Concert update: Bassnectar headed to new Revolution Center, Gwar to touch down at Knit

Is it really already almost the end of July? Nothing sucks more than realizing than summer is blowing right past yet again. Before you know it, we’ll be complaining about the lack of snow at Bogus Basin and breathing in deep lungfuls of that awesome Boise inversion.

If there’s one reason to be less-than-suicidal about a fast summer, it’s this: Boise’s new music venue, Revolution Concert House and Event Center, is slated to open in late August. Not only will it be air-conditioned, which will seem like an amazing idea to anyone who’s been at an outdoor concert in the past three weeks, it’s also large. Like we-hold-2,200-party-people large. This is important, because lots of folks will want to see certain acts that will roll through Revolution Center — such as electronic music star Bassnectar.

Bassnectar is a badass. He sells out Red Rocks. Cops love Bassnectar. Anyone who takes the sound of playing ping-pong and makes it into a crushing groove — or mixes Slayer and Pantera into live sets — is pretty much massive in my book. Bassnectar headlines Revolution on Oct. 25. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at Ticketfly.

Two other Revolution shows also go on sale Friday at Ticketfly: Abba tribute act Arrival From Sweden on Oct. 5 ($10 for the first 500 tickets sold) and celebrity chef Robert Irvine of Food Network's "Restaurant: Impossible" on Nov. 18 ($35 reserved seat, or $150 with an included VIP pre-show seminar)

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In our tizzy over any venue that is new, let’s not forget about the Knitting Factory. The club announced today that classic shock-rock outfit Gwar will perform Nov. 8. If you haven’t seen a Gwar show, well … it’s one of those Bucket List bands that every rock and metal fan should check out once. Just remember to stand near the back if you don’t want to be splattered by blood and entrails. Tickets cost $23 advance and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at Ticketfly.

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