Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Column for July 14, 2010

The Pocatello local live music scene is a little bit country this week, all the way from Chubbuck to downtown to Lava.

Tonight’s Revive at Five, at the Old Town Pavilion on Main Street in Pocatello (view on map), features music by Hot Flash, a locally-based, all-woman country rock band.

On Thursday the 15th, Recycled Rocks, a rock, blues, jazz and a little bit country band is playing at the Riverside Inn in Lava Hot Springs (view on map). Music entertainment outside by the river is free and open to all ages, from 6 to 9:00 p.m.

Also on Thursday, Idaho State University brings music from the north with Mountain Grip from Bozeman, MT opening for Canada’s The Clumsy Lovers. The outdoor show is scheduled on the quad (view on map) starting at 6:30 p.m., free and open to all ages.

Mountain Grip is a four piece jamband playing bluegrass rock, reggae and rockabilly. Guitarists Eli Madden and Bretton Vredevoogd front the band, backed by Sam Roche on drums and bassist Mark Vaughn. Find out more at

The Clumsy Lovers are an area favorite, playing Celtic, bluegrass and country folk. The five-piece, with Jason Homey on the banjo and mandolin, bassist Chris Jonat, guitarist Trevor Rogers, Rebecca Smith on fiddle and drummer Tyler Thompson, have played all over Canada and in 48 of 50 American states over the past 10+ years.

This year, the Clumsy Lovers released “Make Yourself Known”, a 13-song collection showcasing their mix-up of styles. The CD is, in my opinion, the best Clumsy Lovers blend to date of studio smooth and spontaneous live energy. Pick up a copy at the show. For more, visit

And on Friday the 16th, Kole Moulton of the regionally-based country group, Moulton Jess, is playing a one-night-only concert at the Green T, on Yellowstone in Chubbuck (view on map). Music starts at 9:00 p.m., $5 cover at the door and open to those 21 and over.

Moulton and his newly-formed country and acoustic rock band, Lonely Road, are based from Victor, ID. Find out more at

Also on Friday, Benyaro is back in town, playing at the Vinyl Perk on S. Main Street in Pocatello (view on map). Music entertainment starts at 7:00 p.m., free and open to the public of all ages.

Benyaro, an acoustic roots rock duo, is originally from New York and currently based out of Jackson, WY. Ben Musser plays nylon string and steel string guitars, harmonica and percussion, and Bobby McCullough plays upright bass and percussion.

The Benyaro harmonies are tight, and the pair seemingly produces more music than one would imagine a duo could. Listen for fan favorites, "Feelin’ Low," "Cutting Words" and "Bullet-Like Belief."

Their 9-track, self-titled release was on the National CMJ Top 200 list in 2009 and will be available for purchase at the show, or online at

This weekend, Elvis Has Left the Building is scheduled to play at Portneuf Valley Brewing, S. 1st Avenue (view on map), on Friday night starting at 8:30 p.m. And on Saturday the 17th, New Soul Authority takes the stage; music entertainment at the pub is free and open to all ages.

New Soul Authority, based from Idaho Falls, is fronted by vocalist Bryan Hinschberger, backed by Saul Chessin on keyboards, bassist Brad Beckwith and Jack Hoole on drums. They play original music, a mix of soul, funk, jazz and R & B. Find out more at

Marigolds Wine, located on Flandro Drive in Pocatello (view on map), has Cappi, a one-man band, scheduled on Friday and Saturday evenings, starting at 7:00 p.m.

Plain Jane is slated to play new and oldie rock covers at Rumors on Garrett Way (view on map) on Friday and Saturday nights, starting at 9:00 p.m. Rumors is open to those 21+.

And on Sunday the 18th, This Is Hell headlines a hard rock show at The Icon on N. Main Street (view on map). Doors open at 6:30; $8 tickets available through

Linda Alexander
a.k.a. Lana Banana for Idaho Live Music
Live music calendar at

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