30th Annual Alive After Five Summer Concert Series
Join us this summer for Alive After Five on the Basque Block! We will be celebrating 30 years of Boise's favorite Summer Concert Series each Wednesday, June 1 - August 31. The event starts at 5pm and lasts until 8pm and is Free to attend.
EARLY ANNOUNCEMENT - Alive After Five Starts Wednesday, June 1 with Kaleo
The Downtown Boise Association is proud to bring the band Kaleo straight from the airwaves to the Boise's historic Basque Block. Kaleo will headline this summer's first Alive After Five June 1st.
Kaleo has been a firm hit in their native Iceland since 2012. The band treated audiences throughout Europe before bringing their music to a welcoming American audience just last year.
Their isolated heritage inspires a unique take on familiar sonic elements, resulting in diversity and freedom on each and every breathtaking track. Best friends since attending elementary school in the small town of Mosfellsbaer outside of Reykjavik, bandleader JJ Juliusson, drummer David Antonsson Crivello, and bassist Danny Jones began playing together at the age of 17. Honing their skills, they played countless shows around the nation's capital for a few years before adding guitarist Rubin Pollock to the mix in 2012.
They named the band Kaleo, which means "the sound" in Hawaiian, and started their career in earnest with a handful of well-received shows at the 2012 Iceland Airwaves music festival. After their first pair of original songs were tremendous hits in early 2013, the band signed to Iceland's largest record label, Sena, in the fall of 2013 and recorded their full-length debut, Kaleo, in just six short weeks. Five singles would reach Number One and the album would go Gold, receiving high praise and sending the band to shows and festivals in Europe over the next year, including an appearance on the biggest stage in their home country, Culture Night, where they played to 100,000 people and reached 90 percent of Iceland's population in broadcast.
Drawn to Kaleo's multi-layered dynamics, their ability to play different genres with equal skill, the vocals and mood reminiscent of everything from Bon Iver and Iron & Wine to Coldplay and David Gray, and wise-beyond-their-years songwriting, the world came calling. Now, signed to Atlantic Records in the US, Kaleo has moved to Austin, Texas, and will begin recording new material in London for an EP due this year. Get ready for the sound.
For more info, visit www.officialkaleo.com
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