Seattle’s Pacific Nomadic is returning to Boise on 6/25. Returning? Yes. The band’s Joseph Morgan and Nate Ihli both earned their stripes playing in various Boise indie rock bands, and as they say on their Facebook event page, “We love Boise and we miss you, so we’re coming back to play!” Boise is the next stop on their summer tour in support of The Mutual EP.
Pacific Nomadic plays honest, no-frills indie rock that balances complicated guitar lines and drumbeats with sublimely simple melodies. This three piece offers a pragmatic approach to songwriting, which is something that is often cast aside in the world of indie rock.
Like Pacific Nomadic, Las Vegas’ Sprockets is composed of Boise expatriates, and they’re back in Boise for two shows. Their crunchy, guitar-heavy sound is accentuated by Brodie Knight Vans’ prophetic croon. Though Sprockets is the heaviest band on the bill, they don’t come up short on hooks or melody.
Local Boise boys Castanelli play anthemic, mid-tempo indie rock that appeals to fresh faces and aging punk rockers alike. Their songs move from laid back passages laden with soothing, dueling guitars to explosions of noisy, messy emotion. Equal parts raw and gentle, Castanelli is one of Boise’s greatest secret weapons.
This is all happening at The Powerhouse. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. Let’s show Pacific Nomadic and Sprockets a good enough time to make them homesick all over again!