It’s been a week of big concert news.
First, in case you missed it, the Pixies are coming to the INB in October. Tickets are on sale now through TicketsWest. And if you're not a Pixies fan, and don't know what the heck everyone is talking about? Just check out the latest iPhone ad - the one with the little kid dressed as Godzilla and destroying a pint-sized town. The song? “Gigantic,” by the Pixies.
KYRS has released the lineup for MarmotFest, July 12 at Glover Field in Peaceful Valley. The headliner is Oakland-based indie rock band Rogue Wave. Regional acts include the Hoot Hoots from Seattle and Boise’s Marshall Poole, and local favorites Floating Crowbar, Folkinception and the Angela Marie Project. Those tickets also are on sale now through TicketsWest.
In September, of course, it’s Pig Out in the Park. The lineup is mostly set, and an early look reveals an appearance by the legendary L.A. Chicano rock band Los Lobos. And because it wouldn’t be the same without them, Too Slim and the Taildraggers will Pig Out again. Also returning is the popular Seattle-bred band Rail. Locals on the bill include Mon Cheri, Cathedral Pearls, Acuff & Sherfey, Kari Marguerite, the Camaros, Sammy Eubanks and Milonga. Look for the lineup to be finalized in the coming weeks.
Northern Quest also released a partial lineup for its outdoor summer concert series. Among the acts heading for the West Plains are Tony! Toni! Tone! (replacing the previously announced En Vogue) and New Edition, KC & the Sunshine Band and the Village People, Rascal Flatts, and Jeff Foxworthy. Tickets for Rascal Flatts go on sale May 17. The other announced shows are on sale Saturday morning through the casino. The rest of the lineup will be announced later this month.
Coming next week: A list of who’s playing at the Festival at Sandpoint. Stay tuned.