If ever there was a band that is ahead of its time, it's dance-rockers !!! (chk chk chk). The band launched in Sacramento in 1996, long before social media gave teen girls the power to end! every! sentence! in! existence! with! exclamation points! But now, it almost seems like the band needs a few extra "chks" to keep pace with the times.
Nearly two decades later, !!! is based in various cities around the country but that won't stop it from being compulsively drawn to Boise by the sign on the Library! The band recently announced it will be performing at Neurolux Friday, Aug. 30, to promote its new album THR!!!ER. Get your OMG texts prepped, because it's gonna get enthusiastic up in there.
The show starts at 7 p.m., and costs $12 in advance or $14 at the door. No semicolons allowed.
Also coming to Neurolux many months from now is Phosphorescent, which will stand in front of that weird glowing crown and sing songs Tuesday, Sept. 24. The band will be fresh off a tour with Robert Plant and ready to play tracks from leading man Matthew Houck's latest album, Muchacho.
And that will be only two nights after punk legends Guttermouth and Agent Orange rock Neurolux Sunday, Sept. 22, for $15, and shortly after Treefort supahstah K-Flay plays Neurolux Thursday, Sept. 5, for $8.
Basically, hop in your cryogenic capsules and pop out in September, because there ain't a whole lot happening until then.
Well, that's not entirely true.
You can go to Visual Arts Collective and see Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers Tuesday, July 9. The San Francisco Americana rockers will be 'merrica-ing the bejeezus out of Boise with rootsy blues tunes and bluesy roots rock. That show will start at 8 p.m. and costs $10. Tumbleweed Wanderers will open.
Or if that's too new-fangled for you, hit up the Hokum Hoedown Square Dance and Old Timey Music Series at The Linen Building Friday, July 5, featuring a performance from the Hokum Hi-Flyers. That event runs from 7-10 p.m. and costs $7 at the door. No rectangles allowed.