY HONOR AND RESPECT
As a three-day holiday weekend approaches, students and 9-to-5 workers rejoice at the chance to relax on an extra day off. That’s fine, but don’t forget why that day has been set aside for recognition. Whether or not you’re part of a family with active or retired military members, it’s important to consider the sacrifices others have made for us, past and present. Many community events that don’t include ridiculous excuses for a furniture or car-dealer sale are being held around the Inland Northwest this weekend, from community breakfasts and picnics to a new veterans memorial dedication at the Valley Fourth Memorial Church in Spokane Valley. — CHEY SCOTT Memorial Day Program • Mon, May 26, at 10:30 am • Washington State Veterans Cemetery • 21702 W. Espanola Rd., Medical Lake • More events listed at dva.wa.gov
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Spokane Kennel Club Dog Show • Fri, May 23-Sun, May 25, from 6 am-8 pm daily • Free admission ($5 parking) • Spokane County Fair & Expo Center • 404 N. Havana • spokanekennelclub.com • 328-7652
Digital Bookmobile Tour • Thu, May 22, from noon to 6 pm • Free • North Spokane Library • 44 E. Hawthorne • 893-8350 • scld.org • digitalbookmobile.com
Dogs of all shapes and sizes, colors and breeds — from boxers, Bichon Frisés, spaniels and terriers, to Weimaraners, setters and greyhounds — are lining up to strut their stuff and woo the judges to become Best in Show at the annual Spokane Kennel Club show. The local AKC chapter estimates more than 1,000 purebred show dogs from all over the U.S. will be in attendance for an event that’s been happening here since the club’s founding in 1903. — CHEY SCOTT
There’s nothing quite like curling up with a good book and getting lost in the story as you turn page after page. But realistically, books on paper are a pain — they’re heavy, expensive, easily damaged and constantly going missing right when they’re due back to the library. That’s why the Digital Bookmobile is touring the country, offering an introduction to e-books. Try out popular devices at the gadget gallery, and learn how to check them out from the Spokane County Library District. — LISA WAANANEN
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Eight will compete, but only four will continue on to the national competition in Oakland, California, this August. If you don’t associate “poetry” with “nerve-wracking,” you’ve apparently missed the year of Spokane Poetry Slam competitions leading up to this one. But that’s OK — this is the biggest of them all, held at Spokane Poetry Slam’s home stage at the Bartlett. For the chance to represent Spokane at the National Poetry Slam, the competing poets will perform two rounds judged by five randomly chosen members of the audience. — LISA WAANANEN
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FILM LOCAL HERO
One of the lesser-known stories to come out of World War II took place in April 1943, when 10 American POWs and two Filipinos escaped from a Japanese-operated prison camp. One of those men was Spokanite Sam Grashio, who returned to tell one of the most heroic stories to come out of the war. Now a public television documentary, Escape in the Pacific: 1943, details this courageous tale. A special screening will be held at Gonzaga University, where Grashio, a 1938 graduate, went on to work as special assistant to the president. (He died in 1999.) Following the screening is a discussion with John D. Lukacs, whose book Escape From Davao inspired this film. — MIKE BOOKEY
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Escape in the Pacific: 1943 • Thu, May 29, at 7 pm • Free • Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall • The documentary also airs on KSPS on Sun, May 25, at 7 pm and Wed, May 28, at 10 pm
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WOMEN HELPING WOMEN FUND The annual luncheon features keynote speaker, Christopher Gardner, a philanthropist and entrepreneur and author of national bestseller “The Pursuit of Happyness.” Proceeds benefit local charitable organizations serving women and children. May 22. Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. whwfspokane.org (328-8285) LIGHT THE WAY DINNER & AUCTION “Hope Soars” is the 10th annual fundraiser gala benefiting the American Childhood Cancer Organization of the Inland Northwest, offering dinner, a live and silent auction and more. May 30, 5:30-11 pm. CenterPlace Event Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place. acco.org/ inlandnw (999-6514)
NIGHT OF ENCOURAGEMENT The 6th annual dinner and auction fundraiser supports the U-District foundation’s mission to offer free fitness camps for local youth and their families. May 30. $55+. Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post. udistrictpt.com/foundation 2BU YOUTH RANCH SPAGHETTI FEAST Spaghetti dinner, wine tasting, auction/ raffle benefiting the organization, which works with at risk children using therapy horses. $15/adults; $25/couple; $5/kids 10 and under. Mitcham’s Barn, 21810 N. Mt. Spokane Park Dr. May 31, 5 pm. 2buyouthranch.com (922-1981) VANESSA’S PROMISE The annual luncheon raises funds to operate the crisis nursery, which offers care for children during emergency situations. June 3, 12-1 pm. Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. vanessabehan.org
Floods, Flowers & Feathers... 3rd Annual Turnbull Spring Nature Festival Saturday May 31st 8AM to 3PM
Turnbull Wildlife Refuge Enjoy spring by experiencing and learning about exceptional wildlife, habitats and geology of the unique Channeled Scablands landscape.
Nature Hikes • Tours • Kids Activities • Info Booths
Learn more at: www.fws.gov/refuge/Turnbull Some activities require reservations
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EXHIBIT THIS!: THE MUSEUM COMEDIES A fast-paced series of 7 comedic plays and 6 monologues based on 50+ exhibits at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. May 23-June 1, Fri-Sat at 7:30 pm. Sun at 2 pm. Free. Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene. (533-7387) MICHAEL JR. Live comedy show featuring the veteran of TV, including “The Tonight Show,” Comedy Central, and more. Benefits Union Gospel Mission of Spokane. May 23, 7-9 pm. $12.50-$15. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague. (535-8510) OPEN MIC COMEDY NIGHT Fridays at 8 pm. Ages 21+ only. Free. Brooklyn Deli & Lounge, 122 S. Monroe St. (835-4177) OPEN MIC COMEDY Live stand-up comedy, open to newcomers and experienced comedians. Fridays at 8 pm. Ages 21+. Free. Red Dragon Chinese, 1406 W. Third Ave. reddragondelivery.com (4756209) YOU NEED A HERO Live improv comedy show during which the Blue Door Players use audience suggestions to create new superheroes. Fridays in May at 8 pm. $7. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland. bluedoortheatre.com (747-7045) SAFARI Fast-paced short-form improv games based on audience suggestions. (Not rated.) Saturdays at 9 pm. $7. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland. (747-7045)
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casing the free eBook download service offered by local libraries, how to download eBooks from the library, and demos of popular eReader devices to try. May 21, from 9 am-3 pm at CenterPlace and May 22, from 12-6 pm, at North Spokane Library. Free. scld.org (893-8200) HOPE IN HARD TIMES: WASHINGTON IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION An exhibit on how the Great Depression of the 1930s affected Washington state residents, featuring artifacts, personal accounts, events and programming. Through June 30, open daily during regular library hours. Free. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Rd. scld. org/hope-in-hard-times (893-8350) FOURTH FRIDAY PUB PEDDLERS Group cycling ride, making a few stops along the way to a final destination. Meets at 7 pm, departs at 8 pm. Free. Swamp Tavern, 1904 W. Fifth. (2512107) 2014 PRIEST LAKE SPRING FESTIVAL The Memorial Day festival include bake sales, food, arts & crafts fair, a parade (Sat), kids carnival, charity auctions, fun run/walk and more. In the town of Coolin, Idaho, at 5361 Dickensheet Rd. May 24-25 from 9 am-3 pm each day. Free. priestlakespringfestival.com (888774-3785) FREE SCIENCE CENTER DAY Hosted by the Pullman Firefighter’s Association, including a helicopter landing, firefighter demos, booths and firefighting vehicles. May 24. Free to first 150 visitors. Palouse Discovery Science Center, 950 NE Nelson Ct. palousescience.org (208-301-1751) SWING INTO SUMMER A 1-hour swing
dance lesson taught by a local instructor, followed by general dancing, refreshments, door prizes, mixers, drawings, and more, from 8-10 pm. May 24, 7-10 pm. $5-$9. Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First. (208-699-0421) FALLEN HEROES CIRCUIT COURSE DEDICATION The City of Liberty Lake hosts the grand opening of the second Fallen Heroes Circuit Course with a Memorial Day pancake breakfast (7 am), live music (8:30 am), a presentation of colors and the National Anthem (9 am), recognition of local veterans and a ribbon cutting at 10 am. May 26. Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Rd. (755-6726) MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY The Washington Department of Veterans Affairs hosts a Memorial Day ceremony with performance by the Project Joy Orchestra (11 am). May 26, 10:30 am. State Veterans Cemetery, 21702 W. Espanola Rd., Medical Lake. Other local events listed online at dva.wa.gov/public_events (299-6280) MAMMO MAY Through the month of May, Rockwood hosts weekly mammography parties to encourage women over the age of 40 to get their yearly screening test. Complimentary services include chair massages, mini manicures, live harp music, appetizers and wine. Tuesdays in May from 5-7 pm. Free to attend, screening fees may apply. Rockwood Breast Health Center, 12410 E. Sinto. (473-5899) WOMEN & CHILDREN’S FREE RESTAURANT GARDEN The local nonprofit needs volunteers to help grow vegetables this summer, and is holding its first planting meeting at the garden, on the grounds of the Beautiful Savior Lu-
theran Church at 4320 S. Conklin on the South Hill. May 28, 6:30 pm. (710-5632) DADS & DUDES NIGHT An event for fathers and sons to spend quality time together, offering open basketball, volleyball, soccer and pickleball games, relay races, skill competitions and other games. Uncles and grandpas are welcome, too. May 31, 6-9 pm. $10 per pair. HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo. hubsportscenter.org (927-0602) SKYFEST 2014 An open house and air show featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial performance, the U.S. Army Parachute Team and ground tours of aircraft. May 31 and June 1, from 9 am-6 pm. Free. Fairchild Air Force Base. bit.ly/SkyFest (247-5705)
FROZEN SING-A-LONG Sing-a-long screening of the popular, new Disney animated film. Costumes are encouraged. May 22-25, times vary. $3-$6. The Kenworthy, 508 S. Main, Moscow. (208882-4127) FED UP Food-industry documentary narrated by Katie Couric, and produced by Oscar-winning producer Laurie David. May 23-29, show times vary. $8. Magic Lantern Theatre, 25 W. Main. magiclanternspokane.com (209-2383) LIVING DANGEROUSLY Monday night screenings of the Showtime documentary series on the current and intensifying effects of climate change on Americans. Mondays, through June 16 at 7 pm. Free. The Kenworthy, 508 S. Main, Moscow. kenworthy.org (208-883-0910) ESCAPE IN THE PACIFIC: 1943 A spe-
FOOD CHOCOLATE TASTING CLASS Learn how chocolate is grown, how it becomes chocolate we consume, terminology and tasting techniques. May 22, 7-8 pm. $15. Chocolate Apothecary, 621 W. Mallon. (324-2424) MAY GIRLS’ PINT OUT May’s event is a free social event, (BYOB= Buy Your Own Beer); in the South Perry District, offering the Thursday market, restaurants and more. May 22, 6-8 pm. Free. Perry Street Brewing, 1025 S. Perry. girlsbeerblog.com (208-991-0040) WINE, RIDE & DINE An evening of local wine, food and a sky ride over the falls on the Riverfront Park Skyride. Includes wine tasting, a glass of wine on the Skyride, Skyride fee and dinner at Clinkerdagger or Anthony’s with tax and gratuity. Featuring Barrister Winery. May 21-22, events from 4:30-6:30 pm. Ages 21+ $55/person, registration required. Riverfront Park. spokaneparks.org (6256200) VINO WINE TASTING Fri, May 23 show-
cases Couer d’Alene Cellars with Cellar Master Steve Simisky, from 3-6:30 pm. Sat, May 24 highlights Northwest Syrahs, from 2-4:30 pm. Wine also available by-the-glass, tastings include cheese and crackers. $15/tasting event. Vino!, 222 S. Washington. vinowine. com (838-1229) GREAT GRILLIN’ REDS A tasting class highlighting a selection of 8 bold red wines ideal for pairing with grilled foods. May 30, 7 pm. $20, reservations required. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd. (343-2253) IDAHO GIRLS’ PINT OUT Wallace Brewing hosts a tap takeover, with a representative handing out prizes. Admission includes tastes of all of the Wallace beers, a pint of one beer and pizza. May 30, 6-9 pm. $20. Nate’s New York Pizza, 920 N. Hwy. 41. girlsbeerblog.com (208991-0040) THAI ON ONE Cooking class on how to make veggie spring rolls, sticky rice, chicken satay, peanut ginger sauce and more. May 30, 6-8 pm. $49. Inland Northwest Culinary Academy (INCA), 1810 N. Greene St. (533-8141) SPO-CAN 2014 The second annual craft canned-beer festival, offering more than 50 canned beers and live music by local bands. May 31-June 1. Free admission. The Elk Public House, 1931 W. Pacific. (363-1973)
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JAZZ AGE CONCERT Heritage Funeral Home celebrates and pays tribute to military veterans with its annual event and concert, featuring several historic displays and a Jazz Age-era concert by local musicians, May 24-26daily at noon and 2 pm. Free. Heritage Funeral Home, 508 N. Government Way. (8388900) NORTHWEST OPERA Fourth season opener “Orpheus in the Underworld” sung in English. May 24-25 and 30-31, Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $10. Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2715 S. Ray. (327-3598) MUSIC POTLUCK BARBECUE Local musicians Ken and Roberta Davis host a potluck picnic and music event. Guests are asked to RSVP and bring a dish to share and a food donation for Second Harvest. May 25, 2-6 pm. Mission Park, 1208 E. Mission Ave. (251-2111 or 489-4301) ABBEY CRAWFORD IN CONCERT Local vocalist Abbey Crawford performs her cabaret act as a benefit to Mead High School’s theater department. May 28, 7 pm. $5. Mead HS, 302 W. Hastings Rd. tinyurl.com/msu4qwk (465-7500) VOLUME MUSIC FESTIVAL The Inlander hosts its annual two-day music festival at 8 venues throughout downtown Spokane, featuring more than 80 local and regional bands. A portion of proceeds from Volume benefit INK Art Space, a new youth arts nonprofit. May 30-31. $17. volume.inlander.com
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Advice Goddess THE SCORN IDENTITY
There’s this girl in my social circle I’d wanted to ask out for a while. Two months ago, I finally got up the nerve, but she politely declined, saying she wasn’t “ready to date yet” after her last relationship. Since then, she’s started dating some other guy, and their pictures are all over Facebook. I unfollowed her from my News Feed, but I still see her with this guy in friends’ photos. Would it be completely petty to unfriend her? I feel like that AMY ALKON would make me look even more jilted and bitter. And I still have to see her at parties and stuff. —Grim Facebook is complicated. Sure, there are privacy settings and other controls, but these tend to be more porous than the U.S.-Mexican border. In fact, there’s only one surefire way to avoid seeing somebody in your News Feed, and that’s covering your computer screen with duct tape. Unfortunately, this won’t help you at parties or the supermarket, since you can only unfriend somebody; you can’t unexist them. Well, not without the possibility of life in prison. But take a step back. You’re feeling “jilted and bitter”? A woman you asked out left you in limbo; she didn’t make a run for it while you were standing together at the altar. She also didn’t wrong you by saying she wasn’t “ready to date yet.” Maybe that was the truth at the time; maybe she won’t be ready to date you ever. A person you ask out doesn’t owe you complete honesty — well, except on whether they’ll open the door and come out when you swing by on Friday night or stockpile weapons and barricade themselves in their house. Chances are, you wouldn’t be so Mr. Resentypants if you hadn’t pined after this girl for eons and “finally” asked her out. Turning her into a months-long project for your ego made getting a “yes” from her way too important. You probably did this because you’re rejection-avoidant. This isn’t to say the rest of us are all, “Yay, rejection. More, please.” But that sort of attitude — constantly flipping the bird at your fears and taking social risks — is how you get okay enough with rejection to live your life like you’ll be dead soon instead of like you’re dead now. Getting comfortable in Rejectionville is easier if your self-worth comes from the inside. This is something you may need to work toward. But even if you can’t immediately stop seeing every rejection as confirmation of your loserhood, you can at least stop acting as if you do. Just reinterpret each rejection as a sign to go after the next woman. (Acknowledge disappointment, lick wounds, move on.) Before long, you should be bouncing back surprisingly fast. You should also find yourself reserving your scorn for the truly deserving, like if you ask a woman whether she’d like to have a drink sometime and her response is, “Sure I would. Here’s my address. Leave a bottle of chilled white wine on my doorstep, ring the bell, and run.”
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I’m a 23-year-old woman who’s clueless about how to flirt with a stranger. I’m not really good at small talk, and sometimes I’ll see a cute guy at the coffeehouse and wonder later whether I could have sent some signals his way. All my boyfriends have started as friends, so I never really learned this stuff. –Clueless Flirting isn’t the only way to get a stranger to stop for you — but it tends to be more socially acceptable than shooting a tranquilizer dart into their neck. Flirting from across a coffee shop is an expert-level maneuver and requires time you may not have if a guy is just running in for a latte. Behavioral science researchers find that it generally takes repeated instances (say, three) of a woman making eye contact with a man and then looking away for him to go, “Wait — who, me?” A better bet is moseying over while the guy is at the coffee fixings bar or sitting down at the table next to his and casually saying something. You don’t need to be good at small talk — just small questions. Ask about something. Anything. His antique watch. His haircut. Where the whole milk ran off to. And then, instead of trying to sell him on you, keep asking him about himself. (When you keep a conversation focused on another person, they’re more likely to warm to you.) Don’t worry if you come off a little nervous or awkward. If a guy’s into you, it won’t matter. Even if he isn’t, he’ll probably be pleasantly surprised by your interest, as men who are not movie stars are rarely approached by women who aren’t begging for drug money or out on the street after gnawing through their bed restraints. n ©2014, Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. • Got a problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405 or email AdviceAmy@aol.com (www.advicegoddess.com)
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THURSDAY NIGHT PADDLES The Coeur d’Alene Canoe & Kayak club hosts weekly paddles, open to the public, Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 pm. Free. Location and put in times vary. See cdacanoekayakclub.com for details. JET BOAT RIVER RACES Featuring boats from the U.S., Canada and New Zealand on the St. Joe River in St. Maries. Also includes a show-n-shine and fireworks show. May 23 at 6 pm and May 24-25 at 10 am. Free for spectators. facebook.com/racethejoe (208245-3563) SPOKANE SHOCK Arena football game vs. the San Jose Sabercats. May 23, 7 pm. $14-$47. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. (242-7462) HOSTED BIRD WALK Local birding expert Marian Frobe hosts a walk around the refuge to spot birds in their spring mating colors. Bring binoculars and meet at the parking lot near the classroom building. May 24, 8 am-noon. $5 suggested donation. Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Rd. fotnwr.org/activities.html (328-0621) MAY MANIA PICKLEBALL TOURNEY Men’s and women’s doubles tournament, in a round-robin format with six teams per pool. May 24-25. $20/player, $5/event. HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo. hubsportscenter.org (927-0602) ROUND THE CLOCK A 24-hour, team relay mountain bike race. At the Seven Mile airstrip at Riverside State Park. May 24-25, starting at noon Saturday and ending at noon Sunday. Prices vary. roundandround.com/race COEUR D’ALENE MARATHON The Boston-qualifier, USAT-sanctioned race offers a new course this year, and distances of a full and half-marathon as well as a 5K. May 25. $25-$110. cdamarathon.com (208-292-1634) OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS Class covering basic camera functions, exposure settings, composition, file type/size and more. May 29, 6:30 pm. $30-$50. REI, 1125 N. Monroe. rei.com/ spokane (328-9900)
BECKY’S NEW CAR New comedy by Steven Dietz, directed by Christopher Wooley. In the Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre. Through June 1, Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $22. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard. spokanecivictheatre.com (325-2507) GYPSY Comedy/musical based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, directed by Troy Nickerson. Through June 15, ThursSat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. (May 28 show benefits SpokAnimal, tickets $35-$50 June 4 show benefits Partnering for Progress, tickets $30-$35). $22-$30. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. spokanecivictheatre.com KILROY WAS HERE A WWII musical tribute performance to the Greatest Generation. Through May 25, Fri-Sat at 7 pm, also Sat at 4 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Special show for veterans May 22 at 7 pm. $8-$10. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines. theaterartsforchildren.org (892-5413) LITTLE WOMEN Performance of the classic tale of love and forgiveness and the importance of family. Performed by students at the Oaks Classical Christian Academy. May 22-24, Thur-Sat at 7:30 pm and Sat at 2 pm. $7-$10. University High School, 12320 E. 32nd. (536-5955)
WICKED The hit Broadway musical tells the “untold story” of the witches of Oz, based on a novel by the same name. Through May 25, Tues-Sun; show times vary. $42.50-$152.50. INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. bestofbroadwayspokane.com THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND Musical comedy celebration of Broadway’s best song and dance numbers, including “All That Jazz,” “Cabaret,” and “New York, New York.” Through May 25; show times vary. $12-$28. Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard. interplayerstheatre.org DISNEY’S BEAUTY & THE BEAST Students in the local theater group perform a stage adaptation of the classic animated film, featuring hit songs from the film. May 23-June 1, Fri-Sat at 7 pm, Sun at 3 pm. Also May 24 at 3 pm. $11-$14. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague. cytspokane.com (227-7404) I READ ABOUT MY DEATH IN VOGUE MAGAZINE A feminist satire telling of the events leading up to a day when 1960s feminists reaad about the “death of feminism” in various mainstream women’s magazines. Through June 1, Fri-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $10. Stage Left Theater, 108 W. Third. spokanestageleft.org THE LIBERATION OF THE BUTTERFLY Performance of a piece by local playwright Jesse Tobin, loosely inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and a story of love, loss, pride, failure and redemption. Through May 25, Fri-Sat at 7 pm. $15. Sandpoint Event Center, 515 Pine St. tinyurl.com/lxcxq8v RAPUNZEL, A MAGICAL MUSICAL A stage musical adaptation of the classic fairytale, performed by 75 local members of CYT North Idaho. Through May 25, Fri at 7 pm, Sat-Sun at 3 pm. $5-$14. Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd. cytnorthidaho.com (208-277-5727) A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Performance of Arthur Miller’s compelling drama about love, belonging and betrayal. May 28, 30-31 at 7:30 pm, May 29 at 5 pm and June 1 at 2 pm. $10. Eastern Washington University, Cheney. tinyurl. com/jwrx9du (359-2459) LOVE LETTERS FEAT. ELLEN TRAVOLTA AND JACK BANNON A performance of A.R. Gurney’s script, in a special series of performances benefiting Lake City Playhouse and the CdA Public Library Foundation. May 29-31 at 7:30 pm and May 31 at 2 pm. $25. Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave. lakecityplayhouse.org (208-667-1323) MOON OVER BUFFALO A classic, back-stage farce of mistaken identities, couples at cross-currents and slapstick pratfalls, performed by SFCC drama students. May 29-June 8, Thur-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $10 suggested donation; students free. SFCC, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Dr. (533-3778)
EWU STUDIO ART BFA EXHIBITION An annual thesis show featuring art by James Barrett, Kiyomi Chadwell, Karie Cooper, Teresa Dixon and Autumn Klotz. May 23June 6; reception May 23 from 6-8 pm. Gallery hours Mon-Fri from 9 am-4 pm. May 23, 6-8 pm. Free. Eastern Washington University, Cheney. (359-2494) “ANDY WARHOL: PHOTOGRAPHS” & “VIEWS OF ROME” Two exhibits are featured this summer: “Views of Rome: Eighteenth-Century Prints by Giovanni Battista Piranesi and His Contemporaries” alongside “Andy Warhol: Photographs.” May 24-Aug. 9. Public walkthrough May
30 at 10:30 am. Museum hours Mon-Sat from 10 am-4 pm. Free. Jundt Art Museum, 502 E. Boone. (313-6613) ARTFEST 2014 The annual fine arts festival hosted by the MAC features fine art for sale by more than 150 professional artists from the region, as well as prepackaged gourmet foods, live music, a beer and wine garden and kids art activities. May 30 from noon-10 pm, May 31-June 1 from 10 am-5 pm. Free admission. Coeur d’Alene Park in Browne’s Addition, Spokane. northwestmuseum. org (456-3931)
CDA IN THE 20TH CENTURY A 12-month lecture series hosted by the library and the Museum of North Idaho, presented by regional historian Robert Singletary, examining history from 1900-2000. Held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 pm. Free. Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave. cdalibrary.org (208-769-2315) THE SPOKANE TRIBE: CULTURE & HISTORY Spokane Tribe members share traditional culture and artifacts from their living history in E. Wash., including traditional songs and handmade stone artifacts, formed centuries before modern tools and implements. May 24, 3-4 pm. Free. Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley St. (509-444-5390) SPOKANE POETRY SLAM FINALS Featuring the top 8 poets from the 2013-2014 season, to determine who will be on the team representing Spokane at the National Poetry Slam in Oakland, Calif. this August. May 25, 8-11 pm. $8/advance; $10/door. The Bartlett, 228 W. Sprague. spokanepoetryslam.org (747-2174) HOPE IN HARD TIMES: TELL ME A STORY As part of the library’s Depression Era exhibit, members of the Spokane Storytelling League share stories, both true and fictional, about people facing unusual and challenging circumstances. Locations vary, see website for full details: May 29, June 3, June 11, June 18 and June 24. Free. scld.org (893-8200) POLLY BUCKINGHAM The award-winning writer and EWU professor reads from and discusses her collection “Year of Silence.” May 30, 7 pm. Free. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main. (838-0206)
ARGENTINE TANGO LESSONS For beginning to advanced dancers. Thursdays, lessons from 7-8 pm, dancing from 8-9 pm. $5. Women’s Club, 1428 W. Ninth. (534-4617) SPRING CRAFT FAIR Hosted by the Providence Health Care to benefit pediatric services, featuring handmade jewelry, art, woodwork and other items. May 22, 8 am-4 pm. Free admission. Sacred Heart Medical Center, in the Mother Joseph and Mary Bede rooms on L3. (474-3081) THE BEAUTIFUL MEDICINE OF BEES Lecture covering the many health benefits of honeybees, including uses of honey, pollen, propolis, venom and royal jelly. May 22, 6:30-8 pm. Free. Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth, CdA. pilgrimsmarket.com (676-9730) TANGO NIGHT Argentine Tango dancing every Thursday from 7-10 pm. Beginner’s lesson offered from 7-7:45 pm, dance and practice from 7:45-10 pm. $5. German American Hall, 25 West Third. tangomango.com (499-1756)
SPOKANE KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW More than 1,000 dogs of all breeds from around the country compete for the title of Best in Show. May 23-25 from 6 am-8 pm. Free admission ($5 parking). Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 404 N. Havana. spokanekennelclub.com SPRING GREEN MUSIC FESTIVAL & ORGANIC LIVING FAIR The annual music and cultural festival features regional music performances, camping, a beer/ wine garden, food vendors, drum circles, naturopathic medicine practitioners and more. May 23-25. $20-$75. Held at Howell Canyon Estate, 185 Howell Canyon Rd., Tonasket, Wash. (486-0587) ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL TOURS Guided tours of the historic cathedral, designed by Spokanite Harold C. Whitehouse, and built between 1925-1929 and 1948-1954. The English Gothic Revival cathedral features Medieval-style French stained glass by Charles J. Connick and Willet & Sons. Tours offered Wed, Fri and Sat from 11 am-2 pm. Free. St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th. stjohns-cathedral.org (838-4277) TANGO & SALSA DANCING Dance classes. Friday and Saturdays at 7 pm. 7 pm. $5. Satori, 122 S. Monroe. (360-5505106) WARDROBES FOR SUCCESS Community Colleges of Spokane hosts the Annual Wardrobes for Success sale (previously known as Wardrobes for Women); to offer professional/career clothing at affordable prices. Open to the public. May 23-24 from 8 am-5 pm both days. Free admission. Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. ccs.spokane.edu/foundation/wardrobes (434-5064) NATIVE PLANT IDENTIFICATION WORKSHOP The Northeast Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society hosts a workshop covering use of dichotomous keys and dissection tools; and to recognize some of the area’s dominant, local plant families. At EWU’s Turnbull Laboratory for Ecological Studies. May 24, 8:30 am-1:30 pm. $20-$25. Eastern Washington University, Cheney. (863-9704) HAPPINESS SPRINKLING Spread happiness, love and good feeling to the community. Wear yellow and meet by the Rotary Fountain. Signs provided with positive messages like :“You rock!” “Why not?” and “Be you.” May 25, 3:30-5 pm. Free. Riverfront Park, 705 N. Howard St. (280-4800) ARGENTINE TANGO LESSONS No experience or partner necessary. Lessons on Mondays from 6:30-7 pm, practice from 7-9 pm. $10, or $5 for practice only. Spokane Tango, 2117 E. 37th. (688-4587) FEED YOUR PET TO THRIVE Holistic veterinarian Dr. Dennis Thomas discusses the importance of feeding dogs and cats the correct diet to establish well health and prevent disease. Q&A session following the presentation. May 28, 6:30-7:30 pm. Free. Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. (214-2676) WATERWISE GARDENING Class taught by members of the WSU Extension/Spokane County Master Gardeners, covering topics like creating low water-use zones and drought-tolerant plants. Offered May 31 from 9 am-noon, or June 5 from 6-9 pm. $12/class, pre-registration required. WSU Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. mgfsc.org (477-2048) BEGINNING WIRE WRAPPING CLASS Jewelry making class with Amy Scalise at the theater’s Opening Act gift shop and gallery. Bring your own stones, some will be provided. May 27 from 6:30-8 pm. $25. Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. interplayerstheatre.org (455-7529) n
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ACROSS 1. They might be inflated 7. Nasty habit 11. Steamrolled stuff 14. Amusement park vehicle 15. “Star Wars” creature whose name can be made using letters from “Wookiee” 16. “So that’s it!” 17. Title girl in a 2001 French comedy 18. Limping, say 19. Seoul soldier 20. Sang like Sinatra 22. Mrs., abroad 23. Hotel entrance lineup 27. Ship-related: Abbr. 28. “The Chosen ____” (slogan of the beverage brand He’Brew) 29. Senator Hatch 31. Shake 34. Bert and Ernie, e.g. 36. Afternoon movie
40. More sluggish 41. Less than every 42. Schnoz 44. Cattle drive participant 45. Hard Italian cheese 47. All-female group’s policy 48. Opposite of sans 51. “99 Luftballons” singer 53. Leaning Tower site 54. Ariz. neighbor 55. Revolts 58. Sea goddess who saved Odysseus 59. In a frenzy 60. Engaged in swordplay 65. 2009 Kesha hit “Tik ____” 66. Tag, e.g. 67. Highlighted, as text 68. ____ Zion Church 69. Golden State campus inits. 70. “I’m fine with that” (or an
instance that occurs seven times in this puzzle’s grid) DOWN 1. Augusta National org. 2. Neighbor of Ukr. 3. Mike and ____ (candy) 4. Berkeley campus nickname 5. “South Park” boy 6. Severe 7. Tracksuit fabric 8. “Gimme those!” 9. Arrive 10. Barely managed, with “out” 11. Singer known as “The Velvet Fog” 12. “Oh, give me ____ ...” 13. Host of the Weather Channel’s “Wake Up With Al” 21. Cheerios are made with them
23. Peace ____ 24. Forster’s “____ With a View” 25. Flat condition? 26. Gerber rival 28. Genre for the Spice Girls and Oasis
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30. Nobelist Bohr 32. Hernando’s hand 33. Boy band with the hit “Liquid Dreams” 35. “A special laurel ____ go”:
Whitman 37. Supermodel Campbell 38. Hollywood’s Sommer et al. 39. Kagan whose high school yearbook page quotes Justice Felix Frankfurter 43. Payments for releases 44. Takes for a ride 46. Talked excitedly about the lastest iPhone, say, with “out” 48. Soulful Baker 49. Poison 50. Call forth 52. Part of A/V THIS 55. Classico competitor ANSW WEEK’S 56. Apple computer 57. No-goodnik I SAW ERS ON YOUS 61. Backward flow 62. Myrna of film 63. Tree in many street names 64. RMN served under him
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Tennis At Walmart I was the tall guy in the white shirt and work pants and you were the slim attractive lady with your friend getting tennis balls. I didn’t get a chance to ask you if you play much. Play sometime perhaps?
(afternoon) We made eye contact both times. Do you remember me? I’d like to know your name, and get to know you better. Reply in next week’s Inlander (I Saw You) and describe what I was wearing both times we saw each other.
Oak Terrace Condos May 13. Walking my Yorkie, Oliver. I tried to snap a pic of him and was embarrassed when you noticed what I was doing. You: cute boy having a beer enjoying the weather. Me: cute girl walking my dog as an excuse to have a glass of wine. Let’s have a drink together sometime soon. From your neighbor.
Thanks You Two! To the young couple on Monday, May 12th @ 7 am, who helped me push my car off of busy Hamilton into a parking lot at Illinois and Hamilton, when my clutch failed me (BROKE!) and every car sped past me in haste so they could get to work on time. I’m an older person who doesn’t have the strength that I used to, and had I been younger, who could have possibly gotten my car, by myself, out of the way of the big fellows, in their big trucks, who honked at me to to move faster, instead of stopping for just a moment to help me! Enough of that.. sorry for a slip of the “jeers”! All in all, I didn’t get to properly thank the young man and women who DID take time to help me when they had to rush to catch their bus! THANK YOU over and over again, because of your kindness, only good things will come your way!!! Blessings! Mrs. A
like I have never experienced; a passion that courses through my veins and brings me to life. You are the best father I have ever seen, he loves you so much, you are the puzzle piece that completes our life, Thank you my love. Happy anniversary, the first of many to come. XOXO Dottie Moo
Know that. ...And Know that on those dark and windy nights, when you hear a screeching cat in the distance and you feel a deep chill within your bones....THAT’S ME! I’m that screeching cat. Probably withering away under some overpass holding a bottle of Boones Farm asking, “why does everything I love leave me?!?!?!”. WHYYYYYYYYY?!?! Okay, bye.
Tiger On The Loose In The Valley I just finished pulling out of the DQ on Pines after ordering 2 large Oreo blizzards when our eyes locked from afar. Your beautiful blonde highlights glisten in the wind down to your super-hot tan with brown delicious eyes staring right at me! You made my heart skip a beat as I attempt to keep my cool holding 2 Oreo Blizzards while driving. Until next time my Tiger purr on… Manito Park May 13th. Manito Park 8pm-ish. HOLLY with Colorado plates: We were on the “same trajectory” in Manito Park as we walked near each other from the Lilac Gardens to the parking lot at the Duck Pond. We nervously spoke as you got into your Prius. Clearly, we were both enjoying the moment, albeit awkward! I should have invited you out for a drink right there on the spot…but a strange fear gripped me and I just couldn’t ask… As I walked home asking myself, “why didn’t I just ask her...?” Single? Let’s mingle. Lostpanda0925@gmail.com Coworkers We worked together last weekend. 24 hours of bliss. I watched you sleeping in the car. Your hair up. You smell so good. I just want to eat you up. I wanted to pounce on you. Naw... I kid... But seriously, like a cheetah. I know you felt the same for me. I caught you staring deep into my eyes. We talked about boyfriend underwear. You opened my mind to so many things. I can’t wait to work with you again. aMr Walking Around I saw you twice on Friday. Once in the morning, and once in the afternoon. You, long blond hair and wearing a black top and cool looking skirt. You were walking by Puff and Glass. (morning) and in Riverfront Park
Put a non-identifying email address in your message, like “email@example.com” — not “firstname.lastname@example.org.” Me Too The other day I had someone comment on how remarkable my transformation over the last few years has been and all I could do was smile. Falling in love with you has completely changed my life. You brought the most wonderful kind of music to my heart and you lit the world as I knew it on fire. No matter what, you will always be with me. Thank you for the gift of a whole new world! Happy Anniversary Dot It has been an amazing year my darling, filled with its fair share of ups and downs, but through it all you and I have stuck together. You have been my rock and I have been your soft place to land. We loved and stood by each other when we were kind and even when we were not so kind, there has never been a moment when I did not want you completely, I love you in all your forms; now and forever. There is a fire that burns down deep in my soul for you
Mizuna Owner Wow is all I can say! On the night of the parade I was part of a large group of people who were all in town for a Gonzaga lecture and this is where they decided to have reservations for dinner. I was one of the only Spokane locals and boy was I proud that this restaurant was in my city! Everybody else came from all over the world. Mexico, Canada, New York, Las Vegas, Georgia, and many other places. To have Mizuna be the face of Spokane for them was amazing. The waitstaff were perfect. Very friendly but, you know, not annoyingly so like other places. They constantly came and refilled waters like ten times. Very attentive and nice. And my group was very pleased with their food, as was I. Extremely delicious! The best part though was that there was a mixup with appetizers. I don’t really know what happened but Mizuna thought we had preordered them but I guess we hadn’t. Well the owner let us have like ten plates of appetizers free because of the miscommunication! This gets my vote for best restaurant in Spokane. Thank you Mizuna Owner!
I Feel Good “My heart has stretch marks all over it because your radiant energy and free-spirited good will has graced my life and filled my heart will so much joy that it grew. I thought you were on drugs or just plain nuts at first; but then I tried to be more like you, and I saw the good. I feel good. Thanks, Kate. Hello Batman Thinking about you today. Often wonder what you are doing at any particular moment. Dream of the day when I will know where you are and what you are doing at any time but I sometimes get skeptical whether that day will ever come. Catwoman has a hold on you I don’t quite understand. Only you have the wherewithal to get away from her claws. I love you. Batgirl
Jeers Texters Last time I checked, “Please silence your mobile devices” before a performance begins, doesn’t translate to “Unless you want to text your friends/family during the performance.” My husband and I had the great misfortune of sitting right next to one of these winners. Lights are down, people on stage are acting and singing, and the most important person in the room (texting girl) is busy with her phone on, reading, replying, etc.
Fare Thee Well, Luva’s... My two ladies are leaving me, one for a more lucrative job, one for a boy (I was like, EW!). Who will I I have super-dance-party-5000 with? Who will help me overthrow the kitchen and have 80’s night? Who will I get “kaylered” with? Will I be forced into sobriety? Will I wither into a version of Christian Bale’s “The Machinest”? Will I suddenly be allergic to gluten? I have so many questions! I’m cold, alone and afraid of my own warmth. Jane A. is this week’s winner of the On the “Say it Sweet” promotion! o n e Send in your CHEERS so you too can and only be entered to win 1 dozen serious note, I miss you “Cheers” cupcakes at ladies already. Celebrations Sweet I’m as excited and Boutique. happy for you as I am Valid for 30 days. jealous. The dynamic Call to Redeem 509-327-3471 at work, although or 509-315-5973 obviously never bad, will be completely different.
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What is the deal? What’s the word for beyond rude? My guess is this person wouldn’t even recognize herself if she read this. What’s even stranger though, is the guy she was with didn’t even bat an eye. Is this just the new normal?? She’s lucky I didn’t snatch her phone and toss it into her wine glass. Wait... that would be rude, right?
cart and you shouldn’t have left your mom who you were holding up because she needed help walking so that you could come scream at me — she almost fell down when you jerked away from her! I was caring enough to stop instead of driving off and roll down my window even though you were screeching nonstop to apologize for not seeing you. I didn’t see you, it was not on purpose and no one was hurt! When I am walking in a parking lot I don’t keep walking behind someone if I realize they don’t see me. I wait till they do or I move if need be and move out of the way of the 3,000-pound vehicle that could hit and hurt me. You probably make mistakes too; remember me the next time you do. A lot of people no longer care and don’t expose themselves to raging people to take the time to apologize which I did with you and you are welcome! I said a prayer for you, you need anger management!
“do I have enough money to pay to care for my pet?” I always end up seeing ads saying “moving, cannot take dog/cat/rabbit/fish with me”. Why not? There are lots of apartments that allow pets. Look for them!! Typically though the ads are for irresponsible pet owners who either breed their pets or just never bothered to get them fixed.
Looking For a younger blond gal in grey vehicle with a handicapped sticker who witnessed an accident at the Library lounge Friday (May 9th) night around 11:45pm. I am sure you will remember the passenger acting like a rabid gorilla waving her arms above her head and spewing threats. A Raging Reaction To the lady in the Safeway parking lot on 5/16/14 in the afternoon: OK, so I didn’t see you and your mom in the parking lot behind me as I was backing out of my parking space. You weren’t there when I started and I didn’t see you when you came up behind me. Once I did, I stopped. You didn’t need to hit my car with your
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AAA’s average member age is 57, but this new South Hill store is an effort to attract younger travelers.
‘Trying to Stay Relevant’
Can a century-old brand fight irrelevance by trying to look like Apple? BY HEIDI GROOVER
hen you walk into AAA’s new store on South Grand Boulevard, the organization is hoping for a very specific reaction. They want you to think it feels like an Apple store. Yes, this is Triple-A, seller of roadside assistance and family vacation packages. And yes, they mean Apple, maker of the world’s hippest gadgets, whose stores have become shorthand for a certain kind of retail perfection: tall windows, minimalist furniture, “geniuses” to help you out. “The new store has the modern look, relaxed atmosphere and friendly associates similar to your local Apple Store, Starbucks and Barnes & Noble all wrapped into one,” boasted a AAA press release ahead of the South Hill store’s opening. This bright new store is an attempt to lure young — or at least younger — people, offering AAA’s usual services plus luggage, books, packing classes and its own brand of coffee roasted in Portland. Managers are calling the long, blonde wood desk at one end the “auto bar.”
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They hope to eventually have employees making roving sales of travel gear, just like employees in the Apple store do on iPhones. It’s all very deliberate from a 112-year-old company whose membership holds steady in the retirement sector. “I don’t think we’ve ever had a strong connection with younger folks,” says Deborah McCandless, who manages AAA’s Spokane stores. “We’re trying to stay relevant to the 20-, 30-, 40-somethings.” George Johnson, AAA Washington’s vice president of marketing, says he actually spent time in Apple stores (and at Microsoft and Umpqua Bank locations) in planning for this store. Apple stores are the envy of many in the retail world. They’ve been mimicked by not only knock-off Apple stores in China, but giants here in the U.S. like Best Buy and Microsoft. Last year, Apple even won a trademark on the design of its retail stores, including “rectangular recessed lighting units” and “a light brown oblong table with black stools located at the back of the store.” John-
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son says they offer “entertainment and education at the same time,” and that’s what he wanted to create here. Get people out from behind desks and talking to each other, and you start to build an experience that’s better than shopping for travel online. “Young people like to go to Costa Rica,” he says, giving an example. “So, we want them asking each other, ‘How was your trip? What’s your next adventure?’” Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, Kayak. The demise of the travel agency seems inevitable. The Department of Labor projects employment of travel agents will decline another 12 percent (or by about 9,000 agents) in the next decade. Yet AAA is begging shoppers to reverse course and see the value in a real person sorting through the noise online. Because of the company’s size and access to deals in large quantities, McCandless says, it’s often able to beat the price customers find online. Trust us to find you the best deals, AAA asks. Let us take care of you once you arrive. But whether people who’ve come of age with the Internet will buy into that pitch remains to be seen. Managers here say they don’t have a specific increase they’d like to see in business from young people. Just “more.” “We’re studying the millennials in as great of depth as everyone else,” Johnson says. Nearby, under big windows and four glittering flatscreen TVs, a couple in their 60s shuffles by, slightly hunched over, inspecting multi-pocketed travel vests and rolling suitcases. n email@example.com
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