THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Raw Fabrics, Collie Buddz and the Smokes

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We’ve made it safely to the first weekend in December. All power is back on, all Thanksgiving turkey has been eaten. It’s time to relax and go enjoy live music again in Spokane.

TONIGHT
If you haven’t already, you need to listen to California rockers Raw Fabrics right now. They’re wild and weird and are majorly influenced by late ’80s/early ’90s neon fashion. The band takes on the Big Dipper tonight at 7:30 pm with the Bight and Boat Race Weekend. The show is $7 and all-ages. Read our interview with the band here.
Those looking for a little hip-hop in their lives tonight need to show up at Mootsy’s tonight. The evening includes MJ the Inhuman Beatbox, Brotha Nature!, Ash, Joel Gorman, Dave Brady and Nate Greenberg. Show up around 9 pm. Prepare to feel the beat.

SATURDAY
Perhaps you can’t get enough of local rock two-piece the Smokes. That is completely understandable. You can check out their scuzzy and invigorating sound this weekend at Jones Radiator along with the Electric NoNo (formerly the Jesus Rehab). The fun starts at 9 pm. The Smokes' debut full-length album just recently hit Bandcamp. 

SUNDAY
As writer Dan Nailen points out, a live reggae show during the winter months can offer sustenance, a reminder that it’s sunny somewhere. Consider Collie Buddz your aural ambassador to that warm place, taking you to a mellow, marijuana-scented zone. Openers for the artist’s Sunday Knitting Factory show include Hirie, King Skellee and EpiK and cost is $20.

LOOKING FORWARD
With the Guides at the Baby Bar on Tuesday, and choosing between the Itchy Kitty/the Smokes/Ben Jennings show at the Bartlett and Phantogram show at the Knitting Factory on Wednesday, there's much music to look forward to.