Tennis came to town and boy, they killed it. Every issue that I had with their newest album fell away as they performed tracks, both young and old, without any backing vocals or excess processing. The songs felt clearer and really showcase not only the group’s talent, but also their creative philosophies.

Also at the show were Boise locals Transistor Send and touring group Pure Bathing Culture, who were both excellent.



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Tennis Tour

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Yes, it’s that time of year again. Not only is fall upon us, but your favorite holiday is approaching! You may not be aware of all the fun events that are going on. Here are some highlights of some of the top ones you won’t want to miss!

Halloween Trolley Tour-

Possibly the best rock concert I will go to this year!!! :)

Vocalist Jonny Hawkins and Guitarist Mark Vollelunga
Vocalist Jonny Hawkins looking studly
Bassist Daniel Oliver doing backing vocals
Drummer Paul O’Brien working intensely \m/
Guitarist Mark Vollelunga
Here comes the best part of the show: bass solo!!!
Two-man bass solo?!?
Getting intricate!
Three-man bass solo!!!!!! OMG!!!!
Vocalist Jonny Hawkins
All the instrumentalists jamming together \m/
Guitarist Mark sings through his guitar
Jonny Hawkins taking vocal command
Jonny modulating his own voice

One of the best live concerts of the year, in my humble opinion!

Porter starts the show!
Epic logo in the background
Playin’ da synth
Epic light show
Surveying the landscape
Looking from up high
Obligatory camera shot from the crowd
“Sea of Voices” lyrics up on the screen while Porter plays
Porter’s on cloud nine
“Years of War” lyrics with anime characters!! :)
Blast of confetti showers into the audience

Opener Giraffage:

Nice PlayStation shirt, man
Feelin’ the beatz
Kittehz on screen :3

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Bon jour all my friends from across the campus, city, state, and world it is absolutely fantastic to be writing to all of y’all again this semester. With my humble greeting out of the way, I am beyond stoked to inform y’all that is finally time for “Tooth and Bristle: A Reading Series”  to start back up. If any of you friends are unfamiliar with Tooth and Bristle it is a writing series put on by Boise State’s own MFA program that highlights the writing that they are doing and give everyone a very FREE chance to check out the work our university is producing.

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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