The Boise music mediasphere gained a new netizen last week with the launch of The Exposition, a local music blog that will feature interviews, reviews, photos and videos of local music happenings, as well as a schmancy events calendar.
The website launched Saturday, June 8, with a release shindig at The Crux, featuring live performances from The Social Electric, Customary and more. Those wishing to keep up on what's going down can do so at expositionmag.com.
In upcoming-show news, electro-punk darlings MGMT will be gracing Knitting Factory with their lordship Wednesday, Sept. 4. Tickets for that show cost $35, went on sale Friday, June 14 and are likely to last only slightly longer than the band's set.
One show that won't sell out--mostly because it's free--is Portland, Ore.'s Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside, which will be making sound outside for Alive After 5, Wednesday, June 26. Local sound insiders Finn Riggins will open.
Slightly less alive from a naming perspective, but still lively onstage, is one of Treefort's most memorable acts, psycho-beach-partiers Wooden Indian Burial Ground, also from Portland, Ore. The band will take this week's headlining slot during Radio Boise, Tuesday, June 25, with Ex-Cult and Water Liars. That show is $5 at the door and will kick off around 7 p.m.
Another cult on its way out is local band Le Fleur, which recently announced it would play its final show Saturday, June 29, at Red Room.
"After seven years, several tours, 30 plus original songs, beers and tears, 74 combined years of playing music and lots of laughs, local Boise band Le Fleur has decided to go on an indefinite hiatus. We want to thank our fans and our families for supporting our dream!" the band posted on its Facebook page.
Denver's The Raven and the Writing Desk, Salt Lake City's Color Animal and Boise's Storie Grubb are also on the bill. The show will kick off at 8 p.m. and costs $5 at the door.
Also, for those late bloomers just now getting around to wanting a Le Fleur T-shirt or a vinyl copy of Din Din, the band is planning on selling off its remaining merch at prices so low they must be crazy. So this is not only your last chance to get some Le Fleur schwag, it may be the cheapest. Fare thee well, sweet Le Fleur. And let this be a lesson to the rest of you young rock 'n' rollers: only have kids on the road.