by Leah Sottile
For a good ear-blasting, head on down to the Baby Bar for a show by the space-y, drum machine driven locals, the Soul and the Machine. They play with Massy Ferguson and DJ Kevin Griffin. 9 pm. Free. Gotta be 21.
Lukas Nelson is hardly just the son of a really, really famous musician. He's a musician that stands on his own feet — and rocks pretty hard, too. Read our interview about Willie Nelson's son about him and his band, the Promise of Real, here. They'll play the Bing tonight at 8 pm. $18. All-ages.
While you're out and about, might as well hit up the 400 block of Sprague for a one-two punch of good local shows. Whiskey Dick Mountain (who you can read about here) plays up at the Aclub with the Camaros and Mythship, and Belt of Vapor plays with Don and the Quixotes and new, promising locals Space Movies downstairs at Mootsy's. Both shows kick off at 9 pm. $5 each. Gotta be 21, sorry.
We've got friends in Bend, Oregon who say that Eric Tollefson and his band, the World's Greatest Lovers, are "f---ing INCREDIBLE." Seriously. Most of the band is a part of the Empty Space Orchestra, an instrumental prog rock outfit. We expect good things. The show is on tomorrow at the Blue Spark. Gotta be 21. 9 pm. $5.
The unstoppable force of funk and jazz, Groove Patrol, takes the stage tomorrow night at nYne. The band swept the blues/jazz category at the Sommy Awards last weekend. And it's a good show for checking out nYne, which took our award this year for Best New Nightspot in our 18th Annual Best of the Inland Northwest Reader's Poll (on stands and online here). The show, also with Real Life Rockaz, starts at 9:30 pm. $5. Gotta be 21.