For those who haven’t experienced a Round at the Bartlett yet, tonight is a perfect edition to start with. Musicians include Water Monster (a 2015 Inlander Band to Watch), Drake Wilcox and Lindsay Johnston along with poet Elissa Ball and painter Elie Downes. Watch as all the action happens at the same time. Cost is $10 at the door.
Local metal act Mercy Brown recently garnered fans from around the world when a collaborative Mary Poppins video went viral. Check them out headlining the Knitting Factory tonight along with Cold Blooded, Rasputin and Serpentspire. The show starts at 8 pm and is $5 for those 21 and under or otherwise free. Read this week's profile on the band here.
SATURDAY Jan Francisco is actually 16-year-old Spokanite Norman Robbins. His one man show comes to the Baby Bar Saturday night along with Dead Sea Squirrels and Fun Ladies. Be there around 10 to catch the rockin' party.
Marshall McLean Band (Another 2015 Band to Watch) plays all sorts of venues but the Bartlett is certainly one of the group’s favorite joints. MMB and Jeffery Martin take on the Bartlett stage Saturday night starting at 8 pm and cost is $15 at the door
In Portland’s Eight Bells, the trio’s chops are delivered in the service of sprawling tunes that evoke drone-rock, dark metal and psychedelia, says Dan Nailen. The band brings this flair for the dramatic to Pinnacle Northwest Saturday at 8:30 pm. Cost is $7 for the all-ages show. Mercy Brown will play at this show too.
Bazaar, the sister event to Terrain, runs all Saturday. Purchase local art all while listening to local regional music. Basically, take part in a perfect day.
Here's the whole lineup:
11 am: DB Record Selector (Spokane)
12:30 pm: DJ Breezy Brown (Spokane)
2 pm: Silver Torches (Seattle)
3 pm: ORPHANS. (Bellingham)
4 pm: City Hall (Bellingham)
5 pm: Scott Ryan (Spokane)
6 pm: Wild Wants (Seattle)
7 pm: Friends of Mine (Spokane)
8 pm: Mama Doll (Spokane)
9 pm: Down North (Seattle)
Continuing the area’s string of free, local, music-packed concerts is the third annual Stateline Music Festival. Taking place down at the newly remodeled Cruisers in Idaho, owner Justin Veo says that Father’s Day weekend should be the right fit for families to come out for live music (after previously trying Hoopfest and Labor Day weekends). While the first year started with 10 bands, this year’s festivities features two days and 18 acts. Saturday features hard rock bands doing their own stuff — expect a lot from Invasive, Mechanism, Elephant Gun Riot, AntiHero, Free the Jester, Banish the Echo and Children of Atom — while Sunday includes cover bands like Coleman Underground and Slightly Committed playing the whole musical gamut from country to funk. The event will also include aerial flyovers, roller derby exhibitions and yes, fire dancers. The shows run all afternoon into the evening.
SUNDAY Grieves is back, back again. That’s right, the Seattle rapper is at the Bartlett Sunday throwing his sweet rhymes down. The show is $20, but as he’s sold out the venue before, you’ll probably want to get your tickets early. The all-ages show starts at 8 pm.