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Prepare For Battle •Sweet Little Songbird's New CD


Prepare For Battle

Attention bands: July 20 is the deadline to sign up for the Boise Records' Battle of the Bands at the Bouquet. The battle will cover three nights, and three judges will choose winners in three genres: Punk, Metal and Indie, respectively. Winners receive 20 free hours of recording at Boise Records.

August 20, 21, and 23, 8 p.m., FREE. For more information, visit

Sweet Little Songbird's New CD

Eilen (sounds like feelin') Jewell's second CD, Letters From Sinners & Strangers, hit store shelves July 17.

Jewell has been compared to Lucinda Williams and Loretta Lynn, (a woman she greatly admires and whom she'll be opening up for later this year), and her new CD is an honest reflection not only of herself but her love of the West.

Originally from Boise, Jewell now makes her home outside of Boston, Mass. She'll be back in Boise to play Alive After Five this year, so look in these pages later this summer for a longer, more in-depth interview with Jewell.

Jewell's new release, Letters From Sinners & Strangers, will be available at the Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St. For more information, visit

—Amy Atkins