by Amy Merrill
True American classic and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Don Williams is stopping in Boise Monday, Oct. 29. Accompanied by his accomplished road band, Williams will croon old country favorites to the crowd at the Morrison Center. Tickets for the show went on sale today at 10 a.m. and are available for $30-$65 at the Morrison Center box office, all Select-a-Seat outlets, online at idahotickets.com or by calling 208-426-1110.
For soothing in a completely different way, don't miss Minus the Bear at the Knitting Factory on Monday, Sept. 10. The band has spent its past four albums tweaking and perfecting a sound that is a gratifying mix of electronica and indie rock. The band's newest album, Infinity Overhead, drops Tuesday, Aug. 28, and marks a return to the group's trademark guitar-heavy sound. Tickets went on sale today at 10 a.m. for $15-$20 via ticketfly.com.
Far from soothing, but altogether intriguing, Alesana will take over the Knitting Factory Sunday, Oct. 21. Alesana has found its niche somewhere between emo and hardcore, a sound they've dubbed "sweetcore." Tickets for Alesana with guests In Fear and Faith, Vampires Everywhere!, Glamour of the Kill and All Human are on sale today for $14-$31 via ticketfly.com.
A far cry from Dante and Poe, Brantley Gilbert's Hell on Wheels tour is roarin' through Boise with Uncle Kracker, Greg Bates and Brian Davis on Saturday, Oct. 6. At only 27 years old, Brantley has garnered national attention opening for country stars like Eric Church and Toby Keith. Gilbert possesses a rebellious streak but also shows a softer side with his second hit single, "You Don't Know Her Like I Do." Tickets for the Taco Bell Arena show go on sale today at noon via idahotickets.com and cost $20-$35.
Finally, Christian rockers Needtobreathe are touring through Boise on Saturday, Oct. 22, with special guests Good Old War and Matthew Mayfield. With the release of the band's fourth album, The Reckoning, Needtobreathe's popularity has expanded. In 2011, country-pop princess Taylor Swift invited the band to join her on her massive Speak Now tour, catapulting the band onto the national music circuit. Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. today for $27-$45 via ticketfly.com.