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Updated on September 1, 2009 at 7:17 PM

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Re: “Youth Group

this band is incredible!
can't believe they are playing a free instore.

Posted by matthopper on 09/01/2009 at 7:15 PM

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Re: “Mixtape: Matt Hopper and the Roman Candles, 'Husky'

Thanks AA and BW

Posted by matthopper on 04/10/2014 at 7:00 PM

Re: “You Think Dropping a Potato On New Year's Eve is Odd? How About a Possum, Pine Cone or Pickle?

That's a cool list. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by matthopper on 12/28/2013 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Matt Hopper and the Roman Candles…

Actually, the show is this Saturday the 16th!

listen to the album in its entirety here:

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Posted by matthopper on 11/13/2013 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Poet Derrick Brown Blends Rock 'n' Poetry

Had a chance to see Derrick Brown perform last time he was in town at The Reef and he puts on an enchanting, engaging performance - last time with the added pleasure of 3 other poets on his tour (much like how a band will team up with other bands to pool together their fans for one fun night of a diverse roster of music). This time, you also get Thomas Paul. What a deal!

Posted by matthopper on 02/09/2011 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Matt Hopper's Jersey Finger

Amy - thanks for the great article and for lunch! I have a few corrections to address real quick before too many read and believe this to be true...

- I grew up outside of Wasilla city limits as close to Hatcher Pass as I was to Wasilla. Hatcher Pass is an actual pass through the mountains...of which I skiied and hiked many times growing up. Wasilla is the nearest recognizable city to which an outsider would understand, especially with Palin the media.

- Matt Hopper & The Roman Candles put out what is The Roman Candles' 3rd full length album "Rererse Odyssey" in 2007. It was recorded by Sean Hatton here in Boise, ID. It is technically the 3rd full length record. I was inspired by Neil Young and Tom Petty to move my name out front of the band as the primary songwriter with an oft-changing backup band. Of special interest, Brandon Campbell of Neon Trees played bass on this record, and Cameron Runyan of The Devil Whale played drums on this record.

- Richard Swift had nothing to do with the horns going on this record. I recruited Andy (sax) from hearing him on the streets of Boise and offered him a healthy tip to come lay down some parts on my record. I also met Justin (trumpet) and Shara (cello) through Jeffrey (flute), my friend in the Boise Philharmonic, met with these musicians for rehearsals, rented studio time at Tonic Room and pulled together these sessions on my own dime and time and then sent these tracks to Swift to add into the final mix of the record.

- There is no brushed snare on the record. Period.

- Saturday's show is $5 at the door, not $3.

- Sunday's show at the Visual Arts Collective is an art reception for 13 unique prints I created around the release of the record. Doors will open at 2 p.m. for a viewing of these pieces and The Roman Candles will play a short free set at 4 p.m.

Just a few facts I wanted to straiten out...thanks for the spotlight on the record. I hope people like it. You can download it from and find more information on my show schedule at

Posted by matthopper on 06/09/2010 at 9:13 PM

Re: “Matt Hopper CD Release Party

Nick Jaina, Thomas Paul & Sean Hatton are all playing this CD release party and it's more than acoustic / folk / singer-songwriter - this will be a full band rock and roll show and some party...

Posted by matthopper on 05/24/2010 at 2:02 PM

Re: “From Oregon POWER to California Dreamin

So, did anyone hook up with Amy?

Posted by matthopper on 05/19/2010 at 3:43 PM

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