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The famed producer Zaytoven, who is credited with making trap music what it is today, came to Spokane on April 24 to perform downtown at at The Pin — a night that seemed like more of a private party thrown by Zaytoven himself than a concert.

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Music festivals offer great opportunities for people to see multiple big-name artists in one weekend. The outdoor venues, food and excited crowds are big draws to many rural locations across the nation. Even though Coachella is over, there are still plenty of festivals in the Pacific Northwe…

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Tucked away in a familiar area that houses the Method Juice Café is a hidden gem that some might not know about. This gem is The Ridler Piano Bar: home to live music, dueling pianos and friendly faces.

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Barstool Backlash is a new band made up of Gonzaga seniors including vocalist Molly McNamara, guitarist Zachary White, keyboardist Russel Groves, drummer Kalev Sepp and bassist Ted Lathrop. The band was originally just the four senior men playing together on and off since their freshman year…

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Senior Natalie Hoebing, a business major with two simultaneous internships and concentrations in finance and entrepreneurship, is on the fast track to a successful business career. Not every business major, however, buys paint by the gallon and has art featured in Terrain, Spokane’s most wel…

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Gonzaga alumnus Collin Price, Jay Orth and Evan Kruschke make up the alternative indie rock band Boat Race Weekend, which is releasing an EP and a music video on Friday and Tuesday, respectively.

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The downtown streets of Spokane were filled with young and old art lovers alike for the ninth annual Terrain event last Friday. Thousands of people gathered in the Washington Co. Cracker building to see and hear the photography, paintings, spoken word, interactive demonstrations and music. 

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GU students may have first heard Beat Connection at a Wednesday night Coffeehouse in Crosby two years ago, but they have since taken to a slightly bigger stage. The four-member rock band rolled through the Bartlett in downtown Spokane on Friday night, attracting a mainly college-aged crowd.  

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The small indie venue The Bartlett will continue to bring musical talent to downtown Spokane this semester. It has been open for over two years, becoming known for its intimacy and wide variety of music. 

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As I entered the fenced -off enclosure bordered by the beaconing dome of The Hemmingson Center, phantom-like Crosby Center and the weather and weekend -drained Foley Library, it became clear: You couldn’t miss the damn thing.

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A little over 20 years ago, New Jersey native Pete Yorn was a freshman at Syracuse University on the fast track to becoming a tax lawyer. A change of plans and a wildly successful music career later, Yorn played a sold-out show Sunday night at the Bartlett to promote his sixth critically acc…

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There was only one place in Spokane on Wednesday night you could have seen mind-blowing saxophone solos, killer vocals, trumpet players and singers alike jumping off stage to join the crowd: the Bartlett.

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It was third grade, and the students in Kevin Hekmatpanah’s class were choosing which musical instrument they wanted to play. With a list of instruments up on the board, most of the students selected the only one they had heard of at that point: the violin.

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If the city music scene in Washington were a party, Seattle would be the booming rager with a frat guy at the door asking, “Who do you know here?” while Spokane would be the unguarded house ushering in as many people as possible until the police circle the block.

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When Ricardo Sanchez received an invitation to disc jockey at the Kappa Sigma formal in November, he was hesitant. This would be his first official event. Despite initial fears, he accepted the offer.

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Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 isn’t a piece for beginners. And it certainly wasn’t on the original February program for director Kevin Hekmatpanah and the Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra. But when one of the greatest young pianists in the world made the difficult request, Hekmatpanah…

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When Kanye West debuted as a solo artist in 2004, he offered an unusual model: the level-headed hip-hop artist. His arrogant, proud lyrics were chased by self-scrutiny and exposure of honest uncertainties. If West can promise one constant, it’s that he is a man of curiosity, searching and er…

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On their sophomore album, London-native rock band Savages bring to the table much of what brought them to where they are. Lead singer Jehnny Beth does her best to toe the line of operatic singing and David Byrne-like vocal contortion. But it really is the marriage of all four members togethe…

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The Marshall McLean Band has a unique sound somewhere between traditional Americana and folk with a twist of rock influences. The band, based in Spokane, will play at The Bartlett on Friday. The Bulletin sat down with the band’s namesake, Marshall McLean himself, to talk about his work, fami…

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Music festivals are a time for wild, unadulterated, (often moral-free) fun. After all, what sounds better than camping in a dusty field, drinking warm beer all day and battling against an obnoxiously intoxicated girl for a spot in the front of the pit while waiting for Lana Del Rey or Kendri…

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The Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra had its final concert of the school year on Monday night at the Fox Theater. The event featured Gary Karr, who Time magazine says is the world’s leading solo bassist.

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It’s time to start crafting the perfect music festival schedule, starting with Madonnastock. Gonzaga’s annual outdoor music festival hosted by the housing and residence life staff in Madonna Hall will entertain students with an abundance of student bands on campus.

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Like the Cascadia Subduction Zone, you probably haven’t heard of the Shook Twins yet. But also like the Cascadia Subduction Zone, Shook Twins are due to shake things up on the West Coast very soon.

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Machine-made fog swirled in red, yellow and blue streams of light casting a golden glow across the room. Toes tapped to the taped tracks, while friends and strangers alike clutched their cups in anticipation of the show. 

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Newsflash: Growing up is hard. I may not be an adolescent anymore, but that hardly means that all of my youthful angst and confusion have dissipated. I swear I was told that grace comes with age, but here I am sitting five weeks from graduation, still fumbling my feelings and maturity around…

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Full disclosure: I think Kendrick Lamar is the best rapper in the game hands down, so all the Eminem and Drake die-hards can just stop reading now.

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Records drop on Tuesdays in the United States, but that’s about to change. After nine months of negotiation, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry confirmed a global deal Friday as the new global album release day. Releases will be available just after midnight local time…

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Dr. Kevin Hekmatpanah of the Gonzaga music department reunited with his former music professor, esteemed Scottish viola soloist and chamber musician Paul Coletti, on stage at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Monday night.

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After performing together one night at Crosby Coffeehouse, three best friends from the Tri-Cities formed the pop-punk band Boat Race Weekend (BRW). Members are alum Jayson Orth and seniors Evan Kruschke and Collin Price. In the two years since their appearance at Coffeehouse, BRW have worked…

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Pinnacle Northwest (the Pin), a new all-ages music venue opening in downtown Spokane, hopes to bring in a new atmosphere to the local music scene.

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The striking EDM duo ODESZA is set to have Spokane on its feet tonight at the Knitting Factory. The release of their sophomore album “In Return” has landed Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight a second tour.

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If I’ve been feeling down, is it masochistic or cathartic to go to the album release of a man whose M.O. is gritty, depressive realism? I haven’t decided yet, but I am certain that Kent Ueland is onto something with his new solo project, the Holy Broke.