Spokane Doesn't Suck

People think Spokane sucks. They're wrong.

Finding Shangri-La: One year in

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In a sense we are all searching for our Shangri-La, that mythical utopia that resides just over that next mountain if we just keep searching. Many of us go our whole lives telling ourselves we will one day find a place of happiness if we just keep moving. In an increasingly mobile society we are…

Ok, nothing about this sucks. Here are 6 reasons:
This is one of the more highly-anticipated events Spokane’s had in a while.
This will be the first event ever held in The Bartlett (which exists because Spokane made it happen).
The Marshall McLean Band’s album releasing at this show, Glossolalia, is insanely good and if there were awards for best albums released in the northwest in 2013, this would win them.
Mama Doll hasn’t played a show in a while, and of the shows they’ve played, none have disappointed.
Bart Budwig is coming up from Moscow, ID, and he’s a treat of a human being.
The poster design by Spokane’s own Karli Ingersoll (who we’ve featured before) is gorgeous.
So if you’re into music, and any age (because the Bartlett is all ages) you should plan on being at this event. Get your tickets in advance here.

Ok, nothing about this sucks. Here are 6 reasons:

  1. This is one of the more highly-anticipated events Spokane’s had in a while.
  2. This will be the first event ever held in The Bartlett (which exists because Spokane made it happen).
  3. The Marshall McLean Band’s album releasing at this show, Glossolalia, is insanely good and if there were awards for best albums released in the northwest in 2013, this would win them.
  4. Mama Doll hasn’t played a show in a while, and of the shows they’ve played, none have disappointed.
  5. Bart Budwig is coming up from Moscow, ID, and he’s a treat of a human being.
  6. The poster design by Spokane’s own Karli Ingersoll (who we’ve featured before) is gorgeous.

So if you’re into music, and any age (because the Bartlett is all ages) you should plan on being at this event. Get your tickets in advance here.

It rained for a short spell today, and just as it stopped this was spotted on the sidewalk at the corner of Main and Bernard. Creative street art doesn’t suck.

It rained for a short spell today, and just as it stopped this was spotted on the sidewalk at the corner of Main and Bernard. Creative street art doesn’t suck.

Terrain is this Friday, and there is really no excuse for you to not be there.
All ages. Free.
10 bands. 210 pieces of art by over 100 artists.
Terrain is truly one of Spokane’s best nights each year.
Nothing about Terrain sucks. Be there. Friday from 5pm-1:30am.
More info at www.terrainspokane.com
Who’s in?

Terrain is this Friday, and there is really no excuse for you to not be there.

All ages. Free.

10 bands. 210 pieces of art by over 100 artists.

Terrain is truly one of Spokane’s best nights each year.

Nothing about Terrain sucks. Be there. Friday from 5pm-1:30am.

More info at www.terrainspokane.com

Who’s in?

We’re a little late on this, but not so late that any wrists should be slapped or anything like that.
Pig Out in the Park doesn’t suck. Free admission, reasonably priced eats, and TONS of free music. All right in the middle of downtown.
We hear a lot of people upset about Spokane’s lack of all-ages shows, and this weekend those arguments fall flat. Check out their (impressive) website for information about what bands are playing when.
Elephant Ears and good music don’t suck.

We’re a little late on this, but not so late that any wrists should be slapped or anything like that.

Pig Out in the Park doesn’t suck. Free admission, reasonably priced eats, and TONS of free music. All right in the middle of downtown.

We hear a lot of people upset about Spokane’s lack of all-ages shows, and this weekend those arguments fall flat. Check out their (impressive) website for information about what bands are playing when.

Elephant Ears and good music don’t suck.

Garland doesn’t suck, free, all-ages concerts don’t suck, and the bands playing this year don’t suck either. Who’s coming?

Garland doesn’t suck, free, all-ages concerts don’t suck, and the bands playing this year don’t suck either. Who’s coming?

As a reminder, you’ve got until midnight tonight (August 9th) to submit your various works of art for Terrain, one of Spokane’s least-sucky events.
For those of you who haven’t experienced Terrain before, it is a one-night event that features area painters, sculptors, draughtsmen (draw-ers), sketch artists, mixed-media artists, textile artists, illustrators, photographers, digital artists, printmakers, sculptors and musicians downtown.
Terrain is consistently one of the best nights in Spokane. Artists, get your work submitted! Everyone else, mark your calendars.

As a reminder, you’ve got until midnight tonight (August 9th) to submit your various works of art for Terrain, one of Spokane’s least-sucky events.

For those of you who haven’t experienced Terrain before, it is a one-night event that features area painters, sculptors, draughtsmen (draw-ers), sketch artists, mixed-media artists, textile artists, illustrators, photographers, digital artists, printmakers, sculptors and musicians downtown.

Terrain is consistently one of the best nights in Spokane. Artists, get your work submitted! Everyone else, mark your calendars.

Spokane’s already got a dominant donut shop (with an awful website) in Donut Parade, but one more can’t hurt anything. Particularly one that has a sign the size of their building that reads “ZOMBIES INSIDE KEEP OUT!”
We can’t say for sure, because it doesn’t open until this Friday, August 2nd, but from what we can tell so far Spokane’s newest zombie-inspired donut shop, Dawn of the Donut, won’t suck.
Also, we don’t know who this family is in the photo (we borrowed it from Dawn of the Donut’s Facebook page), but they took a family portrait in front of the sign with their baby, so they obviously don’t suck.
See you Friday?

Spokane’s already got a dominant donut shop (with an awful website) in Donut Parade, but one more can’t hurt anything. Particularly one that has a sign the size of their building that reads “ZOMBIES INSIDE KEEP OUT!”

We can’t say for sure, because it doesn’t open until this Friday, August 2nd, but from what we can tell so far Spokane’s newest zombie-inspired donut shop, Dawn of the Donut, won’t suck.

Also, we don’t know who this family is in the photo (we borrowed it from Dawn of the Donut’s Facebook page), but they took a family portrait in front of the sign with their baby, so they obviously don’t suck.

See you Friday?

postcardshow:

Greetings from Spokane Washington

Vintage Spokane post cards don’t suck, because vintage post cards don’t suck and neither does Spokane.

postcardshow:

Greetings from Spokane Washington

Vintage Spokane post cards don’t suck, because vintage post cards don’t suck and neither does Spokane.

If you show up at Nyne tonight at 8:00, the hours that follow will not suck.
Local favorites Terrible Buttons are releasing their new album and it promises to be an amazing time (as those of you who were at their last Nyne show are sure to recall).
21+$7
Cathedral Pearls and The Hoot Hoots are opening.

If you show up at Nyne tonight at 8:00, the hours that follow will not suck.

Local favorites Terrible Buttons are releasing their new album and it promises to be an amazing time (as those of you who were at their last Nyne show are sure to recall).

21+
$7

Cathedral Pearls and The Hoot Hoots are opening.