'Other Studio' recap: 01.13.12

It was part two of our two-week series on the best albums of 2012.

Here's last night's playlist:

-Gary Clark Jr., "Bright Lights"
-The Heavy, "Can't Play Dead"
-Bruce Springsteen, "Jack of All Trades"
-fun., "Some Nights"
-Santigold, "The Keepers"
-Lord Huron, "Time to Run"
-Muse, "Survival"
-Kacey Musgraves, "Merry Go 'Round"

"The Other Studio" airs at 9 p.m. Sundays on 94.9 FM "The River."

International EDM superstar Tiësto to perform in Boise

Are you ready to party, Boise? Better be. Tiësto is coming to teach you.

On a Friday night, no less.

Five Things You Should Do This Weekend in Boise

After you’ve prepared for ski season with this handy tip on de-fogging goggles.

1. ACT LIKE A KID
Grown-ups need play time, too. At least that’s the motto of national chain Dave and Buster’s, which is celebrating its grand opening with a $25 benefit party tonight before throwing open the doors to the general public Saturday. The sports pub/arcade is located in the old Circuit City building near Boise Towne Square. Disclaimer: I have no idea if any sort of “eat and play combo” in the out-of-date ad below will be offered in Boise.

Ticket alert: Concerts going on sale Friday

Kip Moore: 8 p.m. April 3, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $20. TicketWeb. On sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 11

Built To Spill hits the road with new lineup

Warner Bros. Records issued a press release today about Boise band Built To Spill's upcoming tour. One interesting revelation from the release: longtime bassist Brett Nelson and drummer Scott Plouf no longer are with the band.

'Other Studio' recap: 01.06.12

It was part one of our two-week series on the best albums of 2012.

Here's last night's playlist:

-Curtis Stigers, "Let's Go Out Tonight"
-Frank Ocean, "Thinking About You"
-Death Grips, "I've Seen Footage"
-Mark Lanegan Band, "The Gravedigger's Song"
-The Smashing Pumpkins, "The Celestials"
-Father John Misty, "I'm Writing a Novel"
-Kendrick Lamar, "Backseat Freestyle"
-Mike Snow, "Paddling Out"
-Van Halen, "Stay Frosty"
-Shearwater, "Animal Life"

"The Other Studio" airs at 9 p.m. Sundays on 94.9 FM "The River."

Angell's Bar and Grill in Boise to close

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A Boise fine-dining institution plans to say goodbye at the end of January: Angell’s Bar and Grill will close.

Best-selling local albums of 2012 at Boise's Record Exchange

Using an arsenal of computers, analysis and an abacus or two, the Record Exchange in Downtown Boise has kindly cobbled together its best-selling local albums of 2012. What's a local album? Well, there's always debate about whether Treasure Valley musicians signed to out-of-state, "real" music labels should be included in this list. I see no reason why not.

K-Hits personality KJ Mac is let go; new voice takes over 'afternoon drive' slot

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On-air personality KJ Mac, program director at ’70s/’80s station K-Hits 107.1 FM, was let go Thursday.

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