During the underground rock explosion of the late-’80s to mid-’90s, new scenes seemed to pop up every couple years—Athens, Minneapolis, Chapel Hill and Seattle. The most unlikely was perhaps Omaha, Nebraska. While you might wonder what Omaha has—that’s the wrong tack: Isolation and boredom a…

Bluegrass may have its roots in Appalachia, but it has spread across the country. Especially in the mountainous regions of the U.S., the rugged imagery so often associated with Western identity runs true through the lyrics of bluegrass music. Idaho has no shortage of bluegrass entertainment …

During the underground rock explosion of the late-’80s to mid-’90s, new scenes seemed to pop up every couple years—Athens, Minneapolis, Chapel Hill and Seattle. The most unlikely was perhaps Omaha, Nebraska. While you might wonder what Omaha has—that’s the wrong tack: Isolation and boredom a…

When the needle drops, it makes for a different kind of listening experience. People get really into vinyl and collectors will scour through stores for hours. More stores makes for more listening options, and now, collectors in Boise have a new record shop to peruse.

Addam Chavarria started playing piano when he was seven. He then moved on to ukulele and eventually guitar. Once he picked up the six string, everything changed. Seeking an outlet for his free time that didn’t involve sitting on the couch and watching TV, he started busking in the streets. H…

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It has been nearly 25 years since Grateful Dead founder Jerry Garcia died, but Garcia’s work has lived on. There have been countless iterations of Grateful Dead cover bands, including Dead and Co., which consisted of some of the original members of the band, who were often joined by legends …

The Idaho-Texas connection is strong. Chalk it up to the Gem and Big Hat states being full of folks with independent spirits bolstered by wide-open spaces. Maybe it's Texans escaping the bugs, heat and humidity; and Idahoans GTT for that new western Mecca, Austin. The latter is the story of …