LAMINATES ROCK On the heels of a raucous EP, released in February, and a barnstorming performance at last year’s Terrain, Spokane’s own Laminates are building (laminating?) toward something. The power rock trio’s itchy Hot Snakes and Unwound-indebted noise, however, sounds primed to pummel now, come what may. It’s their time. As guitarist/vocalist Chris Pierce declares over a swirling riff, “I’ve got more to lose.” Sat, June 1, 8:30 pm, Baby Bar LATE FOR THE PARADE ROCK Probably the youngest artists on this year’s Volume lineup, Late for the Parade is a groovy, light-rocking quintet of Lewis and Clark High School students that quote John Mayer and Lake Street Dive as stylistic influences. With a six-song EP and a couple opening slots at the Bartlett already under their belts, it looks like they have a bright future ahead of them. Fri, May 31, 6 pm, Washington Cracker Building LAVOY SYNTH-POP If you’ve seen Lavoy in concert since they relocated to Spokane from Alaska, you already know that these guys really put on a show. With combustible energy, shiny synth lines and vocal hooks for days, this five-piece is one you definitely don’t want to miss in a live setting, and they’ve played with the likes of Portugal. The Man, Motion City Soundtrack and Cold War Kids. Sat, June 1, 7:15 pm, nYne
LEFT OVER SOUL SOUL Out of the ashes of beloved area band the Longnecks rises the soul-drenched groove of (aptly named) Left Over Soul. “L.O.S.” put the (wah-wah) pedal to the metal, cranking out high-RPM car-chase bangers and hazy Sunday morning jams with the chutzpah of an act that knows what the people want: rhythm! This band of revolving characters brings it in spades. Fri, May 31, 8:45 pm, Red Room Lounge
LIZ ROGNES SINGER-SONGWRITER
Liz Rognes was trained in classical music, but the pull of writing her own songs rooted in her own experiences proved too strong for the singer/songwriter to ignore. Starting in the Twin Cities and continuing when she moved to Spokane 10 years ago, Rognes’ songs move from traditional folk to country to indie-pop in their sound, always rooted by her magnificent vocal range. Fri, May 31, 7 pm, The Bartlett LOTTE KESTNER SINGER-SONGWRITER
Lotte Kestner is the solo project of Washington-based musician Anna-Lynne Williams, who spent the last decade as the singer and songwriter of the band Trespassers William. Her solo music has elements of her shoegaze past and influences, but lies somewhere closer to folk, relying on multilayers of vocals, rather than electric instruments, to fill in the spaces. Sat, June 1, 7 pm, The Bartlett
UP TO 11! BY JACOB H. FRIES
Sure, we suppose you could camp out in one venue all night, but where’s the fun in that? Volume is about discovery — seeing Spokane in a new light, exploring clubs you might not frequent and being blown away by all the music in the process. There are millions of different itineraries you could create, but below is one that has you seeing both incredible local acts and never-been-here touring performers. Best of all, you’ll hit all 11 venues over the two nights!
6 pm: Late for the Parade, Washington Cracker Building 6:15 pm: Meat Sweats, River City Brewing 7:15 pm: Blake Braley with special guest Allen Stone, nYne 7:30 pm: dee-em, Berserk 8 pm: Oh, Rose, The Pin 8:30 pm: Smokey Brights, Lucky You Lounge 9:45 pm: Spiral Stairs, Lucky You Lounge 10:15 pm: Fun Ladies, The Big Dipper 10:30 pm: Black Marble, Washington Cracker Building 11 pm: Indian Goat, The Pin
— Your neverending story —
See 100 bands perform live. Or die trying. Head downtown the weekend of May 31st and June 1st so you can move to the groove of 100 Northwest acts; you’ll find them live at multiple indoor and outdoor venues. And while you’re downtown, meet some friends for shopping, drinks, dinner, and other adventures. Because live music is just part of what makes downtown come alive. Plan your neverending story now at downtownspokane.org.
6:30 pm: Ex Pets, Baby Bar 7:15 pm: Better Daze, The Big Dipper 8 pm: Killer Whale, River City Brewing 8:30 pm: Emma Lee Toyoda, Lucky You Lounge 9:15 pm: Strange Ranger, Red Room Lounge 10:15 pm: Nicholas Merz & the Humblers, The Big Dipper 10:30 pm: Among Authors, The Bartlett 10:45 pm: BITWLF, Mootsy’s 11:15 pm: SUS, Red Room Lounge 12:15 pm: Chong the Nomad, Red Room Lounge
For a complete downtown directory visit: www.downtownspokane.org
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