Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural slate of acts booked into Boise's newest music venue, Revolution Concert House. The lineup includes a special non-arena performance from Joe Walsh of The Eagles, who will open the club up Wednesday, Aug. 22. Other acts include Michael Franti and Ziggy Marley on Tuesday, Aug. 28, George Thorogood and the Destroyers on Wednesday, Sept. 26, and Alice Cooper on Wednesday, Nov. 21.
The 2,200-capacity venue at Chinden Boulevard and Glenwood Street announced its lineup on June 18, and gave media a sneak peak inside the venue before tickets went on sale June 22.
Tickets for those shows are all available at ticketfly.com.
But if you can't wait that long for some tunes, you can always head up to McCall Wednesday, July 4, for the dulcet tones of the bizarrely named Sharlie Fest.
The new festival will go down at the Manchester Ice and Event Center from 6:30 p.m.-2 a.m. and will feature performances from Nit Grit, Kaya Jones of The Pussycat Dolls, Feature Cuts, OnCue, Silver Medallion, Kosha Dillz, Futuristic and Mike Balance, as well as local artists Big Ups, Jeremiah, Aaron Liven, Myko and The Working DJs.
Tickets for Sharlie Fest run $25-$40 and are available at sharliefest.com. Be sure to enter a picture of yourself in a bikini for the totally topical and non-exploitative online bikini contest while you're there.
In other festive news, Boise's world-class slowpokes Red Hands Black Feet have reportedly finished mixing a debut album. This is an act that has been performed at the speed of one of the band's guitar solos, a joke that is high-laaaaarious to anyone who has ever seen the group live.
So, how long has this saga been going on? The band's studio adventures were first reported in this column in September 2011.
"We've definitely been dragging our feet because this is our first album and we want to do a good job with it," says RHBF guitarist Eric Larsen.
Perhaps all that dragging is why their feet are black? Just sayin'.
And finally, the debut Sunday Funday event June 24 was dealt an un-funday blow when headlining act Asher Roth missed his plane like a total square. Fun was had anyway, as the parking lot at 105 S. Sixth St. filled with foam and the sounds of Kosha Dillz, Zak Downtown and Nova Rockafeller. The outdoor hip hop series is slated to continue monthly.