1. Built To Spill w/ Finn Riggins
Where: Doug Fir
How Much: $25
When: Thursday & Friday Jan 31th & Feb 1st – 9pm
Why: Get up close and personal with Boise, Idaho’s tastiest export. Obviously these shows are going to sell out, but maybe with a little bit of luck (read: if you get your lazy butt there early) you might be able to snag a ticket. With two chances to see these indie rock giants–and fellow Idahoans, Finn Riggins–you’re not going to want to miss yours.
2. Bath Party w/ Wire Eyes & Lunar Grave
Where: The Know
How Much: $5
When: Friday, February 1st – 8pm
Why: So you couldn’t make it to the Built To Spill show–have no fear, Bath Party is here to save the day (well, night). For a fifth of the price of a BTS ticket you can treat your ears to some psychedelic surf rock and instrumental psych Krautrock (Lunar Grave). You know the drill–if you wanna get down, you’ve got to get there early!
3. Black Prairie w/ Houndstooth
Where: Mississippi Studios
How Much: $15
When: Saturday, February 2nd – 9pm
Why: It’s not news that this experimental bluegrass side project contains several (three to be exact) members of The Decemberists. It may, however, be news to you that the seamless six-piece features Annalisa Tornfelt, who I hear has a knack for blowing people away with her Stroh Violin. It’s an odd Romanian instrument that amplifies the violin with an attached horn, creating a Victrola effect–definitely something to see and hear in person.