Cactus Cuts with Kyle Hunter and Carly King

21+
Doors : 8pm, Show : 9pm
Cover : $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Cactus Cuts:
https://www.cactuscutsband.com/
Kyle Hunter:
https://www.facebook.com/KyleHunterMusic/
Carly King:
https://www.whyloveck.com/

Cactus Cuts is a captivating five-piece Americana folk band. Drawing inspiration from the harmonious melodies of the Milk Carton Kids and the virtuosic guitar stylings of Doc Watson, Cactus Cuts is quickly making waves with their fresh and invigorating sound. Formed in 2022 in the picturesque landscapes of Bozeman, MT, Cactus Cuts weaves together intricate acoustic arrangements, compelling storytelling, and lush vocal harmonies that are the perfect musical combination of modern bluegrass and old-time Americana.

At the forefront of Cactus Cuts’ sound are the dynamic duo of Benn and Abel. Their musical chemistry, creates a mesmerizing tapestry of sound that lingers long after the last note fades. With their heartfelt delivery, the band invites listeners on a sonic journey, with beautiful ballads, foot-stomping hoedowns, and everything in between. Whether performing in intimate venues or commanding larger stages, their passion for the music and genuine camaraderie shine through, creating an unforgettable experience for their audience.

As they carve their path in the Bozeman music scene, Cactus Cuts is quickly gaining recognition for their unique and compelling sound. Their ability to infuse the traditional roots of Americana folk with a modern sensibility has garnered them a dedicated and ever-growing fanbase. With their debut EP Lies Are Sweet out this fall, the band is poised to make a lasting impression, not only in Montana but across the vast American music landscape.

Kyle Hunter, is an Americana/ Alt Country singer/songwriter based out of Missoula, Montana. Alongside his 6 piece band, The Mountain Standard, he has been tearing up stages in the northwest producing sounds similar to Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Childers, and even some Allman Brothers. Seamlessly marrying sublime guitar tones reminiscent of the Dead all the while paying homage to country, western & folk roots. With snappy and undulating jazz and funk rhythms, the sound is punctuated by a sonic array piping out of the multi-faceted players on fiddle and keys. KHTMS inspires goosebumps with their one of a kind electric, roundhousing entertainment experience.

For the New Jersey-born and Wyoming-braised singer-songwriter, what started as a self-exploration into the Mountain West has now become the early stages of a promising career as folk artist. Carly King just wants to “go to the mountains alone, buy a plane ticket home and throw out her phone…”

Jacob Rountree & The Somethings Birthday Bash with Lost Canyons

21+
Doors: 7pm, Show : 8pm
Cover: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Come celebrate Jacob’s birthday with the full band! Lost Canyons gets the party started.

 

Jacob Rountree & The Somethings are an Alternative Folk/ Indie Rock group offering a very dynamic sound. They have been best described as a soulful and relatable act that transport you to other dimensions with poetically introspective lyrics, a unique finger picking style, perfectly placed percussive hits, haunting melodies and dream-like effects.

 

Lost Canyons started in 2016 as a dream that came to fruition with their debut EP in 2021 titled “Drive By Volume”. They pride themselves on driving guitars, impactful melodies and introspective lyrics.

Goodbye Beef Rat with The Contractors and Fairly Brief

21+
Doors : 7:30pm, Show: 8pm
Cover : $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Goodbye Beef Rate is a new rock band featuring members of Hornbread! Join us for the Filler debut with The Contractors and Fairly Brief!

MSU Freeriders fundraiser : Puddle with Cosmic Sans

21+

Doors : 7pm, Show : 8pm

Cover : $10 at the door

MSU Freeriders present Puddle with Cosmic Sans! MSU is a non-profit MSU Student group, raising funds to keep big mountain skiing and snowboarding alive at Montana State University!

Mojo Risin with Pony Express

21+
Doors: 7pm , Show: 8pm
Cover: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Mojo Risin formed in 2022 with the goal of honoring and celebrating the music of The Doors.
This Bozeman, MT based band is comprised of professional and passionate musicians and a front-man who
embodies the soulful and mystic nature of Jim Morrison. From “Light My Fire” to “LA Woman” and
everything in between, Mojo Risin’s live shows aim to recreate one of the most influential and controversial
rock acts of the 1960’s. The spirit of The Doors is alive and well when experiencing Mojo Risin!

“AMAZING performance last night guys! Ya’ll sounded like the real thing! I’ve been a huge doors fan my entire
life and have never had the opportunity to hear their music performed live. Ya’ll killed it! … and deserve to have
any stage all night long!”

“I swear that these guys have played a thousand shows!”
“Wow! You guys really brought the energy tonight and got the crowd going. I never thought I’d have so much
fun hearing Doors songs. When are you playing again? I’ll be there!”

VIDEOS
https://youtu.be/pZtyQZ13vjU
https://youtu.be/bc5JmiVBZtM

Moonlight Moonlight with Salty Gravy and Ella Cole

21+
Doors : 7pm, Show: 8pm
Cover : $10 in advance, $15 at the door

It’s a night of great local bluegrass and folk music with Moonlight Moonlight, Salty Gravy and Ella Cole! Featuring Isaac Winemiller on bass, Kevin Fabozzi on mandolin, Lenka Swenson on fiddle, and Zander Chovanes on guitar Moonlight Moonlight takes the audience on a carefree romp to simpler times with original tunes from the soul!

Salty Gravy features Slias Rea on fiddle and mandolin and national vagabond Cabot Metz on guitar and banjo, playing old time traditional American music! Drawing from bluegrass, country blues and ragtime, they kick it old school!

Ella Rae Cole is a local treasure. Capturing moments in time with an acoustic guitar and some well chosen lyrics, she leaves audiences spellbound.

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You missed it : The Whags

You Missed it : The Whags with Mountain Standard Time

“I’m just going to have a couple white claws and stay for sound check, I’ve got to work in the morning” Vince said when I walked into the bar. He had done sound for the Whags the day before at the Hot Springs and had Monday off so he thought he’d give them another listen. The members of Mountain Standard Time weren’t so fortunate. “I’ve gotta be back at the hospital at 5:30am, I got called in” Gabby said as she wired up her pedalboard. 

We got the Whags and Mountain Standard Time plugged in and sounding good. We were a little behind schedule – finishing MST’s check 20 minutes into doors. Not too bad. I slapped one of The Whags’ stickers on one of the stage monitors and threw a pot pie in the microwave in the kitchen. Dinner break. 

I come back out. “Hey, I’m doing lights for The Whags” Vince says, slapping down two black cherry whiteclaws down in front of the lighting console to claim his spot.  I was ok with this development, because it made my night easier and I get to push Vince’s buttons instead of the ones on the lighting console.  “Hey, fire up the hazer, MST’s getting on the stage!” I said, nervously glancing around the empty room.  A quick glance at the dashboard for my credit card  reader confirmed my suspicions and my mood sank as I realized we were doing this show purely for the Love of Music. 

With the Whags hunkered down in a booth and our six ticket holders settled in, MST took the stage. “They’re sounding really good tonight”, Vince said, throwing a rainbow chase across the upstage lights. Rocking through their set, Phil the bartender stood and watched between slinging PBR’s. 

They finished up their set and the Whags took the stage. Playing mostly unreleased material, they jammed for about an hour and a half , ripping through “Jones Wood”, “How We Hear” , and “Copacetic”, they played tunes off both of their releases – Routine for Now and Smile Maker.  There was plenty of room for dancing, and dance the people did. “Yesterday was a little demoralizing for us, thanks for clapping” they remarked, referring to their show the day before at the Hot Springs. It’s a more chill vibe over there – people sit in the pool and talk, and the music is more part of the background.  “This is a cool place, we’ll be back on a Saturday next time!” they said after the show, packing up their van with gear. With a new T-shirt in his hands, Vince paid his tab and started asking the band when they were coming back to town. We need to get them on the Gallatin Underground, after all. 

 

Patrick Lokken
10/10/2023

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Hornbread : Freshly Baked Album Review

Hornbread: Freshly Baked album cover

Taking over the studio at the MSU School of music,  Hornbread recorded their first album- Freshly Baked.  Released on June 9th, 2023 the eight tracks take the listener on a raucus high speed journey through post-covid college life with a stop in the middle to cover a few ska and funk standards –  “Keasby Nights” by Catch 22,  a Tower of Power tune- ” What is Hip?” , and “Party at Ground Zero” by Fishbone. 

The album kicks off with a cheerful blast from the horn section in “This How it Ends (Dad’s Song) ” and the energy carries through to the end , building with “What is Hip?” and “Stink Bug Rug”.  

“Vitamin R” is a love song to Rainier, the band’s favorite beer.  “Stink Bug Rug” combines gypsy jazz and ska in an inventive way and puts the pedal to the metal, drifting through speedy funky grooves and jazzy interludes.  The album ends with “Blue Cheese”.  Starting with a catchy drum and bass groove, the horns come in and the lyrics take on take you on a high speed chase through a lunch break gone awry. 

All told, I think if you’re in your friend’s car and jacked into the bluetooth, they won’t kick you out into traffic if you put on Hornbread : Freshly Baked. With solid high energy grooves, great pacing and a variety of sounds, it’s a half hour of your life well spent. 

Lineup: 

Austin Belluscio – Guitar
Tyler Lennon – Bass
Nathan Rodacker – Drums
Pete Briccetti – Main Vocals
Noah Ziegler – Bass trombone
Gunter Roylance – Trombone
Tanner Rubino – Trumpet
Cole Orelup – Trumpet

 

-Patrick Lokken
10/8/2023

Hornbread with Mint UV Halloween Party

21+

Doors: 8pm, Show : 9pm

Cover : $10 in advance, $15 at the door

It’s a high energy, radioactive Halloween bash with Hornbread and MINT! We’re bathing the Filler in blacklight so be ready to glow!

Hornbread is Bozeman’s premier ska band with an MSU Battle of the Band trophy under their belt and a rippin album on streaming services with thousands of plays. They’ll get you moving!

Hornbread Socials:

 

 

MINT is keeping progressive funk alive in Bozeman with a mixture of originals and covers. Featuring some of MSU’s best and brightest music school grads, these guys have the chops to make the party groove!

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Sierra Gallagher Presents: Infinite Ammo, Geimreidh and Rid

7PM, 21+
Infinite Ammo
Powerviolence/grind from Missoula, MT
Geimhreadh
Black/thrash metal from Bozeman, MT
RID
Brand new grind band from Bozeman, MT