by Leah Sottile
If you've never heard the lyrical acrobatics of longtime local emcee, Freetime Synthetic, tonight is your chance. He is, arguably, one of the most unsung heroes of the Spokane music and art scene. Read our profile all about him here. Check out the show tonight at Mootsy's, featuring appearances by Black Ceiling, Quiz, Stone Tobey, Fatarm and others, at 8 pm. $5. Gotta be 21.
Main Market Co-op opens up for a First Friday art show, and a performance by local dark folk band, Terrible Buttons. Music starts at 5:30 pm. Free.
Wildcard throws his End of the World Party tomorrow night, with performances by Iame, Smoke, Tyler Denbeigh, Whurlwind Ent. 7:30 pm at the A Club. $12 at the door. All-ages.
Get your buns in the car early tomorrow and down to Pullman in time for the Tender Loving Empire Festival. The Portland indie record label brings up some of its finest talent to the Belltower: Typhoon, Finn Riggins, Aan, And And And and locals Terrible Buttons and Horse Thieves. $15 for ALL of those bands. Starts at 4 pm. All-ages.
Check out the Concert For Isaac this Saturday night at the Knitting Factory, featuring Glen Phillips from Toad the Wet Sprocket. See our blog about that here.
L.A. band Brown Shoe makes swelling rock songs — not the working-class stuff, like the Boss or the Hold Steady, but emotionally charged, youthful rock songs driven by hammering drums and solid male vocals. It’s the kind of stuff you would have thrown in the car stereo as you drove away for college, had you known the band existed. They play Mootsy's at 10 pm. $5, gotta be 21.
Longtime Canadian hardcore band Comeback Kid comes to the A Club Sunday night to absolutely rock your Easter Sunday. They play with Close Your Eyes, Foundation, Such Gold, Living with Lions and Doc Holliday. Show at 6 pm. $14. All-ages.