Live Bands

KYRS 14th Anniversary Bash, feat. Nic Armstrong and the Thieves, Pine League

When: Sat., July 15 2017

Even though he’s been living in America for years, there’s no getting Nic Armstrong’s native England out of his songs. Give a spin to any of his releases, from 2005’s The Greatest White Liar to 2015’s Negative Slant EP, and you’ll hear a cavalcade of British Invasion influences. Sometimes they lean toward psychedelic rock; at other points, Armstrong cranks through a tough bit of Brit blues-rock that would make the old Stones proud. Armstrong’s songs and joyously energetic stage show (thanks to his six-piece, horn-laden Thieves) led to past tours opening for the Pretenders, Paul Weller and Oasis. His headlining jaunt coming to Spokane for KYRS’ birthday party will mark Armstrong’s first sojourn to the Pacific Northwest.

Dan Nailen

Price: $10