Treefort Music Fest took a major hit when its headliner Animal Collective canceled days before it was set to take the Main Stage. Fans were disappointed, but the festival endured.
Thankfully, Duck Club Presents announced last week that Animal Collective has rescheduled its Boise appearance for Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Knitting Factory with Dan Deacon opening. TIckets for that show are now on sale and cost $25.Also on sale are tickets for electronic act Gold Panda, which also canceled its appearance at Treefort. That show goes down Sunday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. at Reef, with Luke Abbott opening. The show is 18 and up and costs $12 in advance or $14 at the door.
Sun Blood Stories, has been working on its debut album, The Electric Years, for what feels like electric years. The band has finally finished recording and mastering, and is now raising the money to press the album to vinyl. Quite simply, Sun Blood Stories wants your junk.
The band will perform at The Crux Thursday, June 6, and is inviting its fans to bring old stuff they don't want, which it will then sell or pawn to raise the money to press the album. There will also be a kissing booth. Now, that's some good fundraising.
The show is free and music starts at 9 p.m. Storie Grubb and Little Tiny Little People will open.
This week will also see the third annual Idaho City Ride/Skate, which offers a multitude of ways to crack open your dome.
Motorcyclists will meet at Ben's Crow Inn at noon Sunday, June 9, when they ride en masse to the Idaho City Skatepark for an afternoon of shredding and jams of the wheeled and fretted variety. All others are encouraged to head up anytime after noon.
Bands performing include Social Antidote, Hummingbird of Death, The Sneezbolle, Trigger Itch and Black Lodge (formerly Deaf Kid). The event is free and runs until the ER reaches capacity.
But if you'd prefer a musical performance that won't leave your head and ears bleeding, then you might want to check out the new Music on the Water series at 3050 N. Lake Harbor Lane, Suite 120. The Thursday series will feature 15 different acts curated by the Idaho Songwriters Association and a selection of local food and wine running through Thursday, Aug. 29.
John Hansen performs Thursday, June 6 at 5 p.m. and tickets start at $15. The full series lineup can be found at musiconthewaterboise.com.