The Soft White Sixties (The Olympic Venue – Boise) 11/15/19

Hey look!  It’s the final installment of my Fall 2019 “I’m Here for the Opener” series. Opener: The Soft White Sixties This quartet from California (originally from San Francisco but these days residing in Los Angeles) perked my curiosity with their solid Alta California album last year.  I was pleased to see that they were … Continue reading The Soft White Sixties (The Olympic Venue – Boise) 11/15/19

The Lil Smokies (The Olympic Venue – Boise) 11/8/19

Another great night of superb music that could be described as tangently bluegrass, but coming at the sold-out crowd from two very different perspectives. Opener: High Pine Whiskey Yell Most of this band used to be called Fall Creek String Band, who I have written good things about on these pages before.  Now they have … Continue reading The Lil Smokies (The Olympic Venue – Boise) 11/8/19

Slothrust (Knitting Factory – Boise) 10/20/19

In another installment of “I’m Here for the Opener”, I see one of my favorite bands and then head out the door before the somewhat suspect headliner takes the stage. Disclaimer – again.  My phone’s camera is totally fucked, so these pictures are brutal.  This should be the penultimate review with absurd picture quality – … Continue reading Slothrust (Knitting Factory – Boise) 10/20/19

Paul Cauthen & Kyle Craft (The Olympic – Boise) 10/11/19

This fall there are a few shows that I'll attend either largely or solely because of the opening act; this was the first of those shows. Opener: Kyle Craft For those who are not avid readers of this blog and don’t already know about Kyle Craft and his band, Showboat Honey, check them out.  Think … Continue reading Paul Cauthen & Kyle Craft (The Olympic – Boise) 10/11/19