Live Bands

Bully

When: Tue., June 2, 8 p.m. 2015

On June 3, Bully starts a three-week run of dates as the opening act for pop duo Best Coast, which means Spokane gets an extra special treat Tuesday night: a full headlining set from a band on the verge of big things. Bully, a Nashville-based band fronted by Alicia Bognanno, is set to release its debut album Feels Like on June 23, and the attendant hype has built to a fever pitch in recent months; understandably so. Feels Like is an irresistible blast of punky pop-rock pushed through a thick layer of ’90s alt-rock distortion, with Bognanno's bittersweet howl (and lyrics) slicing through the crunch every step of the way. Bognanno, born in 1990, isn’t old enough to remember the early ’90s, but she certainly has a gift for perfectly soundtracking that era.

Ben Salmon

Price: $7/$10