Local music and arts blog City of Trees made a big splash last summer when it released a free C.O.T. Mixtape featuring 20 must-hear tracks from local musicians. It left others in the local music community scratching their heads, not only about why they hadn't thought to release a mixtape first but also why they hadn't heard about some of the bands on the album.
In November, C.O.T. added five songs to the mixtape. Not only was it a great debut as a local publication, but C.O.T. did it all before even officially launching. That launch, The Big Shebang, is slated to go down at Payette Brewing in Garden City.
This shebang will feature performances from local bands Jac Sound, Mostecelo, Storie Grubb and The Holy Wars and SHADES. C.O.T. will unveil some new merchandise and offer it up at a 25-percent discount during the Big Shebang.