The Egyptian Theatre

Friday, July 25th, 2014 Boise's oldest theatre, and home to Opera Idaho

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    Friday, July 25

    Nahko and Medicine For The People

    presented by: Idaho Live and To Entertain U

    Doors open at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm.


    General admission tickets are $18 in advance and $20 day of show plus a $2.50 service fee.

    ABOUT NAHKO and MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE: Oregon-native Nahko, born a mix of Apache, Puerto Rican, and Filipino cultures and adopted into an American family, suffered an identity crisis from an early age. But the unifying power of music entered his life as a healing remedy, when he took up the piano at age six. Armed with his newfound talent, he set out to bridge the cultural gaps dividing his own psyche and began producing a public, musical journal of his journey toward personal, spiritual, and communal healing.

    From his hometown of Portland to the shores of Hawaii or Bali, wherever he has traveled, Nahko is joined by a tribe of culturally alienated truth seekers for whom Nahko’s story resonates with their own, and who find redemption in his voice, guitar, flute, and drum. Whether solo or with the dynamic group of musical troubadours known as 'Medicine for the People,' Nahko delivers a soulful dose of curative vibrations that moves audiences to dance, laugh, and cry. His ‘spirited redemption music’ lays bear the scars of cultural wounds, environmental wrongs, and social injustices. His lyrics bear the burden of heavy messages, but the load is lightened by agile melodies and driving rhythms that coerce all who bear witness into spirited, purifying, movement. His humor disarms, and his lyrical stories open listeners to the power of 'Real Talk Music'—songs that reveal an honesty and depth so raw, it inspires an internal revival that echoes out into the world. Sometimes exuberant, sometimes savage, but always transformational, Nahko makes the movement move.

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    Tuesday, August 12

    Hunting Film Tour 2014

    presented by: Hunting Film Tour


    Opening:Doors at 6pm

    $12 ADVANCED $15 DOS applicable service/handling fees apply

    "The Hunting Film Tour spans North America, featuring epic hunting adventures on the Big Screen. The Tour highlights conservation-minded, fair chase adventures that share incredible outdoor stories using the best cinematography, editing and music compilations in the industry. The films include archery, muzzleloader and rifle hunts for Big Game, wingshooting, waterfowling and amazing international adventures. The shows promise to entertain, captivate and inspire audiences of all ages!”

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    Friday, August 15


    presented by: Idaho Live

    Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Show starts at 8:30 p.m


    Tickets are $16 Adv / $19 Day of show, (plus $2.50 service fee) GENERAL ADMISSION.

    Future Islands believe in true love, you can tell that because their songs speak through our lives. It's as if their music has always been with us, soundtracking every great hope, dawning realization and broken promise. Every fond embrace, each leap of faith. Over the last eight years Baltimore's most quixotic and emotionally involving trio have maintained an admirable level of skill and pace, never slowing down for the corners. It's vocalist Samuel T. Herring, William Cashion (bass, guitars), and Gerrit Welmers (keyboards, programming, guitars) who find themselves responsible. Their sound is at once beguiling and irresistible. It's one part melancholic, one part euphoric; full of animated bass lines, robust drum machines and questing keyboards, all set off by Sam's remarkably distinct, soaring vocal. Future Islands came to life after all three members had served their tenure in the overtly conceptual Art Lord & The Self-Portraits, a waggish band as comical as it was tender. With Art Lord they found themselves in a world of borrowed gear and frenzied house parties, spending endless hours booking tours in notebooks, burning CDRs in the van, xeroxing sleeves. It's the same DIY spirit that informs Future Islands to this day. Having toured tirelessly since the band's inception in Greenville, NC back in 2006, Future Islands have now played in excess of 800 shows, often touring with their friends, most notably Dan Deacon, Ed Schrader's Music Beat and Talk Normal. Sam, William and Gerrit all hail from small towns so they've made it their aim on tour to play as many off-the-radar places as possible. It's this dedicated groundwork that sets Future Islands apart from most, they've kept things traditional, converting people on the road, putting the time in, making friends first then fans. With each landmark album, they've been growing, loving, losing and leaving us wanting more.

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    Saturday, September 27


    presented by: SBL ENTERTAINMENT

    Show 7:30pm

    Opening:Doors 6:30pm

    $49 all seats, reserved. $52 day of show (all tickets subject to service/handling fees.)

    Don McLean is one of America’s mostenduring singer-songwriters and is forever associated with his classic hits 'American Pie' and 'Vincent (Starry Starry Night)'. Since first hitting the charts in 1971, Don has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records world-wide and, in 2004, was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. His songs have been recorded by artists from every musical genre, most notably Madonna’s No. 1 recording of 'American Pie' in 2000 and George Michael’s version of 'The Grave' in 2003, sung in protest at the Iraq War.

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    Tuesday, October 21

    Patty Griffin

    presented by: IDAHO LIVE

    8PM - DOORS 7PM

    Opening:John Fullbright

    $40 ADV / $45 DOS ($4.00 PER TICKET ADMIN FEE)

    Patty Griffin’s seventh album, is her first album of mainly new material since Children Running Through in 2007. In between, she made the Grammy Award-winning Downtown Church (2010), her version of classic gospel (though it featured three original songs). She also became a member of Band of Joy, the group in which leader Robert Plant and his cohorts meld British and American folk, rock and spiritual music.

    American Kid, much of which Griffin says 'was written to honor my father,' returns to typical Patty Griffin territory, which is to say that it features a group of remarkably powerful, personal and unpredictable songs arranged and performed in a style that doesn’t entirely repeat anything she’s done on her previous albums while drawing on all of them. Yet Griffin’s catalog is among the most unified in modern popular music, because her singing is as unmistakable and inimitable as her songwriting.

    ABOUT JOHN FULLBRIGHT 'Fullbright synthesizes the best songcraft from his home state — [Jimmy] Webb, Leon Russell and, by default, Merle Haggard.… He’s got a tune called 'Forgotten Flowers,' a thoughtful country lament, that Tom Waits and Randy Newman could fight over.'— Thomas Conner, Chicago Sun-Times Fullbright's plainspoken approach is part of what’s fueled the young Oklahoman’s remarkable rise. It was just two years ago that Fullbright released his debut studio album, ‘From The Ground ’ to a swarm of critical acclaim. The LA Times called the record 'preternaturally self­assured,' while NPR hailed him as one of the 10 Artists You Should Have Known in 2012, saying 'it’s not every day a new artist...earns comparisons to great songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Randy Newman, but Fullbright’s music makes sense in such lofty company.' The Wall Street Journal crowned him as giving one of the year’s 10 best live performances, and the album also earned him the ASCAP Foundation’s Harold Adamson Lyric Award. If there was any doubt that his debut announced the arrival of a songwriting force to be reckoned with, it was put to rest when ‘From The Ground Up’ was nominated for Best Americana Album at the GRAMMY Awards, which placed Fullbright alongside some of the genre’s most iconic figures, including Bonnie Raitt.

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