Local bands celebrate changing of the seasons with concert of their own
With so many shows going on around town on a weekly basis, it’s difficult to decide which particular concerts to highlight. We list everything we can fit onto our calendar spread, but choosing what shows to highlight via an article is somewhere between arbitrary and impossible. Here’s a tip, then, if you want to get your event written about in the Sidekick: give it a catchy name. There’s not a lot that separates Spring Fling at the Bing from a number of other Washington bands giving joint concerts through the first half of May, but with a name that catchy, we had no choice but to write about it.
Actually, that preceding sentence might have downplayed the talent that will be on showcase at the Bing Crosby Theatre. Bellingham’s No-Fi Soul Rebellion will headline the show with a highly funky indie soul vibe that recalls The Beastie Boys if they were having more fun and jamming with the backing band for Beck. The similarly funky and overtly experimental quartet of Velella Velella will lend their talents to the show as well, with a trio of Spokane bands in Skillet Jones, Cris Lucas and Real Life Sound getting the concert going.
Spring Fling at the Bing (where, one would presume, you’re encouraged to wear bling and listen to people sing until your ears ring) will get underway at the Former Met, 901 W. Sprague, at about 7 p.m. on Friday, April 6th. Tickets are available now at Boo Radley’s and Whitworth College, priced at $10 a pop, and will also be available at the theatre’s box office the day of the show. All ages are invited to attend. To check out the bands beforehand, visit www.spokanesidekick.com.