Cancellations and Contests 

All the noisy news that's fit to hear

Boise was all set to receive unto its Revolution Concert House songwriter extraordinaire John Hiatt Thursday, July 18, but it ain't happening. At least on July 18.

Hiatt-hoopla is now going down Monday, July 15, a full three days early.

Tickets for the original date will be honored. Anyone with questions should contact Ticketfly customer support by Sunday, July 14, or else they'll just have to talk to the Hiatt-hand.

Those holding tickets to the Wednesday, July 3, performance of surf legend and tiger-owning friend of Elvis Dick Dale at Knitting Factory, aren't so lucky. That show was straight-up canceled due to scheduling issues. Online purchases have been automatically refunded, but those with physical tickets will have to return them to the point of sale.

Freshly scheduled is the album release party for Welcome to Anhedonia, the second album from Boise's Like a Rocket. It will go down Saturday, July 20, at Visual Arts Collective, with James Plane Wreck and Marshall Poole opening, and will showcase the Americana band's deepening explorations of Western gothic themes.

Slightly less gothic, though equally Americana, are the summer camps that just kicked off at Boise Rock School. Various age and skill-level camps will run every week of the summer, and a free camp will take place at the end of the summer for refugees and at-risk youth. That camp has 32 available slots. To sign up your kid or nominate someone else's kid for the free camp, email The complete schedule is available on Cobweb.

Those who have previously graduated from a music camp might want to try their hands at the Idaho Open Fiddle Contest, going down Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15, at the Nampa Civic Center.

The contest is open to all ages and skill levels and offers $4,700 in prizes. The complete registration and competition schedule info is available at

Those simply wishin' to watch instead of fiddle can hit up the finals at 6:30 p.m. both evenings. It costs $6-$9 at the door.

But if none of that is your bag and you want to go old-school, then head out to Revolution Concert House Saturday, June 15, and catch San Francisco's finest Beatles tribute band, The Sun Kings, playing with locals Waking Jordan. The show starts at 8 p.m. and costs $15-$30, with proceeds benefiting the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

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