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On Tour

  • David Bromberg
    Tuesday, January 10, 2017
    Pub Station Ballroom (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
    General Admission/All Ages
    Doors at 7PM/Show at 8PM
    $36 Advance/Day of Show
    RESERVED SEATING-Limited availability, 1 table with 6 chairs=$301
    Tickets on sale Tuesday, 11/1 at 10AM.
    Additional fees may apply
     
    For Americana godfather David Bromberg, it all began with the blues.

    His incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes – but is not limited to – adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son. A musician’s musician, Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and multiple styles is legendary, leading Dr. John to declare him an American icon. In producing John Hartford’s hugely influential Aereo-Plain LP, Bromberg even co-invented a genre: Newgrass. 

    Add in a period of self-imposed exile from his passion (1980-2002), during which he became a renowned violin expert, and Wilmington, Delaware’s cultural ambassador; top that off with a triumphant return to music-making, and you have an amazing tale leading back to one place: the blues.

    Now, with The Blues, the Whole Blues, and Nothing But the Blues, his first release for Red House Records, Bromberg and multi-Grammy-winning producer/accompanist Larry Campbell (Dylan, Levon Helm, Paul Simon) focus on the music David discovered in high school, when, circa late 50s, he was introduced to a friend’s dad’s collection of blues 78s. He’d only just taken up guitar as a means to pass the time while in bed with the measles.

    “I loved those 78s so much,” says David, “I taped them on a portable reel-to-reel, so I could listen at home and learn.”

    That love is evident in The Blues, the Whole Blues and Nothing But the Blues. The album is both blues primer and an opportunity to witness a master embracing this distinctly American music with passion and grace. 

    “There’s a lot of different types of blues on there,” Bromberg notes. “We decided to start it off with a dyed-in-the-wool blues [Robert Johnson’s “Walkin’ Blues”], but there’s also country blues [“Kentucky Blues”], and gospel-influenced blues [“Yield Not”].”

    Bromberg, a onetime sideman himself, is quick to give props to his long-running road-and-studio cohorts: Butch Amiot (bass), Josh Kanusky (drums), Mark Cosgrove (guitar), Nate Grower (fiddle), and Peter Ecklund (cornet). Of producer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, fellow Reverend Gary Davis acolyte, and old friend Larry Campbell, he says, “To use a baseball analogy, Larry is like a star at any position in the infield, because he can play them all.”

    Since meeting in the early 80’s, Campbell and Bromberg had crossed paths many times. They finally worked together in Levon Helm’s studio for David’s 2013 return-to-form Only Slightly Mad. “He wanted to do a Chicago blues album then,” Larry says. “But we decided to remind folks of what he does better than anyone: the whole gamut of Americana, the full Brombergian. And we got some new fans. For this one, we went back to the blues, and made use of David’s great vocabulary in all veins of the genre.”

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  • Pinky and the Floyd
    Saturday, January 14, 2017
    Pub Station Ballroom (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
    General Admission/21+
    Doors at 7PM/Show at 8PM
    $16 Advance/$20 Day of Show
    RESERVED SEATING-Limited availability, 1 table with 4 chairs=$100
    Tickets on sale Friday, 10/28 at 10AM.
    Additional fees may apply.
     
    Pinky and the Floyd calls Montana home, but has recently been called the Northwestʼs Hottest Pink Floyd Tribute Band! Pinky was founded in 2007, and has seen very few personnel changes over the years. Instead, this grass-roots effort has exploded in popularity, selling out shows across the state. They put on an amazing live show thatʼs both note-for-note and improvisational, but itʼs their superb musicianship that sets them apart from other Tribute Bands. The energy and stage presence is unprecedented!

    All Pinky members are professional working musicians, assembled from genres across the board, culling their expertise to produce what has clearly proven to be a successful musical venture. All told, there are over 20 bands that the members of Pinky and the Floyd are part of, spanning genres from Americana & Vintage Swing to Hip Hop, Jazz,

    Country, Salsa, Funk, Rock, Blues and on and on… They see their varied backgrounds as strength in diversity, knowing that each member “…unconsciously affects the overall sound. As players, musicians & artists, whatever youʼve got comes with you…” And between the 10 of them, they have a lot!

    Pinky and the Floyd has a big sound and is an experience not soon forgotten. You can expect albums in their entirety, and a little something from every Floyd genre- from Syd Barrett to Division Bell, and everything in between! Tell your friends, itʼs a party!
     
    Tickets are available at 1111presents.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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  • This Wild Life, Royal Teeth, Oyster Kids
    Monday, January 16, 2017
    Pub Station (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
    General Admission/All Ages
    Doors at 7PM/Show at 8PM
    $15 Advance/$17 Day of Show
    Additional fees may apply.
    Tickets on sale now

    This Wild Life have only been around since 2010 but they've already had multiple lives. The duo of Kevin Jordan and Anthony Del Grosso met as outcast drummers in their hometown of Long Beach, California, and eventually formed a well-received punk act. However, they eventually started to notice that their fans seemed to gravitate toward the duo's acoustic material, which inspired them to form This Wild Life six years ago. Correspondingly if 2014's Epitaph Records debut album Clouded saw them transitioning from stage dives to sing-alongs, their new album Low Tides shows the duo taking their songwriting to the next level by fleshing out these ten tracks with expanded arrangements and inventive instrumentation. In other words, it isn't as much a reinvention as it is a progression and one that's as memorable as they come.

    In the same way that Clouded saw This Wild Life transitioning into the acoustic realm, Low Tides sees them continuing that fearless process of evolution... although it wasn't an easy decision from the start. “A big part of what helped us make this record was the encouragement of Brett Gurewitz,” Jordan explains, referencing the label's owner and guitarist for Bad Religion. “He sat us down and said, 'Most bands don't change enough, so if you guys are proud of these songs don't be shy about trying new things and just go for it,” he continues. “Once we heard that our label owner was on board we knew we could make the record we wanted to make instead of just writing songs that we thought people wanted to hear.” That spirit of liberation is dripping all over Low Tides from the ominous aura of “Let Go” to the falsetto-friendly finale “Brick Wall”

    “We went into this album much more open-minded than we did on the last one because we've listened to so much new music over the past three years,” Jordan explains, adding that the fact that they had more time to write and record their music this time around is another reason why Low Tides feels more fully formed. Additionally, splitting the recording duties between two producers—Copeland's Aaron Marsh and their friend Sir Sly's Jason Suwito—allowed the band to play to their strengths in a way they never have before. “Aaron is so great with organic instrumentation like strings and harmonies which we really wanted to shine through on this album,” Del Grosso explains. “Alternately Jason is a really modern producer who dove more into the moody electronic and ambient elements.” The result is the best of both sonic worlds, a fact that's evident in every note of Low Tides.

    Another thing that's endeared This Wild Life to their fans is the intensely personal nature of their lyrics and the band don't pull any punches in that regard this time around. “The songs that scare me the most tend to be the ones that people connect to the most so I felt like I had to be completely open when we were writing this album,” Jordan explains. “There are some lyrics on the album that were really uncomfortable for me to write but since they were coming from such an honest place I hope that people will perceive it in a good way.” This is especially notable on “Break Down” which is a love song tha
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  • The Cold Hard Cash Show
    Saturday, January 21, 2017
    Pub Station Ballroom (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
    General Admission/21+
    Doors at 8PM/Show at 9PM
    $13 Advance/$16 Day of Show
    RESERVED SEATING-Limited availability, 1 table with 4 chairs=$81
    Tickets on sale now.
    Additional fees may apply
     
    The Cold Hard Cash Show is an original and innovative tribute to the music of Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Three!

Fronted by guitarist and singer Merle Travis Peterson, The Cold Hard Cash Show brings to life classic Cash songs from the Sun & Columbia Records Catalogs to the modern American recordings, performing with the energy of the Live at Folsom and San Quentin albums with a sound so accurate you’d think you're listening to The Man in Black himself!

The band formed in 2005 and in addition to Merle Travis Peterson fronting the band on vocals and guitar, the line up includes long time member Fel Torres on drums and Trebor Riddle on upright & electric bass.
    Since the formation, they have performed on hundreds of stages often sharing them with a diverse variety of artists such as as Darryl Worley, John Anderson, Eric Church, Charlie Daniels, Lonestar, Eddie Money, Eli Young Band, Los Lobos, James Hunnicutt, Dale Watson and countless others as well as performing at several high profile private functions with guests such as Katy Perry, Shawn Colvin, John Oates, Justin Timberlake, David Ryan Harris, John Mayer and have at times performed with a few of them.
    
In 2008 the band made their National Television debut when they performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, gaining a solid world wide fan base and landing them on stages at several nationally known festivals such as Memphis in May Festival (Memphis,TN), Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (Sturgis,SD), Daytona Bike Week (Daytona, FL), Lonestar Rally (Galveston,TX) and Johnny Cash Festival- Roadshow Revival (Ventura,CA).
    
In 2014 the band recorded a song for long time Eddie Money drummer Glenn Symmonds and were featured on his 'Friends of Glenn's' album along with multiple artists including Eddie Money. 

The band continues to tour across the country non-stop spreading the great word and music of The Man in Black, Johnny Cash!

Say what you will about Tribute Bands, The Cold Hard Cash Show is an excellent band, excellent show, excellent experience and hands down the BEST Johnny Cash Tribute around!
      
    Tickets are available at 1111presents.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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  • Hairball
    Saturday, January 28, 2017
    Pub Station Ballroom (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
    General Admission/All Ages
    Doors at 7PM/Show at 8PM
    $25 Advance/$28 Day of Show
    Tickets on sale Friday, 9/30 at 10AM.
    Additional fees may apply.
     
    Hairball is a Rock & Roll experience you won’t forget. A band puts on a concert – Hairball puts on an event! The lights, sound, video screens, smoke, fire, blood, bombs, confetti, spiders, snakes & monsters (oh my) and the screaming hoards of rabid Hairball fans create an event – an event that hits you so hard, it’ll take a few days to recover! Rock & Roll will NEVER die!!!
    Vocalists Bobby, Steve and Joe Dandy lead the band through a 2+ hour, mind-blowing, and drop-dead accurate homage to some of the biggest arena acts in the world. Van Halen, KISS, Motley Crue, Queen, Journey, and Aerosmith are but a few of the acts fans will see brought to life. The Hairball stage becomes an entirely new rock concert before your very eyes countless times throughout the night.
    The motor that drives the Hairball dragster consists of Freaky on the electric bass, Blake on the drums, and Happy on the lead guitar. These Rock & Roll soldiers pride themselves on nailing some of the most memorable licks and chops of all time, while adding their own style and flare that they’ve cultivated over decades of tireless performing. These guys live and breathe Rock & Roll!
    2016 finds Hairball celebrating its 16th year of rocking hundreds of thousands of people across the country. Every day it adds more characters, more pyrotechnics, more lights, more sound, more props, more surprises…more everything! While Happy often tells the audience “Today is the first day is the rest of your life!” Hairball performs every show as though it could be its last. Every night is a 100% full-on, no-holds-barred, exciting, chaotic, fiery party that has to be experienced to be believed!
    As important to Hairball as the music are its fans. While many bands claim to have the best fans in the world, Hairball actually has! Whether they’re 8 or 85, Hairball fans bring an unparalleled enthusiasm and energy to the show that completes the Arena Rock experience. Hairball knows it wouldn’t exist without its fans, and takes every opportunity to let them know that. Whether it’s a pre-show meet and greet, hanging out at the merch booth, or chatting online, Hairball has a lot in common with its fans and it’s always a good time when they get together.
    Don’t confuse Hairball with the countless “’80s Tribute” bands across the country. Hairball is an event; an attitude and expression of music and showmanship that isn’t a retro-flashback. It’s a way of life…and it’s not going away!
     
    Tickets are available at 1111presents.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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  • The Cigarette Girls Burlesque
    “The Horrible Year: A Tribute to 2016”
    
Friday, January 27, 2017
    Pub Station (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
    General Admission/21+/ADULT CONTENT – MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY
    Doors at 8PM/Show at 9PM
    $10 Advance/$12 Day of Show
    RESERVED SEATING-Limited availability, 1 table with 4 chairs=$100
    Tickets on sale Friday, December 9th at 10AM.
    Additional fees may apply.
     

    Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains lies a sparkling little gem of entertainers known as The Cigarette Girls Burlesque! With the snap of a garter, and the oh so sultry removal of a long, velvet glove, our ladies will tease and taunt their way into your heart and imagination. Boasting delicious pin-up darlings, delightfully curvacious creatures of the night, and fire cracker femme fatales, our gals will light up the night with classic bump n' grind, a smattering of comedy, whip-smart wit, and devilish hoochie coo guaranteed to keep you on your toes! Based out of Missoula Montana, no one gets the dance floor thumpin' and your blood pumpin' like these gals! With a wink, a smile, and a dash of glitter and glam, we are The Cigarette Girls Burlesque!

     
    Tickets are available at 1111presents.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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  • Iration, Protoje
    Wednesday, February 1, 2017
    Pub Station Ballroom (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
    General Admission/All Ages
    Doors at 7PM/Show at 8PM
    $27 Advance/$30 Day of Show
    Tickets on sale Tuesday, 10/18 at 10AM.
    Additional fees may apply.
     

    Iration is an alternative/reggae group of musicians formed in Isla Vista, CA. A deep-rooted reggae influence is fused with elements of rock and pop to create smooth original sounds – “We’re all about luv”, states the band. The group is made up of members Joseph Dickens (Drums), Joseph King (Engineer), Cayson Peterson (Keyboard/Synth), Micah Pueschel (Guitar/Lead Vocals), Adam Taylor (Bass), and Micah Brown (Guitar/Vocals). All of the members of Iration met while growing up in Hawaii but formed the band after reconnecting in Santa Barbara, CA - the exception being Micah Brown who officially joined the group in 2014.

    The group released their Hotting Up album in summer of 2015. The album's lead single "Reelin" debuted at #1 on the iTunes reggae singles chart. Iration has been touring nationally since 2008, performing at national festivals like Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Hangout, and many others. These Hawaiian-bred musicians look forward to spreading their original sound and Aloha spirit all the while never forgetting to get a surf in when possible. 
    Tickets are available at 1111presents.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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  • Tribal Seeds, Nattali Rize and Raging Fyah
    Tuesday, February 7, 2017
    Pub Station Ballroom (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
    General Admission/All Ages
    Doors at 7PM/Show at 8PM
    $20 Advance/$25 Day of Show
    Tickets on sale Friday, November 4 at 10AM.
    Additional fees may apply.
     
    From San Diego, California, award-winning reggae group Tribal Seeds have become known for their spiritually driven, refreshing rock vibe they have infused with the roots style of reggae music. Originally started by two brothers, Steven Rene Jacobo (lyrics, vocals, guitar) and Tony-Ray Jacobo (producer). Tribal Seeds now boasts six members, including: Carlos Verdugo (drums), Victor Navarro (bass), E.N Young (keyboards, vocals) & Ryan Gonzo (guitar, vocals), Luis Castillo (keys, vocals).

    Tribal Seeds' unmatched musical talent and authentic sound has brought them to the forefront of the reggae rock genre, as their art form has reached people of all ages across the United States, and worldwide. The band's debut, self titled album "Tribal Seeds" was released in 2008 with their second album "The Harvest" following, June of 2009. iTunes named both albums "Best Of" in the Reggae genre, for their respected years. Their debut album helped garner them the "Best World Music" title at the San Diego Music Awards in 2008, and "The Harvest," which contained fourteen new and original songs, debuted at the number 5 spot on the Billboard Reggae Charts. The tracks, written and produced by Tribal Seeds, were recorded and mixed by Alan Sanderson at Signature Sound Studios in San Diego, and mastered by Erik Lobson at Universal Mastering.

    On July 19, 2011, Tribal Seeds gave listeners a brand new EP entitled "Soundwaves," which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Reggae Charts. The band notes that the album was inspired by their life experiences, being on tour, and their desire to inspire youth to raise their voices and seek a higher consciousness.

    Tribal Seeds released their highly anticipated fourth album, "Representing" on May 13, 2014. The new album debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard, iTunes & Amazon Reggae charts, and cracked the Top Billboard 200 at Number 114 overall. The consists of 12 original recordings and features some of the genres favorite stars: Don Carlos, Mykal Rose, Kyle McDonald (Slightly Stoopid), Vaughn Benjamin (Midnite), New Kingston and the band's own, Maad TRay and lead guitarist Gonzo.

    Internationally renowned, Tribal Seeds have toured throughout the United States, as well as Mexico, Peru & Aruba. They have shared the stage with artists such as Dave Matthews Band, Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane's Addiction, Skrillex, MGMT, The Allman Brothers, Cee Lo Green, Jason Mraz, Rebelution, Matisyahu, Sublime with Rome, Taking Back Sunday, O.A.R., Pretty Lights, Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Pepper, SOJA, Julian Marley, Stephen Marley, Gregory Isaacs, Collie Buddz and many more.

      
    Tickets are available at 1111presents.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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