Category Archives: Live Reviews

Live Review: Hælos and Murder Vibes at Barboza 4/12/16

Barboza, the intimate venue underneath Neumos, feels cut off from the rest of the world, with no sight or sound of the rest of the world. In some ways, it’s the perfect venue for a band like Hælos, whose particular brand of UK club R&B feels wholly detached from the rest of the world, cinematicRead more…

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Live Review: Father John Misty with Tess & Dave at Paramount Theatre 4/6/16

As we waited at the Paramount Theatre for the Father John Misty show to begin, a fellow show-goer said to me, “Sometimes he walks around the crowd during the opener. He followed me on Twitter today and I literally died, so I’m gonna say hi to him if I can find him.” I wondered inRead more…

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Live Review: Operators with Bogan Via at Sunset Tavern 4/4/16

KEXP has a special love for Operators in the live setting. Sure, synth-heavy brainchild of Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits) would fit on KEXP’s airwaves regardless, but we have history together. Three days after the band announced it existed, they played on KEXP and later in the day at Barboza, where theyRead more…

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Live Review: Prince Rama with Dinner at Barboza 4/3/16

Brooklyn synth-pop duo Prince Rama ask their audience a simple question halfway through their new LP, Xtreme Now. “When was the last time you had fun?” On the record, it’s supposed to be a question about belief, about conviction, and about our response to that in a positive and nourishing manner. In a real lifeRead more…

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Live Review: Joanna Newsom with Robin Pecknold at Paramount Theatre 3/29/16

Folk – like rock, hip-hop, or jazz – is one of those elevated sub-genres on the music tree of life that’s just specific enough to conjure an immediate sound in one’s imagination while being just broad enough to have an endless array of tendrils splintering off of its hefty branch. Joanna Newsom and Robin Pecknold – touringRead more…

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Live Review: The Joy Formidable with Everything Everything at Neumos 4/2/16

If everything else in the world seems to be going crazy at the moment, take solace knowing that The Joy Formidable still shamelessly tour with a gong. The Welsh trio’s stage presence has always been one that’s far larger than whatever venue they’re playing in – inside or outside – and the gong that sits behindRead more…

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Treefort Music Fest 2016, Day 5: Youth Lagoon, Chairlift

“Cheers to evolution, cheers to knowing where you are going, cheers to the future.” Those were Trevor Power’s parting words as Boise and the U.S. said goodbye to Youth Lagoon on the final night of Treefort Music Fest. It was a moment Boise was surely dreading, but after a fun day with acts such asRead more…

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Treefort Music Fest 2016, Day 4: San Fermin, White Denim, YACHT, Oddisee, Aesop Rock

Saturday marked Treefort Music Fest‘s busiest day with a slew of diverse acts found at every hour. On the main stage San Fermin and White Denim both brought an orchestra’s worth of sound to full crowds, while Yacht got Boise dancing like only Yacht can. Elsewhere, the Knitting Factory offered Treefort a bit of hip-hop,Read more…

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Treefort Music Fest 2016, Day 3: Diarrhea Planet, Charles Bradley, Built To Spill, So Pitted, La Luz

Day 3 of Treefort Music Fest marked the first day of the main stage and boasted a varied line up that was more than worth standing in the chilly Boise weather for. Elsewhere, acts like So Pitted and Diarrhea Planet worked venues into a frenzy, providing the coldest day of the festival yet with moreRead more…

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Treefort Music Fest 2016, Day 2: Hinds, Wax Idols

As the first day of Treefort Music Fest got underway, many of the Thursday bands were stuck in Denver battling a snow storm. It was a theme that resonated as Day 2 of Treefort came around, with cancellations and delays peppered throughout the schedule as a result. But the unfortunate circumstances did nothing to damperRead more…

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