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    Thursday, January 1

    MARCHFOURTH MARCHING BAND

    presented by: IDAHO LIVE & TOentertainU

    8PM - DOORS AT 7PM

    Opening:RED LIGHT VARIETY SHOW

    $20 adv / $25 DOS (plus $3 SERVICE FEE)

    MarchFourth Marching Band (M4 to its fans) is a kaleidoscope of musical and visual energy that inspires dancing in an atmosphere of celebration. Aside from their marching band themed costumes, the 5-piece percussion corps and 6-part brass section, M4 is far from a “marching band” in any traditional sense (though this group of 15-20 has been known to parade down Main Street before taking the stage). M4, anchored by funky wireless bass, has been evolving into a more electric guitar- and vocal-driven musical experience. The show will take you on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the gypsy camps of eastern Europe to the African jungle by way of Brazil, echoing the deepest grooves of American funk, rock, and jazz then boiling it all together in cinematic fashion with high-stepping stilt-acrobatics and dazzling dancers. This genre-busting, in-your-face experience is not to be missed! What began as a Fat Tuesday party in Portland, OR. on March 4th 2003, has since become one of the nation’s best live touring acts. The MarchFourth Marching Band has evolved into a high-energy, eclectic and mobile unit of good times, taking a Fellini-esque mix of Mardi Gras mayhem, afro beat, Mexican hustle, sultry samba, big band, and gypsy folk to the streets and parks, and the club and festival scene--anywhere people seek liberation through booty-shaking beats, driving bass, and high-flying horn arrangements. Accompanied by their surrealist troupe of stilt-dancers, fire-spinners, and costumed beauties, they are a new love-party paradigm. ABOUT RED LIGHT VARIETY SHOW: Conceived in 2008 The Red Light Variety Show is a contemporary vaudevillian cabaret comprised of entertainers who call Boise their home. Sewing together snippets from circus arts, clowning, acrobatics, aerial arts, and comedy we piece them together to create a spectacular quilt of entertainment for both adult and family friendly audiences. Red Light creates and produces three, original burlesque based variety shows each year and in addition has performed for Primus's Circus oddities tour, Carnevale, Wanderlust Circus, 208 Tattoo fest, Rocky Mountain Awards, Boise's Sesqui-centennial, Curb Cup, Raw, Modern's patio entertainment series, and many more.

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    Thursday, January 1

    Idaho Live presents Mark O’Connor’s An Appalachian Christmas

    presented by: IDAHO LIVE

    8:00pm-Doors at 7:00pm

    $40 adv / $45 dOS

    The touring musicians with Mark O’Connor are substantial artists in their own right and include Boise’s favorite, Carrie Rodriguez. Grammy-winning composer and violinist Mark O’Connor has created several arrangements of Christmas classics and fashions a wondrous mixture of both instrumental and vocal music in bluegrass and other American music genres. Concertgoers are treated to fresh takes on traditional songs with a few original compositions included. His renditions are playful and joyous, but can be strikingly earnest too. The touring musicians with Mark O’Connor are substantial artists in their own right. Singer and fiddler Carrie Rodriguez has toured extensively with Bill Frisell, Cia Cherryholmes was the lead singer and banjoist in the hit bluegrass band The Cherryholmes, singer and mandolinist Forrest O’Connor is touring with his group Wisewater, Joe Smart is a two-time National Flatpick Guitar Champion, violinist Maggie O'Connor tours regularly with her husband Mark O’Connor performing violin duos, and bassist Michael Rinne regularly performs with Rodney Crowell. This is the 4th year these performers are touring with An Appalachian Christmas. The ensemble has a dynamic energy on stage that brings their individual expertise as artists in the most delightful and musically satisfying way!

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    Wednesday, February 15

    MarchFourth Marching Band

    presented by: IDAHO LIVE & TOentertainU

    8PM - DOORS AT 7PM

    Opening:RED LIGHT VARIETY SHOW

    $20 adv / $25 DOS (plus $3 SERVICE FEE)

    ABOUT MARCHFOURTH MARCHING BAND: MarchFourth Marching Band (M4 to its fans) is a kaleidoscope of musical and visual energy that inspires dancing in an atmosphere of celebration. Aside from their marching band themed costumes, the 5-piece percussion corps and 6-part brass section, M4 is far from a “marching band” in any traditional sense (though this group of 15-20 has been known to parade down Main Street before taking the stage). M4, anchored by funky wireless bass, has been evolving into a more electric guitar- and vocal-driven musical experience. The show will take you on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the gypsy camps of eastern Europe to the African jungle by way of Brazil, echoing the deepest grooves of American funk, rock, and jazz then boiling it all together in cinematic fashion with high-stepping stilt-acrobatics and dazzling dancers. This genre-busting, in-your-face experience is not to be missed! What began as a Fat Tuesday party in Portland, OR. on March 4th 2003, has since become one of the nation’s best live touring acts. The MarchFourth Marching Band has evolved into a high-energy, eclectic and mobile unit of good times, taking a Fellini-esque mix of Mardi Gras mayhem, afro beat, Mexican hustle, sultry samba, big band, and gypsy folk to the streets and parks, and the club and festival scene--anywhere people seek liberation through booty-shaking beats, driving bass, and high-flying horn arrangements. Accompanied by their surrealist troupe of stilt-dancers, fire-spinners, and costumed beauties, they are a new love-party paradigm. ABOUT RED LIGHT VARIETY SHOW: Conceived in 2008 The Red Light Variety Show is a contemporary vaudevillian cabaret comprised of entertainers who call Boise their home. Sewing together snippets from circus arts, clowning, acrobatics, aerial arts, and comedy we piece them together to create a spectacular quilt of entertainment for both adult and family friendly audiences. Red Light creates and produces three, original burlesque based variety shows each year and in addition has performed for Primus's Circus oddities tour, Carnevale, Wanderlust Circus, 208 Tattoo fest, Rocky Mountain Awards, Boise's Sesqui-centennial, Curb Cup, Raw, Modern's patio entertainment series, and many more.

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    Friday, September 20

    SHOOK TWINS at The Egyptian Theatre!

    presented by: IDAHO LIVE

    8:00pm doors at 7:00pm

    Opening:TBA

    $15 ADV / $18 DOS

    Born and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho, Shook Twins are a quirky folk band now hailing from coniferous forested Portland, Oregon. Identical twins, Katelyn and Laurie Shook, Kyle Volkman & Niko Daoussis form the core quartet. Central elements of the Shook Twins sound are a wide range of instrumentation, including banjo, guitar, upright bass, mandolin, face drum (beatbox), glockenspiel, ukulele, djembe and their signature golden egg. Beautiful twin harmonies, layered upon acoustic instrumentation coupled with Laurie’s inventive use of a looping machine, and Katelyn’s repurposed telephone microphone ,set their sound apart, creating an eclectic and eccentric blend of folk, roots, pop and fun.

    Original songs along with harmoniously paired vocals form an enchanting blend while musical elements add complexity and beauty exponentially. Each Shook Twins song tells a story, distinctive, sharp genuine and well – sometimes quirky. Drawing from their life experience, select subjects include, being potters’ daughters, imagined superpowers and a chicken named ‘Rose’ they befriended. Shook Twins also pull out unexpected takes on classic hits, retellings of their friends’ songs, heartfelt ballads and rhythm driven dance numbers.

    After releasing their first album You Can Have the Rest, the twin sisters moved to Portland in December of 2009, conceptualizing their 2011 release Window. Both albums were recorded and produced in Santa Cruz, California, at InDigital Studios. Favorable reviews, radio airplay and a busy tour schedule have created an ever growing fan base & kudos from many major musicians. Shook Twins are currently composing their third album, as well as partnering with fellow Portland musician Ben Darwish on his folk Opera, The Clear Blue Pearl.

    The Shook Twins have shared the stage with artists including Ryan Adams, Mason Jennings, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sarah Jarosz, Laura Veirs, The FruitBats, Jonatha Brooke, Michelle Shocked, JJ Gray and MoFro, Crooked Still, Jason Webley, TheBoDeans, Elephant Revival, The Head and The Heart and many more.

    Eclectic, amusing and whimsical, Shook Twins laid-back and fun stage presence draws the listener in, allowing them to take the audience away on the adventure that is their live show.

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    Saturday, October 12

    The Waterboys at The Egyptian Theatre!

    presented by: IDAHO LIVE

    8:00pm

    Opening:FREDDIE STEVENSON

    $33 ADV / $ 38 DOS

    The Waterboys bring a night of musical fireworks and improvisations in their first continental North American tour in six years rendering songs from their grande catalogue plus their 2013 opus An Appointment with Mr. Yeats.
    THE WATERBOYS’ MIKE SCOTT GOES FOR BROGUE ON AN APPOINTMENT WITH MR. YEATS Legendary Scottish bandleader and songwriter finds new inspiration in the poetry of W.B. Yeats on the Waterboys’ first new album in a half-decade DUBLIN, Ireland — In what stands as one of the boldest, most ambitious projects of his storied career, Waterboys auteur Mike Scott has collaborated, figuratively speaking, with the legendary Irish poet W.B. Yeats on the 14 songs of An Appointment With Mr. Yeats, due out on Proper American on March 26, 2013.

    'I love the way Yeats’ poems lend themselves to music,' says Scott. 'But I also like Yeats as a guy — a dandified, opinionated, larger-than-life character. I feel a kinship to him. My purpose isn’t to treat Yeats as a museum piece, but to connect with the soul of the poems — as they appear to me — then go wherever the music in my head suggests, and that means some surprising places.' Scott will bring the Waterboys to New York’s Town Hall in March for the American premiere of this provocative song cycle uniting a pair of artists separated by a century.

    While the notion of mounting classic poems in modern musical settings may strike some as challengingly esoteric, that is not the case at all with An Appointment With Mr. Yeats. On the contrary, the new album connects with the power and immediacy of Waterboys classics like This Is the Sea (1985) and Fisherman’s Blues (1988), unfolding with the widescreen vividness that has characterized Scott’s single-minded body of work during the course of the last three decades. This captivating oeuvre has come to be known as 'The Big Music' after the early Waterboys song of the same name. At the same time, this wildly imaginative work heralds yet another musical metamorphosis in the ever-mutable world of the Waterboys.

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    Saturday, November 2

    The Rolling Stones Project at The Egyptian Theatre!

    presented by: Idaho Live

    8:00pm / DOORS 7:00pm

    Opening:special guests the BSU Jazz Ensemble under Dr Alex Noppe

    $30 in advance for orchestra level seats, $25 for upper level, and $20 for full-time students upper level. (plus small service fee).

    featuring Tim Ries, Bernard Fowler & Darryl Jones along with guitartist llan Bar-Lavi and  drummer Terreon Gully  with special guests the BSU Jazz Ensemble under Dr Alex Noppe, Saturday November 2nd, 8pm!
    Groove to Blues, Jazz, Rock &; World music arrangements of the Stones classic songs at Boise's treasured historic venue, the beautiful Egyptian Theatre!

    ABOUT TIM RIES
    “I thought what Tim recorded was amazing. The playing is beautiful, too. Tim always has such a beautiful sound.” ~ Keith Richards interview for Downbeat

    “Among jazz musicians, Ries is known as a singular talent, a player’s player.” ~ New York Times

    “This is a collection of performances that should please dedicated Stones fans as well as avid jazz listeners. At it’s best, actually, on almost  every track, it illustrates the manner in which good music can make boundary lines irrelevant.”  ~ Los Angeles Times

    Saxophonist Tim Ries has distinguished himself as one of the most sought after soloists, composers, arrangers and clinicians in the music business. Since moving to New York in 1986, he has worked with a virtual who’s who of jazz, classical , pop and rock icons including his most recent employers, The Rolling Stones, with whom he has toured and recorded with since 1999.

    Tim began his professional career in 1983 with the great Maynard Ferguson, touring with the trumpet legend for two years. Other performances and recording credits include: Stevie Wonder, Donald Fagen, Lyle Lovett, Sheryl Crow, Incognito, Blood Sweat & Tears, Rod Stewart, Paul Simon, Donald Byrd, Chico Hamilton, Phil Woods, Joe Henderson, Tom Harrell, Al Foster , Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman, Louie Belson, John Patitucci, Maria Schneider and the Prism Saxophonist Quartet.

    In 2005 Tim released his critically acclaimed disc The Rolling Stones Project. The LA Times called it “the most anticipated jazz release of 2005.” The CD features twenty five renowned guests including : Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Nora Jones, Sheryl Crow , Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Brian Blade, John Patitucci, Larry Goldings and Bill Charlap; among other luminaries. Since the first live performance in 2004, The Rolling Stones Project Band has been heard in more than 50 concerts around the world and at such prestigious venues as  the Toronto Jazz Festival, The Stockholm Jazz Festival , The Rochester Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scotts in London, The Melbourne Jazz Festival in Australia and many other renowned venues.

    While on the Rolling Stones Bigger Bang Tour, Tim recorded his next project, Stones World, a world music disc inspired by the Stones classics which was released in 2007. These arrangements incorporate the talents of local musicians at the many tour locations. The styles are quite varied and include a tango in Buenos Aries, a salsa in Puerto Rico , a flamenco with dancer Sara Baras in Madrid , a fado with Portuguese singer Ana Moura, a track in Toyko, a raga in Bombay and a jazz arrangement in New York with Jack DeJohnette, Bill Frisell and Larry Goldings. Charlie Watts graces Tim’s new disc on four memorable tracks as does Bernard Fowler, the longtime background singer of 25 years with the Stones. Bernard along with other members of the Stones, continues to perform with Tim on all live performances.

    ABOUT BERNARD FOWLER
    ~ “(Bernard’s) got a lot of range and a lot of stamina vocally. You have to have that if you’re going to do long nights and lot and lots of shows, all in the open air; he can easily keep up with me.” ~ Mick Jagger, Rolling Stones

    ~ “I really thought I was listening to Sam Cooke and Otis Redding joined together! (Bernard) has an inbred instinct and feel for the music and expresses it vocally. He’s not just a vocalist, as such. He’s a musician.” ~ Bobby Keys, Rolling Stones Saxaphonist

    When Bernard Fowler sings with the Rolling Stones, he is an indispensable part of their music with his deep soulful voice that resonates with every note into your own soul. You hear him soar in the background with his powerhouse sound, singing on tour with the band and on their albums. Bernard has also been essential to each of the Stones’ solo careers, in the studio and on the road since their Steel Wheels album and tour in 1989.

    But while Bernard’s contribution as a vocalist for the music of the Greatest Rock Band in the World for over 25 years is vital, he has his own solo career that is varied, extensive and really quite extraordinary. He’s also a producer, instrumentalist and songwriter, and his first solo album in 2007, Friends with Privileges, on Sony Japan, was critically acclaimed. Currently Bernard has been in LA, recording his second solo album with the help of friends, fans and Pledge Music, due to be released in early November.

    Many throughout the music industry, feel MUSIC=BERNARD. He has appeared on over 30 albums and worked with and earned the respect of an amazing roster of influential artists that includes: Yoko Ono, Robert Plant, Pearl Jam, Motorhead’s Lemmy, John Mayer, Def Leppard, Living Colour, The Neville Brothers, Herbie Hancock, Joe Walsh, Duran Duran, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Herb Albert, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Sly & Robbie, Gil Scott-Heron, Johnnie Johnson, and Bootsy Collins.

    It all began with Mick Jagger’s solo album , She’s the Boss, when Bernard was the vocalist and arranger for the record in 1985. He then toured behind Mick’s second solo record, Primitive Cool, in Japan and Australia in 1988. Bernard soon proved he could keep up with Mick, and the other Stones apparently think he can keep up with them as well. He has worked with Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards on their solo projects, also appearing on albums and tours. Bernard is co-writer of he original tracks on Ronnie’s 1992 release, Slide On This and co-wrote five of the tracks with Ronnie on I Feel like Playing from 2010. He was also producer on both of those albums.

    Bernard currently performs live on tour with the Rolling Stones plus he lends his talents to the Stones saxophonist Tim Ries and Bobby Keys for their own musical projects.
    (Excerpts taken from Love You Live, Rolling Stones Magazine, an interview with Marylou Ragen)

    Bio for Darryl Jones
    Darryl Jones bassist and songwriter, has been the base guitarist for the Rolling Stones since 1994
     
    As a young musician playing in the local bands, Darryl played on occasion alongside a drummer , Vince Wilburn Jr. Wilburn turned out to be jazz legends Miles Davis' nephew.Through Vinces connection, Darryl tried out and was hired by Miles to perform with him. This union started off a long musical career for Darryl. Through recommendation by saxophonist Branford Marsalis, Darryl tried out for and was hired for Stings solo project- playing on 1985's Dream Of The Blue Turtles and appearing in the movie " Bring On The Night" as well as touring with Sting. Darryl eventually went on to  work alongside great artists such as: Herbie Hancock, Peter Gabriel, Madonna and Eric Clapton.
     
    Darryl Jones accomplishments were quite exceptional  but the jewel in his crown came in 1994 when he landed the gig as bassist for the Rolling Stones, replacing longtime member Bill Wyman. Jones has been in the group ever since. Today he performs with the Rolling Stones on tour and continues to be a guest on other artists recordings.

    Tim Ries photo credit- Richard Kerris,
    Darryl Jones photo credit- Jane  Rose,Philamonjaro
    Bernard Fowler photo credit-Jonnie Miles, Rocio Frigerio, Josdoc,Guille Colluccio


    FOR MORE INFORMATION:
    STONES PROJECT

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    Wednesday, November 13

    HEAD FOR THE HILLS at The VaC!

    presented by: Idaho Live

    8:00pm / DOORS 7:00pm

    Opening:with local guest Possum Livin

    $ ADV / $10 DOOR

    Head for the Hills has a simple but continuing dilemma they can’t seem to resolve. Specialists have been hired to no avail and the predicament persists: how does one describe the multifarious music of Head for the Hills? Among the top contenders are catchy turns of phrase like post-bluegrass, progressive string music, modern acoustic noir, and bluegrass bricolage.  “On top of modern string music,” (Bluegrass Today), “Cutting edge,” (Drew Emmitt) or “Best in Colorado Bluegrass” (Westword Showcase Readers Poll)—those are up there too. Strip away the artful descriptors and you have a forward thinking group of {mostly} acoustic musicians drawing on eclectic influences, tastes and styles. They didn’t grow up immersed in bluegrass music but came to it later in life, with each other. The result is a sound based in bluegrass that reaches into indie rock, jazz, hip hop, world and folk to stitch together fresh songs that bridge the divide between past and future acoustic music. Head for the Hills—Adam Kinghorn on Guitar and vocals, Joe Lessard on violin and vocals, Matt Loewen on upright bass and vocals and Mike Chappell on acoustic and electric mandolins—has been bringing their music, whatever you’d like to call it, to audiences from the Telluride Bluegrass Festival to South by Southwest and a multitude of stages in between since 2004. The band has independently issued two studio records and one live, been featured on NPR Ideastream and eTown, co-released a beer with Odell Brewing Company in May 2013 and charted on the CMJ Top 200 (Head for the Hills, 2010). Blue Ruin, an all-new album of original material is slated for release on July 9th, 2013.

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    Tuesday, November 19

    Alejandro Escovedo and The Sensitive Boys at The VaC!

    presented by: Idaho Live

    8:00pm / DOORS 7:00pm

    Opening:Amy Cook

    $20 ADV / $25 DOOR

    ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO – 'BIG STATION'
    'I can take a punch, I can take a swing,' sings Alejandro Escovedo on 'Man of the World,' the opening salvo of Big Station, his new album on Fantasy Records. The two phrases well describe his 35 years as a musician and two decades as a solo artist, the sum of which attests to the redemptive power of rock’n’roll and the driving role that it has played in his life and art.

    A stylistic synthesist who Rolling Stone notes 'is in his own genre,' Escovedo casts his widest musical net to date on Big Station. The title can infer two meanings: A transit junction where journeys converge and then head off to new destinations, and a potent radio signal with an open playlist that brims with diversity and adventurous imagination.

    The album begins with a blast of tongue-in-cheek bravado on 'Man of the World' set to a shimmering meld of classic guitar rock and new wave bop. Themes of transition are the fulcrum for songs like the syncopated bounce of the title track and the ghostly march of 'Sally Was A Cop,' which surveys the havoc wrought by Mexico’s drug cartels. A jazzy muted trumpet and saxophone weave through his rumination on love and determination on 'Can’t Make Me Run.' Change, decay and Escovedo’s place in the world are explored in songs that touch down in the city where he has lived for decades, Austin, TX, as well as his nearby birthplace on, respectively, the Dylanesque 'The Bottom of the World' and the dark-hued melodicism of 'San Antonio Rain.'

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    Friday, April 18

    Idaho Live presents An Evening with George Winston

    presented by: Idaho Live

    8:00 p.m.

    Opening:Doors open at 7:00pm

    $27 in advance, $30 day of show, plus $3 service fee.

    'Please join us in support of the Idaho Food Bank by bringing a donation of canned food to the concert. There will be collection baskets at the entrances.'

    George Winston grew up mainly in Montana, and also spent his later formative years in Mississippi and Florida. During this time, his favorite music was instrumental rock and instrumental R&B, including Floyd Cramer, the Ventures, Booker T & The MG’s, Jimmy Smith, and many more. Inspired by R&B, jazz, Blues and rock (especially the Doors), George began playing organ in 1967. In 1971 he switched to the acoustic piano after hearing recordings from the 1920s and the 1930s by the legendary stride pianists Thomas “Fats” Waller and the late Teddy Wilson. In addition to working on stride piano, he also at this time came up with this own style of melodic instrumental music on solo piano, called folk piano. In 1972, he recorded his first solo piano album, BALLADS AND BLUES 1972, for the late guitarist John Fahey’s Takoma label. Since 1972 George has released 13 solo piano albums.

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    Wednesday, April 30

    JAKE SHIMABUKURO

    presented by: Idaho Live

    8:00pm / DOORS 7:00pm

    Opening:DOORS 7:00 pm

    $28 ADV & $33 DOS (applicable sevice/handling fees will apply)

    ABOUT JAKE SHIMABUKURO: In his young career, ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro has already redefined a heretofore under-the-radar instrument, been declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone, won accolades from the disparate likes of Eddie Vedder, Perez Hilton and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, wowed audiences on TV (Jimmy Kimmel, Conan), earned comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, and even played in front of the Queen of England.

    With his new record Grand Ukulele, Shimabukuro’s star may burn even brighter.

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    Friday, June 20

    The PIMPS OF JOYTIME with special guest SCOTT PEMBERTON TRIO at The VAC!

    presented by: Idaho Live

    9PM - DOORS 8PM

    Opening:SCOTT PEMBERTON TRIO

    $18 ADV / $22 DOOR

    "The Pimps can't be pigeonholed into a genre — it's all soulful, but one song might segue from an Afrobeat groove to an electronic club beat with sitar. It's all pretty damn funky, and it's impossible to hear it and sit still." - Charleston City Paper

    If you have yet to encounter the Brooklyn-based band, The Pimps of Joytime, prepare to take a funky ride! The PJT’s live events and recordings have captivated fans all across the country, as they have begun writing their own success story, show-by-show, and track-by-track. 

    Bandleader Brian J is a charismatic and soulful visionary, whose well-crafted songs invite the listener to enter a world of infectious dance grooves and indelible melodies. Spending formative years in New York City, New Orleans and Los Angeles, Mista J honed his craft, becoming an accomplished live performer, multi-instrumentalist and producer. 

    In 2005, Brian began to assemble a group of righteously soulful vocalists and musicians to assist in bringing to life the musical concept that would become The Pimps of Joytime. The band’s diverse sound and spirited attitude is strongly influenced by the Brooklyn DJ culture and live music scene from which they emerge. Recent collaborations with legendary artists Cyril and Art Neville of the Neville Brothers and Roy Ayers have helped vitalize the band’s connection to its roots. 

    Over the course of the past five years, The Pimps have evolved into a road tested and audience approved groove machine. They have excited crowds at over 100 club dates and festivals in 2012 alone, and are on target to exceed that volume in 2013. The exponential growth of the band’s fan base can be partially attributed to an artful blend of musical styles, including elements of afro-beat, salsa, rock & roll and electronica. Brian J’s classic songwriting and the band’s undeniable swagger on stage consistently energize dance parties wherever they appear. 

    In 2011, The Pimps of Joytime released their second studio album, Janxta Funk!  through the boutique label Wonderwheel Recordings.  With a steadily increasing repertoire and a passionate following of music lovers nationwide, the time was right to fortify their organization.  The wall of their Facebook page is constantly receiving enthusiastic posts from fans from around the globe as word of mouth further carries news of this fresh new arrival. 

    The Pimps of Joytime are poised to bring their audacious sound to savvy audiences around the planet. Their forthcoming third studio album coming this fall will be a new chapter in the book of the Funk and a testament to the fact that real music is alive and kicking!

    The band balances guitar and groove without sounding forced or awkward. You’ll hear elements of Jazz coming from Scott’s legit upbringing but it’s conveyed in a way that listeners of Funk, Blues, and Rock all can get equal enjoyment from the same album. It’s just plain good music, from the heart.”- Oregon Music News

    virtuostic and brilliant.”- Oregonian

    The Music:Until you have seen Scott Pemberton play the guitar it is hard to describe what he does.  His music comes from the heart, is very danceable and quite honestly, no one plays the guitar like him.  He gets regular comparisons to other great musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Dick Dale, and James Brown, but after a brief listen it is clear that Scott has something all his own.

    “Classic rock, jazz, psychedelia and everything in between collide and fuse around the notion of discovery that jumps with ease from the composer to the listener…Pemberton is a multi-genre master and a clever lyricist who can convey fun while digging deep”(Willamette Week)

    Scott’s Path:Scott is a Portland native and has supported himself solely with the guitar since the age of 19. Until recently, he followed the customary path of playing sessions, teaching lessons and performing in lots of bands. Not long ago he had an encounter with death that changed that path entirely.

    The incident is a blur. Two years ago, bike met car. Doctors said Pemberton was unlikely to live. If he did, he might never speak again. Days later, Pemberton snapped to. After time, he started to play music again. He saw his path.

    When Scott returned to playing the guitar it was as if he had been reborn, playing with a new focus of intensity and joy that can only come from someone who has faced death. He returned to intense practice from a beginners mind, as though he hadn’t played the guitar before, redefining how he approached music and the instrument. The mastery of his guitar playing combined with the fun recklessness of his songwriting show that the rules of songwriting and playing the guitar no longer exist for him. Scott plays with the uninhibited joy and intensity of someone who recognizes that every time time we make music is an honor and a gift.

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    Tuesday, July 22

    Welcome to Night Vale at The Egyptian Theatre

    presented by: Idaho Live

    Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm.

    Opening:special musical guest ELIZA RICKMAN

    $25 ADV / $28 DOS plus $2.50 service fee

     About Welcome To Night Vale WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.

    Turn on your radio and hide.

    Written by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. Narrated by Cecil Baldwin. Music by Disparition. Logo by Rob Wilson.

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    Friday, July 25

    Nahko and Medicine For The People at The Egyptian Theatre

    presented by: Idaho Live and To Entertain U

    Doors open at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm.

    Opening:DUSTIN THOMAS

    General admission tickets are $18 in advance and $20 day of show plus a $2.50 service fee.

    ABOUT NAHKO and MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE: Oregon-native Nahko, born a mix of Apache, Puerto Rican, and Filipino cultures and adopted into an American family, suffered an identity crisis from an early age. But the unifying power of music entered his life as a healing remedy, when he took up the piano at age six. Armed with his newfound talent, he set out to bridge the cultural gaps dividing his own psyche and began producing a public, musical journal of his journey toward personal, spiritual, and communal healing.

    From his hometown of Portland to the shores of Hawaii or Bali, wherever he has traveled, Nahko is joined by a tribe of culturally alienated truth seekers for whom Nahko’s story resonates with their own, and who find redemption in his voice, guitar, flute, and drum. Whether solo or with the dynamic group of musical troubadours known as 'Medicine for the People,' Nahko delivers a soulful dose of curative vibrations that moves audiences to dance, laugh, and cry. His ‘spirited redemption music’ lays bear the scars of cultural wounds, environmental wrongs, and social injustices. His lyrics bear the burden of heavy messages, but the load is lightened by agile melodies and driving rhythms that coerce all who bear witness into spirited, purifying, movement. His humor disarms, and his lyrical stories open listeners to the power of 'Real Talk Music'—songs that reveal an honesty and depth so raw, it inspires an internal revival that echoes out into the world. Sometimes exuberant, sometimes savage, but always transformational, Nahko makes the movement move.

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    Friday, August 15

    FUTURE ISLANDS at The Egyptian Theatre

    presented by: Idaho Live

    Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Show starts at 8:30 p.m

    Opening:Operators

    Tickets are $16 Adv / $19 Day of show, (plus $2.50 service fee) GENERAL ADMISSION.

    Future Islands believe in true love, you can tell that because their songs speak through our lives. It's as if their music has always been with us, soundtracking every great hope, dawning realization and broken promise. Every fond embrace, each leap of faith. Over the last eight years Baltimore's most quixotic and emotionally involving trio have maintained an admirable level of skill and pace, never slowing down for the corners. It's vocalist Samuel T. Herring, William Cashion (bass, guitars), and Gerrit Welmers (keyboards, programming, guitars) who find themselves responsible. Their sound is at once beguiling and irresistible. It's one part melancholic, one part euphoric; full of animated bass lines, robust drum machines and questing keyboards, all set off by Sam's remarkably distinct, soaring vocal. Future Islands came to life after all three members had served their tenure in the overtly conceptual Art Lord & The Self-Portraits, a waggish band as comical as it was tender. With Art Lord they found themselves in a world of borrowed gear and frenzied house parties, spending endless hours booking tours in notebooks, burning CDRs in the van, xeroxing sleeves. It's the same DIY spirit that informs Future Islands to this day. Having toured tirelessly since the band's inception in Greenville, NC back in 2006, Future Islands have now played in excess of 800 shows, often touring with their friends, most notably Dan Deacon, Ed Schrader's Music Beat and Talk Normal. Sam, William and Gerrit all hail from small towns so they've made it their aim on tour to play as many off-the-radar places as possible. It's this dedicated groundwork that sets Future Islands apart from most, they've kept things traditional, converting people on the road, putting the time in, making friends first then fans. With each landmark album, they've been growing, loving, losing and leaving us wanting more.

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    Tuesday, October 21

    Patty Griffin at The Egyptian Theatre

    presented by: IDAHO LIVE

    8PM - DOORS 7PM

    Opening: John Fullbright

    $40 ADV / $45 DOS ($4.00 PER TICKET ADMIN FEE)

    "Ever since her recording debut in 1996, Patty Griffin’s generally been a critical darling. But the evolving consensus today is that, as good as she was in the early part of her career, she’s only gotten better with age." - July 16, 2014

    Patty Griffin’s seventh album, is her first album of mainly new material since Children Running Through in 2007. In between, she made the Grammy Award-winning Downtown Church (2010), her version of classic gospel (though it featured three original songs). She also became a member of Band of Joy, the group in which leader Robert Plant and his cohorts meld British and American folk, rock and spiritual music.


    American Kid, much of which Griffin says 'was written to honor my father,' returns to typical Patty Griffin territory, which is to say that it features a group of remarkably powerful, personal and unpredictable songs arranged and performed in a style that doesn’t entirely repeat anything she’s done on her previous albums while drawing on all of them. Yet Griffin’s catalog is among the most unified in modern popular music, because her singing is as unmistakable and inimitable as her songwriting.

    ABOUT JOHN FULLBRIGHT 'Fullbright synthesizes the best songcraft from his home state — [Jimmy] Webb, Leon Russell and, by default, Merle Haggard.… He’s got a tune called 'Forgotten Flowers,' a thoughtful country lament, that Tom Waits and Randy Newman could fight over.'— Thomas Conner, Chicago Sun-Times Fullbright's plainspoken approach is part of what’s fueled the young Oklahoman’s remarkable rise. It was just two years ago that Fullbright released his debut studio album, ‘From The Ground ’ to a swarm of critical acclaim. The LA Times called the record 'preternaturally self­assured,' while NPR hailed him as one of the 10 Artists You Should Have Known in 2012, saying 'it’s not every day a new artist...earns comparisons to great songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Randy Newman, but Fullbright’s music makes sense in such lofty company.' The Wall Street Journal crowned him as giving one of the year’s 10 best live performances, and the album also earned him the ASCAP Foundation’s Harold Adamson Lyric Award. If there was any doubt that his debut announced the arrival of a songwriting force to be reckoned with, it was put to rest when ‘From The Ground Up’ was nominated for Best Americana Album at the GRAMMY Awards, which placed Fullbright alongside some of the genre’s most iconic figures, including Bonnie Raitt