Live! Bassnectar at the Revolution Center


Had the Rapture finally arrived Thursday? No, it was just the out-of-body experience of Bassnectar. The DJ-producer brought three semi-trucks of audio-video equipment to Garden City's Revolution Center, pumping out two hours of low-frequency nirvana powered by 36 subwoofers arranged in refrigerator-size bundles.


If you haven't experienced Bassnectar live, you've never seen — or been body-slammed by — anything like it. The thundering, shuddering bass was so overwhelming that staff had to tape up the lights on the exterior of the building to keep them from falling out. Inside, a framed Collective Soul poster rattled off a wall mid-show and shattered.

Ticket alert: Events going on sale in Boise this weekend

Secondhand Serenade: 8 p.m. Nov. 21, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $17. Ticketfly. $20 day of show. Opening: Ryan Star. On sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 26

Disney on Ice “Dare to Dream”: Nov. 29-Dec. 2, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Circle, Boise. $19, $24, $38 and $50. Opening night is $12 (not valid on premium seating). Select-a-Seat. On sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 26

Black Veil Brides: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $18. Ticketfly. $20 day of show. On sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 26

Plans for Halloween grand opening of reborn Bouquet put on ice

The Bouquet's downward spiral into nightlife irrelevance has been a painful-to-witness exercise in squandered potential. During the last few years, it’s felt like one thing after another for the long-running music venue, which has been a part of Downtown Boise for decades: Is it open? Is it closed? Does anyone still care?


A few people do. (Though I suspect that number declines by the day.) There’s been a modest amount of excitement about the club’s supposed rebirth as The Ice Bouquet, a nightclub that had announced a grand opening Halloween party happening Oct. 27. Even if it does appear that the new Bucket would be more akin to China Blue II than the fondly remembered (to me) live-music chameleon club of the past.

But … no.

'The Other Studio' recap: 10.21.12

Here's what Tim Johnstone and I played and discussed on last night's show:

-Eminem, "Lose Yourself"
-Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Behind the Sun"
-Bassnectar interview w/Deeds
-Bassnectar, "Ping Pong"
-Bat for Lashes, "All Your Gold"
-Ellie Goulding, "Anything Can Happen"
-The Killers, "Flesh and Bone"
-The Whigs, "Waiting"
-Alice Cooper, "Clones"

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

Five Things You Should Do This Weekend in Boise

When you’re not enjoying one of the zillion BSU Homecoming events:

You don’t want to pull a hammie at Thursday’s Bassnectar concert, so you’d best warm up at a couple of smaller electronic dance music shows over the weekend. Wolfgang Gartner headlines tonight at the Knitting Factory. Live electronica duo Big Gigantic hits the stage Saturday.

Warning: If the f-word offends you, don't play this video, OK?

Live photos: DJ Steve Aoki on 10.17.12

Steve Aoki played for a crowd of more than 1,000 last night at the Revolution Center in Garden City, which bodes well for next week's Bassnectar concert. Could he double that attendance?

Watch tomorrow's Scene magazine for my Q&A with Bassnectar. And win tickets to the show here.

A few snapshots from Aoki's gig last night are below.

Ticket alert: Concerts going on sale Friday in Boise

LBC: Sublime tribute. 8 p.m. Jan. 11, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $13. Ticketfly. On sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 19

”Rock of Ages”: Musical. 3 and 8 p.m. Jan. 12 and 1 p.m. Jan. 13, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $32.50, $42.50 and $52.50. Select-a-Seat. On sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 19

Pinback: 8:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $15. Ticketfly. $18 day of show. On sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 19

John Berryhill's Bacon sizzles on Travel Channel

The Travel Channel is at it again — rolling into Boise to share the city's restaurants with the entire world. This time, it's an episode of "Food Paradise" that premiered Oct. 3 titled "Bacon Paradise 2: Another Slab."

Skip to the 5:30 mark below to see John Berryhill's Bacon restaurant in Downtown Boise featured prominently.

My only suggestion for the impressive, creative menu at Bacon? Add my mom's famous PBLT to the menu: Peanut butter, bacon, lettuce and tomato on wheat toast. Crunchy, salty peanut butter is a must. And the tomatoes need to be freshly sliced from your own garden.

Oh, and SOMEBODY in Boise needs to start serving this Bloody Mary.

Hungry yet?

Win tickets to Bassnectar's concert at the RevCenter

Three semis full of equipment. Two tour buses. A crew of 25. That's what EDM goliath Bassnectar tells me he's bringing to the Revolution Center on Oct. 25. You can win a pair of tickets to the show in two ways: Through an email contest and/or on Twitter.

EMAIL CONTEST: Between now and 8 a.m. Oct. 22, correctly answer this question: What's Bassnectar's actual first name?

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