by Leah Sottile
They are pretty loud for a band without a drummer. The Soul and the Machine (formerly Space Age Fur) makes a Sonic Youth-y, Slowdive-y attempt at rock — and it's more original and inspired than you'd think for a band of what appear to be really young kids. Last time I saw them, I was instantly hooked. Check them out tonight at Sunset Junction. System and Station opens. 9 pm. $5. 21
Free admission, free music. BeGin! is on again for tonight, this time with music by local singer/songwriter Mark Ward. 6 pm. All-ages (bar for those born before 1989).
Geeks rule tomorrow at the Spokane Beat Battle: a head-to-head beat-making battle with 20 contestants. Read our story here about what exactly will happen — but it's by far your best bet for unique Saturday night entertainment.
Apparently he's the man. John Vanderslice (who you can read about here), a Bay Area singer/songwriter and the man behind Tiny Telephone recording studio, plays Empyrean tomorrow night with prolific local artist, Kevin Long. 8 pm. $5. All-ages.
Now get on with it!