Live Bands

Odyssey, Czar, Isthmusia, Infrablaster, Honey Badger

When: Sat., Nov. 23, 8:30 p.m. 2013

Perhaps you like your music loud, a little aggressive, sometimes a little scary, but always finely crafted and expertly played. The local band you need to check out is Odyssey. The trio has played shows around Spokane for a few years, and they’ve grown up and left behind their cool metal hairstyles. But their music, as influenced by Rush as by Dream Theater, continues to push the line of technicality. As heavy as it is, the band has softened in the best ways recently, adding songs that are downright poppy. It’s fun, impressive stuff performed by some of Spokane’s hardest-working musicians.

Leah Sottile

Price: Free.