Bandwagon: The Hooten Hallers, Aug. 24, Matchwood Brewing

This trio’s outward appearance does nothing to prepare listeners for the hard-hitting sonic experience to come.

John Randall’s self-described “demonically-tinged” vocals are wildly powerful. Combined with Andy Rehm’s rock ’n’ roll drumming and Kellie Everett’s thunderous baritone and bass sax, The Hooten Hallers are a musical force. 

Recordings of the band’s songs make the heart beat faster. The thought of a live show induces sweat. The Hooten Hallers’ special brand of honky tonk blues seems to shout: “Forget your worries. Grab a drink. Get to the front row.”

—Lyndsie Kiebert

8-11 p.m., FREE. Matchwood Brewing Company, 513 Oak St., 208-718-2739, Listen at

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