One Little Band
Remember that CD that you were listening to when you met the true love of your life? For me, it was early '90s band Toad the Wet Sprocket's Bread and Circus. TTWS (who took their name from a Monty Python skit) sang and played emotional music before anyone even considered making emotion a lifestyle. Several years and a dozen CDs later, they're back out on the road. Whether it's capturing the magic of their more youthful music or showing fans with a new, mature side, I'm not about to miss this show. I'm going to take a picnic and the same guy who was listening to TTWS with me all those years ago and wax very nostalgic.Sousapalooza!
August 9, with special guest Matt Nathanson, 7 p.m., $32.50 general admission, the Winery at Eagle Knoll, 3705 N. Highway 16, 286-9463, www.thewineryateagleknoll.com.
On July 3, Boise State Radio will observe Independence Day more cerebrally than sitting in a lawn chair, drinking beer and lighting sparklers--not that there's anything wrong with that. But for those who want to celebrate the true spirit of the Fourth of July, KBSU offers music and readings from some of America's most influential people. The radio station will present music by Yo-Yo Ma, Alison Krauss, Scott Joplin, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, John Phillip Sousa and more. You can also listen to archived recordings of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. and readings from the likes of John Gunther and Mark Twain. Tune into 90.3 FM in Boise and 91.7 in McCall and Twin Falls. Check out http://radio.boisestate.edu for more programming information.