The clouds are parting, rain is slowing, and with the inexplicable emergence of the sun; it's starting to feel a bit like summer. So if you're looking to get out and enjoy some warming rays, maybe a drink or five, a bit of live music and the company of kindred spirits, Alive After Five is back in the comfortable confines of the Grove Plaza.
This week marks the second installment of 2010, and it's a promising one. Some call it explosive bluegrass, maybe progressive bluegrass, others psychedelic slamgrass. Whatever you choose to call it, Mountain Standard Time will throwdown, bluegrass style, with lots and lots of notes.
This isn't your typical bluegrass band. They hail from Nederland, Colo., (think Leftover Salmon, String Cheese Incident), complete with drum kit, electric bass and even a saxophone. These young troubadours have been up and down the jam band circuit with appearances at Wakarusa Music Festival, 10,000 Lakes Festival and Telluride Bluegrass.
Opening for MST will be local band David Robert King & The Lost River Boys. Following in the roots/Americana tradition, King cites Ryan Adams, Woody Guthrie and Paul Simon as influences. Each Wednesday, Alive After Five will showcase a local artist as part of Go Listen Boise's continual effort to bring exposure to the diverse and active music culture of our city. You can listen to David Robert King here.