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Paul Bates

Paul Bates
The Mixed Bag is a weekly student produced radio show featuring an eclectic mix of rock, folk, punk, reggae, alternative, classical, show tunes, and whatever else my listeners are in the mood to hear. I've also got interviews, commentary, and whatever you want to talk about. Tune in every Friday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (MST) at

Welcome back to Pulse Check! Every two weeks, we give you the lowdown on some of our favorite upcoming events in the Boise music scene and beyond. This time around, we’re bringing you upcoming shows from Tomten, Saintseneca, and an art exhibit titled Hyperdontia. Enjoy your Pulse Check, and be sure to check out Turning Politricks every Sunday from 3 – 5pm. For more info on the shows we’ve announced here, have a gander at their Facebook event pages.

Tomten with Tisper & Hex Girl

Opening Reception – Visual Arts Collective – Hyperdontia

Slow Magic with Kodak To Graph and DaktyL

Saintseneca with Busman’s Holiday and Lost Ones


Check out the very first Pulse Check! We’ll be creating a new Pulse Check twice a month, keeping you updated with the best of what’s happening in Boise’s music scene, around Boise State, and beyond. For more information about the shows we covered during this Pulse Check, check out these pages:

Crazy Horse Grand Opening – 12 September (free show!)

September 20th @ The Crux

September 21st @ Crazy Horse

Don’t forget to check out our spotlighted show for this Pulse Check, The Man Cave with Earl Moore and Sam Matthews!


Joseph Lyle has a vision, beautiful and simple: to create and share beautiful music. He recently joined us at The Wormhole Studio in the .dot creatives complex for an interview and live performance. Watch and listen as Joseph talks about creating his forthcoming album A Walk With the Leaves, which is currently being funded via indiegogo. You can support this album by visiting his indiegogo page here.



Fox Alive

On Aug.23, University Pulse held a performance by an array of talented local musicians to showcase the local music scene to the Boise State campus. Genres of all sorts were featured, from hip hop to alternative rock. From new students to returning students, all had the chance to experience these artists as a way to wrap up Bronco Welcome and enjoy a free show before the beginning of classes.

This past Sunday, 9 December 2012, I had an incredible Skype interview with Halifax, Nova-Scotia based artist Jont. He spoke with me about his early days as a poet and musician, meeting Allen Ginsberg, his career as a Troubador, and his newest album “Hello Halifax”. Unfortunately, due to some technical difficulties, some of the best parts of the interview were cut out, such as his live performance of “Teardrops and Pennies” during the interview, but never fear! There are several ways you can see a similar performance.First, Jont puts on an awesome live concert every week, often inviting guests, on LiveStream called Halifax on Tuesday (H.O.T.-T.V.). For more information and a free copy of Hello Halifax, head over to and click on his face (you’ll get it when you go there) Second, head on over to and become a Torchbearer for his album. A donation of £75.00 will get you a personal 3-song Skype concert, the album Hello Halifax, a second album from his catalogue, and your name in the published Hello Halifax CD booklet. Hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did!