Boise & Treasure Valley Fall (Autumn?) 2019 Concert Preview

As summer winds down and the sunset keeps getting earlier and earlier (uggh), the music scene gives us plenty to look forward to.  Here are a few shows I have highlighted to catch in the next few months – hope to see you there! September 18th – Modest Mouse – Outlaw Field (Botanical Gardens) Isaac … Continue reading Boise & Treasure Valley Fall (Autumn?) 2019 Concert Preview

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #486: Funkadelic – Maggot Brain (1971)

This is vintage soul with magnificent electric guitar solos – yes please. The opening “Maggot Brain” has a 30-second spoken word intro that dissolves into some mellow arpeggio guitar that continues to loop under what becomes some out of this world, Hendriz-esque guitar noodling from Eddie Hazel.  This is the sound of a guitar not … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #486: Funkadelic – Maggot Brain (1971)

Cake & Ben Folds (Idaho Center Amphitheater – Nampa) 9/8/19

Don’t let the crappy pictures fool you (thanks a lot for the chairs up front, venue organizers), this was a night of solid entertainment. Co-Headliner: Ben Folds On this night Ben was part of a five-piece band, but not Ben Folds Five.  No, his guitar and stand-up bass players were from the opening band Tall … Continue reading Cake & Ben Folds (Idaho Center Amphitheater – Nampa) 9/8/19

Old Releases: August 2019 edition (Creedence Clearwater Revival, Filter, Days of the New)

And now for a stroll down memory lane... The sound of decades past. Notable August 1999 releases: Days of the New – Days of the New II (Green ) Travis Meeks is one of my favorite musicians and also a classic case of “what could have been”.  After his band, Days of the New, released … Continue reading Old Releases: August 2019 edition (Creedence Clearwater Revival, Filter, Days of the New)

Gov’t Mule (Revolution Concert House – Boise) 8/23/19

Warren Haynes is one of the greatest guitar players in the world, bar none, and watching him do his thing for nearly three hours was on another level. Opener: Nikki Lane Nikki is one of those musicians who sounds far more compelling and important in person than on record, and her terrific backing band certainly … Continue reading Gov’t Mule (Revolution Concert House – Boise) 8/23/19