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Boise Music Develops Massively and Gets a Bouquet

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Rapper Asher Roth may have taken a bit of the fun out of the debut Sunday Funday party June 24 in downtown Boise by missing his plane, but he'll be making it up soon enough. Roth is working on a new date, but as of press time the details had yet to be finalized. Check Cobweb for updates. Tickets for the original show will be honored.

Another big shindig that has moved a few things around is the debut MASSV Music Festival</b> in Ketchum, which takes place Friday, July 13-Saturday, July 14. Originally billed as a strictly electronic festival headlined by Austin, Texas, laser-lords Ghostland Observatory, a grip of less space-age bands have now been added to the bill, including a few of Boise's best en route to the Underground Music Showcase in Denver. National acts added to the bill include Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Adventure Club, Gift of Gab from Blackalicious, B-Side Players and more.

Stay tuned to BW for a more in-depth look at the history and potential impacts of MASSV in the Wednesday, July 11, issue.

Sun Valley will also host The Sun Valley Shakedown Saturday, July 7, at Festival Meadows. The big throwdown will feature performances from JJ Grey and Mofro, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and DJ Logic, all timed to coincide with the conclusion of the Ride Sun Valley bike festival. So if you're planning to attend expect Spandex. See the Music Guide on Page 41 for details.

Another place you can plan to attend once more is The Bouquet, which was reopened on a limited basis in late June.

Owner Tyson Twilegar told BW he has reopened the club as a cash-only bar on weekends. According to Twilegar, the stage will host a rotating variety of local acts doing residencies and there will be no covers. For now. Twilegar also mentioned the likelihood of a performance from former Boise band Neo Tundra Cowboy, which relocated to Nashville, Tenn., in 2011. Twilegar added that he's working on a plan to reopen the club on a broader level, including touring acts and regular hours.

And finally, Pengilly's, which hosts Boise's marquee open mic night on Mondays, has switched up its system. Instead of putting their names on a list, musicians will now put their names in a hat to be drawn at random. The number of names allowed into the hat is capped, but if the hat is drained, another round is started. Rob Hill, who helps run Pengilly's open mic, told BW that it is a better system because it prevents people from showing up as early as 6 p.m., and then leaving until it is their turn to play.

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