In this column, we've tracked the progress of the debut album from local band and world-class slowpokes Red Hands Black Feet. Consistently, the record has taken longer than BW reported it would, something that irks the bejeezus out of us--not just because we hate being wrong, but because we would like to listen to it.
And as loath as we are to report on the status yet again and be inaccurate, a little birdy who plays guitar in the band swears it is now just down to mastering, and the album release is tentatively scheduled for December.
As The Who said, we "pray we don't get fooled again."
Another thing we were wrong about was Portland, Ore., metal wizards Red Fang. After the band's mind-warpingly good performance at Neurolux last spring, we said the likelihood of seeing it in a club setting again was slim. We were wrong.
Red Fang returns to Neurolux for a show Wednesday, Nov. 21, with another band named after colored mouth enamel: Black Tusk. The show starts at 7 p.m. and costs $13. Lord Dying is also on the bill.
Another thing returning to Boise is Skate Night, the weekly night when you can pretend you're still a high-school punk instead of an aging one.
Skate Night goes down Wednesdays at The Shredder, with tunes courtesy of DJ Auz and half off on drinks for those shredding the skate ramp.
Another band returning to The Shredder is Seattle hip-hop group The Knux, which has performed its signature mix of alt-rock and hip-hop with everyone from Lupe Fiasco and The Roots to Travis Barker of Blink 182. That show goes down Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 9 p.m and costs $5. Heibarger and The Gunfighters open.
And finally, Boise is getting its second dose of "the invasion." This time the attack will come from eastern Oregon Friday, Nov. 16. That's the night that bands Sons of Guns, James Dean Kindle & The Eastern Oregon Playboys, Correspondence School and Echo Returns will schlep over the border and set up shop at Red Room, courtesy of the invasion-loving folks at Evil Wine. That show goes down at 7:30 p.m. and costs $5.