First Thursday, Sept. 6, will mark the third installment of one of Boise's best musical shindigs: The 208 Music Video Show.
The annual exhibition of Idaho-made music videos at Neurolux will feature more than 30 entries across multiple genres of music. For more info on that event, flip to First Thursday, Page 19.
This year, Boise Weekly is adding a little something extra to the mix: a crowdsourced music video made at the event, which will be shown at the end.
How will we execute this Sparta-level madness? With the help of you and your smartphone.
From 7 p.m. until the first intermission, BW will accept whatever you'd like to dump into our editing computer from your phone. We'll then shape it into the best music video ever cranked out during one hour inside Neurolux.
The 208 Music Video Show starts at 8 p.m and costs $5 to get in, unless you're a video director or band who has submitted a video.
But if video ain't your way to be all community-focused, then the city's upcoming Boise 150 Music Compilation may be more your thang.
The Boise City Department of Arts and History has put out a call for original songs that will be released on a compilation as part of the city's 2013 sesquicentennial celebration. According to a press release:
"Song submissions may be in any genre or style and up to five minutes in length. Entries must directly relate to the city of Boise, either through the artist's ties to Boise or the music's subject matter."
More information is available at Boise150.com.
Also getting their shizzle on wax is local folk duo Willison Roos, which is getting ready to put out its debut album, All These Years. The record will be released at a big shindig at The Linen Building on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m. Steve Fulton will open.
But that's next week. If you can't wait that long for live music, then there is plenty to choose from this week. One not to miss is the final show in the Atypical Tuesday series at Red Room Tuesday, Sept. 11, featuring Chicago psych-pop band Netherfriends and Boise grunge-rockers Associates. That show kicks off at 8:30 p.m. and costs $1.
Red Room booker Wes Malvini told BW that the series is coming to an end with the summer and will start up again in April, renamed Bizarro Thursdays.