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Blast off with The Rocket Summer at Boise concert

Multi-instrumentalist Bryce Avary — aka The Rocket Summer — has carved out a niche in the alt-rock world as Mr. Positive. His blend of anthemic joy-pop and sunshine-soaked piano-rock is peppy, to say the least. On his 2011 acoustic live album, “Bryce Avary, His Instruments and Your Voices,” he defiantly sings: “No, this won’t be a sad song! There’s going to be claps and singing along!” And, man, does that audience sing along. So don’t even try to be a hater.

Michael Deeds

8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. $15. TicketWeb. Opening: Paradise Fears, The Vacationist