Breakdown Ball Vol II


Nov 30 Sat
Breakdown Ball Vol II6:30 PM | Doors: 6:00 PM
Knitting Factory Concert House - BoiseBoise, ID
All Ages
Buy Tickets $5.00 - $15.00
The Breakdown Ball is an annual charity event powered by Idaho musicians with regional bands support. This year benefits: The Boise Hive & Special Olympics Idaho. Each General Admission ticketholder will receive one $5 raffle ticket upon arrival to the venue. Upstairs reserved ticketholders will receive two $5 raffle tickets. These are included in your ticket price. Additional raffle tickets may be purchased at the concert. Limited edition Breakdown Ball Volume II compilation CD, items for raffle and auction. Military & Veterans General Admission special $5, with valid ID.

Scheduled to appear:

The Sky Burns Brighter (Boise)
Stone Prophet (Meridian)
Faded Leroy (Boise)
Living in False Eyes (Boise)
A Dead Desire (Hyrum, UT)
Free The Jester  (Spokane, WA)


Faded Leroy

Based out of Boise, ID, Faded Leroy formed in the summer of 2012. After performing in the Treasure Valley for over a decade with various bands, and touring regionally together, Brendan Nickel and Beau Kolar decided to rethink their approach to music. It wasn't long before the ideas were flowing. "The writing all seemed very effortless," remembers Nickel. With Nickel on guitar and Kolar on drums, they began developing those first sketches and soon had nearly an album's worth of original material. Shortly thereafter, Kolar and Nickel enlisted the help of Jeremy Cummings on vocals to assist them in further developing the tracks. They began recording "Days Between Stations" on December 21, 2012 at the Tonic Room Studios in Boise with Jason Ringelstetter manning the controls. Erin Johnson spent a short time with the band on bass and recorded the bass tracks on "Days Between Stations". In the summer of 2013, the three met Brian Lewis and they hit it off immediately. With the addition of Lewis on bass the current lineup was solidified. The band released "Days Between Stations" on March 25, 2014. With the album finished, the band has shifted their focus to live performing. Although Faded Leroy is in its infancy, the members are building on years of experience they gained playing in the region. Cummings is best known for his intense vocal stylings with Boise bands Sub*vert and Portrait of the Assassin. Kolar, drummer for Boise rock band Abrupt Edge, has a long-standing musical relationship with Nickel (both were members of Abrupt Edge, Solar Roller, and Uncle Bud). Kolar currently performs with Silverbridge and Cyan in addition to Faded Leroy. Nickel may be best known for his guitar work in earlier projects such as Organech, and Matthew C. Vanderboegh's "The Erinys" (where he first shared the stage with Cummings). Lewis fills out the low end, dishes out tasty grooves, and brings enthusiasm to the stage.
   Together they have given birth to the legend of Faded Leroy, a 
forgotten broadcaster in the not so distant  when civilization has fallen under the shadow of dark forces. All media and transmitters are under control. Alone and abandoned at a forgotten radio outpost, Leroy works tirelessly to rebuild the station and equipment, to broadcast himself across the airwaves and make contact with any surviving translators. As the darkest hour nears, Leroy closes in on the outcome of what may be his most dangerous experiment yet...future