Black Mountain (Visual Arts Collective – Garden City) 12/3/19

In which I thoroughly enjoyed an unusually loud evening at the VAC. Opener: Ryley Walker Someone’s mother once told them that if you don’t have anything nice to say about someone, to not say anything at all – I overheard that advice and will heed it here…   Headliner: Black Mountain Stephen McBean is a … Continue reading Black Mountain (Visual Arts Collective – Garden City) 12/3/19

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