Fly Out to Nampa's M
During the next few weeks, hip Canyon County coffee/music/social gathering venue, Flying M Coffeegarage hosts a number bands. Most shows start at 8 p.m. and cover is only two or three bucks. Acts include Allred, The Welcome Home, Cavalier, Bellamy Rose, Scott Harrison Tyler, Caw! Caw!, Tuck Nelson (see him quick before some big-time label scoops him up), Ministry of Love, The August Issue, Self Conclusion, Alexis Gideon, Shelley Shor and Spondee as they celebrate their CD release with guests Hillfolk Noir, The Very Most and Mayerforceone Academy of Arts and Sciences.
For dates, check boiseweekly.com.
Kamphire Phreshens Up
Local hip-hoppers Kamphire Collective are looking for a new drummer. Auditions will be held on Sunday, April 19, and wannabes can schedule a spot by leaving a message for Tim [a.k.a. Timbuk2] at myspace.com/kamphirecollective or by calling him at 208-353-5252. Candidates will be asked to perform two of KC's songs as well as a drum solo in his or her genre of choice.
"I'll take a shot of sadness with a bummer back."
In a hell of a strange way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year, local rock veterans Midline called it quits. Their big blow-out farewell show takes place Saturday, May 23, at the Knitting Factory and is presented by 100.3 The X.
On their Myspace blog, Midline promises a "large set list of ... old, very old and new songs."
Guitarist Scott Elliott and bassist Stymie will continue to play in local metal band Yexotay and have plans to debut their new project, KCK, this summer. We'll keep our eyes out for drummer Fred Fischer and vocalist Anthony Fagiano.
Saturday, May 23, 8 p.m., $6. Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St., bo.knittingfactory.com.