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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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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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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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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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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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Arlo Guthrie
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Arlo Guthrie

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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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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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Them Coulee Boys &amp; The Two Tracks
Nov
2
to Nov 3

Them Coulee Boys & The Two Tracks

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!

Them Coulee Boys:
Allegedly founded at a bible camp, and born in the back valleys of Western Wisconsin, Them Coulee Boys craft a brand of Americana that blends punk, bluegrass, and rock & roll. Somewhere underneath the energy, the exuberance, the wit, and the passion of Them Coulee Boys lies a heart. It's a heart filled with sincerity, honesty, and the will to make the world a better place. This heart is not only evident in every song, but also in Them Coulee Boys as a whole. These songs are meant for dancing, for excitement, but are also for thought, and for the quiet moments. Them Coulee Boys seek to balance the high with the low, the happy with the sad, and the love with pain. It's how we live our lives, and they make music that reflects that.

The Two Tracks:
Americana covers a broad spectrum of music these days, and it’s easy to get lost in trying to define its particular parameters. If one was to determine an overreaching definition as music that reverberates with heart-felt emotion, and songs that speak to the listener with honesty, conviction and integrity, then The Two Tracks, a band based out of Sheridan Wyoming clearly fits the bill. Their recently released album, Postcard Town (self-release, May, 2017) further affirms the promise and determination shown on their eponymous debut, which No Depression described as “creating an instant connection...in truth there’s not a single offering here that doesn’t engage the listener practically from the get go," and by The Alternate Root as “rural warmth...infusing their tunes with a feel for the open spaces of The West.”

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Polyrhythmics w/ Left on Tenth
Nov
1
to Nov 2

Polyrhythmics w/ Left on Tenth

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $13. At the door $16.

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

Rich with bold brass and hypnotic percussion, Polyrhythmics' latest album, Caldera, showcases the instrumental eight-piece's impossibly tight grooves and virtuosic musicianship as they tear through a singular blend of funk, soul, psychedelic rock, R&B, progressive jazz, and Afrobeat. Calling to mind everything from Antibalas and the Dap-Kings to The Meters and Fela Kuti, it's without a doubt their strongest work to date, merging the infectious power of their live show with a sleek and nuanced studio sophistication.

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Rotgut Whines w/ Mario Miner Jr
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Rotgut Whines w/ Mario Miner Jr

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

$5 at the door.

LAST MINUTE SHOW! Tell your friends!

About Rotgut Whines:
Rotgut Whines combines soulful rhythms with energizing tempos and passionate storytelling to create their signature sound: Fingerpickin’ Soul and Roll. Lead singer/guitarist Evan Manuel and drummer/backup vocalist Andrew Murphy prove wrong the old adage that there is more strength in numbers. Murphy’s crisp beats and deep baritone voice provide the perfect supplements to Manuel’s flying fingers and catchy melodies. First-time listeners are often shocked at the pair’s ability to create the powerful sound some fans have described as “magic.”

Though born on opposite coasts, the duo met in Helena in late 2014 when they became roommates and bonded over a shared love of music. Rotgut Whines was officially formed in April 2015 and, one year later, the bandmates moved to Missoula with plans to record their first album. Still roommates, they ease of their friendship is obvious on stage and creates an effortless vibe that captivates audiences. Their palpable energy and passion make it impossible not to get up and dance.

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Upstate Rubdown
Oct
3
8:00 PM20:00

Upstate Rubdown

w/ Wind & The Willow

Doors at 8:00. Music at 9:00. 21+

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

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

Upstate is an acoustic septet drawing inspiration from every corner and decade of America's musical heritage. Based in New York State's Hudson Valley region, the band has spent years cultivating its sound, and continues to grow by the tune. The instrumentation includes Harry D'Agostino on upright bass, Ryan Chappell on mandolin, Dean Mahoney on cajón, and Christian Joao on flute and alto/baritone saxophone. The dynamic rhythm section supports a three part vocal harmony powerhouse of founding members Mary Kenney and Melanie Glenn with recent Nashville-transplant Allison Olender.

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Jonathan Richman
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Jonathan Richman

Doors at 7. Music at 8. 21+

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

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

Jonathan Richman has been playing music, recording and touring for most of his life. Jonathan and his drummer Tommy Larkins win fans wherever they play. In the early 1970s, Jonathan formed the noted band The Modern Lovers. Tommy Larkins was in the groups Naked Prey, Giant Sand and other popular bands in Tucson, Arizona.

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Brothers Gow
Sep
27
to Sep 28

Brothers Gow

w/ Something & The Anything

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!

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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Shook Twins
Sep
19
8:00 PM20:00

Shook Twins

w/ Kelly Nicholson Band

Doors at 8:00. Music at 9:00. 21+

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

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

Born and raised in Sandpoint Idaho, Shook Twins are an Indie folk-pop band hailing from Portland, Oregon. Identical twins, Katelyn and Laurie are the main songwriters, but they also back up their band member Niko Slice (electric guitar, mandolin and vocals) adding his uniquely compelling songs to the mix. Barra Brown is on Drums, vocals and Drum Pad, and Josh Simon is on Bass, vocals, Electric guitar, and synth. Central to Shook Twins’ sound is their wide range of instrumentation: banjo, acoustic and electric guitars, electric bass, mandolin, electronic drums, face drum (beat-box), glockenspiel, ukulele, banjo-head drumming and their signature Golden Egg. Beautiful twin harmonies, layered upon acoustic and electric instrumentation, coupled with Laurie’s inventive use of percussive and ambient vocal loops, and Katelyn’s re-purposed telephone microphone, set their sound apart, creating a unique and eccentric blend of folk, roots, groove and soul.

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Thomas Gabriel (Grandson of Johnny Cash)
Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

Thomas Gabriel (Grandson of Johnny Cash)

Doors at 8:00. Music at 9:00. 21+

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

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

T.G. - as those closest to him call him - is the oldest grandchild of Johnny Cash. Predominately raised on the road, he often dreamed of a life as a successful career musician. When he was young, his grandfather would call him onstage, to sing “When the Saints Go Marching In.”

At 21, he was in the studio trying out his voice. Johnny would say, “Son, you sound a lot like I did when I was younger; work on those vocals.”

Johnny also insisted that T.G. have a back-up option, so he went to the police academy, and into police work.

Life and adversity has kept him from pursuing his dreams, but he has regained control over his life, and is back in the world that holds so much potential for him.

Along with his voice that sounds so much like his grandfather’s, he brings a wealth of stories from his memories of his childhood and of growing up a member of such an iconic family.

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Lake Street Dive
Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

Lake Street Dive

Doors at 6. Music at 7. All Ages, 5 and under free!

Tickets in advance $32 + fees. 

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

***Every ticket purchased online for Lake Street Dive includes a CD of the new album Free Yourself Up, released on 5/4/18. You’ll receive instructions via email on how to redeem your album shortly after ticket purchase.***

Lake Street Dive will release Free Yourself Up, its second album with Nonesuch Records on May 4. The band -- drummer Michael Calabrese, bassist Bridget Kearney, singer Rachael Price, and guitarist/trumpeter Michael "McDuck" Olson - self-produced the album at Goosehead Palace Studios in Nashville with engineer Dan Knobler. Lake Street Dive formed in 2004 while students at New England Conservatory and have been touring non-stop ever since, growing from basement venues like The Lizard Lounge in Boston, MA to selling out Radio City Music Hall in New York City. For this album, the quartet drafted touring keyboardist Akie Bermiss to join them in the studio. Adding another player to the process freed up the band members to explore a wider range of instrumental textures, construct more full-bodied arrangements, and build on their well-known background harmonies. "This album is based in the realities in our time," Kearney reflects, "which have inevitably become part of everyone's daily life. It's something you think about and obsess over -- and write songs about. Free Yourself Up is about empowering yourself, emboldening yourself, no matter what's going wrong.”

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The Dusty Pockets tribute to Little Feat, The Allman Brothers
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

The Dusty Pockets tribute to Little Feat, The Allman Brothers

Doors at 6. Music at 7. ALL AGES

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

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

Every Cannery District Patio Show this Summer will benefit Creek To Peak Foundation which supports underprivileged kids dreams of outdoor adventures, travel or a sports career by raising funds through Creek To Peak Wear sales and events.

The 2018 Patio series is graciously supported by Dean's Zesty Booch, Wildrye Distilling, 406 Brewing Company, Montucky Cold Snacks, and ChickenJam West Productions. Alcohol catering provided by Zebra Cocktail Lounge.
 

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SOJA w/ Satsang & Policulture
Aug
25
5:00 PM17:00

SOJA w/ Satsang & Policulture

Doors at 5. Music at 6. ALL AGES.

Tickets in advance: $34 + fees. At the door: $39.

Tickets available at Cactus Records 6/21 @ 10am and online by following the link!

Huge thank you to Juniper Cannabis, Revolvr Menswear, Evergreen clothing, UFS - Used Furniture Store, and Opportunity Bank for helping to make this show happen!

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Zion I
Aug
22
to Aug 23

Zion I

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!

Since the release of the debut album, Mind Over Matter in 2000, Zion I has risen up the ranks of independent hip-hop to solidify their standing as one of the most prolific conscious rap groups of the past 2 decades. Boasting a catalog that consists of over two-dozen albums, EPs, mixtapes and  collaborations, Zion I (currently consisting solely of MC/producer Zumbi) continues to create inspired music influenced by social & political woes, personal challenges & triumphs as well as family, spirituality and a raw perspective on the world at large.

Cited by A.V. Club as “remarkable”, Zumbi continues to showcase his talents as a unique, diverse and skilled MC while maintaining his place as one of the most recognizable voices in Hip-Hop.
The latest release, The Labyrinth was cited by PopMatters as “a timely new album of politically engaged hip-hop”. Fueled by his own personal losses as well as the current political and social climate of the world-at-large, Zumbi has created a record that, as the Huffington Post put it; “is as heartfelt as it is badass”.

Being one of the most energetic and engaging live acts out there, Zion I continues to bring the music to the masses at festivals, events and venues across the planet. With a sound and style that bends musical genres, Zion I is able to perform alongside a diverse range of artists ranging from rap, rock and reggae to jam band and EDM.

With an 11th studio album on the horizon, Zion I continues to make music that while left-of-center is still relevant, fresh and exciting as ever. As Okayplayer put it; “At the end of the day, Zion I’s strength lies in the same areas where many artists falter – evolving without abandoning tried and tested methods.”

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Davina & The Vagabonds
Aug
21
7:00 PM19:00

Davina & The Vagabonds

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!

DAVINA SOWERS AND THE VAGABONDS have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe. In 2011 Davina released her first full length, all original album Black Cloud . It was named one of the 10 best releases of the year by the Minneapolis Star & Tribune and awarded 4 ½ stars from Downbeat Magazine. Their next release in 2014, Sunshine, hit number 13 in the Billboard Blues Chart and led them to landing a performance on the hit BBC2 show, Later with Jools Holland.

DATV’s shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill, and tender gospel passages. Davina’s voice and stage presence defy category in a different way. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don’t suffice: Sowers is a true original.

Bringing you 100 years of American music and Davina’s originals, which lend themselves to the American Songbook, the band brings edgy nostalgia to older generations and fresh new music to younger ears. This rollicking quintet is held together by Sowers’ keyboard playing, with acoustic bass, drums, and a spicy trumpet and trombone horn section. The group’s focused, clean sound and emphasis on acoustic instruments is novel to both blues and jazz worlds, and sets the show closer to New Orleans than to Chicago. This has set the Vagabonds apart at festivals in Thunder Bay, Ontario; Sighisoara, Romania; Sierre, Switzerland; Kemi, Finland; the 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and 2013 Monterey Jazz Festival ( in 2014 was asked back to play their main stage in 2014, Vache de Blues in France, and North Sea Jazz Festival. Catch this one-of-a-kind live show while they are in town!

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Red Elvises
Aug
20
7:00 PM19:00

Red Elvises

Doors at 7. Music at 8. 21+

Tickets in advance $11. At the door $14.

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

If Igor and Red Elvises aren't in the middle of a tour, they are getting ready for the next one - this traveling rokenrol party is constantly in motion and consistently evolving. Singer, songwriter, guitarist and showman extraordinaire Igor Yuzov is perpetually globetrotting and in the process he has found scores of wildly talented, entertaining performers to bring into the fold.

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