1. ROCK WITH THE ROCKET
Is Bryce Avary, aka The Rocket Summer, basically a Ben Folds Five for the Warped Tour generation? Eh, maybe. But his songs are just so irresistibly perky! Fans will have “So Much Love” for this guy Saturday at Neurolux. [Tickets]
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2. BE GOLDEN
Balancing on bicycles, spinning on ropes, throwing their bodies all over the place. You pretty much already know what the mega-athletic Golden Dragon Acrobats are going to do. That won’t make them any less amazing to witness Friday at the Morrison Center. [Tickets]
3. HAVE A CRUSH
Country vocal group Little Big Town created a big fuss with their hit ballad “Girl Crush.” (No, it’s not a lesbian song, cowboy.) This week, I spoke to singer Kimberly Schlapman about the brouhaha. She’ll meet fans from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday at Cracker Barrel, 1733 S. Cole Road. Check out Little Big Town later that night at Taco Bell Arena. [Tickets]
4. LAUGH IT UP
Comedian Ralphie May is a big boy, and he puts on an even bigger show. Two full hours worth, he informed me by phone today. “I’ll make you laugh till you hurt!” he threatened, er, promised. Sounds like a heavy-duty night of fun Sunday at the Knitting Factory. [Tickets]
5. BE A VILLAGER
In case you hadn’t heard (you have), the Boise Co-op will open its new Village at Meridian location Friday. If you live in west Ada County, it’s like a magnetic field dragging your screaming wallet toward gourmet food, wine and beer. I’ve got two words for you: Growler fills. Check out the tap list in the Meridian Co-op right here.