Live Bands

Like a Storm, Palisades, Farewell to Fear, Helldorado

When: Wed., Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m.

When you think of hard rock, what sounds float through your head? Muscular guitars, probably. Powerful, insistent drums, too. Most certainly some soaring, throat-shredding vocals. But what about the didgeridoo? The New Zealand group Like a Storm have been incorporating the sounds of their home country into their thrash-friendly metal, and the hefty wind instrument works its way into the songs as if it’s always been an integral part of the genre. The band — which features brothers Chris, Matt and Kent Brooks alongside drummer Zach Wood — has played Spokane numerous times, and they’re returning behind their recent album called Catacombs, which offers plenty of anthemic choruses and undeniable riffs. And yes, plenty of didgeridoo.

Nathan Weinbender

Price: $15

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