Seeing one of your favorite bands is a transcendent experience, like seeing your favorite actor play your favorite president. Spoil your senses with this GrouponLive deal to see Cody Canada & The Departed at A Club Spokane. For $9, you get one ticket for standing-room general admission on Wednesday, August 22, at 9 p.m. (a $17.50 value). Doors open at 7 p.m.
As the frontman of Cross Canadian Ragweed for more than 15 years, Cody Canada was the face of Oklahoma country to thousands of fans. But when the powerhouse of red-dirt riffs broke up in 2010, neither Canada nor bassist Jeremy Plato was ready to turn in his license to rock. With the help of Texas guitarist Seth James, Tulsa ivory-tickler Steve Littleton, and drummer David Bowen from Yukon, Oklahoma, a new band formed from the ashes of the old—Cody Canada & The Departed, whose debut album, This Is Indian Land, pays proper tribute to their influences with wall-to-wall covers of some of Oklahoma’s greatest musicians. Like the Kool-Aid Man on an Amtrak, Canada’s growl busts through a wall of chugging rhythms in the Kevin Welch jam “True Love Never Dies” but pulls back to a quieter register for the bluesy “Kickin’ Back in Amsterdam.” Whether letting their guitars rip on Leon Russell’s “Home Sweet Oklahoma” or getting in touch with their psychedelic side on Randy Crouch’s “Face On Mars,” the boys proudly flaunt the inherent diversity of Oklahoman alt-country.
Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall
Named for the famed German soprano, Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall pays homage to a wealth of musicians during its slate of concerts. Throughout the year, the USBC music venue welcomes gospel choirs and symphonies to its stage, as well as wind ensembles that double as the venue’s air conditioning system.
416 W Sprague Ave.
Spokane, Washington 99201