Live Bands

The Static Tones CD release feat. Blackwater Prophet, Stucco, Sorority

When: Fri., March 27, 7:30 p.m. 2015

Local bands are on a hot streak this month, dropping records left and right, and this weekend we have two new ones. First up on Friday is Coeur d’Alene act the Static Tones, releasing their fuzzed-out, classic rock ’n’ roll disc Brotherhood of Strangers. The trio’s music is gritty and soulful, translating as well in a dive bar as it does on the open road with the windows down. Boat Race Weekend, on the other hand, hitting the stage Saturday night, take their emotional style of pop-punk very seriously on their first record, The Talisman. A Gonzaga three-piece — two members are seniors and the other graduated last year — the group is young, but they’ve got more than enough loud, pent-up angst to express in their songs, which translates to one hell of a ruckus onstage.

Fri, March 27, at 7:30 pm • $5 • All-ages • Boat Race Weekend CD release with Head Hiatus, the Bight, the Cammora • Sat, March 28, at 7 pm • $7 • 21+ • The Big Dipper • bigdipperevents.com

Laura Johnson