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August 21, 2013 at 3:03 PM
I didn’t know exactly what to expect when Iconoplasty, the one-man whirling dervish of looping electronic drum beats and guitar riffs, hit the High Dive stage in Fremont late Tuesday night.
The brainchild of Boise musician, journalist and author Josh Gross, Iconoplasty grew out of Gross’s penchant for covering heavy metal songs on a ukelele at open mics. Gross wanted to thicken the sound and added electronic drums, with the project eventually outgrowing the ukelele and evolving to its current iteration through trial and error.
If you’re at all familiar with the Boise music scene, you’re probably nodding your head knowingly right about now. The furthest east I’ve ever lived is Pendleton, Ore., so forgive me for being a little taken aback by not only the set up — Gross, standing in front of a drum machine with a guitar strapped on wearing sunglasses with flashlights glued to either side — but also just how good the music was. (more…)
August 19, 2013 at 3:16 PM
Boise’s Red Hands Black Feet and Iconoplasty were a mere 200 miles into their West Coast tour last week — not even at the first stop — when the tour van broke down in Twin Falls, Idaho.
With their transmission cooked, it looked like Red Hands’ first tour was over before it started. Fortunately, the intervention of generous parents and fans who went on Bandcamp and bought Red Hands’ album “These Things Are Important” for up to $100 helped get the cranky van back on the road. The band now faces about $3,000 worth of debt, according to guitarist Eric Larson, but they managed to miss only two dates.
“We’re a little nervous about the van still but we’re really relieved to not have to cancel the tour,” Larson said. “We’re really grateful. In the aftermath a lot of people stepped up and donated. It was a really cool show of support to get us back on the road.”
Van permitting, Red Hands will bring its spacey, instrumental post-rock to High Dive Tuesday night. Think Explosions in the Sky but with a decided punk influence that gives the music a certain drive and juicy hooks to latch onto. (more…)
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