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Death, Dogs and Hitchiking

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We all knew that MCA had a license to ill, but what came out after his recent death from cancer was that said license was issued by the New York State Senate.

The political body honored the late Adam Yauch with a senate resolution introduced by State Sen. Daniel Squadron last week.

"WHEREAS, The Beastie Boys became well known in the innovative music scene in Manhattan's East Village and Lower East Side with a sound and a style all their own ..." The entire statement featuring many other whereases can be read here.

In local news, Eric Gilbert, captain of Treefort and Finn Riggins, is launching a new Tuesday night concert series to replace the Uber Tuesdays series he ran last year at Visual Arts Collective. The new Radio Boise Tuesdays series will be hosted at Neurolux and feature a selection of touring headliners and local openers, with 20 percent of drink sales those nights benefitting KRBX 89.9.

Announced headliners for the series include Indiana Americana-slayers Murder by Death on Tuesday, Aug. 14, San Francisco mod-gods The Soft White Sixties on Tuesday, July 17, punk legend Mike Watt on Tuesday, Oct. 2, and the almighty Red Fang on Tuesday, June 12. Boise band Youth Lagoon will also play a rare local show on Tuesday, July 3, as part of the series, though that show will be at Reef instead of Neurolux so it can be 18-and-older.

Prices for the series will range depending on the night. But for the tightwads and the unemployed, there will still be the Red Room's free Atypical Tuesday series just a few blocks away.

One band not booked as part of either series is long-running punk act and pork rectum enthusiast Hot Dog Sandwich. But that's fine with the band, because it has opened a new store, Hot Dog Sandwich Headquarters, at 3115 W. State St. The store is a teen boy's dream, packed to the gills with comic books and used records but sadly, no hot dogs.

And finally, Brooklyn band Here We Go Magic, which will motor into Boise on Thursday, May 24, apparently picked up infamous film director John Waters while on the road. The band's bassist Jen Turner tweeted out a photo of Waters in its van after the band scooped him up hitchhiking on the side of the freeway in Ohio and later discussed it with a variety of media.

As Waters told an Australian magazine in August 2011: "I do still hitchhike--it's a great way to meet people and to have sex."