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We Shot the Moon

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When Jonathan Jones, frontman for We Shot the Moon, parted ways with his previous outfit Waking Ashland, he headed home, found a regular job and attempted living life outside of the music industry. But it didn't take long for music to start tugging at his heart once again.

Unfulfilled with his new direction, Jones began writing again, creating pieces that presented a deep desire for hope in the future and in himself. With a few songs in hand and the help of some friends, Jones soon headed into the studio and recorded We Shot the Moon's first LP, Fear and Love, on the recording label The Militia Group. The band soon headed out on tour, stopping in Boise multiple times and building a strong local fan base.

In January 2009, We Shot the Moon headed back into the studio to create their sophomore release, A Silver Lining, which was made available digitally Oct. 13 and will be in stores on Nov. 17. They've headed back on tour to support their newest release and give fans the opportunity to hear the songs they love.

We Shot the Moon has not only built a fan base locally but also made lasting friendships with Venue employees and the three local bands--My Paper Camera, Apple Horse and We Won the Science Fair--all of whom will be opening at their upcoming show. As if their music wasn't enough to draw Boiseans back, seeing the band's interactions with the local community is the icing on the cake.

With My Paper Camera, Apple Horse and We Won the Science Fair. Thursday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m., $12, The Venue, 521 Broad St., 208-919-0011, boisevenue.com.