Authors Posts by Alisha Graefe

Alisha Graefe

Alisha Graefe
General Manager of the University Pulse, producer of Closet Under the Stairs and Boise Locals Only and lover of all things music.

From Indian Lakes stopped by Boise on their day off from their current tour with Relient K on November 6th. The band graced the stage with The Kickback and local band Adam Wright at the Crux. They put on a simply electric show. They played a great variety of songs from their old albums and their new album, Absent Sounds. From Indian Lakes never disappoints.

Below are photos from the show taken by Alisha Graefe and Adam Wright.

Find From Indian Lakes:

The University Pulse has teamed up with Adam Wright Media. Adam Wright is a local musician, photographer and videographer. He has started the In The Valley Sessions which highlights local and touring bands with a special acoustic performance set in miscellaneous Boise locations.

Check out the In The Valley Session with Portland band, Lee Corey Oswald. They are currently signed to No Sleep Records and you can purchase Regards here.

Everyone has a handful of albums that will stick with them for the majority of their lives. Those select albums that changed what style of music they listened to, influenced some kind of change in their life or is simply their favorite album.

The list below comprises my list of albums that changed my life in some kind of way-my 5 most influential albums:

downloadCalifornia indie band, From Indian Lakes released their long awaited 3rd full-length album, Absent Sounds on October 7th. The new album is one of the most beautiful albums released in the last 5 years.

Absent Sounds deals with themes of death. Now this may sound extremely unpleasant and uncomfortable to listen to but that is not the case. The lyrical content on this album is right on par with everything From Indian Lakes have released so far. Every line is written with precision, delicacy and beautiful intricacy. Every word and line is put together for a purpose. The theme of death is so beautifully written about that nothing is uncomfortable about the subject.

07Flash back 7 years ago- I was merely 14 years old, flipping through Alt Press magazines admiring photographs from that summer’s Vans Warped Tour, simply wishing I could be there. My dream since I was 14 was to follow my favorite bands and to photograph them, especially during Warped Tour.

This summer, it actually happened. The University Pulse team got the fantastic opportunity to photograph and attend this summer’s Vans Warped Tour in Salt Lake City, Utah. The one day festival was sunny, extremely hot, dusty and a ton of fun (as usual).

The University Pulse team got to see an array of bands, including Real Friends, Mayday Parade, The Story So Far, The Devil Wears Prada, Bad Rabbits, Every Time I Die and more.

Check out the photo gallery of my favorite photographs from the day below. To view even more photos, check out my Flickr page.

rfc108The finest group to come out of the United Kingdom, Basement, have reunited after a two year hiatus to release Further Sky. After revealing the end of their two year break with a tour announcement and a simple “Hi” posted on their Twitter back in January, Basement have been hush-hush about recording anything all year. Surprising fans everywhere, they finally released “Summer’s Colour” in June of this year.