This was more of a party than a show; a bizarre and joyous evening with The Hand and their friends. First Opener: Nude Oil These local guys played some metal and hard rock but also mixed in a few ska-infused songs for good measure. Their lead man joked a few times about the opportunity to … Continue reading The Hand (Neurolux – Boise) – 3/9/19
Here are the bands to see, folks - or, at least, the bands I intend to see. Fort Mania will take over downtown Boise for the 8th year, and this time we have over 400 artists playing in more than 25 venues over the course of five days (and long, late nights). As usual, the … Continue reading Treefort Music Festival VIII (2019) is nearly upon us!
While admittedly some of this album doesn’t do it for me, it is incredibly easy to hear the influence this album and their other mid-80s work had on so much of the music I love from the early 90s. When Bob Mould, Grant Hart, and Greg Norton started making music in Minneapolis in the early … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #495: Husker Du – New Day Rising (1985)
The SoCal pop-rockers come to town and break the seal on the newly rechristened Knitting Factory. Since the Knit nearly burned to the ground back in September, there have been incessant rumors about when it would open up again, but those rumors never came to fruition. Hell, even the Bad Suns show three days before … Continue reading Young the Giant (Knitting Factory – Boise) – 3/7/19
Hot off the presses: new music! Better said, new music that is worth your time. Gary Clark Jr. – This Land – 17 tracks / 72 minutes Up, down, and all around, his third studio record demonstrates the undeniable strength of Gary Clark – at times. Gary Clark is a man with incredible guitar … Continue reading New Music 2/22/19: Gary Clark Jr., Fruit Bats & Vetiver
Well, they can’t all be great… wait, wasn’t that the point of the list? Music is a beautiful thing that we humans get to share with one another. The enjoyment that each of us get from it is subjective, and no one can tell you for you what is good or bad music. My favorite … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #496: KISS – Destroyer (1976)
Another sonic slice of heaven for you to revisit; or discover, if you live in a cave! When Rolling Stone magazine modified their Top 500 Albums of All Time list in 2012, this bad boy came in at #497. Unfortunately, my project is based on the original 2003 version that doesn’t include it- so as … Continue reading Classic Albums: The White Stripes – White Blood Cells