For folks younger than 21, seeing live music around town can be difficult. With most venues catering to the drinking-age demographic, The Crux is one of the few places that welcomes music lovers of all ages, which is why it makes perfect sense Boise Rock School decided to make it the venue of choice for spring gigs. All performers are students from Boise Rock School, and though images of Jack Black windmilling power chords for pre-teens comes to mind, these rockers aren't led by an over-the-hump man-child trying to relive his glory days; students from the school form bands and write their own original music, along with learning cover songs.
Each show lasts three hours, with the first hour set aside for open mic, where any student can take the stage. The final two hours are reserved for group performance.
Boise Rock School believes that getting kids together to make original music in a group setting is the best method of teaching--and maybe their youthful energy and enthusiasm will inspire the adults to dust off the old drum set and make some music, too.
Founded in 2008, Boise Rock School accepts students as young as 3 years old and offers a variety of classes, including after-school courses and summer camps, in which they learn how to play instruments, write songs and record and produce music.