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10/20 - Agent Orange, Flatfoot 56, Get Dead

Agent Orange, Flatfoot 56, Get Dead
Friday, October 20, 2017
Pub Station (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
General Admission/21+
Doors at 7PM/Show at 8PM
$15 Advance/$20 Day of Show
Tickets on sale Friday, 5/19 at 10AM
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The Original Southern California Punk/Surf Power Trio, Agent Orange, is one of only a handful of bands who have been continually active since the earliest days of the West Coast Punk Scene.

A small circle of musical rebels who came together to form a movement, they took their place front and center to experience and participate in the explosion of now legendary underground music that was created during the golden era of American Punk Rock.

Being the first to combine the melodic California surf guitar sound with the frantic energy of punk, Agent Orange invented the formula that would come to define the Orange County punk sound. Highly influential to many of the bands who have followed in their path, Agent Orange have always stayed one step ahead.

Their strong connection to the Action Sports world has resulted in their music providing the soundtrack to numerous major motion pictures, video games, surf and skate films, television, and live sports events.

The last of the true independents, Agent Orange have managed to stay true to their roots, while always moving forward. Powered by a loyal following built up through years of explosive live performances all over the world, Agent Orange continue to deliver their Fullblown-Supercharged-Punk-Surf Sound on an international basis, with a never ending schedule of tours in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Australia, and Japan.

C’mon down front and expose yourself to Agent Orange.
 
Tickets are available at thepubstation.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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10/22 - Mushroomhead

11:11 Presents
Mushroomhead

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Pub Station (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
General Admission/All Ages
Doors at 7PM/Show at 8PM
$22 in advance/$25 Day of show
Additional fees may apply
Tickets on sale Friday, 8/12 at 10AM
 
Mushroomhead - are one of the most unique and adventurous alternative metal bands working today. Known for their stunningly theatrical live show and artsy masks, this innovative band has forged new ground in the rock world and influenced many other bands to push the envelope and bring art into rock. Formed in the early-1990s in Cleveland Ohio, the band’s combination of metal, rock and atmospheric elements has struck a chord with thousands of fans worldwide.

Mushroomhead have been performing incognito since 1993, when drummer Skinny founded the band. The band was meant to be a side-project so they wore masks to go unrecognized, but after only a few shows they developed a rabid and loyal fan base in Cleveland. Mushroomhead released their 1995 self-titled debut album independently and it went on to became an underground hit. This was history in the making because the band really had no proper distribution. Superbuick followed in 1996 and M3 in 1999, all released via an underground street effort. After the band felt its image and hyper-melodic, heavy style of music was being diluted by other bands jumping into this space, the band started to change their look to reflect nothing out there. After a brief stint on Eclipse Records, a move to Universal Records saw the release of XX (a combination of the past independent releases) in 2001 and XIII in 2003. The band’s last album sold over 200,000 units in the USA alone. Mushroomhead released Savior Sorrow for the pioneering rock label, Megaforce Records (Metallica, Anthrax, Ministry, Warren Haynes, Bad Brains) in 2006. Mushroomhead released “Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children” in the Fall of 2010 and it debuted at #44 on Billboard charts.

It can be said that Mushroomhead’s musical ascendance was a singular, original, aesthetic of eight guys decked out in matching jumpsuits and artsy masks, playing unbelievable, unsettling music. No other band was wearing masks and jumpsuits and purveying this type of ultra-melodic, ultra-dynamic music at the time – Mushroomhead sounded like nothing else. The band’s merging of metal, atmospheric elements, rock, and theatrics mixed with a punk DIY attitude has inspired and spawned other bands. Even though Mushroomhead’s music is rock-leaning in thought, the group remains firmly committed to pushing the envelope and trying new things. Influences range from the driving rhythms and breakneck turns of Pantera, to the dark melodies of Faith No More, to the atmospheric stylings of Pink Floyd, but all done in Mushroomhead style.

 
Tickets are available at 1111presents.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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10/24 - Secondhand Serenade – Awake: 10-Year Anniversary w/ He Is We, Ronnie Winter-Defoe of The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Secondhand Serenade – Awake: 10-Year Anniversary w/ He Is We, Ronnie Winter-Defoe of The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Pub Station (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
General Admission/All Ages
Doors at 6:00PM/Show at 6:30PM
$20 Advance/$25 Day of Show
Tickets on sale now
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Before the explosion of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, the music industry had not yet seen a forward-thinking artist rise from the internet to find success in the mainstream.  But all of that changed in the form of a lone man and his guitar.  The year was 2007 when the #1 Myspace artist took the leap from the early days of social networking to the world of big box retail, releasing his first album commercially through a brand new record label.   The artist was Secondhand Serenade, the label was Glassnote Records and the album was titled, Awake.  Fast forward a full decade later and the team is getting back together.  Not only is Secondhand Serenade (real name John Vesely) back on the Glassnote roster, but the album that started their relationship many moons ago is being brought back to life in the form of Awake: Remixed & Remastered, 10 Years & 10,000 Tears Later.
While it may have been the first album for both the artist and the newly birthed record label, the fruits of their efforts together would not take long to see the light of day.  Secondhand Serenade quickly shot to the forefront of the emo-pop movement, selling out tours, appearing on late night television and hitting the top of the radio charts along the way.  Armed with a multi-platinum single in “Fall For You”, a growing reputation as a world class live performer, and his trusty acoustic guitar, the California based musician became the face of a genre. 

After a relocation to Nashville, Tennessee and a break from touring, Vesely has re-emerged with this 10-year anniversary album which came out on February 10th, 2017 and a 2 legged tour in support of its release.  The disc includes all 12 songs which originally appeared on the first retail release of Awake, along with 2 brand new songs.  The originals have also been updated with some additional production on top of being remixed and remastered.

 “I really wanted to update these songs and give them a bit of a fuller sound without changing the emotion and vibe.  My fans have always gravitated towards these songs and this style so it was important to enhance them without changing the way they make my listeners feel” says Vesely.  He continued, “Even the two additional songs I added still capture the vibe of the original album.  I just can’t wait for my fans to hear how it all came out.”
Just three days after the album’s release, Secondhand Serenade embarked on his first headlining tour in years.  He played the Awake album from front to back and may even throw in a few fan favorites along the way.  The second leg is set to kick off on October 4th in Buffalo, NY.  Also coming along for the fall trek are He Is We, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus front man Ronnie Winter-Defoe and Kenny Holland, all playing acoustic on what’s sure to be the throwback emo-pop tour of the year. 

“The fact that I get to not only put out anothe Contest details

10/26 - SAYMYNAME – WHATSMYNAME Tour

SAYMYNAME – WHATSMYNAME Tour
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Pub Station (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
General Admission/All Ages
Doors at 7PM/Show at 8PM
$10 Advance/Day of Show
Tickets on Thursday, 9/21 at 10AM
Ticket price does not include Ticketfly service fee(s). Service fees(s) vary by purchase method and are applied at checkout.
 

SAYMYNAME hails from the greater Los Angeles area, also better known as Dayvid Lundie-Sherman. He grew up in a musical family influenced by many genres of music including hiphop as his father DJ'd for a hobby. Dayvid went on to graduate from Chapman University with a degree in PR and Advertising.

SAYMYNAME boasts the ever so coveted Insomniac Event's DISCOVERY PROJECT 2013. In order to chase his dreams he began working over 35 hours a week at Guitar Center after graduation. Any spare time he found, was dedicated into the studio. As a result of years of hardwork, he was signed by AM ONLY.. the premiere booking agency in the industry.

After tinkering with trap and hardstyle, his re-birth came about as he discovered #HARDTRAP. SAYMYNAME has been on the forefront as a pioneer of this sound movement.

Numerous blogs and fans have labeled him as the God Father of HARDTRAP. He boasts support from giant names such as The Chainsmokers, DJ SNAKE, and Carnage who play several tracks in their sets. An endless of infamous names that show track support, ie: Skrillex, Flosstradamus, GTA, Party Favor, Nghtmre, Slander, 12th Planet, and David Guetta.

Keep an eye out for this young exciting act which hovers over the deck at 6'4" and bring his mesmerizing stage presence and ridiculous energy that has created a whole new movement and enthusiasm that successfully converts brand new fans at every show and keeps fan coming back for more!!
 
Tickets are available at thepubstation.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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10/27 - Hallowscream Finale

The Zone 96.3’s Hallowscream Finale w/
In Rapture, Rotwood, Day By Day
Friday, October 27, 2017
Pub Station Ballroom (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
General Admission/All Ages
Doors at 7PM/Show at 8PM
$9.63 Advance Online Only
$10 Advance/Day of Show
Tickets on sale now
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In Rapture
 
In Rapture is a five piece instrumental metal band from Billings, MT; striving to capture ambient experimental, yet melodic sounds using the combination of synths, keyboards, guitars, bass, and drums on stage, and in the studio. The band members include Nate Yeager and Tony Morales on guitars, Zach Ostwalt on bass, J.R. Anderson on drums/percussion, and Samm Bauer on keys and synths.

The idea of In Rapture formed in 2013 when Nate Yeager decided to start a new project based off of a few demos that he had created. Yeager invited fellow friends in the music scene to start a live band from his first demos. Recruiting Zach Ostwalt, Samm Bauer, Kailee Hanson, and Tony Morales, the group formed In Rapture and released their first ten song album "Of Memories and Nightmares" in 2014. Later that year, J.R. Anderson joined the band completing the six piece line up. The group continued playing local shows and writing new material over the next few months eventually leading to the conception of a second album "Oceans to Arsenic". After recording the demos at home, the sextuplet was offered the opportunity to record at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle. The album's tracking took place at RLS in the summer of 2015 and was released February 12th, 2016. 

In Rapture did its first tour in late May/early June of 2016, playing Las Vegas NV, Spring Valley CA, Los Angeles CA, Eugene OR, Bozeman MT, and ending in our hometown of Billings MT. After returning home from tour and playing some local shows for the rest of the summer, In Rapture parted ways with Kailee Hanson on keyboard and now continues on as a 5 piece.
 
Rotwood
 
Rotwood was originally formed by Shayden Nelson with previous band members Justn Harmala(bass) and Levi Louma(drums). Soon after Levi left, Jason Fasching and Mike Belcher were added to the line-up. Later on Justn parted ways with Rotwood and thats when they introduced Bryce Clifton to the band. Ever since, these four dedicated brutes have been tearing it up with their tasty licks and incredibly, average bods! These guys are on a mission to create badass, original music that captivates its audience and throws them into a state of mind that has them questioning their own faith!

Rotwood is currently writing three new songs to complete their first album that they plan to record in August of 2017.
 
Day By Day
 
Wyoming Metalcore. "Running Backwards" available now on iTunes, Spotify, Youtube and more!
 
Tickets are available at thepubstation.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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10/30 - “Hobbes and Phil vs. Zombies” Movie Screening

“Hobbes and Phil vs. Zombies” Movie Screening
Monday, October 30, 2017
Pub Station Ballroom (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
General Admission/18+
Doors at 6PM/Show at 7PM
$10 Advance/Day of Show
Tickets on sale now
Ticket price does not include Ticketfly service fee(s). Service fees(s) vary by purchase method and are applied at checkout.
 

Our story takes place about 15 years after the ZOMBIE apocalypse. The zombies are very docile and barely a threat, really more of a nuisance. The “heroes”, Hobbes and Phil are pretty much just surviving off chips and beer and are all about simply having fun. Kato (Hobbes’ younger brother) has an outlook to make the world a better place and gets annoyed by the lack of care shown by his brother and Phil. We also follow a group of mercenaries that have kidnapped a young lady, Kamber, who may hold the key to restoring a world gone by. If you like zombies, blood, bullets and boobs (the rule of the three B’s of a RazorsEdge Film)…you undoubtedly will want to put this on your like list and track the progress and be one of the first to know when the movie will be released.

This is a local Montana made movie, SUPER ULTRA low budget, Film. Brought to you by the same film maker of WAY DARKER THAN YOU THINK, and NO SERVICE. Produced by RAZORSEDGE FILMS. Written and Directed by Trevor Styles. Producers: Jim Walker II, Jamie Candelaria, Chris Candelaria, Dan Proffitt, Gary Busby, Eric Warren, Trevor Styles & Brikotah Styles.
Tickets are available at thepubstation.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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11/03 - Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco

Friday, November 3, 2017
Babcock Theatre (2810 1⁄2 Second Ave North, Billings, MT)
Reserved Seating/All Ages
Doors at 7PM/Show at 8PM
$40, $50 in advance/Day of show
Ticket price does not include Ticketfly service fee(s). Service fees(s) vary by purchase method and are applied at checkout.
Tickets on sale Friday, 8/22 at 10AM
 
“My last record was very inward-looking,” says Ani DiFranco. “I was pregnant and then raising a screaming infant. But now that kid is about to turn four, so I got out of the weeds of personal space and started looking outward again, being more engaged, more big ‘P’ Political. As an artist, I like to be out in the world, and what initially compelled me was to try to push society to a better place. So when I’m not in heartbreak or motherhood mode, that’s where you’ll naturally find me.”

With her twentieth studio album, Binary, the iconic singer/songwriter/activist/poet/DIY trendsetter returns to territory that brought her to the world’s attention more than twenty-five years ago. One of the first artists to create her own label in 1990, she has been recognized among the feminist pantheon for her entrepreneurship, social activism, and outspoken political lyrics. At a time of global chaos and confusion, DiFranco is kicking ass and taking names, with a set of songs offering a wide range of perspective and musical scope.

She describes a moment during the writing of “Play God,” an unblinking pro-choice battle cry, as a particular breakthrough. (A live version of the song was included in the anti-Trump “30 Days, 30 Songs” campaign alongside tracks from Death Cab for Cutie, Aimee Mann, Franz Ferdinand, and more. 

“When I wrote the line ‘You don’t get to play god, man/I do,’ I paused and thought, ‘Can I say that?,’ “ she says. “It’s not the first time I’ve thought that, but it’s been a while. And in that moment, I thought, ‘I’m back, mothafuckas!’”

“When you make a record about family and relationships, people assume you’re mommy now and you’ve lost your edge, and it’s going to be all buttercups from here on. So that line had the feeling of ‘Take that! My kid is sleeping right now and I want to talk about some shit!” 

On Binary, DiFranco tackles the challenge and necessity of teaching non- violence with “Pacifist’s Lament” and the need for empathy in “Terrifying Sight.” Remarkably, though, these songs—recorded, in her usual fashion, in a couple of short full-sprint sessions spread across several years—were all written prior to the 2016 elections and attendant political turmoil.

“I’m not surprised,” says DiFranco. “Over twenty-five years, I’ve found that my songwriting is often full of premonition. It shows me, in a deep and spooky way, how we know things on levels below consciousness. I write songs and then they happen, and later I realize what they’re about. I’m just happy to have some good tools in my toolbox to address what’s happening now—the feminist diatribes are turned up nice and high on this record! 

She notes that Binary’s title track is key to her intention on this project. “I always title a record from the song that seems to be at its core,” she says. “An underlying theme in the songs, and in the feminism I w Contest details

11/03 - Brother Ali

Brother Ali: The Own Light Tour w/ Special Guests Sa-Roc, Last Word, Sol Messiah

Friday, November 3, 2017
Monk’s (225 Ryman St, Missoula, MT 59802)
General Admission/18+
Doors at 9PM/Show at 10PM
$18 in advance/$20 Day of show
$65 VIP Meet & Greet Package
Additional fees may apply
Tickets on sale Friday, 9/8 at 10AM
Ticket price does not include Ticketfly service fee(s). Service fees(s) vary by purchase method and are applied at checkout.
 
Over the past 17 years, Brother Ali has earned wide critical acclaim for his deeply personal, socially conscious, and inspiring brand of hip-hop. Under Rhymesayers Entertainment, he’s unleashed a series of lauded projects, establishing himself as one of the most respected independent voices in music. The latest chapter in that celebrated journey is All the Beauty in This Whole Life, a 15-track collection produced entirely by Atmosphere’s Anthony “Ant” Davis.

"This entire album is based on the reality that beauty is the splendor of truth" says the Minneapolis MC. "Beauty in all of its forms is the outward manifestation of love and virtue. It soothes the soul and pulls it gently toward the truth it communicates. Every word and note of this album is intended to either reflect beauty, or expose the ugliness that blocks us from living lives of meaning."

All the Beauty in This Whole Life is Ali’s first official release in five years and represents the newest and most refined chapter of his life's journey. "Each of my albums are the result of the pain, growth and eventual healing that I experience. Articulating the pain and navigating the healing allows the people who really feel my music to travel with me. It's not only that we hurt together, we heal together as well."

Contrasting intensely heavy moments with joyous and grateful ones, All the Beauty in This Whole Life arrives right on time, to help heal a divided nation through the power of music. Ali wouldn’t have it any other way. "In times of great suffering in the outside world, the most important battles start from within."
 
Tickets are available at 1111presents.com, Rockin Rudy's (237 Blaine Street, Missoula, MT) or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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11/03 - Casey Donahew Band

Casey Donahew Band
Friday, November 3, 2017
Pub Station Ballroom (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
General Admission/All Ages
Doors at 7PM/Show at 8PM
$25 Advance/Day of Show
Tickets on sale Friday, 9/1 at 10AM
Ticket price does not include Ticketfly service fee(s). Service fees(s) vary by purchase method and are applied at checkout.
 
If you build it, they will come. This might be the mantra of one of the greatest baseball movies of all time, ‘”Field Of Dreams,” but it’s also a pretty accurate description of the career of Texas music sensation Casey Donahew.
The Burleson native, (with the help of his wife Melinda,) has painstakingly carved out an impressive niche for himself on the country music scene over the past decade, attracting a solid base of loyal fans who flock to his legendary live shows. Building his career from the ground up one show at a time, he’s managed to perform on countless stages night after night in front of thousands, topped the Texas music charts several times, released four albums independently to critical acclaim, and forged a path all his own through the music scene without the aid or muscle of a major record label or power-suit management company. And the release of his latest CD, “Double Wide Dream,” may just push him to heights he never could have imagined when he first plugged in on stage at the Thirsty Armadillo bar back in Fort Worth’s Stockyards in the Fall of 2002, and began constructing his own field of musical dreams.

Though he seems like a born natural when it comes to performing, Casey actually fell into music gradually. He grew up on a farm the first few years of his life and quickly grew to love riding and team roping, a sport he still enjoys today. His grandfather, who loved to play and sing, gave Casey his first guitar growing up, but it wasn’t until college at Texas A&M that he first began to teach himself to play and really focused on writing songs. A big fan of 80’s and 90’s country, Casey had always admired the storytelling in the songs of that period, and when a wild-eyed Oklahoma boy named Garth Brooks began swinging from the rafters and employing all sorts of crazy, rock show antics during his concerts, Casey was immediately hooked.

“I’ve just always liked the country songs from the 80’s,” says Casey. “It seems like a time when there was a lot of great songwriting going on, and I just enjoy people who can tell a story with a song. And I’ve always been a big Garth Brooks fan, since the beginning. First there was George Strait, and then here came this guy from Oklahoma, Garth Brooks. And you’d see George standing there playing guitar, but then Garth comes along running all over the stage, playing guitar and singing all these songs that he wrote. And the thing I was always most enamored with about Garth was that he wrote most of those songs. He was just one of those guys who did it all. And he started in Stillwater, not too far from the Red Dirt scene. You could really take a lot of Garth Brooks songs and put ‘em on a record of mine, and I think it would fit right in.”

It was during his college days that Casey also discovered another rowdy artist who was forging his own path across the Lonestar state in a big way, Pat Green. When his fraternity hired Pat to play one of their parties back in those early days, Casey was instantly inspired by Pat’s way with a song and his ability to connect with an audience.& Contest details

11/06 - Psychostick, Kissing Candice, Raven Black

Psychostick, Kissing Candice, Raven Black
Monday, November 6, 2017
Pub Station (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
General Admission/All Ages
Doors at 7PM/Show at 8PM
$15 Advance/Day of Show
Tickets on sale now
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What happens when two best friends who grew up listening to Weird Al and Pantera decide to start a band combining crunching riffs and laugh-out-loud lyrics? Psychostick happens, happened, and continues to happen. Vocalist Rob Kersey and guitarist Josh Key teamed up with drummer Alex Dontre and Matty J "Moose" to create some of the most off-the-wall records to ever reach store shelves. Backed up by a fleet of viral-sensation online videos and an insane live show that few can forget, Psychostick has proven year after year that they refuse to be ignored. And the fans wouldn't have it any other way.

Now residing in Chicago, IL with four hard-hitting comedic albums behind them – "We Couldn't Think of a Title" (2006), their holiday album "The Flesh Eating Rollerskate Holiday Joyride" (2007), "Sandwich" (2009), and "Space Vampires vs. Zombie Dinosaurs in 3D" (2011) - the nearly 100 percent do-it-yourself band Psychostick returns with their latest offering: The crowd-funded album "Revenge of The Vengeance" out on November 4, 2014. (fan thank you video - http://youtu.be/iSeQHqMCfJI)

Featuring an eye-brow raising track list that includes previously released singles such as the manly beard anthem 'Obey The Beard' (http://youtu.be/q0kSuZFOwFE?t=4s) and over-night internet hit 'Dogs Like Socks', (http://youtu.be/swmuqGWgZCc) plus new tracks 'Quack Kills', 'So. Heavy.', 'Blue Screen', and a tribute to the 21st century's most beloved action super hero 'Bruce Campbell," Psychostick aims to please their cult-like following while maintaining steady growth as new fans discover this one-of-a-kind project.
Tickets are available at thepubstation.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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