Last week local songstress Grandma Kelsey filmed music videos for her songs "Some Spring" and "Keys and Locks." The videos featured Kelsey introducing her material with her thoughts on The Exorcist to an audience seated on the floor and dressed as animals, then getting them to howl along with choruses.
The songs were filmed for The Evil Wine Show, a new online video program seeking to chronicle Boise's creative endeavors.
"Our goal is to interview and promote those who keep at creating things," said Evil Wine co-host and co-creator Wes Malvini.
Evil Wine was formerly broadcast on Radio Boise, but split with the radio station earlier this year in order to change its format to video and avoid the occasional content restrictions of broadcast. Episodes are temporarily posted online to mimic broadcast and are screened at the Red Room on Monday nights.
In other local music news, local metal venue/arcade/skate park/juvenile delinquent Disneyland The Shredder is exploring the possibility of staying open on nights when bands aren't booked and having punk and metal DJs keep things loud for the outlaws "shredding" on the ramp.
Moving from the skate park to the garden, the roster for this year's Outlaw Field Concert Series at Idaho Botanical Garden has been announced.
To kick off the series, Canadian singer-songwriter Feist will hit the stage on Tuesday, May, 29. Tickets are $25 for general admission, with VIP canopies available.
Next on the list is an overdose of '90s hit makers, including the Barenaked Ladies with special guests Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & The Monsters and Cracker. These pop stars will rock your socks off Thursday, Aug. 2, with general admission tickets starting at $45.50.
Boiseans can come away with Norah Jones on Sunday, Aug. 19. General admission starts at $62.
Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famers Crosby, Stills and Nash will hit the stage on Friday, Aug. 24, and tickets start at $55.
Wrapping up the concert series is legendary country-blues artist Bonnie Raitt. You can catch this star in action on Saturday, Sept. 1, with tickets starting at $60.50.
For more info, visit idahobotanicalgarden.org.