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Lincoln Durham
Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

Lincoln Durham

Doors at 7. Music at 8. 21+

Tickets in advance $10. At the door $15.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Lincoln’s musical odyssey began when his grandpa, Charlie, and dad, Ed, put a fiddle in his hands at age 4. He would grow into an accomplished fiddle player winning the Youth Fiddle Championship at age 10. Lincoln afterward followed the path so many musicians have, finding his vice in the seductive, siren-like callings of the electric guitar. Or, in Lincoln’s case, the acoustic slide guitar with gnarly pickups haphazardly screwed into it.

Lincoln’s true biography is in his live show. The passion in his sweat drenched, electrifyingly mesmerizing one-man-band show draws you in to feel every scar and drop of blood in his painfully intimate lyrics. It takes something beautifully “off” to get on stage with just hands and feet for a band, driven by a howling voice, and morbidly preach a music that harkens back to the old blues masters, Son House and Fred McDowell, infused with the edge and angst of Punk and darkened from the bad influences of Tom Waits and Nick Cave.

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Wick-it the Instigator
Mar
29
to Mar 30

Wick-it the Instigator

Doors at 8. Music at 8:30. 21+

Tickets in advance $12. At the door $15.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Wick-it the Instigator is a multi-genre DJ and producer known as a breath of fresh air in an otherwise over-crowded EDM scene. His SoundCloud page is one of the top 200 most active pages on the entire site, garnering more than 40,000 followers and over 7 MILLION plays. Impressive numbers like these, which recently landed him at #5 on Billboard's Next Big Sound chart, aren’t just a testament to his top-notch production skills, but also his keen ability to build and harness a highly interactive online fan base (1,500+ Facebook Fans added weekly). In 2012, Microsoft recognized that direct audience connection and chose Wick-it to produce a song for their Windows 8/Angry Birds: Star Wars commercial that they blasted to millions of prime-time viewers. With successful headline tours supplemented by huge sets at major festivals, it’s obvious his talent and success extend far beyond the studio.

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The Bright Light Social Hour
Mar
30
to Mar 31

The Bright Light Social Hour

w/ Sea Moya & Mad Pattern

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $11. At the door $15.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

From great tragedy comes great art. Or, at least, that’s the hope. In creating their new albums, Jude Vol. Iand Jude Vol. II, The Bright Light Social Hour found making music to be a healing, cathartic process after the band was deeply shaken by grief. In 2015, around the release of the Austin group’s second album Space Is Still The Place, Jackie’s brother Alex, the band’s manager of four years, was deep in the delusional throes of severe andsudden bipolar 1 disorder. It was a time of immense stress and intensity for the musicians, who began writing songs for a new album in their home studio on LakeTravisas Alex spiraled. The songs took a turn when Alex took his own lifeon the shore of the lake, witnessed in its aftermath by Jackie. “It was a terrible thing, but it was also the most beautiful thing I’ve ever experienced and probably will ever experience,” Jackie says. “This was all happening as we started the record. Not all the songs are about Alex, but I think even the ones that aren’t all have a bittersweet mix of overwhelming beauty and terrible loss. The music deals with theripplesit causedin all of our lives, especially in our relationships, with an underlying theme of trying to wrap our heads around all of this.”The contiguous albums, titled after Alex’s middle name, areabout what it means to lose someone and then be left to pick up the pieces. They’reabout relationships and politics and confronting your own emotions head on. Because of these intense thematic cores, the musicians searched for a more streamlined way to express themselves in song. WhereSpace Is Still The Placeis cloudyand filled with distortion, Jude Vol. Iand Jude Vol. IIseek clarity and clean, boldlinesamidst the haze. There are elements of shoegaze, drawn from bands like My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive, as well as Krautrock and New Wave, resulting in dreamy textures with distinctarticulations of emotion right beneath the surface.

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Joseph
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Joseph

w/ Haley Johnsen

Doors at 7. Music at 8. 21+

Tickets in advance $28. At the door $33.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

There is nothing like the sound of siblings singing together. Whether it’s the Beach Boys or the Everly Brothers—or, more recently, First Aid Kit—absorbing the same breathing rhythms and speech patterns adds an element to vocal harmonies that can be pure magic. With the release of I’m Alone, No You’re Not, the mesmerizing, hypnotic sound of the trio known as Joseph—made up of sisters Allison, Meegan, and Natalie Closner—joins this elite company.

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Armchair Boogie
Apr
4
to Apr 5

Armchair Boogie

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $7. At the door $10.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Rising from the forests and rivers of central Wisconsin, Armchair Boogie's high-energy take on the Jamgrass genre fuses intricate arrangements of acoustic guitar and banjo with the funky back beats of electric bass and drums.

Augie Dougherty (banjo, vocals) and Ben Majeska (guitar, vocals) started playing together in the fall of 2014 while attending the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point. Within a year, their musical collaborations led to the formation of Armchair Boogie. Eager to expand their sound for a bigger stage, Augie and Ben recruited bassist Eli Frieders and drummer Dan Waterman to fill out the band's four-piece configuration.

Armchair Boogie solidified their current line-up in the spring of 2017 when Denzel Connor took over for a departing Dan on drums. In conjunction with the release of their debut self-titled album, the band moved to Madison, WI- a jumping off point from where Armchair Boogie has become a regular on the upper Midwest festival circuit while also sowing roots in the Rocky Mountains.

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Clinton Fearon &amp; Kevin Kinsella
Apr
5
to Apr 6

Clinton Fearon & Kevin Kinsella

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $14. At the door $18.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!


Clinton Fearon is a composer, songwriter, singer and player of instruments since his early teens. Born in Jamaica, Clinton became the bassist, vocalist and lyricist of the mythic Gladiators at the age of 19. He was also a session musician for Coxsone Dodd at Studio One and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s at Black Ark in the 70s, two of the main producers on the island at this time. There Clinton composed some everlasting bass lines for well-known artists like Yabby You, Jimmy Riley, Max Romeo, Junior Byles and many others. After leaving Jamaica in 1987, Clinton Fearon started a new career in Seattle. Him and some of the musicians of The Gladiators took advantage of the extra time remaining on their visa, at the end of the US tour, to started a band in the Northwest: The Defenders. The band built a nice following in the area but split after five years. Clinton Fearon finally formed his own band in the mid 90s in Seattle with local musicians: Boogie Brown Band. Clinton Fearon recorded eight albums with Boogie Brown Band and tour with them in the Pacific Northwest and Europe intensively, but also other places in the US and South America.
Since 2005 and the release of Mi An Mi Guitar, Clinton is also giving magical performances in solo acoustic. In 2012, he released his second acoustic opus: Heart And Soul, which gathers 16 songs wrote between 1969-1984, while he was a strong member of the mythic Gladiators in Jamaica. With just vocal and guitar, Clinton is playing his music all over the world, in clubs, theaters, festivals and other cultural centers.
Each song of Clinton Fearon is a strong message coming from the heart of a man who is dedicating his life to help a better world to come. With chiselled music and poetic lyrics, he opens reggae to a wider audience who simply loves his beautiful songs.

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Acid Mothers Temple
Apr
5
to Apr 6

Acid Mothers Temple

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w/ YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $9. At the door $12.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Formed in 1995 by Makoto Kawabata at the same time as the Acid Mothers Temple Soul Collective. The group released its debut album in 1997 on PSF Records (Japan), and it was selected as one of the year's best albums in the The Wire magazine (UK). In 1998 the group played their first tours of the US and Europe. Since then the group has released a huge number of albums on labels from many different countries. As of 2017, the group has released around 80 albums. Every year since 1998, they have toured extensively in the US and Europe, and more recently have started performing around Asia and in Japan too.

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Psymbionic
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Psymbionic

Doors at 8. Music at 8:30. 21+

Tickets in advance $12. At the door $15.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Cresting the modern wave of electronic producers, Psymbionic creates aural experiences that explore the range of multi-tempo Bass Music within an influential and dynamic culture. With an ear for situational relevance, Psymbionic enjoys turning non-traditional sound design and infectious rhythms into dancefloor heat, while also maintaining his history in the downtempo, emotive side of the electronic sound.

John Burcham has been moving bodies and turning heads as Psymbionic for several years in all corners of the USA, playing with acts such as Bassnectar, STS9, Big Gigantic, ill.Gates, Excision, EOTO, and Tipper. His passion and innovation in the music world are showcased through album releases on Muti Music and MalLabel, as well as in his role as label manager for the popular Electronic imprint Gravitas Recordings.

In a live show context, Psymbionic confronts mixes that are limited to the scope of the build and release, avoiding an industry epidemic of drop-monotony that overpowers the flow of music. Burcham seeks to prove that there are more powerful influences in moving a crowd than simple tension, providing an interwoven dynamic that relies on the strength of his blend, rather than the sole force or familiarity of the apex.

Psymbionic’s theory of music is a journey that doesn’t visit the same place twice, building excitement for what’s next not because you can anticipate it, but because you’ve never been there before.

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K Camp
Apr
10
8:00 PM20:00

K Camp

Presented by ChickenJam West & FilthyFam

w/ Support: 17, RY, John E Wat, LoUd Life Crew, KP Tha One, FAZE

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $20. At the door $25.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

FilthyFamily & ChickenJam West bring you rap artist K CAMP live at Zebra Cocktail Lounge April 10th, Performing his hits "Comfortable," "Money Baby," "Cut her off," "Slum Anthem," "Lil Bit," and more!

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Jon Wayne &amp; The Pain
Apr
11
to Apr 12

Jon Wayne & The Pain

w/ Indubious

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $12. At the door $15.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

The four-piece Twin-Cities, Minnesota rockers, Jon Wayne and The Pain (aka JWP) are best known for innovating acoustic-electronic dub, heightened with conscious lyrics and catchy riddims. The quartet has been mesmerizing fans for a decade, with their signature JWP cosmic-blend of electronic beats, fused with uplifting roots-driven beats and a hearty dash of conscious lyricism.

The band has carved a sizable niche for itself in the electronic and reggae-rock genres by their coast-to-coast road-warrior tours, playing more than one hundred and thirty shows per year and have blazed two sold-out shows at the Cabooze, filled with 1,000 attendees and recently had more than 800 at the famed First Avenue in Minneapolis for their CD Release Party. The band has performed on some of the nations most renowned music and art festivals, as Electric Forest, Summer Camp, Cali Roots, Shangri-la and Wakarusa to name a few.

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Jason Wickens
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Jason Wickens

w/ Merceded Carrol

Doors at 6. Music at 7. 21+

Tickets in advance $5. At the door $8.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Fourth-Generation Montana artist Jason Wickens grew up on his families ranch outside of a small rural town in North Central Montana. At an early age he began playing guitar and developed a passion for music and specifically songwriting. But It wasn't until his brother returned home from college at TCU (Texas Christian University) with a pile of obscure Texas country artists that he began to take songwriting seriously. "The first time I heard artists like Houston Marchman, Bruce Robison, Jason Boland & The Great Divide I got the song-writing bug bad.” Says Wickens. “There's just something about that particular style of music that feels like home to me.” In 2010 after saving money working in oil refineries across the West, Wickens took his passion for the craft of songwriting and co-founded nationally syndicated public radio program Live From The Divide "A Celebration of The American Songwriter" based out of Bozeman, MT. Since starting the program, Wickens has captured over 350 songwriters and worked with many of his heroes including artists like Sturgill Simpson, Steve Earle, James McMurtry, Jack Ingram, Hayes Carll, Ray Wylie Hubbard and countless others. In addition to hosting the Live From The Divide Podcast. After eight years of relentlessly recording and promoting other artists music, he’s finally ready to tell his own story. June of 2017, Wickens teamed up with award winning and Grammy nominated producer Wes Sharon (John Fullbright, Turnpike Troubadours, Parker Millsap) at his studio 115 Recording in Norman, OK. To accomplish the hard hitting Texas/Oklahoma sound that heavily influenced the songs, Sharon enlisted the help of members of the Turnpike Troubadours Ryan Engleman, Gabriel Pearson and Hank Early. Which resulted in a fresh new sound with subtle overtones that are uniquely rooted in Montana. Although on first listen you could easily categorize the music as country, the 9 song record provides a diverse offering of Folk, Americana and even moments of Roots-Rock. Look for the self titled debut album out July 27th, 2018. Released on Hand Drawn Records out of Dallas, TX.

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The Murlocs
Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

The Murlocs

w/ OHTIS

Doors at 7. Music at 8. 21+

Tickets in advance $12. At the door $15.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Five fellas with roots firmly placed in their own blown-out, distorted demented dance party brand of soulful RnB. Formed in the end of November 2010 and originally from the coastal town of Ocean Grove the group has since gone on to play such music festivals as Meredith, Queenscliffe, Boogie and Falls. As well as supporting such acts as Gary Clarke Junior, Mac Demarco, Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, The Pixies, Earthless, Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, Wavves and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.

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Portland Cello Project: Radiohead, Bach and Coltrane
Apr
19
8:00 PM20:00

Portland Cello Project: Radiohead, Bach and Coltrane

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $11. At the door $15.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

In the fall of 2006 a group of 9 cellists got on stage at Portland’s Doug Fir Lounge to perform western classical music in an informal setting.

Many of the cellists that night thought it would only happen once.

But slowly that one-off event became a second, and a third, cellists joined and left and rejoined the group again, to perform in Portland's most popular clubs. By 2009 the group had evolved into a nationally-recognized performing, recording and educational group with a revolving cast of cellists. Cello Project (or PCP as their fans affectionately call them) were quickly appearing anywhere and everywhere in North America, from punk rock clubs to symphony halls, from street parties to exclusive private events. By 2010 self-described horde of cellos were spending more than a quarter of the year touring, featuring a diverse repertoire that quickly ballooned to over 1,000 pieces of music.

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WhiteWater Ramble
Apr
20
to Apr 21

WhiteWater Ramble

w/ The Lazy Owl String Band (420 Celebration)

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $9. At the door $12.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Described as “High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass”, Whitewater Ramble (WWR) uses a simple recipe to craft it’s sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana.

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Phutureprimitive
Apr
26
to Apr 27

Phutureprimitive

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+.

Tickets in advance $15. At the door $20.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Phutureprimitive is the moniker of Bay Area producer and songwriter Rain. Early childhood photos reveal Rain sitting at the piano plinking keys, grinning from ear to ear… a true sign of things to come. Continuing his early fascination, Rain was later drawn to electronic music, inspired by its ability to combine the best of organically played instruments and the synthetic pleasures of sounds more exotic to the human ear. After beginning a DJ career in the 90s, Rain began incorporating the music he was making in his home studio into his DJ sets. That was all it took to trigger a full blown love affair with electronic music and the process of its creation… and Phutureprimitive was born.

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MOTH w/ Something &amp; The Anything
May
3
to May 4

MOTH w/ Something & The Anything

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $7. At the door $10.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

MOTH returns! They have a fresh lineup with Jordan Rodenbiker (Cole & The Thornes, Permafunk, formerly Cure for the Common) on Bass! They will be joined by Bozeman's freshest jammers, Something & the Anything.

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Arlo Guthrie
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Arlo Guthrie

  • The Emerson Center for Arts & Culture (map)
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Alice’s Restaurant “Back By Popular Demand”

Doors at 7. Music at 8. ALL AGES

Tickets in advance $39-49 At the door $47-57.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Born in Coney Island, New York in 1947, Arlo is the eldest son of Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, a professional dancer with the Martha Graham Company and founder of The Committee to Combat Huntington’s Disease, and America’s most beloved singer/writer/philosopher/artist Woody Guthrie. Arlo has become an iconic figure in folk music with a distinguished and varied career spanning almost sixty years.

Growing up Guthrie, Arlo was surrounded by such renowned artists as Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Ronnie Gilbert, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, to name only a few. Not surprisingly, Arlo drew from these influences and he in turn became a delineative artist bridging generations of folk. He and Pete Seeger created a legendary collaboration that was sustained for over forty years. The last Pete & Arlo show was in November 30, 2013 at Carnegie Hall, only a few months before Pete passed away at the age of 94.

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Exmag
May
16
to May 17

Exmag

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $9. At the door $12.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Where the new and the old are reconciled, where powerful and meek, beautiful and tragic are one, exists Exmag. These musicians take many forms and use their driving, soulful fusion to bring you a celebration of Extraordinary Magnitude. Celestial harmonies and ancient rhythms take you on a journey neither here nor there, to explore the space in between.

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Whiskey Myers w/ Brent Cobb
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

Whiskey Myers w/ Brent Cobb

Doors at 7. Music at 8. ALL AGES

Tickets in advance $25 (includes a copy of new Whiskey Myers album). At the door $30.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

It would be an understatement to say that a lot has happened since Whiskey Myers was last in the recording studio. Over two whirlwind years, the gritty Texas band hit #1 on the iTunes Country Chart with their breakout third album 'Early Morning Shakes,' earned raves everywhere from Rolling Stone to USA Today, and toured the US and UK relentlessly, slaying massive festival crowds and sharing stages with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams Jr., Jamey Johnson, and more along the way. You'd be forgiven, then, for expecting things to work a little differently this time around when the band reunited with acclaimed producer Dave Cobb for their stellar new album, 'Mud.' But as it turns out, success doesn't change a Southern gentleman, and they don't come any more Southern than Whiskey Myers.

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Granger Smith
Jul
3
7:00 PM19:00

Granger Smith

Doors at 7. Music at 8. ALL AGES

Tickets in advance $25. At the door $30.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Over the course of his groundbreaking career, Granger Smith has amassed a massive and rabid audience now known as "Yee Yee Nation" built through heavy touring and grassroots fan engagement. He now has a social media following of nearly 7 million and over a quarter of a BILLION online video views. Flagship artist on BBR Music Group's Wheelhouse Records, Smith broke onto the national scene with Remington, an album that garnered him the No. 1 smash "Backroad Song." Smith was also awarded a BMI Country Award for writing, producing, publishing and performing "Backroad Song" and followed it with the Top 5 hit, "If The Boot Fits." "Backroad Song" was one of the Top 10 Most Played country singles of 2016 according to Mediabase and has been certified RIAA PLATINUM. He was nominated as Best New Country Artist for the 2017 iHeartRadio Awards and was included in the 2017 crop of artists honored during the CRS "New Faces" show. He released his current full-length album When The Good Guys Win on October 27, which has spawned the Top 15 hit "Happens Like That" and current fast-rising single "You're In It." Granger recently released his first-ever book If You're City, If You're Country, which immediately hit No. 1 on Amazon best-selling lists upon its pre-order announcement.

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Amy Helm
Jul
15
7:00 PM19:00

Amy Helm

Doors at 7. Music at 8. 21+

Tickets in advance $22. At the door $28.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Amy Helm sought what she calls a “circular sound” for her new album. The 10 tracks of This Too Shall Light, released September 21, 2018 on Yep Roc Records, are marked by streaks of Americana, country, blues, and gospel, and the kinds of four-part harmonies that can burst open a melody and close the loop of an octave.

Produced by Grammy-winning producer and songwriter Joe Henry, This Too Shall Light comprises a diverse range of influences. Although a profound songwriter herself, Helm and Henry jointly arranged powerful new versions of songs including Rod Stewart’s “Mandolin Wind,” Allen Toussaint’s “Freedom for the Stallion,” and the Milk Carton Kids’ “Michigan.” The title track in particular, written by Hiss Golden Messenger’s MC Taylor and Josh Kaufman (Josh Ritter, Bob Weir, Craig Finn), is a brilliant summation of the record’s sound and spirit — a positive and proactive manipulation of the old adage that “This too shall pass.”

The daughter of The Band’s legendary drummer and singer Levon Helm and singer/songwriter Libby Titus, Helm began her musical career as a founding member of the alt-country collective Ollabelle and later served as a backing musician in her father's Midnight Ramble Band. While This Too Shall Light is only Helm’s second album under her own name, it serves as a comprehensive portrait covering her life's journeys and recoveries; They’re the stories that, no matter where they take her, seem to end and begin in the same place like a circle.

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Cody Johnson
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Cody Johnson

Doors at 7. Music at 8. ALL AGES

Tickets in advance $30. At the door $35.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

It’s Cody Johnson’s time.

After landing two releases in the Top 10 of Billboard’s country albums chart on his own CoJo label and selling 74,000 tickets for a single show, to earn recognition as the only unsigned artist in history to sell out NRG Stadium at RodeoHouston, one of Texas’ most-sought-after talents finally agreed to sign with a major label. Warner Music Nashville won a Music Row sweepstakes and enticed Johnson – who’d turned down several majors before – to join the team and take a shot at turning a concert success story into one with multimedia, national hit-making cred.

Johnson’s passionate, rowdy concerts have already drawn comparisons to Garth Brooks, and the music from his previous albums – inspired by ‘90s country foundations, but built for the 21st century – has made him a familiar presence on Texas and Oklahoma red-dirt radio.

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Mission Mountain Wood Band
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Mission Mountain Wood Band

w/ The Dusty Pockets

Doors at 7. Music at 8. ALL AGES

First 100 tickets $15, $20 after those are gone, $25 at the door!

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

MISSION MOUNTAIN WOOD BAND is coming to The Old Saloon and bringing their original special brand of musical entertainment which includes bluegrass, rock & roll, and country-rockin-Montana party music as they continue to do so year after year. They are a 6 piece band playing twice as many instruments and all of them hail from the Big Sky Country.

Mission Mountain Wood Band first came to national prominence, when they toured non-stop, putting over 2½ million miles on their greyhound scenic cruiser tour bus and playing over 250 cities a year for a dozen years. From New York City to LA... from Chicago to New Orleans. Including over 300 college campuses throughout the United States and Canada. They have been featured many times on the national television networks of CBS, NBC, and ABC with special guest appearances on network television specials, recorded 3 full-length albums, and a movie!

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Black Mountain
Mar
23
to Mar 24

Black Mountain

w/ The Salamanders

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $15. At the door $18.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

The rock canon has many anti-heroes, Black Mountain being the latest. In the past, Can’s 'Tago Mago' established that the only rule in rock and roll is that there are no rules. Pink Floyd’s prodigious output in the 70s showed us that architecture can be cool, while unskilled laborers Black Sabbath demonstrated you can make a lot from not that much. Now Black Mountain teach us that you don’t have to be afraid of the past to move bravely into the future, defining what it is to be a classic rock band in the new millennium. 'IV' is an unapologetically ambitious record made by a group of musicians who are at the peak of their powers.

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The Brevet
Mar
22
8:00 PM20:00

The Brevet

w/ The Sleepless Elite

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $10. At the door $14.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

One listen and it’s immediately clear that The Brevet have undergone a dramatic evolution on their explosive, ambitious new album, LEGS. Synthesizing the raucous energy of their live show with sonic precision of their extensive studio history, the collection is the California five-piece’s most deeply personal and lyrically sophisticated yet, tackling perception and identity in the digital age with both subtle nuance and blunt force. The songs remain as cinematic as ever, full of rousing choruses and sing-along hooks, but they carry more weight here, propelled inexorably forward by thunderous percussion and blazing electric guitars that blend rock and roll snarl with R&B swagger.

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FUNK MELTDOWN feat. The Tiny Band
Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

FUNK MELTDOWN feat. The Tiny Band

The 11th Annual FUNK MELTDOWN benefitting Big Sky Youth Empowerment!
DRESS UP VINTAGE FUNKY OR THERE IS A $5 SURCHARGE!

Doors at 6. Music at 7. 21+

Tickets in advance $20. At the door $25.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

$2 PBR's, $4 Bridger Brewing Pints
Thank you: Jam, Dave's Sushi - Off Main, Bridger Brewing, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and Cardinal Distributing

ABOUT BYEP:
Participation in BYEP is voluntary. It is an opportunity awarded to extraordinary youth throughout Bozeman and Belgrade who want to make a change in their lives. We provide a program where youth are grouped with peers, mentors, and program managers and taken on weekend adventures and weekday workshops. Adventures build confidence as participants are challenged in various settings around Gallatin County. We also meet one week day for workshops focusing on curriculum that includes topics such as building healthy relationships, independent decision making, and interpersonal skills. Our goal is to equip the youth with the skills to make educated decisions towards an empowered and independent future.

ABOUT The Tiny Band:
With a lineup of local luminaries, The Tiny Band repertoire is a blend of Motown, rock, soul and pop standards that keeps the dance floor pulsing. Since July 2010 they’ve entertained guests at weddings, parties and special events to rave reviews. With hits ranging from Stevie Wonder to The Beatles, Michael Jackson to Adele, they’ll get you out of your seat and onto the dance floor. The Tiny Band brings big vocals, high energy and anything but a tiny sound.

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Brothers Gow
Mar
15
9:30 PM21:30

Brothers Gow

w/ STiLGONE

Doors at 9:30. Music at 10. 21+

Tickets in advance $8. At the door $10.

Please note: This is a LATE SHOW after Adrian Legg (seated). Early arrivals will be asked to wait outside the Filling Station until the early show is 100% completed.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Situated between deep improvisational musicianship and dynamic, original songwriting, Brothers Gow brings to the stage an imaginative style of modern rock, progressive funk and unpredictable retro-electronic jams. Through an exploration in lively and evolving sound, Brothers Gow has managed to stay true to its roots, which are found in the vibrant vocal styles and extensive range of front men Kyle Merrill (guitar/vocals) and Ethan Wade (bass/vocals). Merrill's emotional solos in tandem with skilled shredding are balanced by the avant-garde bass musings and riff writing of Wade. Brothers Gow is rounded out by wild syncopation and explosive grooves from drummer Nathan Walsh-Haines, and the exploratory and harmonic subtleties of keyboardist Alex Mello who joined the lineup in early 2018.

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Adrian Legg (seated show)
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Adrian Legg (seated show)

Doors at 7. Music at 8. 21+

Tickets in advance $25. At the door $28.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Globally acclaimed by critics and fans alike for his unique acoustic and electric fingerstyle guitar playing, Adrian Legg masterfully blends diverse musical styles, influences and inspirations to create a distinctive sound all his own. With multiple awards and accolades spanning four decades, Legg has been heralded as a “guitarist of astonishing virtuosity, (whose) imagination and melodic invention seem unbounded,” (Q magazine); “ridiculously talented,” (Music Week) and “simply the best acoustic guitar player I’ve ever heard.”(guitar icon Joe Satriani). Setting the stage for his international success in the decades to follow, Legg was named as Acoustic Guitarist of the Decade by the UK’s Guitarist Magazine(1984-94), and Best Acoustic Fingerstylist in Guitar Player Magazine’s Readers’ Poll for four years in a row. (1993-96).

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Dirty Revival
Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

Dirty Revival

w/ DASH

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $9. At the door $12.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Dirty Revival, a seven piece Soul/Rock band hailing for Portland, OR, is quickly gaining notoriety for their inspired songwriting and impressive live performances and has been electrifying stages across the US since 2013. With several multi regional tours under their belt and an impressive list of tour and show support (including George Clinton and The Parliament Funkadelic, Michael Franti and The Motet) the band continues to ramp their tour schedule and looks forward to bringing their unique sound to a venue near you.

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Modern Sons w/ Mad Pattern, Henry + Isla
Mar
8
to Mar 9

Modern Sons w/ Mad Pattern, Henry + Isla


Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $7. At the door $10.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Rooted in grunge and garage rock the four piece brings an ubiquitously sonic ambience with crunchy guitars and sophisticated bass lines. Organic structures are not based in a particular style of music but rooted in the expression of experience and the song itself. The Modern Sons effectively and skillfully uses textural changes of dynamic to step into another sub genre of rock they coin as Indie-Alt Rock.
“What caught my ear the most is that they are one of the few bands I have seen that is effectively and skillfully using textural changes of dynamic. What I mean by this is that from my experience most acts generally stick to one style and generally use whatever change dynamics are stereotypical to that style. They rarely venture into other territory, and as a result it is homogenized and predictable. Modern Sons is not that, they use textural dynamic changes and structures that are not based in a particular style but are rooted in the expression of experience and the song itself, resulting in soundscapes that convey a story and a destination from an epic journey. The lyrical storytelling in the vocal style combined with soaring shimmer of guitar, the grit of bass punch, and the solid, intricate thunder of drummers” ~Shiloh, Drummer for Arkheron Thodol

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Moon Hooch
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

Moon Hooch

w/ Partygoers & Aramboa

Doors at 7. Music at 8. 21+

Tickets in advance $13. At the door $17.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

If any band is a poster child for turning the power of positive thoughts and intention into reality, it’s the explosive horn-and-percussion trio Moon Hooch. In just a few short years, the group—Wilbur, fellow horn player Wenzl McGowen, and drummer James Muschler—has gone from playing on New York City subway platforms to touring with the likes of Beats Antique, They Might Be Giants, and Lotus, as well as selling out their own headline shows in major venues around the country. On ‘Red Sky,’ their third and most adventurous album to date, the band uses everything they’ve learned from their whirlwind journey to push their sound to new heights, bringing together the raw, transcendent energy of their live performances and the sleek sophistication of their studio work into a singular, intoxicating brew that blends elements of virtuosic jazz, groovy funk, and pulse-pounding electronic dance music.

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The Hooligans "Dead of Winter"
Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

The Hooligans "Dead of Winter"

Doors at 7. Music at 8. 21+

Tickets in advance $9. At the door $12.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

The Hooligans make their way to The Filler in who knows how long! Celebrate "Dead of Winter" with them on Saturday, March 2nd!

Formed in 1990, Hooligans is Montana's longest running Americana roots rock band. Inspired by the improv driven music of the San Francisco scene as well as early folk, blues and great rock’n’roll Rich Robiscoe, Tom Garnsey and Bob Britten began gigging around Bozeman in 1982. Robiscoe and Garnsey played with Rocky Mountain faves Hyalite Blues from 1983-89 and, due to the demands that food, beer and rent soon placed on them formed Hooligans shortly thereafter.

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Laney Lou &amp; The Bird Dogs
Mar
1
to Mar 2

Laney Lou & The Bird Dogs

w/ The Sweet Lillies

Doors at 9. Music at 9:30. 21+

Tickets in advance $14. At the door $18.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs are a relentlessly energetic folk-rock band based out of Bozeman , Montana. Combining a soaring four part harmony and rock 'n' roll drive, a Bird Dog show gets people dancing and singing along to original tunes and covers alike. 

With a combined 30 years of experience in blues, rock, country, metal, folk, and indie bands, the members of Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs found their common ground in bluegrass and country music, and bring a truly unique sound to the folk scene.

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John Craigie (Early Show)
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

John Craigie (Early Show)

w/ Hanna Haas

Doors at 6. Music at 6:30. 21+.

Tickets in advance $12. At the door $17.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

***Please note: there will be seating in the front part (near the stage) at The Filling Station. There will be more tickets sold than seats, and remaining tickets will be standing/back only. If you would like a seat, please arrive early. Seated patrons are determined by when they arrive at the show, not by who buys tickets first!***

Renowned for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows, and off-the-cuff clever observations, John Craigie carries on the legacy of classic singer-songwriters, while blazing a trail of his own.

Recently, that trail twisted and turned into new territory for the Portland, OR performer who The Stranger appropriately dubbed, “the lovechild of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg.” His music speaks loud to both audiences and fellow artists. Todd Snider notably hand-delivered a gift on-stage, and Chuck Norris has sent fan mail. His fifth full-length album, No Rain, No Rose boasted two collaborations with Gregory Alan Isakov, namely “Highway Blood” and “I Am California.” Both quickly cracked 1 million Spotify streams and counting, as his knack for a captivating narrative and rustic aural palettes powered the 13-track offering together.

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Scott Pemberton Band
Feb
28
to Mar 1

Scott Pemberton Band

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $9. At the door $12.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Scott is an emerging force on the festival circuit, with his wild approach to the guitar and nimble funky band he is immediately recognizable and undeniably original. He doesn’t use a strap, often plays the guitar like someone would play piano and performs with the uninhibited joy and intensity of someone who recognizes that every time we make music is an honor and a gift.

Pemberton's sound is much like the vibe of his native Portland: freaky, fun and just the right amount of weird. The best way to categorize his music is with the moniker “Timber Rock”. Scott naturally applies his own lens/stamp to the sounds of the Pacific North West, the region he has always called home. The deep jazz, NW rock/grunge, blues roots and the west coast funk. It’s all there, and often all in the same song. Listeners are finding this honest, original and to-the-point music refreshing and fun.

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Cancelled: The Buffalo Ruckus
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Cancelled: The Buffalo Ruckus


Engine troubles! Unfortunately, The Buffalo Ruckus has to cancel this show :( refunds will be issued automatically through Sellout (online) or if you purchased yours in-store at Cactus Records & Gifts, please return them in person.

The Buffalo Ruckus’ music has been described as a compendium of roots, Americana, southern soul, psychedelic postmodern avant-garde and experimental country-fried rock. The songwriting is pure and soulful with stories of heritage, spirituality, redemption, love gained and love lost. Spun from the timbers of heart and soul, the Ruckus took its first musical breath in the middle of 2013. They quickly gained public attention after winning both the 2014 Texas Music Showdown and 2014 Shiner Rising Star competitions. The band has quickly spread its musical wings and taken its heavy soul-fueled sound through Texas, Georgia, New York and the Midwest.

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AJ Fullerton Band (FREE)
Feb
7
8:00 PM20:00

AJ Fullerton Band (FREE)

w/ Tales From Ghost Town

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+.

FREE SHOW!

Raised in the mountains of Western Colorado, A.J. is a multi-award winning Blues & Progressive Roots artist. In the few short years of his professional career, A.J. has won a number of awards & accolades. 

At the 2017 Colorado Blues Society "Members' Choice Awards" A.J. won an unprecedented 8 awards for:
- Best Guitarist
- Best Solo/Duo
- Best Band
- Best Male Vocals
- Best Slide Guitar
- Best Songwriter
- Best Acoustic Act 
- Best Local Recording (“Kalamath”)

He was recently mentioned in the Oct. 2018 edition of Rolling Stone (France) as one of the top up & coming artists out of Colorado. 

His playing style falls somewhere in between the finger picking & slide of Country Roots music, and the groove based uptempo sensibilities of Blues Rock.

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The Dusty Pockets
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

The Dusty Pockets

Doors at 7. Music at 8. 21+.

Tickets in advance $9. At the door $12.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

The Dusty Pockets tell meaningful stories, delivered with grit, wrapped in beautiful melodies and driven by powerful grooves. Their self-invented genre, “recreational Americana,” is indicative of the band’s mission to make seriously good music and have fun at the same time.

Their debut release, “Hard Line,” is a ten-song album that cherry-picks from the band's wide and growing catalog of original songs. Centered on a strong foundation of American musical traditions, "Hard Line," and the band's live shows, showcase a collection of tunes that scratch the itch for twang, soul, and rock'n'roll all at once.

The Dusty Pockets are Dave Walther (guitar and vocals), Matt Rogers (guitar), Garret Rhinard (keys), John Alex Griffith (bass and vocals), and Joe Sheehan (drums and vocals).

Eric Funk, producer of the Emmy-award winning PBS show, 11th and Grant, describes Dave's "timeless voice" and The Dusty Pockets as: "old blues, rock-inspired, jazz-infused."

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The Movement
Feb
1
to Feb 2

The Movement

w/ KBong and Cole & The Thornes

Doors at 7. Music at 8. 21+

Tickets in advance $12. At the door $15.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Formed in 2003 by a trio of Sublime and Pixies fans, The Movement’s debut album, ON YOUR FEET (2004), has been heralded as one of the “top 10 reggae rock albums of all time,” and the band has toured with legends from 311 to Parliament, Slightly Stoopid to Dirty Heads, Wu-Tang Clan, Steel Pulse, Stick Figure, Pepper, and more. In 2008, the group met Chris DiBeneditto, a Philadelphia-based producer who had worked with like-minded artists such as G. Love & Special Sauce. Relocating to Philadelphia, they recorded SET SAIL at DiBeneditto’s Philadelphonic Studios, and during the recording process recruited they Jason "Smiles" Schmidt on bass and Gary Jackson on drums. In 2012, they released SIDE BY SIDE, debuting at #2 on the Billboard Reggae Chart, and followed it in 2014 with BENEATH THE PALMS, a surprise acoustic album as a free gift to their fans. Shortly thereafter they began working on what would become their finest album to date, GOLDEN (Rootfire Cooperative), which hit #1 on iTunes and Billboard Reggae charts and was voted 2016 Album Of The Year by Surf Roots Radio. 

In 2017 and 2018 the band toured Amphitheatres around the US, and performed at landmark events including Cali Roots Festival, Reggae Rise Up, Levitate Festival, One Love Cali Reggae Fest, and Closer To The Sun. In early 2018 the band announced a new album in the works, with anticipated release in Spring 2019. On tour now.

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Orgone
Jan
31
8:00 PM20:00

Orgone

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $15. At the door $20.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Now and always, Orgone delivers dirty, organic, California soul with heart; music that grabs you by the collar, pulls you to your feel and shoves you wantingly onto the dance floor. It all started with two kids from the San Fernando Valley, whose shared affinity for gritty soul records of the 60s and 70s collided with the colorful music cultures brewing in Los Angeles during the late 90s. That friendship sparked a movement, and Orgone has been delivering nothing but gold to the funk faithful ever since.

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Cancelled: Terrapin Flyer w/ Melvin Seals
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Cancelled: Terrapin Flyer w/ Melvin Seals

Unfortunately, Terrapin Flyer Cancelled this show. Online tickets automatically refunded, Cactus Records tickets refunds available in store.

Terrapin Flyer began in 1999 as the house band for the Sunday Grateful Dead Jam at the Boulevard Cafe in Chicago. Through the many associations developed there and many that have continued since, the band has grown into one of the premier Grateful Dead inspired touring acts in the nation. The band draws from the a variety of skilled musicians including Grateful Dead keyboardists Tom Constanten, Bob Bralove and Vince Welnick (RIP). They also tour with Jerry Garcia Band organist Melvin Seals and Ratdog guitarist Mark Karan. Additionally, they have done one off shows with many guest musicians including grammy award winning blues harpist Sugar Blue, and musician, songwriter and music journalist David Gans. The band has headlined major festivals and prominent venues across the nation.

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The Lazy Owl String Band
Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

The Lazy Owl String Band

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $5. At the door $8.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Lazy Owl String Band is bringing driving stompgrass to Bozeman. Grab some whiskey, put on your dancing shoes, and get ready for a good time when you come out to see them.

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Sneaky Pete &amp; The Secret Weapons
Jan
18
to Jan 19

Sneaky Pete & The Secret Weapons

w/ Permafunk

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $9. At the door $10.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons is a collective of musicians channeling original music through a lens of hazy funk and unending groove, all witnessed and interpreted from the peaks and valleys of the Rocky Mountains. Their genre-blending sound of funk, rock, jazz, and hip-hop moves from the streets of New Orleans to smoky jazz dives, exotic Latin ballrooms, intergalactic spaceships, and late-night laser-filled clubs.

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Dead Night at The Filler!
Jan
5
7:00 PM19:00

Dead Night at The Filler!

featuring Joe Knapp, Joe Kirchner, Luke Flansburg, Kelly Nicholson, Rich Robiscoe, Brett Goodell and more!

Doors at 7. Music at 8. 21+

Tickets at the door only: One for $3, Two for $5!

he temperature keeps risin - everybody gettin' high -
Come the rockin' stroke of midnite, the whole place gonna fly!

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That 1 Guy New Years Eve
Dec
31
to Jan 1

That 1 Guy New Years Eve

Doors at 9. Music at 10. 21+

Tickets in advance $20. At the door $25.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Come celebrate the new year with the incredibly original That 1 Guy at The Filler!

Combining elements of classical music with electronica, Silverman puts his classical training to good use creating music that is ethereal, gothic and heart pounding. “It’s pretty serious,” says Silverman, about his one-man concert performance, equal parts music, technology, science, art and spectacle and suitable for audiences of all ages, as he uses his hands and feet to create an industrial tribal rhythm that must be seen and heard to be believed. “There’s a lot to take in. When people see me play, they just intuitively get it.” 

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Hellbound Glory
Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

Hellbound Glory


w/ Jackson Holte & The Highway Patrol

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $10. At the door $15.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Barreling through the gates of country music, HELLBOUND GLORY, is justifying rightful ownership to the band’s declarative namesake. In defining their sound, distilled of equal parts melody and bar-room-thump, this Reno, NV based band is packing the house to a growing legion of fans coast to coast. Front man and songwriter, Leroy Virgil, explains; “We just really dig the challenge of a new audience. We’ll walk into a new room full of folks that haven’t heard our music, play a 4 or 5 hour night, and drive away with more people that consider themselves fans. I’m not a flashy guy but I like showing off.”

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World's Finest &amp; Chain Station
Dec
7
to Dec 8

World's Finest & Chain Station

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $9. At the door $12.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

World's Finest:
It’s been a wild and crazy ride for the fellas in World’s Finest since their modest beginning as an acoustic duo in Portland, OR living rooms in 2011. With a songwriting style rooted in Americana, the band banks on their ability to transcend genres of all kinds. String-centric and bluegrass-inspired compositions seamlessly transition into 3-Dimensional Psytrance, Funk, and Dub soundscapes, leaving their audience with a full circle experience of emotion and dance. Their appreciation for punk and ska can be found peppered throughout their shows and albums, made evident by up-tempo, high-energy offerings. Never happy to settle, Chris, Dan, Sean, Evan, Alex, and Kirk continue to push through boundaries and challenge themselves, while hoping to inspire their listeners to expect the most out of what a band in the modern age can be capable of conjuring up.

Chain Station:
Chain Station is a 4-piece, high-energy, get ‘em out on the dance floor string band from Denver, Colorado. Their music is well-steeped in Americana roots, with vocal harmonies that are high, lonesome, and tight. Their picking ranges from lightning-fast to mountain mellow. They are a bluegrass band that would satisfy a picky old-timer and delight fans of newgrass, a delicate balance indeed.

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Dirtwire
Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Dirtwire

w/ Moontricks

Doors at 7. Music at 8. 21+

Tickets in advance $12. At the door $15.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Dirtwire sits on the back porch of Americana’s future, conjuring up a whirlwind of sound using traditional instrumentation, world percussion, soundscapes, and electronic beats. Comprised of David Satori (Beats Antique), Evan Fraser (The Dogon Lights; Bolo), and Mark Reveley (Jed and Lucia), each performance brings us all to a mysterious crossroads of beats, blues, African, Asian, and South American sounds. The result is a rebirth of Americana and a post-millennial psychedelic journey to downhome goodness.

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The Salamanders, The Artisanals, Mad Pattern
Nov
17
to Nov 18

The Salamanders, The Artisanals, Mad Pattern

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $7. At the door $10.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

The Salamanders: 
Hailing from Bozeman, Montana, The Salamanders are a four piece garage country band that formed in 2006. Led by the heavy hand of the baritone guitar and a driving rhythm section, The Salamanders put on seriously energizing live performances and throw down recordings laced with a creative edge. They are everywhere.

The Artisanals:
Somewhere on a dusty road or a well traveled interstate, right at this very moment, a rock n’ roll band is pounding the rock. They’re probably wearing the same clothes they had on yesterday, and reminiscing about last night’s gig. Inspired by a guitar lick that cuts to the bone or a melody that lingers on refrain, this band is following a path forged by countless other musicians who’ve lived and died in dive bars or ‘made it’ with their posters taped to bedroom walls. What makes this band of brothers any different? This band is The Artisanals.

Mad Pattern:
New Bozeman band made up of patterns and parts... tight, hard-rocking, dynamic, and soulful groove-based original music for the masses.

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Nov
9
to Nov 10

12th Annual Bozeman Bluegrass Festival

ChickenJam West Productions and Bridger Brewing is proud to present the 12th Annual Bozeman Bluegrass Festival at The Emerson Theater & Ballroom. Matt Broughton, of Bridger Creek Boys, has been keeping this ole' thing running for 11 years and we are excited that he has entrusted us to carry it on in the future. This year's festival is also brought to you in part by Lionheart Caregiving. They will have a booth at the festival, so stop by to thank them for helping bring great music to Bozeman!

This will be the biggest Bozeman Bluegrass Festival yet, with such amazing acts as: Peter Rowan & The Travelin’ McCoury’s doing Bill Monroe, Hot Buttered Rum, Laney Lou & The Bird Dogs, Larry Keel Experience, Dead Horses, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Whitewater Ramble, Armchair Boogie, The Fresh Boys, Bridger Creek Boys, Lazy Owl String Band, and Benjamin Jaffe (of HONEYHONEY).

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The Jauntee
Nov
8
to Nov 9

The Jauntee

w/ Something & The Anything

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $7. At the door $10.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

In a world filled with instant gratification, gimmicky over saturation and a lack of true improvisation, The Jauntee pays tribute to music’s ability to transcend simple entertainment and cultivate a truly distinctive experience. The Jauntee has fostered a musical community based on a breadth of original material that engages fans through nightly exploration and risk taking. Averaging over one hundred shows a year, with each containing a unique set list and their own special improvisational moments, the band is constantly expanding upon what defines them and their live performances.

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TAUK w/ Exmag
Nov
7
to Nov 8

TAUK w/ Exmag

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $15. At the door $18.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

On their new album Shapeshifter II: Outbreak, New York-bred band TAUK offer an unsettling but ultimately exhilarating look at artificial intelligence and its potential to upend our world. With its dynamic sense of tension and cinematic mastery of mood, TAUK's all-instrumental blend of progressive rock, hip-hop, and jazz proves to be the perfect backdrop for such explorations, giving way to an album that's both powerfully hypnotic and intensely thought-provoking."We're all very much interested in A.I., and this idea of machines getting out of the hands of the people trying to control them," notes TAUK guitarist Matt Jalbert, whose bandmates include bassist Charlie Dolan, keyboardist Alric "A.C." Carter, and drummer Isaac Teel. "This album felt like a good setting to tell that kind of story, but in a way where we could have fun with it and let the listener escape into a whole other world."Equally inspired by classic sci-fi like Blade Runner and more recent films like Ex Machina, Shapeshifter II: Outbreak embeds that narrative into TAUK's most sonically adventurous, emotionally expansive work to date. A continuation of their early-2018 EP Shapeshifter I: Construct, the new album picks up its predecessor's narrative thread with "Prelude": a fantastically unsettling intro track whose frenetic keyboard work and chilling vocal samples set the tone for what's to come. "The idea is that in the EP you're seeing the construction of this being, and in the album you're seeing it break out and become something that you can't ignore anymore," Carter explains.

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