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Couch Surfer Series ft. Tispur, Malia Collins, and Annie Berical

  • Radio Boise - KRBX 89.9 & 93.5 FM 1020 W Main Street #50 Boise, ID 83702 United States (map)

Radio Boise presents the Couch Surfer Series, a monthly event featuring talk and performance with writers, artists, and musicians in the Radio Boise studios. Every second Sunday of the month, creators will talk about their craft, perform and read their work for a live audience.

For October 14th, the couch will hold musician Tispur, author Malia Collins, with moderator Annie Berical.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase with ID and all proceeds benefit KRBX Radio Boise.

Single tickets are $15 and are limited, available beginning August 17th at 11 am. Doors open at 5:30 pm, event begins at 6 and runs until 8-ish with an intermission at 7 pm.

Season tickets are available for $75 and guarantee your seat at all six performances, available for purchase beginning August 8th at 4:30 pm.

Thanks to Open Table Boise Catering and Bittercreek Alehouse for sponsoring this event!


Tispur is a dream-folk project fronted by Samwise Carlson from Boise, ID. It combines intricate guitar-work, dream-like vocals, and ornate lyricism to excite evocative imagery of imaginary worlds. Samwise is known for their angelic vocal style, impressive range and gently hypnotic, moving performances akin with the spirit of Nick Drake, Vashti Bunyan, and Joanna Newsom.


Malia grew up in Hawaii and after leaving home for the wilds of Wisconsin where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and Journalism from Beloit College. She spent a few years traveling and living abroad until going back home to Kailua, Oahu to get her Master’s in Literature at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. After finishing her degree she moved to Grenoble, France on a Rotary Ambassadorial scholarship to study French Literature at L’Universite Stendhal. It was there that she fell in love with snow and skiing. Shortly after returning to the States, she made a three-day stop in Boise to say hello to her grandparents. That was in 1999 and she’s been here ever since. She lives in Boise with her husband and two children.

Malia’s published short stories in a number of literary magazines, has two Hawaiian children’s books, and is currently working on a guide to Hawaiian Culture as well as a novel. She loves to swim in the ocean, walk Kailua Beach, and hike up Table Rock, particularly at sunrise.


Annie received her Bachelor of Arts (BA), English, writing emphasis from Boise State University in 2004, followed by a Master of Fine Arts in Nonfiction writing from University of Idaho in 2007. She performs regularly with multiple bands, acts in local theater groups and is involved with many community organizations.