In the past year, a supergroup has gained prominence in Spokane. Featuring some of the area's finest musicians from a huge variety of backgrounds (blues, folk, rock, funk, jazz, and hip-hop, to name a few), this conglomeration is known as Flying Spiders. Isamu Jordan, a writer, rapper, and advocate for local music, lays down his thought-provoking, witty, positive, and enlightened spoken-word lyrics, accompanied by MJ's beat-boxing and Nobe's free-style rapping. These front men are backed up by a tight instrumental arrangement that serves as live version of the samples, loops, and programmed rhythms present in classic hip-hop. The members in the photo below are part of the rotating cast of characters in this group, which may also include cello (Billy Mickelson), trombone (Brian Mueller), and some soulful guest singers (Jesi B and Jamal Ali) at live performances and on their new recordings. After a year of intense live gigs, they will soon unleash their first CD "The Doppelgänger EP: Villiaging Trilogy Pt. I" at ZOLA this Friday (11/11/11). To get the word out, Flying Spiders will perform live as a full band this Sunday on the 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge and let you preview some EP tracks.
left to right, back row -- The Surgeon General JP (guitar), Rajah Got Money (fiddle), Vinnie Cash (drums), Sparkimus Prime (keys and winds)
left to right, on the sofa -- Thuy the Queen Bee/Black Widow/Silent Assassin (keys), Jimmy Danger the Beast (bass), and the rappers: Nobe the Freestyle Ninja, MJ the Human Beatbox, and Darkside Som the Evil Dictator
Groove to Flying Spiders on Spokane's 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge on Sunday, November 6th, 2011 at 10 pm PST. Tune your radio to 103.1 FM in the Spokane/Post Falls/Coeur d'Alene area or listen live to the on-line audio stream at this website. Just click on the "Listen Live" link in the upper-left corner of this page. You can also listen to the live broadcast on your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry with the iHeartRadio app.
Here is their entire Local Lounge show as high-quality streaming audio:
LISTEN to Part 1 (10:34) including "Subject Matters (Control Freak)" (CD) and "Joe Jackson" (live)
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Here is a video of Flying Spiders performing their song "Joe Jackson" live in the Local Lounge:
See Flying Spiders perform live at their CD release concert at ZOLA (22 W Main Ave in downtown Spokane) this Friday, November 11th. The show starts at 9pm.