Workin' On Fire Does a Good Deed 

And if you're a local musician, BW wants you

Young bands may be a little egocentric as members try to kickstart their careers. But the youngsters in Workin' on Fire did a little something nice for someone else.

On May 7, the three-man teen band busked at the Capital City Public Market and took the money they made, a not-too-shabs $167, and gave it to the Idaho Special Olympics. Workin' on Halos is more like it.

A couple of weeks ago, we told you that the Bright Eyes show scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, at Knitting Factory was canceled. That's still the bad news.

The good news is that darlings Jenny and Johnny, who were scheduled to open the show, have moved into the headlining spot and will play the Boise venue that night with Calfornia-based Nik Freitas and locals Finn Riggins opening. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15-$35.

If you're a musician planning to put a few miles on the old Econoline this summer and find some fans away from home, we want to remind you that you should be posting to BW's Tour Mode blog ( while you're chasing pavement. Tour Mode is a place to keep a tour diary and post all the entries and photos you want so the folks back home can see what you're up to. We don't tell you what you can or can't write or how much. We don't edit the posts. All we ask is that you are actually out of town when you contribute. A show in Caldwell doesn't count.

We've had engaging contributions from Finn Riggins, RevoltRevolt, Wolvserpent (nee PussyGutt), Thomas Paul, Matt Hopper and even opened it up to globetrotting dance company Trey McIntyre Project. We expect to read all of their stories and look at their incredible photos--Tour Mode has some of the best pics--as they hit the dusty trails again this year, but we'd love to see some new faces, too.

If you're planning on playing out of town, even for a day or a weekend, drop me a line at and I'll get you set up. See you on the road.

Speaking of hitting the road, local musician David Robert King is leaving Boise, but he's going out on a good note: On Thursday, May 19, King will perform and celebrate the release of his latest album, Midnight in Gloryland as he says goodbye to B-Town and hello to Beantown (Boston). King will be joined by the Songwriters of Arts West and the ubiquitous James Orr. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at, The Record Exchange, Boise Co-Op and Arts West. For more on King, visit

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