Spokane Doesn't Suck

People think Spokane sucks. They're wrong.

The number of amazing local artists Spokane boasts continues to amaze us. Tonight you’ll have an opportunity to get a glimpse at what we mean.

This evening, stop by The Bartlett sometime between 5pm-9pm to see the work that over 25 local artists put together for this weekend’s upcoming bonanza, Bartfest.

Free to look, $10 to buy posters, and all the benefits go to the Songs for Kids Foundation.

While you’re there you can buy both full-weekend and day passes to Bartfest, which will certainly not suck.

One of the reasons Spokane doesn’t suck is its remarkably good local music scene. One of the bands that plays a big role in that is Mama Doll, who is releasing their first album tonight at The Bartlett.
There are still some tickets available at the door, but we wouldn’t be surprised if the show sells out, so swing by and get your tickets this afternoon or show up early and grab a drink.
All ages, $12, supporting local artists, having a great night. Who’s in?

One of the reasons Spokane doesn’t suck is its remarkably good local music scene. One of the bands that plays a big role in that is Mama Doll, who is releasing their first album tonight at The Bartlett.

There are still some tickets available at the door, but we wouldn’t be surprised if the show sells out, so swing by and get your tickets this afternoon or show up early and grab a drink.

All ages, $12, supporting local artists, having a great night. Who’s in?

If we only had one night to convince a Spokane nay-sayer that Spokane doesn’t suck, we’d take them to Terrain. It is the least sucky, single-night event Spokane offers each year. It’s a top-notch multimedia art and music event whose submissions come entirely from local artists.
If you want to have your work featured in Spokane’s best art show, you have exactly 24 hours as of the time of this posting to submit you work for consideration.
You can submit up to 10 pieces of art, and they’re due at midnight. Don’t act like we never told you.
http://submit.terrainspokane.com

If we only had one night to convince a Spokane nay-sayer that Spokane doesn’t suck, we’d take them to Terrain. It is the least sucky, single-night event Spokane offers each year. It’s a top-notch multimedia art and music event whose submissions come entirely from local artists.

If you want to have your work featured in Spokane’s best art show, you have exactly 24 hours as of the time of this posting to submit you work for consideration.

You can submit up to 10 pieces of art, and they’re due at midnight. Don’t act like we never told you.

http://submit.terrainspokane.com

Last night we posted about how awesome Spokane summers are, and tonight has to capacity to be one of your best night of the summer. Start out at the Perry Street Fair, then shoot downtown for the Songs for Kids benefit show at The Bartlett.
Songs for Kids is a non profit that doesn’t suck and, in their words, “work[s] year-round to bring music to children’s hospitals and special needs camps through live interactive concerts, hospital bedside performances and our Songs For Kids Records songwriting & recording program.”
Between the Perry Street Fair and this Songs for Kids show you can see most of our favorite local bands in one night, all while paying merely what you want, and if you do pay, you’ll be supporting a great cause, which doesn’t suck.

Last night we posted about how awesome Spokane summers are, and tonight has to capacity to be one of your best night of the summer. Start out at the Perry Street Fair, then shoot downtown for the Songs for Kids benefit show at The Bartlett.

Songs for Kids is a non profit that doesn’t suck and, in their words, “work[s] year-round to bring music to children’s hospitals and special needs camps through live interactive concerts, hospital bedside performances and our Songs For Kids Records songwriting & recording program.”

Between the Perry Street Fair and this Songs for Kids show you can see most of our favorite local bands in one night, all while paying merely what you want, and if you do pay, you’ll be supporting a great cause, which doesn’t suck.

Summers in Spokane are the greatest. There is never a shortage of awesome things to do, and this weekend is no exception.
We love this neighborhood, and we loves these bands. This will most certainly not suck. See you there?

Summers in Spokane are the greatest. There is never a shortage of awesome things to do, and this weekend is no exception.

We love this neighborhood, and we loves these bands. This will most certainly not suck. See you there?

We’ll assume that you already know about Terrain, and how nothing about it sucks. Terrain is arguably the single best event Spokane has to offer each year. Well… the folks who have brought you Terrain for the past 6 years are bringing you a day-long event TODAY in the heart of downtown.

Over 50 booths of goods from local artists and artisans, with live music all day long, all ages, and free.

It’s on the corner of Main and Wall. Right across the street from Madeleine’s, which also doesn’t suck.

So stop by! Shop local. It’s going to be a great time. And while you’re down there stop by Huntington Park, because it really doesn’t suck.

Huntington Park doesn’t suck. Not. Even. Close.

Whether you work downtown or haven’t been downtown in 10 years, you should pay this place a visit.

Photo credit: @derrickoliver on Instagram.

It’s a good time of year for live music in Spokane. A fantastic Volume weekend just wrapped up, and this weekend we get another non-sucky series of shows in Elkfest. 
All ages, completely free, all weekend long, right outside The Elk. Here’s the line up:
// Friday June 64:00 - Folk Inception6:00 - Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount7:30 - Cody Beebe & The Crooks9:00 - Current Swell// Saturday June 72:00 - Lion Oh My3:30 - Lavoy5:00 - Hollow Wood6:30 - Tango Alpha Tango8:00 - Ssssnake9:00 - James Pants// Sunday June 82:00 - Wax 808 and Travis Hurley4:00 - Real Life Rockaz6:00 - Scott Pemberton7:30 - Ivan and Alyosha9:00 - Minus The Bear

It’s a good time of year for live music in Spokane. A fantastic Volume weekend just wrapped up, and this weekend we get another non-sucky series of shows in Elkfest. 

All ages, completely free, all weekend long, right outside The Elk. Here’s the line up:

// Friday June 6

4:00 - Folk Inception
6:00 - Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount
7:30 - Cody Beebe & The Crooks
9:00 - Current Swell

// Saturday June 7

2:00 - Lion Oh My
3:30 - Lavoy
5:00 - Hollow Wood
6:30 - Tango Alpha Tango
8:00 - Ssssnake
9:00 - James Pants

// Sunday June 8

2:00 - Wax 808 and Travis Hurley
4:00 - Real Life Rockaz
6:00 - Scott Pemberton
7:30 - Ivan and Alyosha
9:00 - Minus The Bear

Volume is arguably the least sucky thing that happens each year in Spokane, and it’s coming up this weekend, May 30-31.
80 Bands.
8 Venues.
If you order in advance, it’ll cost you less than $20 for a wristband that gets you access to all of it.
Regardless of your musical taste, you’ll be able to find plenty of bands and artists to fit your liking. Plus, there are a handful of all-ages options, so no excuses for you under-21 folk.
In short, if you like music, and you can only go to one musical event in 2014, give some serious thought to making Volume that event.

Volume is arguably the least sucky thing that happens each year in Spokane, and it’s coming up this weekend, May 30-31.

80 Bands.

8 Venues.

If you order in advance, it’ll cost you less than $20 for a wristband that gets you access to all of it.

Regardless of your musical taste, you’ll be able to find plenty of bands and artists to fit your liking. Plus, there are a handful of all-ages options, so no excuses for you under-21 folk.

In short, if you like music, and you can only go to one musical event in 2014, give some serious thought to making Volume that event.