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posted on July 13, 2009 11:02


Project Filter Sponsors Free, All-Age Concert July 25th
A free concert will showcase several of the TreasureValley’s hottest Indie Rock bands. Project Filter’s Indie Spotlight ‘09 is Friday, July 25th, at the Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., in Boise. The show will feature the local bands Apple Horse, The Invasion, Sloth Falcon, and Zen Zero. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the show beginning at 7 p.m. 
“We are very excited about playing this gig. It is an awesome line up and Project Filter is an important program that offers ways to quit tobacco,” said Scott Schmaljohn, lead guitar for Zen Zero. “I think each of us in the band has been affected by the dangers of smoking or chewing, whether being the struggle to quit ourselves or losing a family member because of tobacco.”
Indie Spotlight is a free concert, but people will need a ticket to get in the door. Tickets are available at the GuitarCenter, Pac Sun, Newt & Harold’s, or The Board Room.
“This all-ages show offers great music, first and foremost,” Jack Miller, Program Manager for Project Filter, said. “Project Filter has services available to help Idahoans quit tobacco. We will have that information available for those who think they might be ready to quit, but we will not be ‘preaching’ to the crowd about the dangers of tobacco. We simply want people to come out and enjoy the show.”
In addition to working with local bands, Project Filter held a competition with BoiseState graphic design students to create the show’s poster and t-shirt. BSU Senior Jeremy Billups’ design featuring a robot made of amplifiers and guitars was the award winner. The other designs that were submitted also will be on display at the event.
For more information about Indie Spotlight, tickets and the bands, please visit
Project Filter is Idaho’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. Project Filter works to educate the public about the resources available to help individuals quit using tobacco. If you are ready to quit call the Idaho QuitLine at 1-800-Quit-Now (784-8669), or visit
(Editors: For more information please contact Emily Simnitt, DHW Public Information Officer, at 208-334-0693.)