Open Mics and Secret Shows Make Monday More Awesome




Normally, there ain't jack going on Monday nights 'cause Jack is at home watching 2 Broke Girls.

Tonight, though, Jack should get out of the house and go to one of these three places to catch some tunes.

Normally, we don't write much about open mics here at Boise Weekly, but there are two worth mentioning taking place tonight.

The first is at Red Room, which recently started a new Monday night jam series, hosted by Luna Michelle of Storie Grubb and the Holy Wars. Miss Michelle has been schlepping down a bunch of instruments that any of the local drunks who stop by can pick up and take a go at. Give it a shot if you're feeling creative. The jam goes from 5-9 p.m. and is free.

Over at The Crux, the third installment of the Atelier series is going down. The last two have been the scene of some really impressive acoustic performances from some of Boise's finest young players. Tonight has something extra, as booker Keesha Renna has resurrected the "unplugged" concept she used for her open mic series at Red Room, booking five local, loud-ass electric bands to do special short, unplugged full band sets. The bands on the bill tonight are electro-chaos experiment group CAMP, Black Keys-eque blues rockers Bare Bones, the already-acoustic Cutting Cages, new standout pop-rockers St. Helens and Fiddle Junkies.

And finally, there is a "secret show," at Neurolux featuring DJ Noah Hyde (the brother of Youth Lagoon guitarist Logan Hyde), Lerk (the ex-guitarist in Youth Lagoon) and a "mysterious headliner." Who could it be? Could it be Youth Lagoon? Or perhaps Youth Lagoon? Maybe it's Youth Lagoon, but then again, it might be Rumpelstiltskin. That show is $7 and doors are at 6 p.m. to adhere to the curfew for young 'uns on the off chance that Youth Lagoon might be playing.


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