• MASSV Music Fest Finds its Footing

    In spite of tragedy this show will go on
      Colleen Wogernese didn't believe her brother Zach Peterson when he said he was putting on a two-day electronic music festival in the mountains of Idaho. And yet, despite his untimely death, it's happening this weekend in Ketchum.
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  • The Venue to Move to Caldwell

    Downtown Boise all-ages rock club to relocate
      "Why would we think that the best place to keep a punk club is sandwiched between a Trader Joe's and a Whole Foods and across the street from a law school?" the owners asked.
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  • Wild Things

    Boise Rock School turns guitar heroes into guitar gods
      With the steady thump of a bass drum and slowed-down guitar riff to guide them, six Kindergarten-aged Joe Strummers belt out the Clash's eternal question, "Should I stay or should I go?" In an open warehouse room attached to the Foothills School, these wee wailers fidget in their seats waiting for the song's chorus, the part where they get to thrash about in a mock mosh pit. Though this carpeted classroom—where Boise Rock School is conducting a five-week introductory After School Rock course—is no smoky dive, you'd have a hard time explaining that to these tenacious tykes.
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  • One Above Average

    Boise's David Maxwell, aka Eleven
      Boise-based hip-hop artist David Maxwell, who uses the stage name Eleven, holds KRS-One's testament to heart. Maxwell raps about the life he has led and the things he has learned along the way. He also rocks the crowd.
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  • James Orr Rocks With the HERD at Boise Art Museum

    Saturday, April 13
      Boiseans can live out the fantasy with more elegant—and less dangerous—dance partners. Visitors to Boise Art Museum can experience both the ghostly white elephants of artist Billie Grace Lynn and live music with a special performance Saturday, April 13.
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  • Private Idaho Handoff

    Carl Scheider takes the controls
      For almost three decades, Saturdays in southern Idaho have offered radio listeners a musical smorgasbord. Private Idaho, a long-running show on KBSU (FM 90.3), has been central to that offering of assorted of tunes. It began when Boise State student Victor Pacania walked into the station and created a show of unmatched eclectic musical programming. Back then, KBSU was a student radio station, not the National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate it is today.
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  • Strings Attached

    John Pisano on two decades of Old Boise Guitar Co.
      Old Boise Guitar Co. owner Johnny Pisano's last name is one letter away from "paisano"ÑItalian slang for friend or pal. It's a fitting term for a man who makes his store a gathering place for friends new and old. It's a relationship that started with humble beginnings.
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