Boise indie musician Trevor Powers, aka Youth Lagoon, will be the guest on tonight’s edition of “The Other Studio,” which airs at 9 p.m. Sundays on 94.9 FM The River.
Tim Johnstone and I will talk to Powers about touring the globe, his third album, “Savage Hills Ballroom” (out Sept. 25) and his musical influences. Championed by media ranging from online trendsetter Pitchfork to more traditional sources such as Spin, Youth Lagoon has been Boise’s biggest music success story in a bunch of years.
Youth Lagoon will headline at the Egyptian Theatre in Boise on Sept. 12. Tickets are $20 at TicketWeb.
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One of the larger shows this week in Boise will be heavy-metal band Motley Crue, which is celebrating its final tour with a concert Tuesday at Taco Bell Arena.
After the band’s publicist offered to arrange a phone interview earlier this month, I asked for bassist Nikki Sixx. He spent time growing up in Jerome, Idaho, according to Wikipedia, where he lived with his grandparents and “became a teenage vandal, breaking into neighbors’ homes, shoplifting, and being expelled from school for selling drugs.”
With this being the Crue’s last tour, I figured it would be a good time to reminisce about the good ol’ days.
Unfortunately, the interview was not set up. Just as well. This way, I don’t have to pretend that I have any interest in seeing the concert. No offense. I’d just rather remember the Crue as part of high school, if you know what I mean.
Here are the latest shows announced in Boise. All went on sale Friday:
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• The Soul Food Extravaganza is gone, but the International Food and Culture Festival will help fill that void at Julia Davis Park on Aug. 1.
• Tom Cruise returns to movie theaters with “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation.”
• The Mountain Home Country Music Festival prepares to go big July 31-Aug. 2.
Michael Deeds’ entertainment column runs Fridays in Scene magazine and alternating Sundays in Explore. Twitter: @michaeldeeds.