Bullet for My Valentine, Halestorm headed to Revolution Center

Headbangers have a new concert to look forward to at the Revolution Center.

Melodic Welsh metal band Bullet for My Valentine has been booked for a show Sunday, April 14, at the Garden City venue.

Opening acts include Young Guns, Stars in Stereo and, notably, Halestorm, a female-fronted band that impressed Alice Cooper fans at the RevCenter back in December.

Local musician Brad Nelson on sitar

Here's a new video from Ontario, Ore.-based Brad Nelson, a longtime fixture of the Treasure Valley's music scene. (Remember Eazy Loader? And Nada Brahma?)

"Playing the sitar well can be incredibly difficult," he told the Statesman a few years ago, "but should sound almost effortless. I often feel a powerful 'lifting of the spirit' while playing. This is not unlike the boundless joy a bird must feel during flight."

'The Other Studio' recap: 01.20.13

Here's last night's playlist:

-Tiesto, "Maximal Crazy"
-Youth Lagoon, "Dropla"
-David Bowie, "Where are We Now"
-Paul McCartney and Nirvana, "Cut Me Some Slack"
-Josh Ritter, "Joy to You Baby"
-The Airborne Toxic Event, "Timeless"
-Johnny Marr, "Upstarts"
-Down, "Stone the Crow"

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

NewsRadio 99.1 FM eliminates local news


NewsRadio 99.1 FM KINF laid off two full-time employees Thursday as part of a restructuring that includes eliminating local news programming.

Youth Lagoon: 'Dropla'


Boise indie-pop hero Trevor Powers, aka Youth Lagoon, dropped a gorgeous, dreamy new song this morning.

UPDATED: Fall Arbitron radio ratings for 12+ and 25-54

Updated: I added 25-54 numbers and a bit of commentary.


Fall 2012 Arbitron ratings have arrived. These get broken down into oodles of demographics. I like to examine two.

First, we have station rankings among listeners 25-54 years old — the demo advertisers care about. Hel-lo, Bob. This particular 25-54 list also features numbers for a handful of stations (such as non-commercial operations) that aren't normally included in the Arbitron ratings. (We'll call it a happy accident.) I boldfaced a few of those stations.

UPDATED — Quick hits: Ichiban, Baguette Deli have closed

Update 2: Based on permit listings in the Dec. 18 edition of Business Insider, it looks like Noodles & Company -- a chain with somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 restaurants -- will be going in where Ichiban used to be.


Kenny Chesney is coming back to Boise

Money-making tour machine Kenny Chesney — aka the country Jimmy Buffett — is headed back to Taco Bell Arena for a concert.

Chesney, who played there in July of 2009, will return Thursday, May 30, on his "No Shoes Nation" tour.

Treefort announces more acts

Boise's annual Treefort Music Fest is raising the bar in its second year.

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