Boise: Uber Tuesday: Follow That Bird, TEENS, Art Fad, Hypno SafariPosted by Kris Perdew
This Tuesday, June 28th is the kickoff to the Boise, Idaho Visual Arts Collective’s (The VAC) new weekly series, “Uber Tuesdays,” that will feature local and regional/national touring acts every Tuesday night. This week’s lineup features Austin band Follow That Bird, as well as TEENS, Art Fad, and Hypno Safari. “Uber Tuesdays” is presented by Antler Crafts/Radio Boise 89.9 FM, and is FREE, but donations for the performers are happily accepted!!! The VAC recently completed their new outdoor patio – even more reason to come out, now that Boise’s awesome summer weather has arrived! Today’s show will also coincide with the official release of The C.O.T. Mixtape Vol. 1, so consider this the release party.
Follow That Bird will “fly” into town fresh off a touring stint with …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead. The Austin three-piece, fronted by the expansive vocals and guitar of Lauren Green, first showed up on our radar with last year’s track, “The Ghosts That Wake You”. FTB is set to release a full-length album this fall, complete with a recut version of “The Ghosts…”. The band’s sun-bleached sound fuses elements of art punk and garage rock. They wouldn’t sound out of place among the mid-90’s Matador Records lineup that included Helium, Guided By Voices, and Liz Phair.
TEENS (photo courtesy of TEENS)
Garage/Surf/Punk Band TEENS recently ventured out on a West Coast tour, and this will be their first official “welcome back” gig. The band got some buzz earlier this year, having been featured on MTV’s “Hive” webpage, and have been keeping the punk/psych party going ever since. TEENS are really just a bunch of fun-loving guys who enjoy getting a little raucous onstage while updating the classic garage psych cum surf sound for the 21st century, but they were accused by one local venue of having a little too much fun recently, and aren’t making any plans to appear on that stage again anytime soon.
Art Fad (Photo Courtesy of Art Fad)
Art Fad, the pride of Caldwell, Idaho, are a duo who are capable of making a hell of a garagey/punkish racket. If you like em low-fi and noisy, this may be your band. They’ve been gigging steadily of late, honing their sound as openers for some of Boise’s mainstays. They’re a bit mysterious, too, as their Soundcloud page features 8 tracks – none of which have names.
Hypno Safari, aka Logan Hyde? (Photo Courtesy of Hypno Safari)
The real mystery of the soiree’ is opener Hypno Safari, which is apparently the brainchild of one Mr. Logan Hyde. Their/his Facebook page lists their/his musical genre(s) as Dream Pop/Surf, which certainly sounds promising, but their/his Twitter page features a bandcamp link, which, unfortunately, yielded no tunes whatsoever.
The whole shebang gets under way when the doors are flung open at 7:00 PM. And again, let’s stress that we are getting all this great music for…are you ready for this? FREE