Author Archives: Christopher Banyas

About Christopher Banyas

Chris is a Pocatello native, music junkie, and record addict currently amassing a collection of rejection slips on his way to a career as an author. He earned a B.A. in English from Idaho State University, focusing on Technical Communication, and currently works at Simplot as a Regulatory Technical Writer. Chris has a passion for all music, especially the discovery of unknown bands, and loves to purchase used LPs based solely on cover art alone. He listens to everything, with the extreme metal genres and punk being his bread and butter, and fills the time in between work, sleep, and records with board games.

Drink, Drank, Punk: NOFX and the Punk in Drublic Music & Craft Beer Festival Come To Boise 9/17

Whether you’ve had Punk in Drublic stuck in your head in one form or another since first exposure (like I have), or have ceaselessly jammed “Franco Un-American” (also me), there’s a tour coming you won’t want to miss. A punk … Continue reading

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Show Preview: Gojira / Pallbearer / Oni at the Knitting Factory in Boise

Gojira has been disrupting the metal world since its inception way back in 2001. A French quartet pumping out record after record of unique and varied death metal, the band originated when two brothers, Mario and Joe Duplantier, kicked things … Continue reading

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A Selfie By Any Other Name: ACIDIC as Musical Ambassadors

Four dudes from Southern California waking up in Kazakhstan would probably panic under any normal circumstances. But the scenario that led Southern California rock band ACIDIC, comprised of Mike Gossard, Josh Bennett, Max Myrick, and Matt Whitaker to this very … Continue reading

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It’s Dangerous To Go Alone!

I’ve probably spent the equivalent of what it would cost to put an 18 year old through a fairly well respected preparatory school on records in my life. Don’t get me wrong, I regret nothing, but sometimes I look at … Continue reading

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