Boises music scene just got gutted by weed-friendly out-of-state voters. I estimate that roughly 90 percent of the nations rock bands will move to Colorado or Washington by next week. On that note, heres a quick-bites column the journalistic equivalent of the munchies:
BIGFOOT: Watch your step, hikers. Sasquatch lives near Pocatello.
The third season of Animal Planets Finding Bigfoot premieres Sunday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m. with an all-Idaho episode: Ripped from the Headlines.
The footprint-casting hosts of Finding Bigfoot were lured here in June by shaky footage shot by a group of high school students. (No, not high school students high-school students. Maybe.)
Youve gotta watch this.
Wait til you see the Idahoans who come out of the woodwork claiming to have spotted Bigfoot near Pokey. Incredible. Sometimes reality TV does not suck.
This week, I spoke to the lone skeptic among the cast of Finding Bigfoot, a field biologist named Ranae Holland. Ill share her experiences and thoughts about Idaho in my Sunday, Nov. 11, column in the Statesmans Life section.
SNOOP, FLOGGING MOLLY: As everyone knows thanks to the Mayan calendar and disposable John Cusack disaster flicks the end of the world is coming soon.
If youre rapper Snoop Dogg poster child for the sticky icky what better place to enjoy your final moments than Garden City?
(Yep. Colorado. Washington.)
Snoop will headline an End of the World Party at the Revolution Center on Dec. 20 the night before the universe collapses in an explosion of failure not unlike Karl Rove crunching Ohio voting numbers. (Chill, Fox News lovers. Ill try to come up with a Chris Matthews hurricane zinger next shouldnt be too tough.)
Tickets for the Snoop show go on sale Friday, Nov. 16, for $35 general admission, $55 upstairs VIP (21 or older only), at Ticketfly.
What? Youre not convinced the Mayans were correct? Good news: Anthem-cranking Irish rockers Flogging Molly agree with you. That band, which typically sells out the Knitting Factory, is taking its hard-charging show over to the larger-capacity Revolution Center for a pre-St. Paddys Day shindig on Thursday, March 14. (Better ask for March 15 off right now.)
Tickets to that dancing debacle also go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 16 at Ticketfly for $29.50 general admission, $49.50 upstairs VIP.
10 BARREL UPDATE: It looks like 10 Barrel Brewing Co. might open in Downtown Boise after all as early as April 2013. The Oregon craft brewers owner says hes found a way through the ridiculous red tape created by the state of Idaho.
Remember that liquor law task force appointed by Gov. Butch Otter that dissolved in 2008 after accomplishing ... basically nothing?
Time to reconvene, gentlemen.
STADIUM SOUND: If you attended last weekends Boise State football loss to San Diego State, there was a bright spot.
OK, not really.
But you did finally get to hear Gangnam Style pouring from the stadium P.A. Props to the Bronco Stadium sound-effects guru for cranking a snippet of that tune, which inspired a Chris Petersen parody video online in October.
The high-energy song snippet briefly rallied students and fans in the north end zone. But the rest of the crowd? Meh. Where I was seated, on the southeast end, it was a minor miracle the song got noticed.
Its time for that stadium P.A. to get an overhaul. Someone hit a salvage yard and pull a pair of Alpine speakers from a 1983 Pinto.
LOCAL TV: KBOI Channel 2 morning co-anchor J Bates is no longer with the station.
Bates, previously a sports director at KBOI, co-hosted KBOI 2 News This Morning with Stephanie Smith and meteorologist Adam Behrman. His final appearance was Monday, Nov. 5.
GOOD, CHEAP & TONIGHT: British folk-rockers The Dunwells will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at The Drink in Boise. Its a cool opportunity to hear gorgeous vocal harmonies for $5. Get a taste of The Dunwells on the radio during a live in-studio performance at noon Nov. 9 on 94.9 FM The River.
For more details about the show at The Drink, see page 18.
© 2012 Idaho Statesman
Michael Deeds columns appear Fridays in Scene and Sundays in Life.