the Inland Northwest


HERB LANDIS  (509-467-6767 work)
DALE STROM   (509-926-2448 home)


RAWK the Inland Northwest announces that it has organized an all-ages concert
presenting four bands at the Big Dipper in downtown Spokane (Second and
Washington) on Saturday, January 27, 2001.  This show kicks off at 7 PM
(doors open at 6:30).  The price is $5, payable at the door only.

None of these four bands has previously played a show sponsored by RAWK.
This is the eleventh show the organization has held at the Big Dipper since
last fall.  Three of the bands are from the Spokane-Kootenai area, and the
fourth is from Colville, continuing our effort to provide opportunities for
many younger local bands to play in the area during the winter months.

The leadoff band will be Paradigm Shift, a five-piece band composed of
members from three north side schools, Northwest Christian, Lakeside, and
Deer Park.  This hardcore band formed last spring, and has limited concert
experience.  The bass player (Joel Howard) is the younger brother of the
drummer (Jon Howard, 325-2550) and is a tender 13 years old, though he has
played bass guitar for a number of years.  Lead vocals are handled by Tyler
Hartford (326-2112), who says that the band is influenced by mainstream bands
Slipknot and Soul Fly.

Next up will be Federation 7, a four-piece modern rock band from the Rathdrum
area.  Lead guitar player Jerry Allen (208-437-4971), a student at North
Idaho College, says that this band also formed last year, and has played just
a few shows, one being in Oregon.  Musical influences include Creed and Fish,
although with a harder sound than the latter.

The third band is Broken Paradox, from the Colville area.  This seven-piece
metal band was rewarded with a third place finish at Bobfest 2000.  They
formed in the winter of 1998, and have had a chance to play a number of
shows, including in Grants Pass, Oregon and Mt. Vernon, Washington.  The band
features two female vocalists.  Brother and sister KC and Jessie Musmecci
(509-684-4342) say that the band draws from classical influences to create
its progressive metal and gothic sound.  Mainstream influences include
Metallica, Korn, and Kitty.  The band has released a 10 track CD entitled
"The Human Condition."  The band is getting a new web site in place at

The headline band is Somette, whose self-titled CD is selling very well at
local outlets.  This three-piece female band, composed of Jessica and Janelle
Keberle (467-2549), and Traci Baker (466-0892) has been playing for three
years.  They won accolades at Bobfest 1998 and 1999, but couldn't appear last
year.  Somette has also played at The Met and at Pigout in the Park.  The
older girls are seniors at Mead High School, and drummer Janelle is just 13
years old, but has handled the sticks for many years.  The father of the
Keberle girls is the Chair of the Music Department at Whitworth College.
Given that connection, Jessica is currently (until next Monday) in Cuba,
singing with the Whitworth College Jazz Band.  Somette plays an alternative
style, with nods to Dave Matthews and Sarah McLachlan.


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