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Headliner concert event in Boise's best listening room SATURDAY, JULY 20, $7 general admission Tickets available at the door and at TicketBud A passion-fueled batch of new songs and guitar pieces. A chance to play with a long-time friend and musical hero. One of the best performance environments ever developed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2013 at Dan Costello
It's autumn again -- my favorite time of year in Boise. It seems like a few years have passed now where we haven't had that classic fall season, though. The one where the summer heat breaks in late August, and the breezy, cool blue-sky days seem to last from the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2012 at Dan Costello
The most dreaded question I ever hear (and I hear it often): "Oh, you play music... so what do you sound like?" And I say, "Well... uh... what night are you gonna hear me?" I constantly struggle with defining my sound. Most people seem to want a quick, less-than-four-word description... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2012 at Dan Costello
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To Tom7 (creator of the Album-A-Day (AAD) project): Dan Costello from Boise, ID here. I'm a fan of yours in many ways! I adore your fonts, Escape, your writing style, your music. I hope this is still something you're actively involved with... A friend of mine and I just recently... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at Dan Costello
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Spring is HERE. Wore my first short-sleeved shirt yesterday, in what seems like forever, without a single goose-bump. It's gonna be a special season. First off, gotta let you know about a couple great shows coming up: IN LIKE A LION... DAN COSTELLO + JEREMIAH JAMES Duo Show Friday, April... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at Dan Costello
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(BOISE, ID) Story Story Night introduces the black sheep in the family with the new Story Story Late-Night series, an offshoot of the popular live storytelling program that will highlight the more raw, revealing and provocative stories in the community. Story Story Late-Nights will be held on the second Monday... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2012 at Dan Costello
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First, the big concert coming up: I have the extreme privilege of opening for Robin Kessinger and Todd Hallawell on FRIDAY JULY 22nd, 7pm at the Linen Building. Tickets are on sale NOW at BrownPaperTickets.com. This is all-ages, no smoking, no beepers, no espresso machines going off in the middle... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2011 at Dan Costello
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Voting for the Idaho Statesman's Best of the Treasure Valley closes at midnight on Friday, May 13. Dan Costello, one of the most talented and tireless musicians in town, needs your voice and your vote. Tip your hat and show your support to Dan by voting here. Why? Because Dan... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2011 at Dan Costello
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TONIGHT, December 27th at 7pm, Story Story Night presents GOING HOME: Stories of Returning with featured storytellers followed by an extended open story slam. Make your season bright with true stories on the theme, told live on stage and without notes, with live music by Dan Costello. Only $5. Doors... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2010 at Dan Costello
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(BOISE) On Wed. December 8, 2010 at 7:30 pm, Paul Grove makes a one-time only appearance at The Gallery at The Linen Building. Hear this Spokane-based, internationally-renowned classical guitarist perform Hans Werner Henze's "Royal Winter Music" for solo classical guitar, along with other classical masterpieces. Brighten your holidays with brilliant... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2010 at Dan Costello
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Did you know Dan composes original guitar pieces for organizations and events? As the musician for Story Story Night, Dan offered his skills to write a breathtaking original theme for the program, now played at every event and on the Story Story Night podcast. Listen to the full theme song... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2010 at Dan Costello
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Tonight! Story Story Night presents LIVING WITHOUT: Stories of Letting Go at 7pm (doors at 6:30pm). Dan and I put together a podcast for Story Story Night every Monday. We needed a teaser story for this month's theme, so I made one myself. Crafty. Cheap. Also Cheep. Hear a story from my life about the sensory experiences of a shy American teenager living without language in a Russian winter. If you listen to the end, you can even hear me sing a Russian song. Listen here: Jessica Holmes: Living Without in Russia Or subscribe and listen to the Story Story... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2010 at Cheep | Live well, cheap.
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Dan plays every Tuesday with the Truck Stop Trio at Lock, Stock & Barrel from 8 to 10:30pm. And every Wednesday solo at Solid from 6 to 9pm. Hump days just got a whole lot better. Make at least one gig a week a steady date. Eat, drink, be merry.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at Dan Costello
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When I was a kid, radio was everywhere in my life. It was my alarm clock every morning. It was my backup band throughout the day. It was my lullaby going to sleep every single night. The weekly pop radio shows, like Casey Kasem's American Top 40, were church for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2010 at Dan Costello
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OK, I'll admit it. When Boise musician Jared Hallock contacted me a few months ago about this big crazy production he was putting together called "Unity In Diversity," as part of the annual Fall For Boise series, my skeptic / artsy-loony alarm bells went off a little bit. I mean,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2010 at Dan Costello
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Solo or with back up, Dan knows how to work a room (musically of course). Starting today, Dan Costello & the Truck Stop Trio take the stage at the lounge at Lock, Stock & Barrel every Tuesday in October (filling the place of the now internationally-touring Ned Evett). Backed by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2010 at Dan Costello
A frightening trend has arisen lately. Earlier this year, Tom Grainey's eliminated all live music from both their upstairs and downstairs room, save for one band on weekends and the occasional once-or-twice-a-month out-of-towner show otherwise. They've slowly reintroduced regular local acts back into their formula, but it's still been strange... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2010 at Dan Costello
In a word, Dan Costello is versatile. His solo shows display a breathtaking range of virtuosity and inexhaustible talent. He also teams with standout musicians in Boise and beyond to form extraordinary configurations that span every genre and style—and never fail to rock. Book Dan now as a solo artist... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2010 at Dan Costello
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That's right, the fiery, guitar-dueling, singin' - songwritin' duo known as Evett & Costello will play one last show this Tuesday, Oct. 5th, at Lock Stock & Barrel. The show starts at 8pm and could go as late as 11pm depending on attendance. What began as a filling of a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2010 at Dan Costello
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Music from Stanley is a live performance and radio series created by Ryan Peck, a local musician, promoter, professor and Dan's longtime friend. The first half of Music from Stanley takes place every summer on the lawn at Redfish Lake in the heart of the Sawtooth Mountains. Featuring an eclectic... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2010 at Dan Costello
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Dan Costello is the featured musician for the live storytelling phenomenon, Story Story Night. Hear the 'White Lies' roll tonight, in song and story... Monday, Sept. 27 WHITE LIES: Stories of Polite Fictions @ The Linen Building 7 pm. $5 at door. All ages. Full bar. FEATURED STORYTELLERS: »Katy Gilbert... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2010 at Dan Costello
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(I wrote this for Bricolage co-owner Chelsea Snow's crafty cute zine.) Pre-1980s costume jewelry is like the 2010 high-end kitsch sold for godforsaken amounts at places like Anthropologie and (shudder) Claire’s. Except that pre-1980s costume jewelry is actually made out of real metal, stone and glass, and not of craplastic (crap + plastic). And pre-1980s costume jewelry is stupid cheap. You may have heard a rumor that precious gemstones are being picked the hell out of existence. And did you know that petroleum makes anything? So do jewelry makers, or should I say, jewelry mass producers. The flimsy pieces sold... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2010 at Cheep | Live well, cheap.
Starting a public-facing blog begs self-examination. I think things like, “Seriously, who do you think you are? What do you know about any of this stuff? You think you’re a simulacrum of Tim Gunn and Padma Lakshmi and Anthony Bourdain and those Brits from Changing Rooms (the much better BBC precursor to Trading Spaces. And yes, I watch too much reality television) on a die-hard budget. But who are you really? A nobody.” Well that’s just it really. I am a nobody, and I felt like one nearly all my life. I wasn’t born with a 75% off Calvin Klein... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at Cheep | Live well, cheap.