By Jim Stanford on June 17, 2010
The Jackson side may have the jobs, the people and the money, but for a second straight summer the Idaho side has the music.
With the Mangy Moose largely dormant and Pink Garter getting started — these efforts notwithstanding — most big shows are on the west slope of the Tetons, from the Knotty Pine and Music on Main to Targhee festivals and The Spud.
Music on Main has filled its last remaining date with a double bill of Cracker and Frontier Ruckus on Aug. 5. The six-week free concert series, now in Victor’s City Park, is held Thursday nights starting July 15.
Cracker, you may recall, is the California alt-rock group formed in the early ’90s and known for hits like “Low” and “Euro-Trash Girl.” Frontier Ruckus, by contrast, is a young band from Michigan whose style has been described as “Gothic Americana.” The band also was tabbed by Rolling Stone as a must-see at this year’s Bonnaroo, meaning they have a good publicist.
The Knotty Pine hosts two shows this week: a free party with Humboldt County’s Moo-Got-2 tonight (moved indoors) and Jerry Joseph and Wally Ingram on Friday ($12). After stringing together dozens of outrageously great times via word of mouth and handbills over the years, the Knotty finally has a Web site. You can follow updates on Facebook and Twitter as well.
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