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Patron Saints of Ominous Creepnew

Foreboding palls and incipient malevolence is singer guitarist Pall Jenkins' preferred shade, coating his band's muscular chamber roots with a gothic air. It's kind of like the electro-addled blues of Califone transplanted into Nick Cave's murky environs and given the ramshackle, wounded grace of a Tom Waits tune. It isn't called The Black Heart Procession for nothing.
Boise Weekly  |  Chris Parker  |  12-07-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

Amazing Gracenew

Grace Potter talks about hiking up her skirt, rocking out for the troops and loving her record label.
Boise Weekly  |  Stephen Foster  |  01-20-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

Fishing, Mudslinging and Primus' New Pathnew

Les Claypool is a man of many faces. Whether it's that of an evil pig, Planet of the Apes style primate or creepy long-nosed warlock, Claypool has been known to switch personas mid-concert, employing a variety of masks and disguises.
Boise Weekly  |  Stephen Foster  |  09-17-2010  |  Profiles & Interviews

On a Wing and a Songnew

The Starlings' new album is a Bright Light
Boise Weekly  |  Amy Atkins  |  09-02-2010  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Grass Fights Back: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars' Message of Hopenew

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars started playing music as an escape in a refugee camp in Africa. Today, they tour all over the world with a message of hope, doing their part to better the world's image of their home country.
Boise Weekly  |  Amy Atkins  |  05-20-2010  |  Profiles & Interviews

The New Containers of Music: Keeping Up With the Changing Industrynew

The people behind the bands at this year's South by Southwest talk about breaking out of music's old ways and repositioning the industry in the digital age.
Boise Weekly  |  Gavin Dahl  |  04-07-2010  |  Music

Engaging Electro-Pop: Bachelorette Explores Technologynew

While many of Annabel Alpers' lyrics probe the role of technology in modern life it's her druggy, layered pop melodies that leave the lasting impression. Alpers, the sole member of New Zealand band Bachelorette, describes her dreamy laptop-engineered pop as "Bachelorette took too many mushrooms and fell in love with a computer."
Boise Weekly  |  Tara Morgan  |  04-07-2010  |  Profiles & Interviews

Made of Metallicanew

Robert Trujillo, who joined legendary heavy metal band Metallica in 2003, talks about the on the past, present and future of the famous band.
Boise Weekly  |  Amy Atkins  |  12-03-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Fanfarlo is Fanning the Flamesnew

The bookish British band is on its U.S. tour in support of its first release, Reservoir, which hums with a certain romantic, coal-smudged, steam-punk quality.
Boise Weekly  |  Tara Morgan  |  11-11-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Dodos Take flight with 'Time to Die'new

Expectations were high when The Dodos migrated to Seattle to record their new album Time to Die with indie music icon Phil Ek. Drummer Logan Kroeber said Ek influenced the new album pretty heavily in terms of the production.
Boise Weekly  |  Tara Morgan  |  10-21-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Avett Brothers Step Forward With 'I and Love and You'new

Despite seven years on the road, slowing down may be a difficult proposal for the Avett Brothers. And the buzz around their upcoming album, I and Love and You -- slated to hit shelves Tuesday, Sept. 29 -- isn't going to make that any easier.
Boise Weekly  |  Amy Atkins  |  08-26-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Sonic Youth Grows Older, but the Music Never Grows Oldnew

Together since 1981, Sonic Youth has been admired, emulated, studied and chronicled. They played an integral part in the early 80s East Coast "no wave" movement, in which the trajectories of art, music and performance collided.
Boise Weekly  |  Amy Atkins  |  07-22-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Return of Josh Ritter: Prodigal Idaho-Grown Musician Comes Homenew

At 32, the Moscow, Idaho, native says he's had a few big moments this year. He married, met Springsteen again -- this time after the Boss' show in the Meadowlands -- and did a live show in Central Park with the New York Pops featuring The Frames' Glen Hansard.
Boise Weekly  |  Rachael Daigle  |  07-08-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Eyes Wide Open: Blind Pilot Really Sees the Roadnew

For touring bands, a bicycle may not be the optimal form of transportation, but for Blind Pilot, riding velos and seeking adventure along the West Coast sent them soaring down the fast track to success.
Boise Weekly  |  Mathias Morache  |  07-08-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Gospel Claws' Debut EP is Well Worth Your Currencynew

The five-piece from Tempe, Ariz., plays straightforward rock with the occasional soul flavoring -- somebody's been listening to a whole lotta Motown -- and damn, they're good.
Boise Weekly  |  Brandon Nolta  |  07-02-2009  |  Reviews

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