On Friday, ex-Coco Pele singer Joel Klimes' new rock project, A War In Me, shares the Terrapin stage with locals Inepogy and a duo of one-man bands: Boise's Oilslave and Arizona-based Via Vengeance.
The raucous rock of Oilslave's Milton J. Rosenbaum III and Via Vengeance's Shane Ocell promises to fill the dark little bar like any trio of rockers could, and watching one man command both a guitar and drum kit offers a treat for the eyes as well as the ears. On Thursday, March 12, Mike Herrera is coming to town, but not with MXPX's Xtian punk. Herrera's got a new project: rockabilly/country Tumbledown. He has local Berklee-educated, mandolin maestro Andrew Anderson joining him, along with Boise punkers Sprockets (watching Dustin play drums is definitely worth the trip) and Washington's Motorik.
Terrapin Station has, for several months, been branching out musically, hosting bands that would have seemed more at home in some of Boise's other music venues. While you'll still find a jam band or three on a bill, it's no longer such a surprise to find a metal, punk or hip-hop band at Terrapin. This kind of music hearkens back to the days of JD and Friends before mohawks and mosh pits gave way to dreadlocks and Birkenstocks, all of which can be found there now. You were right, Mr. President. Change is a good thing.
Friday, March 6, $4, 9 p.m.; Thursday, March 12, $3, 9 p.m. Terrapin Station, 1519 W. Main St., 208-342-1776.