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Boise Revolts, Rebels and Starts a Landlocked Holy War

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Boise's RevoltRevolt is dropping a new album. The band's second record, Latah Nights, will hit shelves Tuesday, Aug. 21, courtesy of Seattle label Spark and Shine Records, which also released the band's debut, Chordata.

The eight tracks of grungish alt-rock and dark pop that make up Latah Nights were recorded in 2011 by Seattle producer Conrad Uno, who has previously worked with bands like Mudhoney, Zeke and The Presidents of the United States of America.

True to its double-fetish, the band will play two record release shows, an all-ages set at The Crux Friday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m., and then a 21-and-up show at Neurolux Saturday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. Cerberus Rex, Hungry for More and Hot Lava will open at The Crux, and Jumping Sharks, Sandusky Furs and Ralph Mugot will open at Neurolux.

After Latah Nights is officially released into the wild, RevoltRevolt will leave on a national tour supporting some new act no one has heard of, Built to Spill.

Speaking of revolting, you can be fashionably rebellious by getting shitfaced in the desert while bands are probably playing at the third annual LANDLOCKED! Hosted by Boise Idaho Pyrate Punx, the festival will feature punk bands from around the Northwest playing Friday, Aug. 24-Saturday, Aug. 25. Highlights include Seattle's Dreadful Children, Boise punks Bone Dance and Piranhas BC, and one-man weird-fest The Sneezz. That show costs $5, which includes camping fees. The location will be announced soon via

But if you want your punk a little more subdued, you're in luck because The Melvins have taken a cue from soda companies and re-envisioned themselves as The Melvins Lite, a three-piece version of the band with upright bass. The Melvins Lite will hit Boise Saturday, Sept. 8, as part of its attempt to set the Guinness World Record for fastest tour of the United States, covering Alaska to Hawaii from Wednesday, Sept. 5-Thursday, Oct. 25.

Also announced for September is a show from those fellows with the hair colored yellow, the ones running for the door: Lynyrd Skynyrd. Though the band is Ronnie Van Zant-less, the Southern rockers will still jam out at the Idaho Center Amphitheater Friday, Sept. 28. Tickets run $39.50-$59.50.

Finally, after a too-long hiatus, Boise folk-punks Storie Grubb and the Holy Wars is back in action and causing a ruckus with a string of new shows, including one at Red Room Saturday, Aug. 25.