Boot Juice (The Olympic – Boise) – 5/31/19

A night of very impressive local music in the always terrific Olympic Venue. Opener: The Trees The Trees “Les Bois! Les Bois!” So allegedly shouted Lewis (or Clark, or somebody) when they crossed over the mountains and looked down upon the Treasure Valley.  The Trees The Trees is therefore a perfect name for a Boise … Continue reading Boot Juice (The Olympic – Boise) – 5/31/19

Neil Young & Promise of the Real (Paramount Theater – Seattle) – 5/20/19

The night when Neil (and Willie’s kid) healed me with sweet jams. The last couple of months have been a real mixed bag for the kid.  There has been a home purchase and training for a new position at work, both things that I am truly thankful for.  I think this is where the social … Continue reading Neil Young & Promise of the Real (Paramount Theater – Seattle) – 5/20/19

Hayes Carll (The Record Exchange – Boise) – 4/27/19

Just hours before his sold-out Neurolux performance, the talented country singer-songwriter played an abbreviated solo acoustic set inside Idaho’s premier independent record store. The first thing I noticed about Hayes is just how easily he could fit into any crowd.  His persona and physical appearance isn’t flashy, or overly “artisty”, he just looks like a … Continue reading Hayes Carll (The Record Exchange – Boise) – 4/27/19

Pixies/Weezer (Idaho Center – Nampa) – 4/5/19

A sharp contrast of styles was on display during this co-headlining show in Southern Idaho. Co/Headliner: Pixies Pixies rocked the house over the course of their 80 minutes, and did it their way: no frills, no bullshit, and literally no banter.  Joined by founding members Joey Santiago (guitar) and David Lovering (drums) as well as … Continue reading Pixies/Weezer (Idaho Center – Nampa) – 4/5/19

Treefort Music Festival Day Five – 3/24/19 (Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Guardians of Virginity, Rubblebucket, Braided Waves, Federale, Slang, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Y La Bamba, Built To Spill)

Sure, my head, neck, lower back, knees, and feet all hurt – that doesn’t mean I can’t be strong for one more day of great music (and Duke basketball). Sarah Shook & the Disarmers (Main Stage) As I mentioned in my Day IV review, I thoroughly enjoy Sarah Shook & the Disarmers.  I dig her … Continue reading Treefort Music Festival Day Five – 3/24/19 (Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Guardians of Virginity, Rubblebucket, Braided Waves, Federale, Slang, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Y La Bamba, Built To Spill)