It's time to wish Liquid Lounge a ha-ha-happy birthday. Five years ago, owners Jeremy Aevermann and Elizabeth Oldenkamp opened Liquid--which is attached to Solid, their other establishment. It started out as a working-class bar but the ghosts of the space's former tenant (The Funny Bone), Boise's clubless comedians and the owners had other ideas. Before long, the club was the go-to place for comedy, as well as music.
Liquid is celebrating its fifth birthday Tuesday, Sept. 24, by throwing a party--this one is not for other 5-year-olds. From 6-8 p.m., the appetizers and the cover charge are free. At 8 p.m., cover is $5 but well worth it. Live music by Idyltime, Fiddle Junkies and Alturas will be interspersed with comedy, magic and bad dancing. Door prizes, giveaways and drink specials happen all night. There might even be cake. liquidboise.com
Local band Uintahs (you-IN-tuss) also turns five this year, and while it wasn't planned this way, the band celebrates by releasing its debut album Parts. Vocalist Marcus Youngberg is the brainchild behind Uintahs--something all of the members agree on--and Parts is an amalgam of his influences (the likes of Kings of Leon, Beach House, Grizzly Bear and Fleet Foxes) run through the Rube Goldberg machine of his mind. Brother and drummer Malcolm describes Uintahs' music as "cinematic reverb rock," an appropriate description since the album feels like an emotional soundtrack to a movie not yet made. Look for more on Uintahs and the breathtaking Parts in an upcoming issue. You can hear the entire album at uintahs.bandcamp.com. We recommend listening to "Virgins of the Sun." uintahs.com
Speaking of releases, local band New Transit dropped its sophomore effort Country Music Dead on Sept. 17. To support their rockin' new release, New Transit will be joined by friends Hillfolk Noir and AKA Belle on Friday, Oct. 11, at the Sapphire Room. Tickets are $10 and are available at The Record Exchange and at the door. reverbnation.com/newtransit