Northwest metal-heads are up to their mullets in excitement over the forthcoming Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Wednesday, July 14, at the Idaho Center in Nampa. The fest will feature headliners Korn, Rob Zombie, Lamb of God and Five Finger Death Punch, as well as supporting bands Atreyu, Norma Jean, 3 Inches of Blood, In This Moment, Hatebreed, Chimaira, Shadows Fall and Winds of Plague. The specially priced "Get Off Your Ass" tickets are already sold out, but there are still regular tickets available for $39.50, plus $11 in processing fees. Day of the show tickets are $49.50 plus processing fees. The Idaho Center ticketing office cautions that this could be their first sold-out general admission show in a long time.
And while Boise-area fans are amped that the fest is coming to Idaho, message-board-happy metal hounds from elsewhere aren't nearly as pleased. On the official Rockstar Mayhem Fest comment board, Iron Maiden Eddie imparted some choice wisdom: "Why the hell would Mayhem choose to go to Boise, but yet not visit New York, San Antonio, Scranton and other cities that deserve a date? I speak from experience as I was in Boise 2 years ago on a business trip and that absolutely has to be one of the most boring places on planet Earth, not to mention the most god awful Hooters that I had ever visited." Because Hooters is totally metal ...
Speaking of hooters, Owl City has already sold out his upcoming show at Knitting Factory on Tuesday, March 30. Adam Young, a fey, Ben Gibbard-ish lad who plays blinky bedroom pop, has amassed quite a local following after selling out his show last October at the Venue. His track "The Technicolor Phase" was recently featured on Almost Alice, the companion music comp inspired by Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland.
On the local album front, Boise band Fauxbois, fronted by Brian Mayer, has an album coming out on Tuesday, May 18, on local label Spark & Shine Records. Fauxbois has posted a few tracks off of Carry On at sparkandshine.com/fauxbois. Don't miss the dreamy and delightfully distortiony "Teleportation."