Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Live music

Blues and metal come to the valley

Express Staff Writer

Courtesy photo, Bill Sims Jr. will rock the Sun Valley Resort Boiler Room with shows Friday, Feb. 25, and Saturday, Feb. 26.

Live music in the Wood River Valley is aplenty for the weekend. The Sun Valley Resort Boiler Room will have its Winter Comedy Series with Tig Notaro and Gary Cannon on Friday, Feb. 25, and Saturday, Feb. 26, followed by a show with New York City bluesman Bill Sims Jr. Comedy shows start at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Sims will have his band as well as Paul Tillotson performing each night. Tickets are $10 at the door. The doors open at 9:30 p.m. and the show starts at 10 p.m. The Boiler Room is also home to free comedy with Mike Murphy on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., The Fabulous Vuarnettes on Thursdays at 6 p.m. and "Forever Plaid" on Sundays at 7:30 p.m. The Fabulous Vuarnettes and "Forever Plaid" shows are $10 at the door. In addition, Warm Springs Lodge and River Run Lodge will have après-ski live music Wednesday through Sunday from 2-5 p.m.

At Whiskey Jacques', enjoy karaoke with MC Spice Train tonight, Feb. 23, and the Metallica tribute band, Blistered Earth, on Friday, Feb. 25. The valley's favorite indie rockers, Finn Riggins, will play Saturday, Feb. 26. All shows at Whiskey Jacques' begin at 10 p.m.

In the south valley, Zou 75 in Hailey will have a special live music performance by the Burrough Brothers Band on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door to benefit Camp Rainbow Gold. The band will kick off the Share Your Heart Ball festivities, which will take place on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Sun Valley Inn Limelight Room.

The Burrough Brothers are a classic-rock cover band from San Jose, Calif., that plays tunes by Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Journey, Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews, Elton John and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

In addition, Silver Dollar in Bellevue will have valley musicians Up A Creek play on Friday, Feb. 25, at 9 p.m. Shows at the Silver Dollar are free.

For a complete listing of music events in the valley, see the Music, Dance and Theater section of the Calendar on Page C5.

—Sabina Dana Plasse

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