Tearing it up on the Student Union Patio Friday Sept. 28 will be the bands Acorn Project and Jupiter Holiday. The show will be put on by the Student Union Fine Arts Program as part of the Student Union Performance Series (SUPS).
First to take the stage will be Boise’s own Jupiter Holiday. The four-piece ensemble has been around since 2005 and is made up of Michael Bassett on guitar/lead vocals, Jason Grazian on drums, Kreed Kleinkopf on bass and Shaun Palmer on guitar.
While the band’s self-proclaimed influences are from “everyone and everything,” the essence of their sound is psychedelic/progressive-esque and they are admirers of The Animal Collective, The Beatles, Frank Zappa, The Grateful Dead, Nirvana and the Steve Miller Band.
Starting at 12:45 p.m. Acorn Project, a seasoned sextet from Bellingham, Wash., will take their turn on stage. The group has been on the musical circuit since 2002 and released its first album entitled, “We’ll Be Fine,” in mid-2006.
Though several members have filtered in and out of the group over the years, their current line-up includes drummer Kevin “Kreestoe” Chryst, lead guitarist Tristan Currin, keyboardist/vocalist Oskar Kollen, saxophonist/vocalist Sam Lax, guitarist/vocalist Andy Pritiken and bassist Scott “T-Bone” Vailancourt.
Acorn Project has a dynamic sound that reaches into the influential depths of bands such as Pink Floyd, Radiohead and Morphine.
So, if you’re a fan of everything from progressive and psychedelic rock to electro and funk, or are just looking to take in some live music during your lunch hour, the show starts at 11:30 a.m.