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  • An Evening With Dawes
    Sunday, February 26, 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, November 18 at 10AM.
    Additional fees may apply.
     
    Dawes has come home. After recording its last two albums, Stories Don't End and All Your Favorite Bands, in Asheville, North Carolina, and Nashville, respectively, the Los Angeles band has returned to the city that has been both home and inspiration since its inception in 2009 to record its fifth album, We're All Gonna Die, with longtime friend and Grammy nominated producer Blake Mills at the helm.
     
    Mills had been in bands with Dawes founder Taylor Goldsmith since they were in junior high together, but they hadn't worked on an entire project together since Mills left the band's early incarnation, Simon Dawes, in 2006 after the release of its well-regarded album Carnivore.
     
    It was clear from the onset that home was much more than a physical place for Dawes. It was a state of mind. For the band-guitarist/singer Taylor Goldsmith, drummer Griffin Goldsmith (Taylor's younger brother), bassist Wylie Gelber, and new keyboardist Lee Pardini, who took over from Tay Strathairn last fall-it also meant getting to a point where everyone felt they had found a sound that was uniquely their own, equivalent to an author finding their own voice.
     
    "The dream has been not to have someone say, 'You sound like Warren Zevon in this song or Bob Dylan with this song,' but where someone hears a first few notes of a track, even before the words come in, and they know it's Dawes," says Taylor Goldsmith. "And they say, 'That's Wylie, that's Griffin, that's Taylor, that's Lee. That's the way they play together.'"
     
    "I think we've finally done that on this record." All of their records seemed to have been in service to getting to that point, each album willfully different, every one a point on a continuum. First, the acoustic-based folk-rock and close harmonies of North Hills that brought to mind nothing so much as the Band's Music From Big Pink. The cosmic country-rock of Nothing Is Wrong, an album that conjured up visions of Gram Parson's Nudie suits. The smart, wordy, Joan Didion-inspired Stories Don't End, then the literate, post-breakup yowl of All Your Favorite Bands, with its crisp lyrics and Dire Straits guitars, masterfully capturing their live genius in a way none of their other albums had.
     
    "I think how we got here is our ambition level and discipline to be honest," explains Goldsmith. "When we worked with Dave Rawlings on All Your Favorite Bands, we were searching for a representation of what we did on the stage. Once we got that, we wanted to fuck with people's perceptions of us."
     
    "From the first song I wrote, 'We're All Gonna Die,' it was clear that this wasn't going to be a folkie record at all. This was an opportunity for us to be a new band. Not just a rock band, not just an alternative band, but a new band. One that maintains all the weird personality traits that our other records might have had, but that also brings them out even more.
     
    "With this record we went in thinking, 'How do we create something that's coming out of the speakers that forces someone to say, "What is that How did they do that"' There's sounds on 'We're All Gonna Die' or 'Roll With the Punches' where people are like, 'How
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  • 11:11 Presents
    Guthrie Brown (Dawes Afterparty)
    Sunday, February 26, 2017
    Pub Station (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
    General Admission/21+
    Show starts immediately following Dawes
    No cover charge/Free
     
    Guthrie Brown a Nashville transplant by way of “old Montana” began playing the guitar at age six. By the age of seventeen, he journeyed to Nashville to pursue the dream of being a professional songwriter, recording & performing artist. After settling in Music City, he recorded and produced his first self-titled EP, which got the attention of Nashville’s premiere independent radio station, WRLT Lightning 100. Capitalizing on the initial success of his debut EP, Guthrie recorded and released his second EP “Spirit of the Elk” with producer Stuart Mathis (The Wallflowers, Lucinda Williams). Following his second release, he recruited his longtime friends and musicians John Ogelby (drums), Will Honaker (bass, keys) and John McNally (guitar) to join the band. Their musical pairing has since been compared to something as strong and pure as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

    Since the release of “Spirit of the Elk”, Guthrie and his band of brothers, have continued their regiment of non-stop touring including coveted spots opening for Jonny Lang, Willie Nelson, Robert Randolf, and Bears Den and festivals such as Gasparilla, and CMJ Fest, just to name a few. In the summer of 2016, Guthrie signed his first publishing deal with BMG. He will spend the second half of the year touring and recording with multi Grammy Award winning producer, Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Norah Jones, Tom waits, Moon Taxi, Of Monsters and Men, James Bay).
    Tickets are available at 1111presents.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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  • MAX & IGGOR CAVALERA RETURN TO ROOTS w/ Special Guests Immolation and Full of Hell
    Monday, February 27, 2017
    Pub Station Ballroom (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
    General Admission/All Ages
    Doors at 6:00PM/Show at 6:45PM
    $24 Advance/$28 Day of Show
    Tickets on sale Friday, December 16th at 10AM.
    Additional fees may apply.
     

    Max & Igor Cavalera Return To Roots - Playing the Sepultura classic ROOTS album in it's entirety!
    Tickets are available at 1111presents.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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  • P.O.S
    
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
    Monk’s (225 Ryman St, Missoula, MT 59802)
    General Admission/18+
    Doors at 9PM/Show at 10PM
    $15 in advance/$20 Day of show
    Additional fees may apply
    Tickets on sale Friday, 10/7 at 10AM
     
    Doomtree co-founder, punk philosopher and lyrical bomb-thrower Stefon Alexander, aka P.O.S makes tight, declamatory music that builds on the Minneapolis-bred rapper and producer’s penchant for grinding beats and radical lyrics. Known for welding hip-hop with guitar squalls, screamed vocals, and futuristic beats fit for a Berlin nightclub, P.O.S steps even further into genre-blurring territory with “sleepdrone/superposition,” a nearly nine-minute-long sprawling masterpiece that touches on “being black, beefs, loves, hurts, victories, pride and the future” all while reflecting over the past two years since a kidney surgery sidelined him from making music. It’s never felt better to have him back in action.
     
     
    Special Spotify Presale 10/4 – 10/6 at http://ticketf.ly/2dH3bZq using Promo Code “HOTDOG”
     
    Exclusive free download of P.O.S’ new track, “Woof” available during the pre-sale at http://doomtree.net
     
    Tickets are available at 1111presents.com, Rockin Rudy's (237 Blaine Street, Missoula, MT) or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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  • Skillet Unleashed Tour 2017 w/ Special Guests Sick Puppies and Devour The Day
    Thursday, March 2, 2017
    Pub Station Ballroom (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
    General Admission/All Ages
    Doors at 6:30PM/Show at 7:30PM
    $38 Advance/Day of Show
    Tickets on sale Friday, December 16th at 10AM.
    Additional fees may apply.
     


    Skillet lets their music speak the loudest. That’s how the quartet has cemented its place as one of the 21st century’s most successful rock bands. Selling over 11 million units worldwide, the Wisconsin quartet— John Cooper [lead vocals/bass], Korey Cooper [guitar/keys], Jen Ledger [drums/vocals], and Seth Morrison [lead guitars]—have received two GRAMMY® Award nominations and won a Billboard Music Award for the platinum-certified Awake. Their double-platinum single “Monster” is “the eighth most-streamed rock song of 2015” with a total of 57 million plays (and counting) on Spotify and would earn the distinction of becoming “the best-selling digital single in the history of Christian Music.” 2013’s Rise bowed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release and received resounding and eclectic acclaim from the likes of USA Today, New York Times, Revolver, Loudwire, and more.

    The group’s ninth full-length album, UNLEASHED [Atlantic Records], sees them turn everything up louder, amplifying all aspects of their signature hypnotic sound. Channeling an intense muse, John immediately commenced writing just months after Rise hit shelves.

    “By the time Rise came out, I could take a little bit of a breather and experience it,” he explains. “I remember thinking, ‘this feels important to me, but I need something a little more urgent.’ I didn’t want whatever we did next to be so emotionally heavy. I wanted to make a record that made people feel the music – an album that would connect people to the music as well as to each other. An album, like some of my favorites, that’d be like a party to listen to – where people could sing along - together.

    “At the same time,” he says, “It is also about not being fearful of who you are and breaking free from stereotypes and expectations; knowing there may be a cost to this freedom, and willing to face the consequences, because not being honest with ourselves, or honest with the world, is a steeper price to pay.” That idea solidified as Skillet toured Europe in 2013 with Nickelback. Night after night, John watched the non-English speaking audience sing every word back to him. It left an indelible mark on his writing process.

    “It struck me, how music is much bigger than a language,” he affirms. “There’s a universal feeling. We wanted to get that emotion across more through the music than with the words. I aimed to write songs people could easily relate to anywhere and everywhere.”

    Getting off the road in 2015, John headed to Los Angeles to begin recording what would become UNLEASHED with producer Brian Howes—who helmed the 2006 platinum-selling Comatose and co-wrote the platinum No. 1 smash “Awake and Alive.” Cutting half of the album with Brian, John tapped the talents of multiple producers for the first time in Skillet history, working with both GRAMMY Award winning producer Seth Mosley in Nashville and Kevin Churko [Five Finger Death Punch, Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed] in Las Vegas.

    “Comatose was a very special album for a lot of r
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  • 11:11 Presents
    Otep
    Saturday, March 4, 2017
    Pub Station (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
    General Admission/All Ages
    Doors at 7PM/Show at 8PM
    $16 Advance/$20 Day of Show
    Tickets on sale Friday, January 20th at 10AM
    Additional fees may apply.
     

    In addition to her prolific music catalog OTEP is also famous for her thought provoking, spoken word performances.  So much so in fact she is considered a DEF POETRY ALL STAR, as she has appeared on Russell Simmons’ DEF POETRY on HBO. 

    With that being the case OTEP has once again partnered up with Russell Simmons on his ALL DEF POETRY project.  ALL DEF POETRY is a new channel brought to you by Russell Simmons - a world-renowned champion of the spoken word art form. Fresh, riveting, and featuring some of the best voices in the genre, ALL DEF POETRY brings you the raw power of spoken word!

    Beginning today you can watch OTEP’s ALL DEF POETRY performance of “Crawling Up” HERE.  OTEP partnered with Director Aleks Rastovic & ALL DEF POETRY to create this piece.

    OTEP spoke about her past and current collaborations with Russell Simmons and ALL DEF POETRY:

    “I’ve partnered with Russell Simmons and ALL DEF POETRY to create the future of spoken word performance.”

    “My performances on HBO‘s DEF POETRY changed my life.  I appeared on HBO’s DEF POETRY twice before and am so honored to partner again with Russell Simmons and ALL DEF POETRY to create a new platform for spoken word artists.”

    Earlier this year OTEP unleashed her latest album, GENERATION DOOM, via Napalm Records.  The critically acclaimed album debuted at #10 on the Independent Chart, #7 on the Rock Chart, #4 on the Hard Rock Chart and #109 on the Top 200 Albums Chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan.  GENERATION DOOM can be ordered HERE.

    Formed from the poetic marrow of creative intercourse, OTEP is far more than a band. OTEP is an Art Movement, a Revolution; Breaking ground. Breaking rules. Breaking barriers. Articulate. Aggressive. Pure Adrenaline. ARTcore of Heavy Mental Rock.
    Tickets are available at 1111presents.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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