When: Sat., April 29, 8 p.m. 2017
Super Sparkle is something of a Spokane supergroup: You’ll no doubt recognize a few of its members from other beloved local bands, including Cathedral Pearls, Water Monster and Mama Doll. But this project doesn’t musically resemble any of those acts, tipping its hat instead to the slick, soulful sounds of Motown and ’70s R&B. The band releases its debut EP, titled Songs Out the Window, this weekend, and the Inlander got an early listen of the four-track disc. It harkens back to a bygone era of pop music — how often do you hear a contemporary rock band bust out a sweet sax solo? — and announces Super Sparkle as retro stylists in the vein of Leon Bridges and Fitz and the Tantrums, who have clearly studied the entire Stax Records library and know every note by heart.