Northwest indie-rock favorites Built to Spill and Chastity Belt will play a new outdoor stage at the Steam Plant at Volume 2017 this June 2-3, part of a sprawling lineup of nearly 100 artists ranging from hip-hop to punk, folk to synth-pop, metal to electro-rock.
The Inland Northwest's best bands provide the backbone for Volume, as they have every year in its six-year history. Cathedral Pearls, The Dancing Plague of 1518, Itchy Kitty, Belt of Vapor, Empty Eyes, Summer in Siberia and Jan Francisco are among the locals who will play alongside visitors like rapper Nacho Picasso (Seattle), electro-pop crew J GRGRY (Seattle), grease-slathered Southern rockers Shawn James and the Shapeshifters (Fayetteville, Arkansas), art-rockers Lithics (Portland) and California-based Ras Kass, who Pitchfork once called "one of the best rappers of all time."
That's just the start of what is the best lineup yet for the largest, most diverse music festival in the Inland Northwest. You can see the entire lineup here, or scroll down for a complete list.
The venues for Volume 2017 include The Baby Bar (all-ages), The Bartlett (all-ages), The Big Dipper (all-ages), Boots Bakery, Mootsy's, The Observatory, The Pin! (all-ages), The Red Room Lounge, nYne Bar and the Washington Cracker Co. Building (Terrain stage; all-ages), plus the new Steam Plant Outdoor Stage on Saturday (all-ages).
Tickets are just $25 in advance for two days of amazing music ($35 if you wait until the festival), and you can get those right here.
Here's a sample of Boise-based Built to Spill:
Chastity Belt formed in Walla Walla:
Ras Kass gets topical on his latest:
Myke Bogan's "Take the Night Off" featuring Blossom:
Here's a complete list of the artists playing Volume 2017:
Built to Spill
Shawn James and the Shapeshifters
Belt of Vapor
The Dapper Devils
Summer in Siberia
Sir Coyler & His Asthmatic Band
The Dirty Moogs
Abraham & the Old Gods
The South Hill
Nat Park & The Tunnels of Love
Dark White Light
The Dancing Plague of 1518
Dry and Dusty
Six State Bender
Lust for Glory
Pop Goddess Athena