THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Punks and ravers!



You can head to Aclub now for an early, all-ages deal: Straight to our Enemies, A Pyrrhic Victory, Doc Holliday, We Sleep to Dream and FAUS (one of The Inlander's Bands to Watch last year). Lots of thrashing guaranteed. $7. All-ages.

Kicking off its second week of existence, The Hop! (which we gave readers a first look at here) throws a good old punk rock party tonight with performances by Prophets of Addiction, the Sissies, Lobster Jaw, Hotbox, Collateral Damage and They're Watching. Show is at 7:45 pm. All-ages. $5.


If you're hopping on this hot new dub-step train, you might want to get out your best dancing clothes and head to Mario Party #1 — a big ol' electronic party tomorrow night. We originally reported in our print edition that this would be held in the Valley, but since then it has been moved to the Masonic Center (1108 W. Riverside). Performances by Big Chocolate, Tap Attack, Max Go & Chris Lawr, Dirty Panda, Bluebrain and Rishkin. $20. All-ages. (Read our story here about the rebirth of the local electronic scene before you go)

It's been awhile since we've seen the excellent Whiskey Dick Mountain rock it — so we'll probably head to the Baby Bar for a show by the local preacher punks. Show at 10 pm. Free. Gotta be 21.

Hit Mootsy's, too, for another local punk rock show: Hotbox, the Camaros and Neutral Boy. Hotbox – we think — is Spokane's only all-girl punk rock band. (Correct us if we're wrong.) Check them out at 9 pm. $5. Gotta be 21.