Baptized By Fire, Sept. 4-6, Various 

When your father is a famous rocker, maybe you want to follow in his footsteps and maybe you're expected to. But how much harder the fall if you try, and fail? That's not something that Jesse Blaze Snider, son of Twisted Sister's outrageous opinionated frontman, Dee, has to worry about.

At the tender age of 25, the hunky blonde younger Snider has already become somewhat of a renaissance man. He's been a DJ on Fuse TV and MTV2; he can be seen on "SingStar '80s" for PlayStation 2; played semi-pro football and recorded lucrative voice overs for GameStop and Pizza Hut—which is how he got his fancy house on Long Island. Also, he recently came in second to Kenny Loggins' son Crosby on MTV's reality show "Rock the Cradle," which pitted pop and rock progeny against each other. He's written comics for both DC Comics and Marvel; he is the frontman/songwriter for New York/New Jersey-based band Baptized by Fire (BXF); and he'll soon add father to his list of titles.

Snider and BXF—which includes Dan Carlisle on bass, Danny Wacker on guitar and Boise native son Benjamin Clapp tearing it up on drums—make a slew of Boise appearances this weekend, including an acoustic gig at Gigs, Snider signing comic books at Arch Enemy comics, a spot in Boise State Radio's Pulse-a-Palooza weekend fest (which promises to be a kick-ass musical event) and a rocking show at Gusto's.

Friday, Sept. 5, 5 p.m., FREE, Pulse-a-Palooza, Boise State Intramural Field. Saturday, Sept. 6, 1 p.m., FREE, Arch Enemy Comics, 1553 N. Milwaukee St.; 4 p.m., FREE, Gigs Music, 611 N. Orchard; 8 p.m., $5, Gusto's, 509 W. Main St.

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