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05/06 - Gregory Alan Isakov

Gregory Alan Isakov
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Pub Station Ballroom(2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
General Admission/All Ages
Doors at 7PM / Show at 8PM
$24 Advance/$27 Day of Show
Tickets on sale Friday, February 17th at 10AM
Ticket price includes base Ticketfly service charge. Additional fees may apply depending on purchase method.
 

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and calling Colorado home, Gregory Alan Isakov has been traveling all his life. Songs that hone a masterful quality tell a story of miles and landscapes, and the search for a sense of place. His song-craft lends to deep lyrical masterpieces, with hints of his influences, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen. He has been described as “strong, subtle, a lyrical genius.” Isakov's most recent album is a collaboration with the Colorado Symphony. 
 
Tickets are available at 1111presents.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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05/13 - Engage the Unseen, The Photoshoplifters

Engage The Unseen, The Photoshoplifters
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Pub Station (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
General Admission/All Ages
Doors at 7PM / Show at 8PM
$13 Advance/ $15 Day of Show
Tickets on sale Friday, 3/24 at 10AM
Ticket price includes base Ticketfly service charge. Additional fees may apply depending on purchase method.

In Life we must expect the unexpected, go into the unknown head on, and have the strength and determination to keep moving forward" - ETU

Engage the Unseen or ETU started in the winter of 2012 in Billings, MT. The band worked tirelessly on perfecting their songs and performance skills. Once they believed they had enough solid material to enter the studio. Engage The Unseen began working with Matt Ryan, Formally of the Billings Band “The Farthest Edge” on their first 7 song EP “Just Shut up and Listen”. In April of 2015 the Ep was released to much local praise along with some national praise.

A video for "Rise" caught the Attention of the WestFall Recording Company in Long Island, NY.Anthony Lopardo and Ray Marte sought to bring the band to New York to Record a full length album among other services that would help the band progress to the professional level they wanted to achieve.

 ETU has gone through a few lineup changes in their short time, but now have the strongest foundation to build upon.



 
Tickets are available at thepubstation.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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05/14 - Everclear: So Much for the Afterglow 20th Anniversary Tour w/ Vertical Horizon and Fastball

Everclear: So Much for the Afterglow 20th Anniversary Tour w/ Vertical Horizon and Fastball
Sunday, May 14, 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, 2/24 at 10AM
Ticket price includes base Ticketfly service charge as well as a $1.00 charity fee benefiting Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. Additional fees may apply depending on purchase method.
 
Art Alexakis – Vocals, Guitar
Davey French – Guitar, Vocals
Freddy Herrera – Bass, Vocals
Jake Margolis – Drums
 
It’s been 20 years since Everclear released their 1997 multiplatinum smash So Much For The Afterglow, yet the album remains a beloved fan favorite, and continues to inspire new generations of musicians & fans today. Bolstered by the record’s enduring popularity, Everclear are about to embark on a highly anticipated tour celebrating its milestone anniversary, with plans to perform the album front to back, including some tracks the band has never played live.
As the band’s third full-length, So Much For The Afterglow built upon the momentum of 1995’s Sparkle And Fade, with a slew of unforgettable songs that permeated MTV and alternative rock radio. The album—which remains Everclear’s best-selling release to date—quickly won over listeners with its trademark combination of melody, rhythmic energy, evocative lyrics and thundering guitar crunch.
“It makes me feel really good when I read a lot of what people still think about the album, and how many bands have been influenced by it—how much impact it had on them—and I think about how much impact it had on me, in a different way of course,” says singer-guitarist Art Alexakis. “It’s still a thing; it’s still relevant and real 20 years later.”
Formed by Alexakis in 1991 in Portland, Oregon, Everclear has enjoyed a lengthy career spanning 10 studio releases, numerous videos, thousands of shows and accolades that include a 1998 Grammy nomination for Best Rock Instrumental, for the Afterglow track “El Distorto de Melodica.” Like a true survivor, Alexakis has soldiered on through multiple lineup changes over the years: During the Afterglow era, the band also included Craig Montoya on bass and Greg Eklund on drums; the forthcoming anniversary tour features current Everclear members Davey French (guitar), Freddy Herrera (bass) and drummer Jake Margolis. In recent years Alexakis also created and runs the annual Summerland Tour, which features a package of popular ’90s alt rock bands.
Amid all of Everclear’s accomplishments, the Afterglow period remains a pivotal moment. After enjoying a taste of success with Sparkle And Fade and its still-prevalent hit single “Santa Monica,” Everclear returned to the studio in 1996 more determined than ever to perfect their sound. By the end of the year the band had already completed an album, tentatively titled Pure White Evil, but after one particularly blunt conversation with an A&R executive, the singer/guitarist/songwriter Alexakis knew there was more work still ahead.
“He told me, ‘It’s an ok record, but it’s not going to do what you want it to do, and it’s not the best record you can make’,” Alexakis recalls. “He said that, and I just knew he was Contest details


05/19 - Blistered Earth (The Ultimate Tribute to Metallica)

Blistered Earth (The Ultimate Tribute to Metallica)
Friday, May 19, 2017
Pub Station (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
General Admission/21+
Doors at 8PM / Show at 9PM
$13 Advance/Day of Show
Tickets on sale Friday, March 24th at 10AM
Ticket price includes base Ticketfly service charge. Additional fees may apply depending on purchase method.
 
Formed in December of 2009, Blistered Earth is the best Metallica tribute band on the planet (we checked!). Playing classic songs ranging from 1983's "Kill Em' All", to 1991's self-titled "Metallica" this tribute pays it's respects to one of the greatest heavy metal bands of all time with the raw energy, showmanship, look and song selections that die-hard Metallica fans want to see and hear, they are the ultimate tribute to Metallica.
 
Tickets are available at thepubstation.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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05/20 - The Two Tracks

The Two Tracks
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Pub Station (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
General Admission/21+
Doors at 8PM / Show at 9PM
$13 Advance/Day of Show
Tickets on sale Friday, March 24th at 10AM
Ticket price includes base Ticketfly service charge. Additional fees may apply depending on purchase method.
 

Formed in 2014, The Two Tracks are based out of Sheridan, Wyoming, at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains.   From rock’n roll to country, from bluegrass to folk, the music is expertly crafted, addictive Americana. Their harmony rich songs are often cello-infused with a high energy groove.  Throw in life on the high plains and a penchant for lost love story telling. 

The group's first album (self-titled) was voted #1 Album in Wyoming by Wy- NPR.  It features original tracks by Julie Szewc on guitar/vocals. Joining her are David Huebner on cello, electric guitar, and vocals, Fred Serna on drums/percussion, and Russell Smith on upright bass.  Guests on the album include legendary Nashville pedal steel guitarist Bruce Bouton (Garth Brooks).

"Their eponymous debut album finds them creating an instant connection... the sprightly, spunky “Old Victrola,” the good natured “Bird’s Eye View” and the lively take on the traditional standard “Wayfaring Stranger” finds them accelerating the energy...in truth there’s not a single offering here that doesn’t engage the listener practically from the get go." - No Depression

They have spent many a day on the road since the debut album release in Spring 2016, and were recently back in the studio to record their second album with producer Will Kimbrough at The Butcher Shoppe studio in Nashville. Look for the new album Spring 2017! 

"The Two Tracks record rural warmth... infusing their tunes with a feel for the open spaces of The West.” - The Alternate Root
 
Tickets are available at thepubstation.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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05/27 - Trout Steak Revival

11:11 Presents
Trout Steak Revival
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Pub Station (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
General Admission/21+
Doors at 8PM / Show at 9PM
$11 Advance/ $15 Day of Show
Tickets on sale Friday, 3/3 at 10AM
Ticket price includes base Ticketfly service charge. Additional fees may apply depending on purchase method.
 

Ever since winning the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, Trout Steak Revival has quickly become the quintessential Colorado string band. The band won an Emmy Award for a soundtrack they contributed to a Rocky Mountain PBS.  They have collaborated with school children in mentoring programs in both Denver and the mountain communities.  Their music is featured on Bank of Colorado’s radio and television advertisements. Most recently, Westword named them Denver’s Best Bluegrass Band and they were nominated as a Momentum Band of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Defined more by expressive songwriting and heartfelt harmonies rather than any one genre, Trout Steak Revival crosses over and blends the bounds of folk, indie, bluegrass, and roots evoking its own style of Americana.  With five band members all contributing unique lyrics, lead vocals, acoustic instrumentation, and harmonies, Trout Steak Revival delivers memorable tunes to an energetic fanbase that grows hand-in-hand with the band.

 
Tickets are available at thepubstation.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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06/23 - The Lil’ Smokies

The Lil’ Smokies
Friday, June 23, 2017
Pub Station (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
General Admission/All Ages
Doors at 7PM / Show at 8PM
$15 Advance/ $18 Day of Show
Tickets on sale now
Ticket price includes base Ticketfly service charge. Additional fees may apply depending on purchase method.
 

With their roots submerged in the thick buttery mud of traditional bluegrass, The Lil’ Smokies have sonically blossomed into a leading player in the progressive acoustic sphere, creating a new and wholly unique, melody driven sound of their own. The quintet, from Missoula, MT, has been hard at work, writing, touring and playing to an ever-growing fan base for the past 6 years. The fruits of their labor recently culminating with wins at the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Momentum Award for Best Band and at the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass festival band competition.  In 2013 the band also won The Northwest String Summit Band Competition. With a unique blend of traditional bluegrass, newgrass, innumerable unique originals, sheer raw energy, and exquisite musicianship, The Lil’ Smokies weave seamlessly through genres, leaving behind melodies you’ll be singing to yourself for days and a jaw you’ll have to pick up off the floor. This five-piece bluegrass ensemble features Andy Dunnigan (dobro), Scott Parker (upright bass), Matt Cornette (banjo), Jake Simpson (fiddle) and Matt Rieger (guitar).

 

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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