A hoot is an folk music tradition, where musicians would gather and play together. It is, more or less, a public jam session. It's short for hootenanny, according to Hoot Night's Facebook page. Hootenannies have roots in Appalachia, where the word was often used to refer to a party of sorts and has turned into a folk music colloquialism in the modern parlance. A Boise hootenanny, Hoot Night, is a gathering with a theme: the '90s band Pavement, which recently announced its 2020 reunion tour. Pavement is responsible for songs such as "Range Life" and "Harness Your Hopes." Pavement, notably, feuded publicly with Smashing Pumpkins, after the song "Range Life" took a playful dig at the Pumpkins. Boise musicians in attendance will be Dark Swallows, Mr. Grant Olsen, With Child, Unda Fluxit, Death Matches of a Grade School Nightmare, Distant Family and He/lium She/lium.
$5. 8 p.m. Oct. 3. 11:55 p.m. Oct. 5. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., neurolux.com.