RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 25, 2000
CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: HERB LANDIS (509-467-6767)
DALE STROM (509-625-6321 work) (509-926-2448 home)
SHOW AT THE BIG DIPPER,
FEATURING PAX 217 AND TEN MINUTES DOWN
RAWK the Inland Northwest, a non-profit ministry organization based
Spokane, Washington, announces that it will sponsor an all-ages concert on
Thursday, November 2, 2000, at the Big Dipper, Second and Washington, in
downtown Spokane. Doors open at 6:00 PM, with the show starting at 7:00 PM,
and ending around 10:00 PM. Tickets are $10, and available only at the door.
This hip hop flavored punk and ska show will feature PAX 217, a relatively
new, but fast-rising, four-member band from Mission Viejo, CA. They play a
style of hip-hop flavored contemporary music that alternates between being
radio-friendly and "ripping off through the woods." Their first album,
"Twoseventeen," on Forefront Records has been a strong seller based on good
word-of-mouth, particularly in Eastern Washington. The band says that their
name is based on the Latin word for "peace" (Pax), and a reference to
Ephesians 2:17. The band is quoted on their label's web site as saying,
"People all around us are looking for something to give them hope and peace of mind."
They will be joined on this show by Gonzaga University stalwarts, Ten
Down. This nine-member ska band has been very active this fall, playing many
local shows at a variety of venues. Their energetic, up-beat show is
designed to get the audience involved and jumping.
Opening the show is another Spokane band, Mr. Twisto, a young band associated
with Ferris High School, which gained valuable experience playing in this year's Bobfest.
An added element to this show will be brief appearances by Sonny Moeckel
Donnell Smith. Sonny recently returned to Spokane from the Phoenix area, and
will bring his acoustic guitar, and a story to share with the audience.
Sonny has recorded three albums to date, and has toured with Rich Mullins,
the late Christian songwriter/singer who had a strong connection to the
Navajo Nation. Donnell has recently moved to Spokane from the Antelope
Valley area of Southern California. Donnell will present a unique mime and
costume skit accompanied by recorded contemporary music by artists such as Creed.
WEB SITES OF INTEREST
www.pax217.com (PAX 217)
www.forefrontrecords.com (PAX 217's label)
www.sonnymoeckel.com (Sonny Moeckel)
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