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The frost is starting to thaw, and that means approximately a bazillion groups have just announced that they'll be hitting the road and heading to Les Bois.

Some highlights include: indie megastars The Postal Service, which will play a sold out show at the Knitting Factory Tuesday, May 28; indie rising stars Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, which will be at Neurolux Friday, March 8 with Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside; and not-yet-stars Gaytheist, which will be at The Shredder Saturday, March 9. In addition to having a great band name, Gaytheist is "the musical version of Shark Week," according to the band's press materials. Sounds like a party to us.

Also in the shredding-like-Shark-Week category is Scott Kelly of Neurosis. Mr. Kelly will play an acoustic show at the Visual Arts Collective Wednesday, March 6, with his backup band, The Road Home, and it's some spooky shit. Tickets for that show are $8 and now on sale.

Another recent announcement is a new album from Boise's swingingest swingers, Frim Fram 4. They of the white lapels and snappy beats are dropping I'm a Shy Guy at a special "dancing and martinis" party at the Linen Building Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10, both in advance and at the door.

But that's all in the future. There's plenty of music this week, especially in the louder-than-hell category.

The Shredder will host a butt-ton of loud-ass rock from locals The Deadlight Effect, Mariana, Machine Machine and Obscured by the Sun Saturday, March 2, along with Seattle-based Serial Hawk. That show costs $5 and starts at 9 p.m.

If you come back by The Shredder Tuesday, March 5--or just pass out behind it after the March 2 show and wake up a few days later--you can catch Boise thrash-metal mastahs Krystos, stars of the most recent episode of Boise Weekly's Scenes From a Scene. They'll be joined by touring shredmasters Fisthammer out of Pennsylvania; Sacrificial Slaughter out of California; and Master, which is on the road from the Czech Republic. That show costs $10 and gets going around 8 p.m.