by Leah Sottile
Today's the big day — Volume, our music extravaganza celebrating our five Bands to Watch, takes place tonight at the Knitting Factory.
In addition to the bands, we'll also have live performances by three amazing local groups: Koreshakti Tribal Fusion, Pasties & Paddles, and the P-JAMRS Marching Band.
Koreshakti has been up and running under the careful direction of Nicole Richardson for only a short time — but they've seen a massive amount of interest from Spokane. You can check out Nicole and other Koreshakti dancers tonight on the Knit's stage. Play the video below for a preview of what they can do:
Pasties & Paddles is Spokane's one and only burlesque performance troupe. They throw once-a-month shows at the Lion's Lair (and Irv's, in the past), mixing dance, comedy and performance art together for pretty unforgettable performances. They've thrown geek-themed shows, Marie Antoinette-style parties, transformed their stage into a speakeasy... really, there's nothing this group won't try onstage. ---
And lastly, but hardly least, the PJAMRS Marching Band (that stands for Peace and Justice Activist Musical Rascals of Spokane) will start its march at the Baby Bar tonight right before 8 pm. Join them in their march from there to the Knitting Factory stage.
Doors are at 7 pm, and we're thinking you should probably get there shortly thereafter.