RAWK
the Inland Northwest

PRESS RELEASE

RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 4, 2000
CONTACT FOR INFORMATION:
HERB LANDIS  (509-467-6767 work)
DALE STROM   (509-926-2448 home)
email rawkmandale@cs.com
 

ALL-AGES SHOW SCHEDULED FOR THE BIG DIPPER ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2001
FEATURING AARON RICHNER AND THE BLUES DRIVERS
 

RAWK the Inland Northwest has organized an all-ages
concert presenting four bands at the Big Dipper
in downtown Spokane (Second and
Washington) on Friday, January 12, 2000.
This show kicks off at 7 PM (doors open at 6:30).
The price is $7, payable at the door only.

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

The leadoff band will be Paradox, a four piece band composed of members from
Mead High School.  Although together as a band since 1997, Paradox has had a
limited number of gigs outside of their school.  They did gain exposure
during last summers Bobfest at Riverfront Park.  Band contact Micah Wilson
(466-9298) describes the sound of the band as "Incubus-style modern rock."

Another local band performing is Two Copper, composed of members residing in
the Spokane Valley.  This five-piece formed in early 1998, and has gained
experience through approximately 25 shows, although they have not toured
outside the region.  The band has just released a limited number of copies of
an "8 track" CD (we like that word play), which will be available at the
show.  Nate Lopez (928-5173) says that the band plays emotional hard rock,
comparable to Nirvana or Bush in style.  He goes on to say that "we are
perfectionists, and try to create a unique sound, setting ourselves apart
from other local bands."

A late addition to the lineup is Fat Cat Deluxe, a band from the Wenatchee
area.  This band has been together just over two years, and has a fair amount
of touring experience.  They were at this years Tomfest in Stevenson,
Washington and Hopefest in Mt. Vernon, Washington.  They also appeared on
part of the Extreme Days Tour, which occurred in various western states.The
band has a cut on the new sampler issued by HM Magazine (Austin, TX)
associated with the January/February 2001 issue.  Their manager, Mary DuQue
(509-679-1952) says that the band "is fun on stage, and invites audience
interaction."  The style can be defined as pop rock.

The headline band is Aaron Richner and the Blues Drivers.  This local
three-piece (which sometimes plays with a harmonica player) has been making
local waves since winning first place at last summers Bobfest.  They have
also appeared at the Winthrop and Republic Blues Festivals, and played in the
Seattle Center the first weekend of January.  Band leader Aaron Richner
(922-0643) says that the band plays "rock blues, with comparisons to Stevie
Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix."  The band has released an 11 track CD entitled
"Nothing to Lose."  We're excited to have them appear at the Big Dipper.

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