On the BeatThe True Spokes
Genre: Rock quintet
Style: Seat-of-the-pants music-making, “refined but still renegade”
Formerly known as: Flowmotion
“In its new skin, the band is freer and more cohesive than ever, revealing unexpected touchstones like Steely Dan, the Beach Boys, and Supertramp.”
Unusual fact: For 12 years running the band has hosted the annual Summer Meltdown festival in the Cascade mountains.
Members: Josh Clauson, guitar, vocals; RL Heyer, guitar, vocals; Scott Goodwin, drums; Eric Bryson, bass; and Bob Rees, percussionist/keyboardist.
When: 9 p.m. May 11 and 12, John’s Alley Tavern, 114 E. Sixth St., Moscow