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Ume, Starset to co-headline local radio station’s first free concert of the year


100.3 The X Rocks, Boise’s local alt-rock radio station, has announced its first free “X Show” of 2014. Up-and-coming bands Ume and Starset will co-headline March 28 at the Knitting Factory in downtown Boise. The show is free.


Ume, who hail from Austin, Texas, are touring to promote their upcoming release “Monuments,” which will hit the shelves on March 4. The band consists of Lauren Larson on vocals/guitar, Rachel Fuhrer on drums and Eric Larson on bass. They are known for raucous live shows that blend heavy rock with hipster-friendly indie rock.


Starset, from Cleveland, Ohio, is currently on their first national tour ever. Very little is known about this band; in fact, the band member’s names have never even been publicly released. The Starset official website simply states, “Starset have been commissioned by The Starset Society to spread broad awareness of The Message through music and media.” Taking the stage in full astronaut apparel, they refer to their shows as “transmissions,” and this will be the first such transmission in Idaho.


While tickets are free to this show, you must listen to 100.3 The X Rocks to find out when and where to get them. They can be won through on-air call-in contests as well as when the X Rock booth is set up at various locations throughout the Treasure Valley.


Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available by listening to 100.3 The X Rocks.