Submitted by Michael Deeds on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 1:13pm, updated on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 1:17pm
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.
Submitted by Michael Deeds on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 12:38pm, updated on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 12:43pm
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."
Submitted by Michael Deeds on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 9:48am
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."
Submitted by Michael Deeds on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 3:12pm, updated on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 3:17pm
NewsRadio 99.1 FM KINF laid off two full-time employees Thursday as part of a restructuring that includes eliminating local news programming.
Submitted by Michael Deeds on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 12:14pm
Submitted by Michael Deeds on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 10:26am, updated on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 10:28am
Boise indie-pop hero Trevor Powers, aka Youth Lagoon, dropped a gorgeous, dreamy new song this morning.
Submitted by Michael Deeds on Tue, 01/15/2013 - 4:35pm, updated on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 12:50pm
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.
Submitted by Michael Deeds on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 3:42pm, updated on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 10:10pm
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.
Submitted by Michael Deeds on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 2:50pm, updated on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 2:51pm
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.
Submitted by Michael Deeds on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 11:58am, updated on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 12:34pm
Boise's annual Treefort Music Fest is raising the bar in its second year.