Every other Saturday through mid-May, Boise Rock School is offering 90-minute workshops every other Saturday (with a few exceptions). While some of the classes will focus on the kind of training BRS is known for—vocals, running a soundboard, recording, etc.—several will provide students with unique, albeit still music-related, instruction: designing posters, making a guitar strap and songwriting.
Better yet, some of these cool workshops will be taught by cool people like graphic designer/illustrator (and Boise Weekly contributor) James Lloyd, Bricolage owner Chelsea Snow, Edmond Dantes member Andrew Stensaas and The Dirty Moogs' Will Gillett.
Classes for ages 6-12 start at 10 a.m., adult classes begin at noon. Cost is $20 per person. For questions or class reservations, visit boiserockschool.com or call 208-572-5055.
Anyone who hasn't heard of The String Cheese Incident might live in a cabin without electricity or might be a newborn.
The super-popular Colorado-born band garnered fame, fortune and followers by being unafraid to blend everything from bluegrass to hip-hop to create utterly danceable tunes. SCI connects with its fans on a deep level, becoming more than just a favorite group: The band becomes part of people's lifestyles.
It has been 10 years since SCI last played Boise and nearly as long between studio albums before 2014's Song in My Head (Loud and Proud Records). Be part of the Incident on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 8 p.m. at the Knitting Factory (bo.knittingfactory.com). Start saving up now, though, because tickets are $50-$150.