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Mixed genres commingle for suicide awareness concert in Boise

Final Underground is one of five local performers at the Commonly Known as Music benefit concert Saturday, Jan. 13, at Knitting Factory.
Final Underground is one of five local performers at the Commonly Known as Music benefit concert Saturday, Jan. 13, at Knitting Factory. Idaho Statesman file

Come together as a community for a night of diverse music to support struggling Idahoans in need of assistance.

Justin and Gina Simpson of Boise are hosting the Commonly Known as Music benefit concert at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at The Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise.

“We believe that suicide is a taboo and no one wants to talk about it. It has effected our personal lives and the lives of our friends and family. We needed to start something to assist the people who can help,” explains Justin. “This is our first event and it won’t be our last.”

The fundraiser features five local performers — all with different styles and musical backgrounds, but all with a common ground in their love for music.

Get your intense metal fix with “shred your face” band Final Undergound.

Appreciate influences from the ‘80s electronic movement with modern industrial rock band Panda and Rabbit.

Country-rock-reggae anyone? Jam band Jensen Buck and The Family has you covered.

And Christian rock/hip-hop artist EvoluShawn and music enthusiast Dubya will round out the lineup.

There will also be a silent auction and raffle for a chance to win local products and services.

All net proceeds will be equally distributed to the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline and SPAN Idaho.

Tickets are $10 and available through TicketWeb. Admission is free for military with ID.

Learn the importance of healthy dental habits

Project Save A Mouth (PSAM) brings together a united coalition of healthcare professionals, community organizations and leaders, and schools to educate the public about best oral hygiene practices.

The goal is to help Boise residents prevent serious health complications, giving them better and healthier lives.

Attend the organization’s free Community Healthcare Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at JUMP, 1000 W. Myrtle St., Boise.

RSVP at projectsaveamouth.com/rsvp-boise.

Michelle Jenkins: 208-377-6451

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