What's that you say, Boise? You like it heavy. Well you're in luck, 'cause Boise's Bone Dance is dropping a new album approximately as heavy as the collective balls of Seal Team Six this week.
The self-titled LP on Melotov Records has been garnering killer advance reviews across the Internet and advance tracks have been featured on Alternative Press and CVLT Nation, which called it "sonic bricks coated in aggression."
All you non-advance-copy-holding netizens can get your hot little hands on a copy of Bone Dance's album this weekend, at the album release show at Red Room Saturday, Oct. 6. Trite, Black Bolt Gernika, and Blackcloud--no strangers to the loud stuff--will open. The show starts at 9 p.m. and costs $5.
After that, the lads will head out on a 24-date East Coast tour that will include a gig at the CMJ festival in New York and The Fest in Gainesville, Fla.
Or, you can let the rest of your body dance along with your bones at all kinds of shows this week.
The surf-tinged psych rock of Wooden Indian Burial Ground at The Crux might be a good place to start, provided you have the proper footwear. Without a solid set of polished white go-go boots, it is entirely possible you could pull a whatzit from your watusi and miss all the fuzzy, reverby, caterwauling goodness. That show starts at 10 p.m. and costs $5, unless you have a ticket from the Beach House show earlier that night at The Egyptian (see Noise, this page) and then it's FREE. Lionsweb and Hot Lava will open.
Another good place to get your dance on is Maus Haus at Neurolux Wednesday, Oct. 3, which will be rocking all the dreamy lo-fi synthesizers you can shake a stick at, unless you dislike shaking sticks at dreamy lo-fi synthesizers. The Dirty Moogs will open, and the show starts at 7 p.m. for $5.
And finally, you can get your '90s nostalgia on at The Knitting Factory this week with one of only a handful of special reunion shows from reunited roots-rockers Calobo. The Portland, Ore., band hasn't played since the dawn of the millennium, while its members were busy doing things like being in The Decemberists, but it will be hitting Boise as part of a three-show reunion tour.
That show goes down Thursday, Oct. 4, at 8:30 p.m. and costs $16-$35.