Tickets on Sale: The Decemberists and Typhoon, IBG, July 20


Indie folk balladeers The Decemberists have announced they’re bringing their peculiar brand of accordion-splashed Melvillean lit-pop to the Idaho Botanical Garden on Wednesday, July 20, as part of the 2011 Outlaw Field Summer Concert Series.

Lead singer Colin Meloy is known for nasally delivery and lyrically epic songs. "The Mariner's Revenge Song" includes the line, “One night I overheard / the Prior exchanging words / with a penitent whaler from the sea / the captain of his ship / who matched you toe to tip / was known for wanton cruelty.” However, the band moved in a folksier direction with their new album, The King is Dead (Capitol Records).

The Decemberists will be joined by Portland, Ore.’s comparably grandiloquent Typhoon, an indie-pop 10-piece with two drummers, a sousaphone, a trumpet, bells, whistles and lots of handclaps.

Tickets for the show go on sale on Friday, April 22, at 10 a.m. Tickets are available by phone at 1-877-435-9849, at the IBG box office and online at or