$12 adv, $15 at the door
Through the Roots - Sharing inspiring Cali-Reggae vibes with positive messages
Pacific Dub - heavy rock n’ roll guitar melodies, and smooth hip-hop and reggae rhythms are all significant characteristics that add to Pacific Dub’s coastal vibe, and genuine objective of creating innovative alternative-rock-reggae while sharing a message of love and peace.
What is up Aliens!? Hope you guys are ready for our EPIC Hip-Hip party going down October 25th at the Big Dipper Downtown Spokane, WA! Hope you're ready to get SPOOPY!
Hip Hop Artists:
-ExZac Change & Matisse
-Willis The Realist
-Plus a special guest!
FREE MERCH GIVEAWAYS!
https://hirie.bpt.me $15 advance, $18 door
Hirie–the frontwoman of the exhilarating reggae band HIRIE–grew up a global citizen. Her father worked for the United Nations and she was born in the Philippines, spent years in Italy, before her family settled in Hawaii, which became her spiritual home.
Wandering Soul’s lush construct reflects this depth. The songs feature chord sequences that have a sophisticated, tension and release accessibility. The musicianship is high-level restraint, showcasing that point of mature virtuosity where laying back implies instrumental prowess. The album’s trippy production—the bulk of it courtesy of Danny Kalb (Beck, Ben Harper, Sia)—replete with adventurous textured passages, heady dub segues, and subtle psychedelic flourishes, make it a rare headphone experience for a pop-oriented record.
San Diego’s seven-piece band HIRIE is ready to offer a global spiritual uplift. Melding the balmy island touches of its singer’s beloved home—as symbolized by its moniker’s first letter, an “H” for “Hawaii,” with that feeling of irie, the award-winning group offers a soundtrack of hope. Now, with its masterful most recent album, Wandering Soul, brimming with invigorating female-fronted shamanistic reggae an oasis of positivity is just an album away.
The album opens with the smoldering and ambitious title track—a sonic journey through heartfelt longing, and heady dub passages. The militant “Renegade” features Nahko Bear of Nahko and Medicine For The People and boasts stately horns, simmering grooves, and call-to-arms individuality against the massification of culture. The personal “Melody of a Broken Heart” and “You Won’t Be Alone” shine a light on personal domestic struggles. “I wrote ‘You Won’t Be Alone’ for my daughter with the hopes that she understands my life when she hears me on the radio. I hope she understands how much I love her and how I can be a role model by showing her she can be anything she wants,” Hirie confides. The sleek futuristic electronic textures of “Boom Fire” represents HIRIE’s party vibe and exudes vivaciousness of in-the-moment HIRIE living.
Hirie is currently working on her third full-length album due out in 2018.
Reflecting on the power of HIRIE, Hirie shares this story: “I met a fan who was suffering from of six tumors. He shared with me ‘Your music is the reason I get out of bed, you’re my medicine.’ That drives me to push this movement forward to share conscious music. I feel a responsibility and a duty to share a positive message.”
https://themelvinsreddkross.bpt.me $25 presale $30 door
The Melvins formed in Aberdeen/Montesano, WA in 1983 the founding members were Buzz, Mike Dillard (drums), and ex-Mudhoney bassist Matt Lukin. Buzz, Mike, and Matt all went to high school in Montesano. The name Melvins came from a grocery clerk at the Thriftway in Montesano where King Buzzo served as clerk and vandal. Melvin was the most hated fellow employee and they felt it to be an appropriately ridiculous name.
When Mike couldn't cut it, as rumor has it because the songs were getting too mathematically complex, Dale was recruited out of the Iron Maiden cover band he played in at the age of 15. Matt was replaced by Lori Black (Lorax) (Shirley Temple's daughter) when they left Aberdeen for San Francisco.
The Melvins have had quite a few bass player changes during their tenure. Check out the Melvins Bassist Morgue to learn more. The Melvins live in Hollywood, CA right now.
The Melvins Discography is an exhaustive resource of their many releases. They were on a major label Atlantic Records for three albums, although most would agree they're not the type of band that would appeal to a major label. They are often quoted as knowing this while they were on the label and just took advantage of the drunken blitz the record companies were on in signing any band connected to a supposed Seattle "grunge" sound. Melvins have also released music on Ipecac Recordings, Boner Records, Alchemy Records, Amphetamine Reptile Records, Alternative Tentacles Records, and numerous others in the manner of 7"s and whatnot.
Buzz has a side project called Fantômas with Mike Patton (Faith No More/Mr. Bungle) who is also owner of Ipecac Recordings the label the melvins are currently releasing material through. He also played guitar in the hardcore/grind "supergroup" Venomous Concept, featuring members/former members of Napalm Death and Brutal Truth (also released through Ipecac).
Dale filled in for Nirvana when they were between drummers, he appears on Incesticide and Bleach as a result of those sessions. Dale has two major side projects one called Altamont in which he sings and plays guitar. The other he drums in and is known as PORN (The Men Of) or just PORN.
Melvins have toured with KISS, White Zombie, NIN, L7, Primus, Tool, and Rush, among others and were also on the Ozzfest tour in 98. They toured with a second guitarist at one point David Scott Stone (a great noisician). Former bassist Kevin Rutmanis (1998 - early 2005) used to be in the band Cows, he was also in another Mike Patton project along with Duane Denison of the Jesus Lizard called Tomahawk. If you ever get the chance to see them live be sure to give them gifts, they prefer Cracker Barrel gift certificates.
Free The Jester
Within Sight (from Vancouver WA)
The Big Dipper
Saturday September Seven
All Ages Welcome
$5 advance tickets available soon through bands and sponsors
$10 cover at the door
doors at 6:00pm
show at 6:30pm
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Looking for a killer show on a Friday night? Come to The Big Dipper, with special guests Light in Mirrors, Ten-Speed Pile-Up and The Monties! Pre-sale tickets are $5!
The Monties: 8:30
Ten-Speed Pile-Up: 9:15
Light in Mirrors: 10:15
$12 presale, $15 door
LDW - In the summer of 2013 a group of Portland, Oregon musicians got together around the love of Talking Heads music. Especially that of the epic 1984 concert film, Stop Making Sense, which they consider to be the most brilliant concert film of all time. They began to perform with a 7-piece lineup that was inspired by that particular movie and time period. “There was so much funkiness, movement, and excitement to the music in that movie and we just knew it would get people excited and feel fresh” says Lawrence Orleck, co-founder and singer in the band.
Audiences keep coming back to see LDW. Not only for their exuberant interpretations of the legendary Talking Heads, but also for their original music, improvisation, choreography and the random experiences they deliver at every one of their shows.
$12 ADV, $14 at the door https://bpt.me/4275370
Night Beats - Call it soul, call it rock’n’roll, call it what you like. For anyone who has had their ears open, those elements have always been part of the DNA of Night Beats, but here Blackwell has recalibrated them, slowed them down just enough and allowed them the space to breathe and exist as something new. It’s the same book, just a different chapter.
WARBLY JETS https://open.spotify.com/album/3hCRqelSYDdWdWKSSGUpSX
River City Roots - Reggae/Roots/Rock band formed in Spokane Wa. We are all about uplifting community, giving you something to dance to, and spreading good vibes.
Naughty Pine - Naughty Pine seeds were first planted in the throes of a jam night at the Emerald of Siam in Richland, WA. Singer-songwriter Barefoot Randy's blend of roots and folk combined with Fishbowl alum Weezy Pipes' dubby basslines began to fill the reggae void in the TriCities. After months of gigging together as an acoustic duo, veteran percussionist and instructor Jo-Rilla joined to form the core trio with appearances from friends of the band contributing horns, hand drums, and more.
The Other Favorites is the long time duo project of Carson McKee and Josh Turner. Perhaps best known for their performances on YouTube, which have garnered millions of views. The Other Favorites are now based out of Brooklyn, NY. Together, Turner and McKee bring their shared influences of folk, bluegrass and classic rock into a modern framework; one distinguished by incisive songwriting, virtuosic guitar work and tight two-part harmony.
Reina del Cid is a singer songwriter and leader of the eponymous folk rock band based in Minnesota. Her song-a-week video series, Sunday Mornings with Reina del Cid, has amassed 24 million views on YouTube and collected a diverse following made up of everyone from jamheads to college students to white-haired intelligentsia. In 2011 she began collaborating with Toni Lindgren, who is the lead guitarist on all three of Del Cid’s albums, as well as a frequent and much beloved guest on the Sunday Morning videos. The two have adapted their sometimes hard-hitting rock ballads and catchy pop riffs into a special acoustic duo set which they will tour in Europe and the United States this year.
Monumental Shows proudly presents
As Cities Burn
"scream through the walls" tour
w/ All Get Out & Many Rooms
all ages // full bar for 21+ // 171 s washington, spokane, wa
$18 adv at www.monumentalshows.com & 4000 Holes Record Store
$20 day of show // doors open 7pm
Since their inception in 2002, As Cities Burn have garnered tremendous respect for their progressive take on the post-hardcore genre. Upon the release of their 2005 full-length debut, Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest, fans and critics alike fell in love with the balanced dynamic of TJ Bonnette’s visceral screams and the clean vocals of his brother, Cody, who also serves as the primary songwriter in the band. In 2006, TJ’s new marriage saw him leave As Cities Burn for a new life in Mississippi. The remaining members forged ahead, undergoing several lineup and stylistic changes over the next three years and releasing two more acclaimed full lengths - Come Now Sleep (2007) and Hell or High Water (2009) - before disbanding in 2009.
This, however, is not where their story ends.
In the time since, As Cities Burn would occasionally play one-off shows, but no plans for a proper reunion were discussed until a few years ago when TJ moved to Nashville where his brother and the rest of the band were living. Casual jam sessions commenced and, before long, a concrete plan fo a new record began to take shape. Two years later, As Cities Burn are ready to unveil Scream Through The Walls - their first album in ten years and the first with the Bonnette brothers collaborating since the band’s seminal debut.
Seattle’s own THE ACCÜSED A.D. carved their way into the underground music scene by becoming one of the cornerstones of crossover music that melted faces in the 80s across the globe––A punk/metal fusion that planted its ever-growing seed in modern heavyweights such as MUNICIPAL WASTE, LAMB OF GOD, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEAD CROSS, and many more!
Portland's Hippie Death Cult team up with Wretched Fuck from Spokane for an all ages full metal assault.
- Dance Floor Instigators from Portland, OR -
$7 presale, $9 door
World's Finest returns to Spokane to bring the dance party to the Big Dipper! This time around we are joined by local homies, Tyler Alai and Bradford Little (B Radicals) doing a solo set to open the night!
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Come out on Friday, June 7th to hang with your favorite local bands, Atari Ferrari and The Monties as they host our nomadic friends, TGTG for their Spokane visit! This is year 4 of their Positive Energy World Tour (a ten year plan to travel the world, spread positivity, and inspire others to follow their dreams). It'll be a night not to miss! ALL AGES!!!
TGTG Music Video:
8:15-9 - The Monties
9:15-10 - TGTG
10:15-11:15 - Atari Ferrari
A weekend pass, selling for just $29, gets you into all 11 participating venues to see local favorites and up-and-coming talent from the Northwest and beyond.
Save $4 on the ticket price if you buy now; use promo code: early-bird
Black Marble • ????? • Spiral Stairs • The Body • Smokey Brights • Chong the Nomad • Jango • Among Authors • MistaDC • Super Sparkle • Moorea Masa & The Mood • The Spirit of the Beehive • Quayde LaHüe • Froth • Ritual Veil • Emma Lee Toyoda • Cassow • The Fabulous Downey Brothers • SUS • [b r a c k e t s} • Heat Speak • Gag • Indian Goat • Santa Poco • Table Sugar • Lower species • Lotte Kestner • Restless • fine • Flee the Century • TOPP • Killer Whale • The Carols • T.S THE SOLUTION • BaLonely • Control Test • Strange Ranger • Mini Murders • Kung Fu Vinyl • Nicholas Merz and the Humblers • Marshall Law Band • Guardian of the Underdog • Oh, Rose • Matt Mitchell Music Co • Photo Ops • Blake Braley • Vanna Oh & The Any's • DYED • SwampheavY • WranQ Ramone • Daethstar • DJ UNIFEST • Mama Doll • The Emilys • Chris Molitor • BITWVLF • Fat Lady • Funky Unkle • Ex-Pets • Portable Morla • CATE • Left Over Soul • Pit • Big Raffle • Fun Ladies • Kevin Long • Sentient Divide • Wretched F--- • Windoe • Peru Resh • Better Daze • Lavoy • Headless//Heartless • Gabriella Rose • DJ Heem Szn • Deer • ROSETHROW • SIMMENTALL • dee-em • The Blü • CONFLUX REDUX • Bitter Oak • The Dapper Devils • Quaggadog • Vernita Avenue • Late for the Parade • DJ C Mad • LAMINATES • Yung Crown • Bad Motivator • Ray Badness • Greying • DJ Patrick • Atari Ferrari • Liz Rognes • DJ Orange
Participating venues: Baby Bar (all ages until 9), The Bartlett (all ages), The Big Dipper (all ages), Berserk, Lucky You Lounge, Mootsy's, Nyne Bar, The Pin (all ages), Red Room Lounge, River City Brewing (garage party), Washington Cracker Co. Building (all ages).
Venue schedules released in early May.
$12 ADV $15 door https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4111509
Swingin' Utters@ have been kicking around the San Francisco Bay Area for 25 years now. They’ve met their wives and their best friends on these streets; they’ve grown and aged right here in the Bay Area. This has ignited the very essence of what goes into their value system and more importantly their music, because it is a reflection of those experiences. For example, the band took a break to raise their families, right at the height of their popularity! Did it faze them? Not really. That’s the thing with these guys. It is family first, with music always germinating within those life choices. During the Utters’ semi-hiatus, they all continued playing music in bands like Druglords of the Avenues, the Re-volts and Filthy Thieving Bastards. Their life experiences influence what goes into their records. A case in point is their debut: 1995’s The Streets of San Francisco; their first full length and an essential “streetpunk” masterpiece. Fat Mike took notice of their grit and honesty, and signed them to Fat Wreck Chords. From there they put out a ton of great records, including A Juvenile Product of the Working Class, Five Lessons Learned, Brazen Head, Swingin’ Utters and Dead Flowers, Bottles, Bluegrass, and Bones. For 10 years the Utters toured relentlessly with the likes of Rancid, NOFX, Dropkick Murphys and everyone in between. Which brings us back to celebrating their 25th anniversary, the band fully recharged with their second album in three years and no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Gallows Bound - Formed in 2012 in Winchester VA, GALLOWS BOUND consists of a group of six childhood friends who all grew up together in their local punk scene. When they weren’t thrashing in their former punk and metal bands, they would play acoustic instruments at house parties, bonfires, and basements. Although deeply rooted in the traditional bluegrass of their home in Virginia, GALLOWS BOUND has a strong affection for their upbringing in punk rock and stitches their influences together in a blazing fury of Appalachian Punk Bluegrass. The band thumbs their nose at tradition in every sense which allows them to weave through many different scenes. Pushing the boundaries in all genres, their diverse range has landed GALLOWS BOUND on varying stages from iconic country landmark Gruene Hall in Texas to NYC’s legendary punk house C-Squat.
Wasted Breath -
Wasted Breath has perfected their unique combo of witty sing- alongs, brash guitar leads, show-off drum fills, & "fuck you" attitude. This band will kick your teeth in, make you shake your ass, & keep you smiling from the very first downbeat. A treat for Rock & Rollers of all ages & musical tastes.
Local faves - THE SMOKES - return !!! They’ll headline the tour kick-off of Spokane Shoegaze/Noise-Rock/Drone band Ghostdivorce with Spokane locals Moonchyld and The Colorflies. Can’t wait.
tickets $8, $10
The Smokes: "The garage-rock duo revels in authentic, gritty rock 'n' roll, and celebrates the imperfections of the music they play and that which inspires them — everything from stomping electric blues and propulsive punk to "hopeful garage-soul," gospel and hip-hop.” Inlander Weekly
It’s been nearly 2 years since We’ve been on a stage together as Blackwater Prophet, and we are more than happy to announce we will be Back at the Big Dipper on May 11th for a reunion show in Spokane! We’ll be joined by our good friends from Missoula Montana, Tiny Plastic Stars, and our local pals here, Fat Lady. This is a very special show for us and we are excited to see all of our friends and family who supported the project in its momentous stage! Come on down to the Big Dipper on May 11th and join this exciting night with close friends, family, and loved ones and be a part of a night we are calling one of our most anticipated! 7:30pm / $8 https://blackwater.brownpapertickets.com/
Tiny Plastic Stars: https://m.facebook.com/tinyplasticstars/
Fat Lady: https://m.facebook.com/FATLADY1/
Performance Please and Wylie & The Wild West present:
Wylie Gustafson of Wylie & The Wild West is a native Montanan singer/songwriter with 20 albums and 4 decades of performing, writing, and recording under his belt. Wylie has matured into a dynamic talent, and has become one of the few authentic voices of the American West. One critic called him, “…the coolest cowpoke around. Forget everything you hate about modern country, this guy is old-school cool without being a tired period piece”.
Wylie is an American Original. For over the last 30 years, he and his band, The Wild West, have performed their refreshing blend of cowboy, western swing, old school country, and yodeling music worldwide. They are hugely popular on the festival and theatre circuit. Stateside, they have performed at such prestigious venues as the National Folk Festival, MerleFest, the Bumbershoot Festival, The Stagecoach Festival, A Prairie Home Companion, The Conan O’Brien Show and the Grand Ole Opry (with over 50 guest appearances). Worldwide, their universal appeal has taken them to China, Russia, Australia, Europe, South America, and Japan.
https://www.ticketswest.com/events/detail/wylie-the-wild-west-ebgd0221?fbclid=IwAR2AEnxePFdkQFzHUJlcx_A2lgbOl-PyF3Qm48En8WmVd46yQWKrCvxQ7gk $20 adv
The Lucitones :
Hard-hitting, rockabilly inspired punk rock to the western US to promote their newest Album "Three Moons" out soon on Batcave Records.
The Dead Channels :
Drawing on root rock’n’roll influences from Sun Records era, classic garage punk, and psychobilly.
Former You :
Loud, rude, glorifying sex & violence, hating authority, & punishing eardrums.
tickets $15 ADV, $18 Door
20 year anniversary tour of 'Tonight The Stars Revolt'
The West Coast Fun Time Death Ray Invasion Tour!
tickets $15 $18
Powerman5000 - Powerman 5000 (sometimes abbreviated to PM5K) is an American rock band formed in 1991. The group has released nine albums, gaining its highest level of commercial success with 1999s Tonight the Stars Revolt!, which reached number 29 on the Billboard 200 while spawning the singles When Worlds Collide and Nobodys Real. Frontman Spider One is the younger brother of fellow metal musician Rob Zombie.
$9 ADV $12 DOOR
Her style is lyrically driven accompanied by island rhythms and moody vocals. Leilani has played with Ziggy Marley Sublime with Rome Incubus Dirty Heads Soja Common Kings and more.. her influences include Bob Marley Bob Dylan and Lauryn Hill
"I choose reggae because Bob Marley showed me a song can change the world i choose folk because Bob Dylan showed me a song can change your mind and i choose r&b because Lauryn Hill showed me a song can change your heart and a girl can be better than the boys."