Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tired First Thursday Feet? Sit Down And Watch 208 Music Videos

Posted By on Thu, May 6, 2010 at 9:25 AM

First Thursday involves a lot of get up 'n' go, but not always a lot of sit 'n' see. Whether trekking through downtown galleries, fighting past crowds at Modern Art or slamming down a slice of Pie Hole for energy, Boise will be bustling with activity for the art crowd. But when your dogs start to give out, meander over to the Neurolux for the inaugural 208 Music Video Show.

The showcase, conceived and hosted by DJ Kathy 'O'—who spins both at the Neurolux and Radio Boise—features 23 videos by local artists such as Sleepy Seeds, Mere Cat and Lo-fi.

Not only is the event an opportunity to see the cinematic stylings of some cool local groups—many of whom don't play regular Boise gigs—it's the musical "outing" of some closet troubadours.

"It was crazy ... some of the people, like Karen Havey, I'd seen her around but didn't know her as a musician," says Kathy. "She had contacted me just a couple of days before. I think it's really good for people who might be a little more shy. [They] can just watch people watching the video."

Even book-bound pupils took some time to join in. The Boise State Student Media Group, those folks responsible for the university's paper the Arbiter and radio programUniversity Pulse, pulled a couple of art students out to the Bruneau Sand Dunes to create a video for musician Daniel Kerr.

"The creativity people have is astounding sometimes," says Kathy. "I'm glad they have a place to show it."

Once you've had your fill of the First Thursday festivities, hit Neurolux for a brew and a view of this musical showcase.

Videos start at about 8:30 p.m. and cover is $5. More info on the event, which features a $1-a-vote prize kitty for favorite video and an audience participation memory quiz, can be found here.


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