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S.W. Montana Summer Music Festivals

Sunshine has finally hit the Gallatin valley. People are bringing out the shorts and flip-flops and looking for places to ride their bikes and set up their camp chairs. Here are a few upcoming musical options to help you do just that…

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Cure for the Common – Cure for Your Funk

On a sunny Wednesday, I rode my bike from Peach Street to 13th to sit down with a handful of ambitious guys who call themselves “Cure for the Common,” and find out why on earth you should care about them. “Put this in there:…

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Fluorescent Brown

Nearly every Wednesday night for the past year and a half, Fluorescent Brown has filled Colonel Black’s with their signature flavor of improvised downtempo electronica. Fluorescent Brown is not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill bar band.…

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Kappa Does It With Brass

Aren’t all brass players weird? I asked Dan Haywood, guitarist of the ska band Do It Kappa, this question over happy hour beers at The Dock a few weeks ago. “Yes, at least 100% of the time,” he replied, without a second of…

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Interview: Billy Johnson visits the West

Typically, we like to interview people we have frequently out on the Poolside Stage at Norris Hot Springs. This month, we changed it up by interviewing a brand new friend – Billy Johnson. Billy comes to us from the Twin Cities in Minnesota…

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Galactic

To make CARNIVALE ELECTRICOS, the members of GALACTIC (Ben Ellman, harps and horns; Robert Mercurio, bass; Stanton Moore, drums and percussion; Jeff Raines, guitar; Rich Vogel, keyboards) draw on the skills, stamina, and funk they deploy in…

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Futurebirds

In Athens, Georgia, the future can look a lot like the past. Often not too many changes down that way and Futurebirds certainly don’t mind. Some folks think good music comes from making a whole bunch of sounds no one’s ever heard…

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The Crystal Method’s Rail Jam 2012

Ever since they started making their first singles in the mid 90’s out of the Bomb Shelter–their congested home studio in Los Angeles, California–Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland of The Crystal Method have held strong as…

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