Stop. Hey, What's That Sound?
The Fourth Annual Boise Creative and Improvised Music Festival (formerly the Boise Experimental Music Festival) takes place April 24-25 and will include improvisational, avant-garde, experimental and electro-acoustic music. For the first time, the entire event is free and open to the public. The fest kicks off with a locals-only show at Neurolux from 3 to 7 p.m. Local musicians interested in participating should send the following to event coordinator and artistic director Kris Hartung at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, March 1: a one-minute sample mp3 that accurately depicts how you sound live; 300 words or less describing your music or project and how it fits into the aforementioned genres; a list of past performances; the name of your group or act; your phone number; your Web address; and what city you're based in (Treasure Valley residents only, please). In an e-mail to BW, Hartung added that though these criteria are helpful, they aren't critical. "I would prefer that people take a chance and see if their music fits into the genres," he wrote.
For more information on the festival, visit b-cimf.com.
Local musician and Idaho icon Rosalie Sorrels was tapped for a Grammy this year in the Traditional-Folk category for Strangers In Another Country, her 2008 nod to Bruce "Utah" Phillips. The award went to Pete Seeger, who beat out Kathy Mattea, Tom Paxton and his own sister Peggy. At a pre-show celebration, the 75-year-old Sorrels looked terrific and showed no signs of slowing down. We'll have to see what 2009 holds for sweet Rosalie.
A Bit of Irish Luck
Instead of spending Friday, Feb. 13, hiding from ladders, black cats and cracks in the sidewalk, find yourself a bit of Irish luck at the Bouquet with Celtic rockers, the Young Dubliners.
Friday, Feb. 13, with Jeremiah James Gang and DJ Dusty Britches, 9 p.m., The Bouquet, 1010 W. Main St.