For reasons unknown, Wednesdays seem to be the day to see live music in Boise. On any given Wednesday there are approximately one billion bands playing and umpteen buskers trying to cash in on the street traffic. Perhaps promoters have a heart and just want to give locals the energy to make it over the hump. Or perhaps it's wholly meaningless.
Regardless, it's a good day to be out and about, especially as practice for scurrying back and forth from club to club for Promenade next month.
Here's a quick rundown on some highlights.
The Stone Foxes and Rebecca Scott will be keeping things alive after five at The Grove.
JJ Grey is doing a free in-store appearance at the Record Exchange at 6:30 p.m., then playing a show at The Knitting Factory at 8 p.m.
The Red Room is rocking all the metal that's fit to blast with Suspended, Manias, Krystos and Threshold all playing for only $5. And for all your junior-metalheads out there, this is a special all-ages show. That show will be followed by a "big kids" show with Menzingers, Raddillac and Strings and Chemicals.
International "supahstah" Ned Evett is doing his album-release party tonight at The Linen Building.
Crooked Fingers and Fauxbois will be holding the down the fort at Neurolux.
Dying Famous is at Liquid for free.
Lipbone Redding and The Lipbone Orchestra will be at Reef, also free.
The Money Shots are at Tom Grainey's for free.
And Jonathan Warren will be keeping Pengilly's classy, like he does every Wednesday.
With all that going on, you got no excuse to be bored.