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Popkey on aging gracefully, nostalgia and Boise’s blooming music scene + video

I know, I know, this has nothing to do with Idaho politics. But I’m gonna share it anyway. This week, I attended my first show at the Sapphire Room at the Riverside Hotel. The draw was Karla Bonoff, one of

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Boise music video: Edmond Dantes, ‘Just Drive’

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Boise band Edmond Dantes recently produced a new music video from their soon-to-be-released album “Juno.” It was filmed in Boise. Check it out. “The Walkman took about a week to find,” bassist Ryan Peck says.

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Video: Crooked Fence “Electric Guitar Solo Showdown”

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Area guitarists of all ages shredded in a Saturday afternoon shindig in Garden City. I had a blast watching, judging — and filming.

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Treefort Music Fest announces first wave of bands

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The annual Treefort Music Fest will return to Downtown Boise on March 20-23, 2014. Organizers announced about two dozen bands this morning. Considering that nearly 300 acts participated last year, you can expect more musical revelations in coming months.

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Video: Boise doom/drone-metal duo Wolvserpent live

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Boise band Wolvserpent recently released a new album on Relapse Records. The group has been touring in support. Here’s a full set filmed in Oakland, Calif., last Saturday night.

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Local album review: Jupiter Holiday, “Deep, Delicious, Secret Surprise”

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Jupiter Holiday, “Deep, Delicious, Secret Surprise, ” *** What the — ? Boise jam band Jupiter Holiday has been traversing galaxies of improvisational hippie-dance music and psychedelic rock since 2005 without releasing anything beyond a modest EP. Why a full-length

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Local album: New Transit, ‘Country Music Dead’

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Pedal-steel-laced Boise band New Transit has an album-release party Friday night in celebration of its sophomore disc, “Country Music Dead.” I spoke with frontman Sean Hatton this morning and asked him about that album title, which he says was a

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Live in Boise: Man Man at Neurolux tonight

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Sometimes, that ol’ guitar-bass-drums rock ‘n’ roll approach just ain’t cuttin’ it. If tonight is one of those times, Man Man is your ticket. The experimental Philadelphia outfit will play music on just about anything placed in front of them,

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Treefort Music Fest early-bird tickets go on sale Friday

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Treefort Music Fest made quite a splash during its second year in Downtown Boise. The indie-centric, multiple-venue event doubled its number of bands in 2012 — to 280-plus — and attracted more than  6,000 people for acts ranging from Delicate

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UPDATED — For sale: Boise indie/punk bar The Red Room

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Back in the late ’80s/early ’90s, the iconic building at 1519 W. Main St. was known as Crazy Horse, an all-ages alt-rock club that featured bands ranging from Mudhoney to Korn. Eventually, it became JD’s & Friends, which catered to

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