June 2021

Way Out West King Ropes

Brian Ripple

Perched somewhere between indie, desert rock, and ragged Americana, Way Out West is King Ropes’ fourth record, and finest to date. At the center of it all is Dave Hollier, a gifted lyrical songwriter at the top of his game, surveying a land…

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June 2021

Matt Wallin and his Nervous Breakdown

Brian Ripple

photo courtesy of Neubauer MediaMatt Wallin and his Nervous Breakdown are set to release his first album on June 4th at the infamous Filling Station on the outskirts of new Bozeman. Ravens is a collection of fifteen songs from the heart and the from…

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June 2021

2021 SW Montana Music Summer Guide

Ryann Thomas

Summer of 2021 is here! After enduring the past summer without any chance to get out and indulge in the local music mix, you will have a chance this summer. This past year guaranteed us one thing, and that was uncertainty. But one thing is for…

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May 2021

Dirty Girl

Hey honey, come over here. My friend will buy you a drink, but you’ve got to sit on his lap.” Some drunk guy at a bar said this to me when I was 16 and there singing with a band. I dealt, and still do deal with stuff like that a lot, and…

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April 2021

Montgomery, Mendelssohn and Bach

Abby Bradford

The Bozeman Symphony returns to the Willson Auditorium for its final free livestream concert of the season, Montgomery, Mendelssohn and Bach, featuring its very own principal flute Sue Makeever and the string section of the orchestra. To close a…

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April 2021

500 Miles Higher

A monumental loss. My singular interaction with Armando Chick Corea stands as one of the most profound experiences of my musical career.

Michael Jochum

The year 1984 was a time of incredible, creative music flow. My career as a “drummer of note” was catapulting me into some of the most envied musical situations in Los Angeles. Approaching my 25th year, I had a four-year-old daughter to…

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March 2021

Catching Up With Steve Drizos

Brian Ripple

Brian Ripple: Let’s start back at the beginning. Where did you go to high school? Then you can take it from there. Steve Drizos: Well, I grew up in Upstate New York, right outside of Albany, in a town called Scotia. So I went to Scotia High…

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March 2021

A Virtually Impossible Task

Michael Jochum

Playing drums is like making love. You never look down to see how the flow is going.The phrase “a virtually impossible task” resonated in my mind as I hung up the phone (of course, I didn’t really hang up the phone. I just pushed…

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