Never mind the Thursday morning meeting or the prospects of having to deal with Doris from accounting when you're hungover. For reasons only the urban planning overseers understand, Wednesday, not Friday or Saturday, is the best night to see live music in Boise.
And tonight, if you're so inclined, you have your choice of at least a dozen different musical consumption options all within a few blocks of one another.
Here are a couple choices to help you plan your attack.
In the free category, there's Alive After Five, featuring the country and bluegrass stylings of Jim Lauderdale and local Bill Coffey. At Pengilly's, you can catch a free set of heel-stomping Americana from Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats. At Reef, it's cool jazz with Dr. Cool, and at The Gamekeeper, you can hear The Naughties, the self-proclaimed "best band in the world," tear through '80s and modern rock classics. There will also be a free blues performance from The David MacNeill Band at the Knitting Factory as part of the Boise Blues Society fan appreciation night, and a free reggae show at Liquid from Smooth Money Gesture.
But, hey, maybe you have a $10 bill you feel is cursed that you want to unload somewhere. If that's the case, head over to Neurolux and catch the sultry sounds of Girl in a Coma.
With all that live music happening in downtown tonight, you have no excuse to be bored.