by Leah Sottile
Hot damn! I hope you've got money and time, friends — you've got some serious live music to see this weekend.
Jesus, no Jesus — who cares. He's ex-Christian who keeps singing about Christianity. David Bazan plays Spokane again tonight at Empyrean. The beloved Pedro the Lion singer buddies up with hometown girl Karli Fairbanks for this show. Starts at 8 pm. Tickets are $10. All-ages. (Read our story about Bazan in last week's paper here.)
Because we really like gin, we call it Be-gin (like Tanqueray), even though we think it's probably called Begin (like beginning). The Museum of Arts and Culture opens its doors again tonight for free viewing of art, plenty of snacky-snacks and delicious gin drinks. Music by Hot Club of Spokane. Free! Gin flows from 6-8 pm. (The gin is not free.)
For something completely different, head on down to Mootsy's for a clash of punk rock titans: Ze Krau, the Swallows and Medical Lake — who are actually a Portland band. Funny. Show starts between 9 and 10 pm, and will cost ya no more than $5 (flyer didn't say, bartender didn't know).
When we say shit-show, you know we mean that positively, right? Well, March Fourth Marching Band is a real shit-show, and we love them. They're a 30 member band of drums and horns and stilt-walkers and dancers. It's really pretty awesome. They open for Flowmotion tomorrow at the Knitting Factory. $15 - $20. (See our story in this week's Inlander and here.)
Bands always leave, but they come back. Paper Astronomer left us for the bright lights of the Emerald City a few years back, but are coming back to host their EP release show tomorrow night at Empyrean. Aw, thanks guys. Show's $7 at 7 pm. All-ages. Crickets of Cascadia and La Cha Cha open.
The gritty garage girls of Vancouver's The Pack A.D. return to the 'Kan for a show tomorrow at Sunset Junction. The Soul and the Machine (they used to be Space Age Fur) and Belt of Vapor open. $5. 8 pm.
And just when your eardrums think they're recovering, give 'em hell again on Sunday at the International Noise Conference. We've blogged the crap out of it all week — so go up to the Music tab in our menu and click 'Blogs' to read them all. Starts up at 4 pm. $8. All-ages.
Now go. Leave work. And consume copious amounts of music.