Every so often a tribute band makes its way to the Wood River Valley and honors a beloved group of musicians. This week the tribute is not just about great music and intelligent lyrics but about a group of artists who carved out a very special niche in music history.
This Must Be The Band: Talking Heads Tribute will play Whiskey Jacques' on Friday, April 1, at 10 p.m. It ain't no disco, and there's no fooling around about this band. They have the look, the style and talent to recreate a Talking Heads show.
The cast of This Must Be The Band includes Charlie Otto as David Byrne, Ben Domoff as Christ Frantz, Jamie Jay as Tina Weymouth, Jim Dinou who plays Jerry Harrison, Adrian Belew and Bernie Worrell, Kasey Foster as Ednah Holt and Pat Sweeney as Steve Scale.
This Must Be The Band formed in May 2007 in Chicago. Since then, the band has been touring the Midwest and expanding to play more venues further West. This Must Be The Band has re-created the concert movie "Stop Making Sense," which was highly praised by Buzz magazine's David Biggs.
"This Must Be The Band took on the huge undertaking of re-creating the classic concert movie ... nearly shot for shot and in my opinion it was an incredible success," Biggs wrote.
Other music at Whiskey's will include DJ Locomotive at the K2 Barrymore Freedogger Party on Thursday, March 31, and a live music show by the Chicharones on Saturday, April 2. Tickets for Whiskey's shows are available at the door. Music starts at 10 p.m.
In addition, on Saturday, April 2, the Sun Valley Brewery in Hailey will welcome back Ian McFeron and longtime musical partner Alisa Milner, a Texas-style fiddler, cellist and harmony vocalist. The show starts at 8 p.m.
"Ian McFeron plays an earthy yet sophisticated blend of folk, rock, alternative country and blues that belies the band's youthfulness. And it's danceable, too," wrote Seattle music critic Gene Stout.
At the Silver Dollar in Bellevue, Kim Stocking will play on Saturday, April 2, at 9 p.m., and DJ Marlene will host karaoke for Shaun Mahoney's 50th birthday and Murph's going-away party on Sunday, April 3.
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