Concerts going on sale this weekend

It's a slow one, kids. Just one show to mention:

Matisyahu / Dirty Heads: 8 p.m. Sept. 26, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $30. Ticketfly. On sale at 10 a.m. June 1

Tickets to Chris Isaak concert in Eagle go on sale June 8

If you read Scene's guide to outdoor summer concerts last week, you noticed that singer-songwriter Chris Isaak is headed to the Eagle River Pavilion on July 20.

Here are the rest of the details: Isaak will perform at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. doors). Tickets will cost $35 lawn, $49.50 reserved seat, $99.50 VIP, and go on sale at 10 a.m. June 8 at Ticketfly.

Five Things You Should Do This Weekend

1. WATCH CYCLING
Conspiracy theory: Were the stolen bicycles that drew all the media attention earlier this week a publicity stunt? OK, back to reality: Kristin Armstrong’s departure from the Exergy Tour isn’t going to make crowds bigger, but top women cyclists still will compete all weekend — and lots of Boiseans will show up to cheer.

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Blues-rock act Indigenous to play ... Meridian bar

Blues-rock band Indigenous, a Native American group that made noise in the late ’90s, will gig June 6 at the The New Frontier Club, 116 E. Broadway Ave., Meridian. $10 cover.

Nope, that's not a misprint. Despite the fact that my call to the bar wasn't returned, I'm assured by the booking agent that this show is 100-percent confirmed.

Indigenous’ lineup has changed since the band’s heyday, but the group is still fronted by singer-guitarist Mato Nanji. That’s all that matters. Nanji is a ferocious guitar player who effortlessly conjures up the ghosts of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix. This is an old video with the prior backing band, but you get the picture. The dude is sick:

Concerts going on sale this weekend

Make that "concert." It's a slow one for on-sales. Blame Memorial Day. Although ZZ Top went on sale this morning.

Jake Owen: 7 p.m. Sept. 7, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. $29.50. Ticketfly. Opening: Jack Ingram. On sale at 10 a.m. May 25

'The Other Studio' 05.20.12

"The Other Studio" airs at 9 p.m. Sundays on 94.9 FM "The River." Here's what Tim Johnstone and I spun during the show. Note: We are taking the holiday weekend off, so there won't be a show May 27. "The Other Studio" returns June 3.

-Donna Summer, "I Feel Love"
-Jane's Addiction, "Had a Dad"
-Counting Crows, "Accidentally in Love"
-Donna Summer, "She Works Hard for the Money"
-Chuck Brown, "Bustin' Loose"
-Adam Lambert, "Never Close Our Eyes"
-Father John Misty, "I'm Writing a Novel"
-Alanis Morissette, "Guardian"

Five Things You Should Do This Weekend

1. SPEND TIME WITH YOUR KIDS
Cultural diversity is the theme of the Eagle Island Experience Festival on Saturday and Sunday. In its 12th year, the event will offer two days of music, arts and fun for all ages. Entertainment schedules are here. Want to stay closer to Downtown? Head over to Zoo Boise on Sunday and brave the crowds at Zoo Daze, which will include a much-anticipated (in the Deeds household) visit from Diego.

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Win Loudon Wainwright III tickets

Update: The contest has ended. Congrats to winner Jenni F.

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Quirky singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III will perform Saturday at Boise Contemporary Theater. You can buy a ticket for $50 here. Or you can win a pair of tickets.

Answer this question: What is the name of the character Wainwright played on the pilot episode of NBC's "Parks & Recreation"? Email the answer and your first and last name with subject line CONTEST to mdeeds@idahostatesman.com. (One email per person, please.) I'll randomly pick a correct emailer and notify them via email at around 5 p.m. Friday — which is when the contest ends. The free tickets will be available at will call at the concert.

Ticket alert: Concerts going on sale this weekend in Boise

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Six concerts go on sale tomorrow, plus another next Thursday because of Memorial Day weekend ...

JJ Grey & Mofro 7:30 p.m. July 11, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $16. Ticketfly. On sale at 10 a.m. May 18

ZZ Top to perform concert in Eagle

Bearded rockers ZZ Top are headed back to the Treasure Valley. "That little ol’ band from Texas” will perform Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Eagle River Pavilion.

ZZ Top hasn’t gigged in Idaho since 2008, which is a little bit surprising. Guitarist Billy Gibbons has a fondness for Boise — or at least guitars made in Boise.

Tickets to the 7 p.m. show go on sale at 10 a.m. May 24 — that's a Thursday — at Ticketfly. Price: $39.50 lawn, $59.50 reserved seat, $99.50 VIP.

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