Irish Spring and Sunless Sea 

Music News: the Irish edition

Saint Patrick's Day is almost upon Boise, and with it will come the annual performance from Celtic Resin, the city's foremost musical leprechaun advocacy group.

The band has a lot planned for this year--it will be dropping an album, holding a wake for the passing of the Boise Hole and trying to establish a leprechaun preserve. And all that will be going down at the Piper Pub on P-Day, Saturday, March 17. The event will also feature an Irish trivia contest in which contestants can win potatoes--because where else in Idaho would you be able to get those?--and bars of Irish Spring soap. Entry is as free as an Irishman's heart on the day the English finally packed up and went home.

Also packing up and heading to town will be a ton of members of the national music press. According to Matt Dalley, Treefort Music Fest media coordinator, Paste Magazine, The International Business Times and the Seattle Weekly have already applied for press credentials, and the requests keep coming in. More than 35 outlets so far. Yeowza, that's good coverage.

Hoping to capitalize on the newfound interest in Boise's music scene is the Flying M Coffeegarage's booker, Nathan Walker, who is taking the plunge into "the biz" and starting his own label: Sunless Sea Records.

The debut release from Sunless Sea will be Realities of Grandeur, a new album from local musician Aaron Mark Brown, formerly of Boise band The Invasion. CDs and downloads of the album will be available at Brown's performance during Treefort on Thursday, March 22, from 7-7:40 p.m. at The Bouquet. A limited-edition vinyl version of the album will also be available Tuesday, April 10.

Boise Rock School is also about to drop an album. Its legions of pint-sized ax-slingers have written and recorded 11 new tunes for the disc. Pre-ordering started on March 5, and the actual disc will be available starting Tuesday, March 20. The time machine that will allow you to go back to your childhood so you can be a part of such an awesome project will take a bit longer to invent.

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