Jim Breuer (Revolution Concert House – Boise) – 2/8/19

Does a stand-up comedy performance count as a “concert”?  Well, I say so, and what I say goes (on these pages, at least). Opener: Joe Sib Jim’s good friend and long-time opener/sidekick got some laughs here and there during his twenty minutes warming up the crowd.  This New Jersey native discussed his Italian upbringing (and … Continue reading Jim Breuer (Revolution Concert House – Boise) – 2/8/19

Start Making Sense (Olympic Venue – Boise) – 2/2/19

Talking Heads tribute band mesmerized the sold-out crowd for well over two hours and far surpassed my expectations. Opener: Radio Underground This local outfit got the festivities started by performing Velvet Underground’s Loaded in its entirety. Not only did they open some eyes to this terrific music, but they played the songs straight and true … Continue reading Start Making Sense (Olympic Venue – Boise) – 2/2/19

New Music 1/25/19: Rival Sons, Weezer, R.L. Burnside

Hot off the presses: new music!  Better said, new music that is worth your time. This week brings straight-ahead rock n’ roll, covers, and a long forgotten live recording.   Rival Sons – Feral Roots – 11 songs / 47 minutes Attention rock fans: this is a record (and band) that you need to know, … Continue reading New Music 1/25/19: Rival Sons, Weezer, R.L. Burnside

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band (Idaho Center – Nampa) – 1/31/19

A 14-piece Silver Bullet Band accompanies the legendary Bob Seger on this make-up date of his farewell tour. Opener: The Record Company These guys only got a half hour, but they made the most of it.  Their singer and lead guitar player, Chris Vos, brought the riffs and the energy throughout the five-song set.  Chris … Continue reading Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band (Idaho Center – Nampa) – 1/31/19

Big Head Todd & the Monsters (Revolution Concert House – Boise) – 1/16/19

The first show of 2019 exceeded my expectations; in short, Todd Mohr is the genuine article, folks. Opener: Los Colognes Opening bands that you are not familiar with are often like that proverbial box of chocolates… amiright?  When I gave this band a cursory ten minute listen on Spotify, I was neither impressed nor horrified.  … Continue reading Big Head Todd & the Monsters (Revolution Concert House – Boise) – 1/16/19