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Evil Wine Carnival

Sunday, Sept. 29

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Each of us has our own way of marking a Sunday. Some of us choose quiet reflection while others go for communal worship. But then there are those whose preference leans more toward debauchery, booze and music. While those people might not make for awesome upstairs neighbors, they are definitely the kinds of folks you want to party with--as long as you have someone who will bail you out.

Those are also the Sunday-Funday types who put on the annual Evil Wine Carnival, returning for the third year to Visual Arts Collective in Garden City Sunday, Sept. 29. If you have gentle sensibilities and take offence easily, you might want to stick with the quiet personal reflection thing. But for everyone else, the crew will be throwing one heck of a party, complete with 20 live bands, adult-themed carnival games, costumes, prizes, raffles and, of course, a full bar.

While the Carnival is returning to its one-day format this year, music of basically every description (shy of gospel) will fill two stages from 2 p.m.-2 a.m. Interested in rock? It will be there. More into electronica? Got that. Need some gothic post-punk blues? It's on the bill. How about ska, power thrash, psych-pop, Spanish party punk, American Gypsy rock 'n' roll or wasteland synth-pop? Do you really need an answer?

Boise faves like Storie Grubb and the Holy Wars, Red Hands Black Feet and Camp will be joined by the likes of Andy D from Indianapolis, Tartufi from San Francisco and Voodoo Organist from Mojave Desert, Calif. If there's a musical style you like, you'll probably hear it at some point.

While the "adult-themed games" have yet to be announced, past diversions have included things like dildo races--so be prepared for the (at least slightly) inappropriate. If you're not... maybe it's best to stay home.

The rest of us can buy advanced tickets online for $12 or at the door for $15. If you haven't figured it out, this is a 21-and-older event.