Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Music Series Aims to Make Tuesdays Less Sucky, More Uber

Posted By on Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 11:01 AM

On June 28, several dozen local music fans crammed into Visual Arts Collective for a free set from the relatively unknown Follow That Bird, a raw garage-y trio from Austin, Texas, for the debut edition of the VAC's new music series, Uber Tuesdays.

Organizer Eric Gilbert, keyboardist for local band Finn Riggins, said he set the series up because he is consistently contacted by touring bands who are looking to do an off-night show on their way through Idaho. He was quick to admit there's not much happening musically on Tuesdays. Yet. And by giving it a name, he's hoping to cultivate a reputation for the series as the thing for music fans to do on a Tuesday.

Notable bands booked for the series so far include Dirty Mittens on July 19, and The Prids on Aug. 2. There will not be a show next Tuesday, July 5, because of the holiday.

Gilbert says he's also working with bands and management to keep the shows free, but that may not always be possible.

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