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8 DAYS OUT Food & Drink

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STUDENT/SERVICE INDUSTRY NIGHT—Dance music by FUEGOGO! starting at 9:30 p.m. along with $1 off all drafts and liquors. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Terrapin Station, 1519 W. Main St., Boise, 208342-1776, terrapinboise.

BALLISTIC BEER PONG—Compete for $300 in prizes. 10 p.m. FREE. Bad Irish, 199 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-338-8939, www.

Workshops & Classes FORD’S FUTURE OF SAFETY TOUR—Ford will demonstrate the future of auto-safety through exhibitions of how they are using new technology like smart sensors, radar, camera and wireless systems to develop new crash avoidance and driver assist systems. 9 a.m. FREE. St. Luke’s Medical Offices, 520 S. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-381-2592,

Art ROCK ART PERSPECTIVES: PICTOGRAPHS AND PETROGLYPHS— See Thursday. $3-$5. Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-334-2120,

BOISE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY—The club meets the first Tuesday and second Friday of the month. See website for more info. FREE, Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-3439895. KARAOKE CONTEST—8 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s Saloon, 5467 Glenwood, Garden City, 208-3226699. KILROY COFFEE KLATCH—Join other WWII-generation people for a morning of conversation and friendship. All veterans are welcome and there are often guest speakers. For more information, e-mail First Tuesday of every month, 10-11:30 a.m. FREE. Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa Airport, 201 Municipal Dr., Nampa, 208-465-6446, MBA SUMMER PREVIEW— University of Phoenix faculty, current students and alumni of the MBA program will share their knowledge of the curriculum and

offer guidance to those interested in furthering their education with the university. 6:30 p.m. FREE. University of Phoenix-Idaho campus, 3080 E. Gentry Way, Ste. 150, Meridian, 208-888-1505, POKER—Play for fun and prizes. 7 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club, 10206 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-321-1811. ROTARY CLUB MEETINGS— Meet up with other professional adults to collaborate on topics of community service and well-being. 5:15 p.m. Perkins Family Restaurant, 300 Broadway Ave., Boise, 208-395-1531. SOCRATES CAFE—Join a group of active and engaged listeners who meet every week to discuss burning questions like “what is the standard of beauty” or “are happiness and pleasure the same thing.” The group votes on a question and the discussion begins. For more information, e-mail 7-8:45 p.m. FREE. Papa Joe’s, 1301 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-344-7272, TEAM TRIVIA NIGHT AND BEER PONG NIGHT—8 p.m. FREE. Bad Irish, 199 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-338-8939, www.badirish. com.

Literature PARTNERS IN CRIME—Writers and fans of mystery meet to discuss trends in the genre. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Bookshop, 7079 Overland Road, Boise, 208-376-4229, www. POETRY READING—Poetry host Scott Berge invites poets to share their own work or favorite poems during a fun night of poetry readings. Sign up at 6:30 p.m. and start waxing poetic at 7 p.m. For more information, email 6:30 p.m. FREE. Alia’s Coffeehouse, 908 W. Main St., Boise, 208338-noon99.

Talks & Lectures F-35 CRITICS PANEL—Local speakers from the Idaho Peace Coalition and Save Our Valley Now will address local noise and economic concerns related to the F-35 fighter jet the Pentagon is considering basing at the Mountain Home Air Force Base and Idaho National Guard’s Gowen Field. 7 p.m. FREE. Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road, Boise, 208-570-6900,

Citizen CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS—6 p.m. Boise City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise.

Religious/Spiritual MEDITATE WITH BOISE DHARMATA SANGHA—Meditate with the Boise Dharmata Sangha. First and Third Tuesday of every month, 7-8 p.m. 2369 W. Trestle Drive, Meridian. 208-921-4062. www. boisesangha.googlepages. com.

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NOISE/CD REVIEW THE BLACK KEYS: BROTHERS The Black Keys have done a couple of new things recently: They cut their hair and put out their latest album, Brothers (Nonesuch). Singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney are pros at writing hard-hitting blues numbers. In Brothers, their sixth release, they bring a heavy combination of crunchy riffs, dust-bowl blues and loose fleshy drum beats, resulting in their richest and most substantial album yet. Press play and immediately the drums start stomping beneath a muted, fuzzed-out guitar on “Everlasting Light.” “Next Girl” is a fun anthem that any guy can relate to: “My next girl / will be nothing like my ex-girl. / I made mistakes back then / I’ll never do it again.” “Howlin For You” would work well on a Quentin Tarantino soundtrack with its old-school spaghetti western jangle. Sprawling, greasy and rife with hooks, songs such as “Ten Cent Pistol,” “I’m Not The One” and “Sinister Kid” keep the album rocking, while “The Only One,” “These Days” and “Never Gonna Give You Up” contrast as subtle come-down numbers, the latter utilizing soft, backing feminine vocals to underscore Auerbach’s blues howl. In total, the album runs for nearly an hour, and while there are stagnant moments, the majority of Brothers remains exciting and entertaining—an impressive feat for a sixth full-length album. All told, Brothers is a fine addition to an already impressive discography. —Stephen Foster WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

Boise Weekly Vol. 18 Issue 48  

Idaho's Only Alternative

Boise Weekly Vol. 18 Issue 48  

Idaho's Only Alternative