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Alisha Graefe

Music Director of University Pulse, producer of Closet Under the Stairs and lover of all great music.

Pennsylvania rockers have changed their name from the super catchy Daylight to Superheaven. Read the statement from the band below:

We’re back home from our recent tour with Bayside, Four Year Strong, and Mixtapes. First, we would like to extend a than you to those bands for making it fun and an overall great experience. Also, thank you to anyone who made it out to a show and supported the tour, and an extra thanks if you bought a record or a t-shirt, or gave us a place to stay along the way.

With that said, we have some important news to share. Some of you may have already figured it out, but we are changing our name. We will no longer be performing or releasing music under the name “Daylight.”

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From Indian Lakes stopped through Boise on April 1st on their first ever headlining tour, the Able Bodies Tour. The five-piece band from California was joined by The American Scene and Naive Thieves. I personally got to see the alternative rockers three times in Boise last year with each show bringing a bigger audience every time. Seeing as this was their first headlining tour, I expected a big crowd to show up at The Crux. I was definitely impressed with the turnout. What I was even more impressed with was the energy from both the band and the fans that filled every crevice of The Crux. While singing my heart out, I would take a second to look around me and see everyone else in the crowd singing along to every word as well. The energy of the room was undeniably emotional and full of love. The moment that sticks with me and will for years to come was when Joey Vannucchi came back out for an encore. As soon as Joey struck those first chords of “Your Son” the room went absolutely quiet as everyone soaked up every word and every note of the beautifully crafted song. 

Check out photos from the show below:

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Treefort Music Fest was a glorious weekend for Boise, Idaho. With events happening all over downtown Boise from March 20th through March 23rd, attendees had an almost over-whelming amount of events to choose from. Filled with 300+ bands, Boise turned into a hip, music loving city. The University Pulse had the wonderful opportunity to attend the whole festival. I got the to see some incredible talents from The Joy Formidable, Saintseneca, Perfect Pussy, RJD2, Special Explosion and many many more. Check out photos of all of these bands below and the many local bands that played as well:

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Saintseneca Interview- 3/20/14




Zac Little, Maryn Jones and Steve Ciolek from Saintseneca sat down with us before their Treefort Music Festival performances to talk about the making of their new album, Dark Arc, SXSW festival and their new record label, Anti-.

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Lydia Interview, 3/7/14

Leighton Antelman sat down with us at The Crux during Lydia‘s stop on the Illuminate Tour. Leighton talked about life on the road, headlining and the incident the band went through in Portland.

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Pennsylvania natives Daylight stopped by The Shredder during their tour with Bayside and Four Year Strong. Even though members of the band were dealing with sickness, they still put on a certifiably grungy show, playing only songs off of their extremely successful full-length album, Jar.

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Check out photos from the set below.

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Seahaven Interview- February 8, 2014

Seahaven stopped in Boise, ID on their tour with Touche Amore, mewithoutYou and Drug Church. We had the privilege of being able to sit down with Kyle and Michael to ask them about their new album, Reverie Lagoon: Music for Escapism Only, bands from high school and their first performance as Seahaven together.

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Local math rock band, Fox Alive performed at The Crux with New Jersey band, Dads and fellow locals, King Brat on February 5th.

Fox Alive have been ferociously playing show after show in Boise and have steadily been building a reputation for themselves in the local scene. Fast fingers, brilliant guitar and high energy are some of the ways to describe the extremely talented band.

You can find Fox Alive on Facebook.

Check out pictures from the show below:

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Manchester Orchestra has released their single off of Cope set to be released on April 1, 2014. “Top Notch” is the only music the Georgia rock band has released since the band’s last album, Simple Math.

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