Many of the bars/venues in town book their music in-house. But as Boise continues to grow, so will aspects of the music industry beyond just the acts themselves. We have a few businesses dedicated to producing music including a new production company. GSquare Productions is Nick Weiner (who moved to Boise from Washington, D.C., about two years ago) and Darren Goldberg with a little help from Goldberg's brother, Garrett. The first show the company booked was Victor Wooten, which was canceled due to venue issues. They're putting on the Gem State Jam on July 19, but wanted to start getting some smaller shows booked as well in the interim. "We really want Boise to be a stop for bands on Northwest tours."
To kick it all off, GSquare is bringing Seattle-based Too Slim and the Taildraggers to the Bouquet (pictured above). Tim "Too Slim" Langford and his cohorts play hard rockin' country and are at the beginning of a slew of shows that will keep them traveling through October. Weiner said they found the band by trolling Pollstar. They liked the music, could afford the show and found a spot for it at the Bouquet. Weiner said eventually, he and Goldberg will start looking for their own venue and may even branch out into other ventures—like working with a company that creates fully solar-powered stages that charge while traveling—but for now, they're just looking forward to bringing cool acts to town and putting on great shows.
June 25, $10, 9 p.m. The Bouquet, 1010 W. Main St., 208-345-6605.