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

Chris King & the Gutterballs (The Olympic – Boise) 9/28/19

An evening of fantastic northwest rock and roll that almost no one saw. Opener: King Ropes Example #276 why you show up and see the openers if you don’t know them.  King Ropes, a 4-piece from Bozeman that plays straight up rock n roll, was a very pleasant surprise.  Theirs is that tried and true … Continue reading Chris King & the Gutterballs (The Olympic – Boise) 9/28/19

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