Summer just started looking better if you appreciate talented, truly inspiring performers — not to mention air conditioned rooms.
Outstanding rock band My Morning Jacket and critically hailed Americana performer Jason Isbell will perform indoors at separate concerts announced today by Boise-area venues. Here are the details on those, plus more Monday concert news:
• OK, it’s actually not until fall: My Morning Jacket will headline Oct. 6 at the Revolution Center in Garden City. I can’t recommend this band enough. I’ve seen MMJ twice, and both times I was blown away. Front man Jim James, above, is one of those rare talents who exudes “rock star” from his pores. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. May 9 for $35 general admission, $65 VIP, atTicketfly
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• Jason Isbell put out thebest record of 2013
. His raucous, alcohol-troubled days with the Drive-By Truckers are behind him, but he’s discovered a new level of songwriting excellence. Plus, he’s a fantastic singer, storyteller and guitarist. Isbell will headline Aug. 4 at the Morrison Center in Boise. Tickets go on sale at noon May 8 for $35 and $45 atBoise State Tickets
• Also announced today:Red
is headed to the Knitting Factory on June 23. And theClumsy Lovers
will play a Nov. 20 gig at the Knit.