Flip Through, Find Groove
Sort through your vinyl collection for dance tracks that move you and head down to tonight's meeting of the Vinyl Preservation Society of Idaho for a special ladies' night/dance night. Sample delicious drinks by Modern Hotel bartender Michael Bowers, who is debuting the concoctions he whipped up inspired by members of the Trey McIntyre Project.
7-10 p.m., FREE, Modern Hotel and Bar, 1314 Grove St., Boise, vpsidaho.org.29 Friday
Rock with the Flock
Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours are performing a rocking concert/fundraiser for Boise's National Alliance on Mental Illness. This week's Noise feature on Page 20 breaks it all down.
7:30 p.m., $15, The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, rockwiththeflock.org.
29 Fri. -- 31 Sun.
The annual Famous Motel Cowboys Reunion starts Friday, May 29, at 9 p.m. and doesn't end until the afternoon of Sunday, May 31--unless one of the musicians gets arrested first. So if you're walking down Main Street between the Egyptian Theatre and The Bouquet this weekend, chances are pretty good that you'll run across a crooning cowboy.
In the past, the reunion has been held at Shorty's Saloon. But this year, musician, reunion organizer and performer wrangler Kip Attaway said he wanted to "class it up a little," and rented out the Egyptian for a matinee show on Saturday, May 30. From 2-6 p.m., Attaway, Steve Eaton, John Hansen, Muzzy Braun, Jeremiah James and Jim Lemmon will all pay tribute and roast the hell out Pinto Bennett, the leader of the Motel Cowboys pack. Each musician will play two of his own songs, one of Bennett's songs and then share a story or two about the legendary musician, followed by a performance from The Famous Motel Cowboys together. But don't think it's all going to be a high-falutin' homage. Attaway said they plan to tear it up at Friday night's kick-off party at The Bouquet and hit it even harder there on Saturday night with the Reunion Party when the jam starts at 8:30 p.m. and rocks on until the lights go up. Or somebody gets arrested. It doesn't end there.
On Sunday, May 31, Attaway invites everyone to partake of more music--and a little hair of the dog--with a Bloody Mary afternoon jam starting at around noon. Get in on all the cowboy craziness for a chance to see special guest fiddler and Pinto Bennett authority Teddy Jones. Sounds like a great way to spend a weekend. Tickets are available Friday at The Bouquet.
Friday, May 29, 9 p.m., $10, The Bouquet; Saturday, May 30, 2-6 p.m., The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.; and 8:30 p.m., The Bouquet, 1010 W. Main St.; Saturday tickets $20 good for all day, both venues. Sunday, May 31, noon, FREE, The Bouquet.
29 Fri. -- 30 Sat.
Skateboarders ages 5 and older can kickturn, ollie and grind their way to becoming a sick skater at the second annual 628 Skate Camp. Campers are split into groups depending on their skill level and are critiqued and evaluated by camp instructors Brad Beech of Alliance Skateboards, Sk8 Nuts Hardware, Newt and Harold's and M(t) Theory Clothing, and Eddie Meksavanh, sponsored by Prestige Skate Shop and M(t) Theory Clothing. The $100 cost of the two-day camp includes a T-shirt, photos, water, evaluations, training and entry to the competition. The public can enter the competition for $3 and everyone is invited to head down and watch a new generation of skaters in the making. Register in advance for the camp by calling 208-241-9763. See some footage of the coaches doing their thing by searching "Brad Beech" at Vimeo and watch Eddie Meksavanh at prestigeskateboards.com.
Friday, May 29, 5-7 p.m., and Saturday, May 30, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; competition signups start at 4 p.m. for the contest from 5-7 p.m., Rhodes Skatepark, 15th and Grove streets, under the Connector, Boise.
Trey McIntyre Project
Trey McIntrye's Program 3 includes the dances "Leatherwing Bat," (serious) and "Ma Maison." After the final Boise show of TMP's inaugural season, the dance troupe travels to New York City for its debut performance at the Joyce Theater. Watch a sample of the dances in the making at treymcintyre.com.
Friday, May 29, 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 30, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., $25-$45, idahotickets.com. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Dr., Boise.
Blues, Brews and BBQ
The Hawks' stadium fills with blues music, barbecue and beer, along with opportunities to take home a new furry friend during the first annual Blues, Brews and BBQs benefitting the Idaho Humane Society. The Blues Addicts, Bitterbrush Blues Band, Barbara Laing Band, BoDo Brothers, Hoochie Coochie Men and the Paul Peterson Band are set to perform while attendees mill about sampling beer by Sockeye, Tablerock, The Ram, Highlands Hollow, Idaho Distributing and Sun Valley Brewing. The barbecue is courtesy of Big Daddy BBQ, Iron Horse BBQ, Brother Brown's BBQ, Idaho BBQ Company and Spud's BBQ. The vendors are serving up their best pulled pork and brisket for the people's choice award along with other barbecue specialties. Jump around on bounce houses and scurry through an obstacle course before hitting up "Spot," the Idaho Humane Society's mobile adoption unit, to pick out a new pet from noon-5 p.m. Bring pet food or pet-related donations for the IHS and receive four additional beer or food tokens.
Noon, adult $7 adv., $10 gate; under 21 $5 adv., $8 gate, children age 5 and younger FREE, Hawks Memorial Stadium, 5600 Glenwood St., Garden City, boisehawks.com.
Wednesdays are for Dancing
The Alive After Five Summer Concert Series begins this week and continues every Wednesday through September. The first concert is Tim Easton, a rocking singer/songwriter with opener local folk/rock guitarist Dan Costello. Sunshine worshippers, music lovers and anyone who enjoys throwing back a few beverages in the middle of the week are welcome to head over and get down in front of the outdoor stage.
5-8 p.m., FREE, The Grove Plaza, downtown Boise.