Organizers of a new nonprofit want to do more than provide cheap studios for Boise’s growing music scene. They’re helping musicians who are struggling with things like stress, depression and addiction by connecting them with low-cost services.
Rock musician Paul Revere, known for his outlandish costumes and enthusiastic stage persona passed away Saturday in Idaho.
He was born Paul Revere Dick in 1938 in Nebraska and later came to Boise and Caldwell. He was a teenager in the 50s with a love of music. He started his first band, the Downbeats, which eventually became Paul Revere and the Raiders.
The group became the house band for the Dick Clark TV show “Where the Action Is,” and appeared on Johnny Carson, Ed Sullivan and The Smothers Brothers.
Pop legend Paul McCartney has added a stop in Missoula to his "Out There" tour.
The University of Montana announced Monday that the former Beatle is scheduled to play at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Aug. 5. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on May 9. Prices range from $49.50 to $250 and will be available at all GrizTix locations.
Idaho’s largest arts organization Tuesday announced its performance schedule for the upcoming season. The Sun Valley Center for the Arts kicks off its annual summer concert series in July and its winter concerts in October. Its lecture series also begins in October and features a noted historian, a rock n roll photographer, and NPR’s social science correspondent Shankar Vedantum will talk about how our brains shape our lives.
Originally published on Thu February 27, 2014 11:24 am
Are you streaming music right now? If you're in America's Pacific region, there's a much better chance you're nodding along with Cat Power rather than grooving to Fantasia, which you'd be more likely to be doing if you were across the country in the South Atlantic. Those observations come from a map titled "Regionalisms in U.S. Listening Preferences."
If you're looking for a way to beat the mid-winter cabin-fever blues, the folks at Treefort Music Fest have just the thing. The three-year-old festival has released the final list of musical acts set to play in Boise March 20-23. It's a doozy: in total, 352 groups will show off their talents to music fans at venues around downtown Boise.
Local musicians and their lyrical Christmas creations brought more than good cheer to Idaho last year. In December, we told you about a special musical collection aimed at raising money for The Idaho Foodbank. Now, we know just how much the album raised.
The fourth IdaHo Ho Ho Christmas CD raised enough cash to pay for 23,465 meals for those in need.
Singer-songwriter Jeff Crosby is a native Idahoan, but now calls Los Angeles homes.
Crosby is back in Idaho for a series shows in Boise and Sun Valley. Crosby recently stopped by KBSU 90.3 fm to perform on Idaho Music.
Crosby plays at Boise's The Reef Friday night. He'll be in Sun Valley and Ketchum on Saturday. Crosby is also touring in Montana, Washington and Oregon. You can find his tour dates and download music, here.
The University of Idaho is getting some unexpected national attention this week. It's not for an academic honor or for a big athletics win, it's for a YouTube video of the U of I marching band. The video is featured in a Rolling Stone list of the top 10 college marching band cover songs.
A military band that entertained Northwest troops heading off to the Korean War and played the dedication of Grand Coulee Dam will close their music books for good this weekend. The military is deactivating the 560th Air Force Band, known as the “Band of the Northwest,” based out of Spokane.
The 560th made its last public appearance at a wind-swept ferry christening ceremony on the Columbia River last month.
Treefort Music Fest wrapped up in the early morning hours Monday. More than 260 indie and emerging bands performed at the four day festival. Festival director Eric Gilbert is calling the event's second year a big success, despite being exhausted.
"Losing my voice a little bit, not a lot of sleep, but I'm feeling good -- body's sore," Gilbert says.