by Amy Merrill
A collage of interwoven beats, drums and bass infused with hip-hop, forms The Used's fifth full-length album, Vulnerable. Released in March, Vulnerable chronicles the challenges the band's lead singer Bert McCracken faced after suffering from a broken hand and elbow after a stage fall last year. Friday, Sept. 28, The Used will cruise through Boise with a pit stop at the Knitting Factory. Doors for the show open at 7 p.m. and the show kicks off at 8 p.m. Tickets went on sale today and general admission is available for $26, or $50 for VIP.
Big Gigantic is another act known for interweaving elements to create elaborate, high-energy live performances. Comprised of producer and saxaphonist Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken, Big Gigantic combines electronic jams with a lightshow and visuals. Big Gigantic will visit the Knitting Factory on Saturday, Oct. 20, and tickets for the show went on sale today at 10 a.m. Available through ticketfly.com, tickets cost $15 for general admission or $25 for VIP.
Electronic dance music can be a little too modern for some tastes. Music from the 1940s has a way of transporting listeners to a simpler time without the stress of technology. On Sunday, Nov. 11, at 4 p.m., In The Mood-A 1940's Revue will take listeners back in time to the 1940s at the Morrison Center. More than just a show, In The Mood incorporates costumes, choreography and big-band musical arrangements in a fun-for-the-whole-family show. Tickets went on sale today and are available through idahotickets.com for $19.50-$39.50.
Recent UFO sightings in Boise have some residents watching the skies, but they need look no further than the stage at the Knitting Factory on Thursday, Nov. 8. Self-proclaimed extraterrestrial band Gwar will bring its heavy metal act and elaborate costumes to Boise. Obscene lyrics and taboo topics are the band's forte onstage, in addition to commonly spewing the audience with "mostly harmless" fluids. Tickets went on sale today, and are available through ticketfly.com for $23 general admission and $35 VIP.