Alive After Five: Hillstomp, The Grove Plaza, Aug. 28 

With Nick Delffs. 5 p.m., FREE. The Grove Plaza

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Hailing from Boise's far western neighbor, Portland, Oregon, blues punk duo Hillstomp is set to close out the Alive After Five season. The band, formed in 2002, has a storied history of touring the U.S. and Europe, while also being featured in the popular show Sons of Anarchy. Much like fellow two-piece blues outfit The White Stripes, Hillstomp credits old bluesmen from the Mississippi Delta with inspiration, notably blues legend R.L. Burnside. Their sound spans from folky to distorted blues rock with a vintage aura. The band has released six albums, most recently Monster Receiver in 2018. Hillstomp is joined by local songster Nick Delffs, who creates dreamy lyrical folk tunes. Delffs is taking off on a national tour in the weeks that follow the season finale of Alive After Five, hitting a few spots on the East Coast before coming back to the Pacific Northwest, according to his Bandcamp page.

With Nick Delffs. 5 p.m., FREE. The Grove Plaza, downtownboise.org.

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