by Josh Gross
As is so common at Boise Weekly during the non-winter months, there's a bunch of great music happening this week that we wanted to write about in print, but just didn't have space for.
Here's a couple shows that got the axe, but shouldn't get the shaft.
For starters, Savannah spook-rockers Cusses will be at Red Room Friday, April 19. The big rock riffs and foreboding female vocals on the the band’s self-titled debut sounds like it could be the soundtrack to the moment in a film when the plucky female hero discovers her secret origins and decides to launch a kung-fu based response. That doesn’t mean you should start fights at the show, just that it would feel right for any passive observers. That show starts at 8 p.m., costs $5 and features locals RevoltRevolt and Lucid Aisle opening.
For those who prefer their spooky lady-rock as a solo project, relatively new local act Starlings Murmurations will be twanging out some serious melancholy at The Crux Friday, April 19 with Ronnie and the Reagans and Matt Stone. That show starts at 8 p.m., is all ages and has a $2 suggested donation.
If you want your lady rock to lean more towards garage, then you’re still in luck. Los Angeles-based Cobalt Cranes will bring its Strokes-meets-Joy Division style to The Shredder Monday, April 22 with locals Marshall Poole, Lucid Aisle and First Borns, which is one helluva roster of bands that you'll be hearing a lot about in the near-future. The show's a bargain at $5 and starts at 9 p.m.
Also on April 22, you can head over to Red Room to save the Earth with Boise’s Wolvserpent, which will be playing a rare local show with SubRosa from Salt Lake City and Eight Bells from Portland, Ore. That show starts at 8 p.m. and costs $5 in advance or $7 at the door.
Saturday, April 20, you can get a bit literary with The Epilogues at Sammy's. The Filter-esque Denver rock band was crowned "Best of the West" by Denver's Westword, and makes with a serious light show. And on top of that, it's a free show. Expect that one to get going around 8 p.m.
One more show totally worth mentioning is Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits, which will be at The Shredder Sunday, April 21. The band's last Boise performance only pulled a dozen or so people into the audience, which was a shame, since its goof-punk anthems were a true pleasure. Check the video below, which includes a graphic depiction of "tuba-humping."
Also on the bill that night are the IBS-vocal stylings of local punks Black Bolt, and Business Venture, the new project from Jason "Bug" Burke and Nick O'Leary of Radillac.
The show starts at 8 p.m. and costs $5 at the door.