New Yorker Katie Sawicki is on tour supporting her newest release, For the Quiet and will be stopping in Boise to play Bourbon Street's intimate setting.
Sawicki has mastered the art of indie-folk on For the Quiet, blending lyrics and music to create songs that touch those who hear them and her singing/songwriting/strumming skills have garnered her well-deserved kudos and faithful fans. Apparently her live shows are a real treat, so don't miss this one.
June 27, $5, 8 p.m., with Kris Doty and John McMahon, Bourbon Street, 416 S. 9th St. (upstairs from the Big Easy), 367-1212
Metal Still Has Mettle
The Big Easy will host five bands intent on proving that new metal still kicks ass. The screaming vocals, machine-gun drums, dark, heavy guitars and wicked chord changes of If Hope Dies, Walls of Jericho, The Red Chord and All That Remains will set the stage for Unearth whose mix of old-school metal and here-and-now hardcore promise a head-bangingly great show.
June 26, $15, 7:30 p.m., The Big Easy, 416 S. 9th St., 367-1212
Fit for a King
Swedish punkers Imperial Leather are making a pit stop in Boise on June 27 at a new venue, Myrtle Morgue. On their Hell Bent for More Scandinavian Pleather U.S. Tour 2006, Amyl Nitrate (vocals), Däny Rotten (vocals), Kenko Puuko (guitar), Krisse Kaxi (guitar) and new additions 138 (bass) and Who-Killed-Matte (drums) give punk-n-roll a big jolt of energy. With openers Manville and LKI, this is a guaranteed good time. Check out I.L. at www.communichaos.com/il.
June 27, $3 suggested donation, 7 p.m., Myrtle Morgue, 210 Myrtle St.
Wear an orange vest
Wildlife Revue #2 takes place at Neurolux on June 27. This second in what we hope is a long series of electronic shows features locals Asp, DJ Ame, Shayps, Discoma, Nighthawk, Dave Jumpers and The Electric West. There are also a variety of visuals by Loren Reed and Jason Willford, and there's no cover charge ,so you can spend your money on cocktails while you move to the cool sounds of local electronica.
June 27, FREE, 10 p.m., Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St.