The Basque Educational Organization in partnership with the Boise Basque Center and the Basque Government, brings two of the Basque Country's premiere rock acts to Boise: Betagarri of Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque province of Araba), is an eight piece ska-rock band together for the past 13 years. They have produced seven albums and their high-energy live shows have made them a popular attraction in Europe and Japan. Berri Txarrak of Lekunberri (Basque province of Nafarroa) has been playing for 10 years and has four albums behind them. They blend alternative rock, punk, metal and some amazing melodies. Singing in Euskara, Berri Txarrak has become one of the best rock bands in the Basque Country. Their fourth album, Libre was given the title of "Best Album in Spain" by Rock Sound Magazine. Berri Txarrak's political statements are conveyed through emotional, energetic songs. Tickets are $5 and the show is Saturday, November 19, at 8 p.m. at the Basque Center, 601 Grove St. For more information, visit www.basquerocklive.com.
It's Raining, It's Pouring, and I'm In Trouble ...
Did anyone happen to find a black and green Helly Hansen hooded rain coat at the Bomb Shelter recently? I apparently left it behind when I was there last and I'm in hot water because it wasn't mine. There is a small, possibly non-monetary reward for its return, no questions asked. Contact me at email@example.com if you know of the beloved green jacket's whereabouts.
Caffeine and Good, Clean Fun
Joltz Internet Cafe has a great lineup of bands scheduled through the end of the year that includes Crossbow (they play every Thursday night), Colorblind with Five Point Red and Shaun Galbraith, Bandages, The Arctic Turtles, Adison's Ghost with Somewhere Far, Jonathan Earl, February Hero, Dry Corners and The Critser Family. Shows usually start at 7 p.m. and there is no cover charge. Look for their Christian Battle of the Bands in January. Joltz is located at 1535 W. Franklin in Meridian. Check out their Web site at www.joltzinternetcafe.com for more information
It's Hip to Be Square
North Carolina's indie-pop group Kingsbury Manx will be playing an in-store at the Record Exchange at 6 p.m. on Friday. While we in the know are quite aware of how cool this is, turns out it's even cooler than we thought. Yesterday, msnbc.com ran a review of their newest CD release, The Fast Rise and Fall of the South. Go to http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9982286 to read the review and go to www.thekingsburymanx.com for more information on the band.