The now sold-out Sasquatch! Festival announced its lineup Feb. 3 and it's a doozy. The Postal Service, The XX, Bloc Party, Mumford and Sons and many more will rock The Gorge Friday, May 24-Monday, May 27. Representing Boise are Youth Lagoon, Built to Spill and Darian Renee, the winner of two passes from Boise Weekly for her video, which featured an eight-song acoustic mash-up of bands that will be playing at the festival.
Also recently announced was what is likely to be "the" Boise show of the summer, the one-two hipster punch of Grammy-winners Fun. and everyone's favorite pair of guitar-slinging openly gay Canadian twins, Tegan and Sara, as part of the Outlaw Field Concert Series. That concert goes down Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Idaho Botanical Garden and costs $35. Tickets will go quickly, so don't dally.
In other announcement news, Treefort Music Fest unveils its complete lineup Thursday, Feb. 14. Stay tuned to boiseweekly.com for the deets.
Moving to things that are happening this week, Humpin' Hannah's hosts a two-day musical blunder-bender, Clumsy Fest, starring--you guessed it--the string band you don't want to go home with at the end of the night, The Clumsy Lovers.
The Clumsy Lovers will play Hannah's Friday, Feb. 15, and Saturday, Feb. 16, along with a rogue's gallery of locals including The Giant Leprechauns, Possum Livin', Reilly Coyote, a.k.a. Belle, Thomas Paul, Steve Fulton Music and Idyltime. The music starts at 7 p.m. each night and costs $7.
If you want to celebrate love with a little more volume, the place to do it is The Crux Saturday, Feb. 16, with the next edition of the Equality Rocks concert series presented by Hot Dog Sandwich Headquarters. Local punks Roofied Resistance, Standing Stupid and The Retrobates will be blowing the roof off to raise money for the Pride Foundation. There will also be a performance from Ben the Drunken Poet and a Pride Foundation speaker discussing the issues facing the LBGT community in Idaho. That show starts at 8 p.m. and has a $5 suggested donation at the door.
But if you want to celebrate a different kind of love and equality with a lot more volume, then head over to Neurolux Sunday, Feb. 17, and bask in the shred-tastic guitar skills of the badass ladies of Nashville Pussy. Built to Spill sidekick Brett Netson and Trigger Itch will open. That show starts at 7 p.m. and costs $5.