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08/23 - The Cave Singers

The Cave Singers
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Pub Station (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
General Admission/All Ages
Doors at 7PM/Show at 8PM
$10 Advance/$12 Day of Show
Tickets on sale Friday, 6/30 at 10AM
Ticket price does not include Ticketfly service fee(s). Service fees(s) vary by purchase method and are applied at checkout.

Given the rising popularity of meditative, folky indie acts in the early 2000s, forming a twangy, rootsy folk trio was probably the least surprising move Derek Fudesco could have made. The former bassist and founding member of the successful indie rock group Pretty Girls Make Graves picked up an acoustic guitar and formed the Cave Singers following PGMG’s demise in January 2007, teaming up with vocalist Pete Quirk and drummer Marty Lund.
The Cave Singers released two albums on both Matador and Jagjaguwar Records. Following these releases, The Cave Singers began work on their fifth album. Rather than working with a record company, they opted to coordinate the project themselves and financed the recording through a crowdfunding campaign. The campaign raised 116 percent of the group’s goal, and the album, Banshee, was released in February 2016.
 
Tickets are available at thepubstation.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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08/24 - Joe Pug

Joe Pug
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Pub Station (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)
General Admission/All Ages
Doors at 7PM/Show at 8PM
$12 Advance/$14 Day of Show
Tickets on sale now
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If the opening notes on Joe Pug’s new LP “Windfall” are a bit disorienting, his fans won’t likely be surprised.  The Austin, TX singer songwriter has made a habit of defying expectations so the piano-driven “Bright Beginnings” and the atmospheric rumination of “Great Hosannas” are just further indication that he’s quite comfortable stepping outside of the guy-with-a-guitar trappings of the genre.
His rise has been as improbable as it has been impressive.  After dropping out of college and taking on work as a carpenter in Chicago, he got his musical start by providing CDs for his fans to pass along to their friends. This led to a string of sold out shows and a record deal with Nashville indie Lightning Rod Records (Jason Isbell, Billy Joe Shaver).  As he toured behind “Messenger” (2010) and The Great Despiser (2012) it was with a band that looked as much like a jazz trio as an Americana band.  “I never quite found a live band that captured what I was aiming for until I connected with Greg [Tuohey–electric guitar] and Matt [Schuessler–upright bass].  It was an arrangement that maybe didn’t make a ton of sense on paper but 10 minutes into the first rehearsal I knew this was going to be my band.”  The following years would have them on the road for over four hundred shows, including stops at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and The Newport Folk Festival.
The relentless grind of four years of nonstop touring had taken its toll though, and by late 2013 he was ready to call it quits.  The tour that fall was a runaway success but his personal and creative lives were a different story.  “It was this surreal dichotomy. Everyone kept congratulating me on how well the tour was going, and the mood was probably the best it had ever been on the road. We finally got two hotel rooms in each city instead of one. We’ve got this incredible group of die-hard fans that somehow make each show bigger than our previous trip through town. Meanwhile my relationship was in shambles and creatively I was at a dead end.  There was absolutely no joy left in playing music.  So we walked off stage after a particular show when I played terribly, and pulled my manager aside in the green room and told him to cancel the rest of the tour dates and that I was essentially through.”
But studio time was already scheduled and deadlines had been set for a new record, so after a few weeks Pug was back to the business of writing songs. “In retrospect, I was in a very unhealthy place. I was sitting in a room with the blinds shut and a notebook, forcing out words that weren’t there and drinking astonishing amounts of bourbon. I was looking at it as a job….as a business obligation, and that is a very slippery slope.”   At that point he decided to make good on his promise from the previous tour. The album was put on indefinite hold. “I just needed to start behaving like a human being again.  I needed to reconnect with my girlfriend. I needed to eat healthy food.  I needed to go enjoy live music as a fan. I really needed to make sure I still loved making music, because I really had my doubts at that point.”
The resulting layoff paid dividends in spades. When Pug set up camp in Lexington KY in 2014 to record, he did so with some of the best songs he has ever written.  The agenda was much simpler than Contest details

08/30 - Minus the Bear

Minus the Bear
Wednesday, August 30, 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, 6/2 at 10AM
Ticket price does not include Ticketfly service fee(s). Service fee(s) vary by purchase method and are applied at checkout.
 
Minus the Bear is Jake Snider (vocals, guitar), David Knudson (guitar), Cory Murchy (bass), Alex Rose (keyboards, saxophone, vocals, programming), and Erin Tate (drums & percussion). The Seattle-based band formed in 2001, and has since released five full length LPs and eight Eps, totaling an excess of 400K in sales and all the while staying true to its uncompromising artistic ideals. The group’s tireless work ethic has helped build a robust live following with the band headlining countless sold out shows across the globe, as well as sharing the stage with such diverse and respected artists as Soundgarden, Jimmy Eat World, and Foo Fighters. In a recent episode of “Live From Daryl’s House” featuring Minus the Bear, Daryl Hall jammed with members of the band further illustrating the depth and singularity of the band’s songwriting.
Tickets are available at thepubstation.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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08/31 - Weedeater

Weedeater
Thursday, August 31, 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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Smoke Doom
 
Tickets are available at thepubstation.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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09/03 - Skillet Unleashed Tour 2017

Skillet Unleashed Tour 2017

Sunday, September 3, 2017
Casper Events Center (1 Events Dr, Casper, WY 82601)

General Admission/All Ages

Doors at 6:30PM/Show at 7:30PM
$38 in advance/Day of show
Additional fees may apply

Tickets on sale Friday, 6/16 at 10AM
 
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 reasons,” he continues. “We wanted to record with Brian again and when the chance came up we were both ready to go. I’m also a huge fan of Kevin Churko, and it was amazing to have the opportunity to write with him. When I met Seth we just clicked. The entire process with each of them was such a great experience.”Contest details

09/06 - Zomboy: Rott & Roll Tour w/ Eptic, Xilent

Zomboy: Rott & Roll Tour w/ Eptic, Xilent
Wednesday, September 6, 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 Wednesday, 5/24 at 10AM
Ticket price does not include Ticketfly service fee(s). Service fees(s) vary by purchase method and are applied at checkout.
 
UK producer and DJ Zomboy, one of the biggest names in bass, has gone from strength to strength over the past few years.
2014 saw the release of his eagerly anticipated LP ‘The Outbreak’ on Never Say Die Records, which allowed him to expand his musical horizons and explore new styles. The album was incredibly well received, charting at No.1 on iTunes in the US, Canada, Mexico, Austria, Germany, Italy, Guatemala, Czech Republic and New Zealand.

This coincided with an extensive, sold out US tour of the same name, that saw him deliver his inimitable live performances to the length and breadth of the country – before rounding the year off in spectacular style with a first time appearance in the DJ Mag Top 100.

With recent remixes under his belt for Fedde Le Grand, Dillon Francis and a chart topping collaboration with Skrillex, 2015 is set to be another year of world domination for Zomboy.

 
Tickets are available at thepubstation.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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09/10 - Sol Seed, Yellowstoned

Sol Seed, Yellowstoned
Sunday, September 10, 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 sale Friday, 6/2 at 10AM
Ticket price does not include Ticketfly service fee(s). Service fee(s) vary by purchase method and are applied at checkout.


Music created with the intention of spreading unconditional love, universal acceptance, and an urge to reach across social, spiritual, and cultural boundaries. 

Sol Seed brings a distinct sound combining elements of Rock, Hip Hop, Soul, World Music and Psychedelic Jam with a Reggae foundation to form a positive musical fusion that is uniquely their own. With thought-provoking lyrics, infectious grooves and high-energy live performances, Sol Seed creates an unforgettable live-music experience for people of all ages to enjoy. Since transplanting to Eugene from Southern Oregon several years ago Sol Seed has rapidly gained momentum and created a diverse and loyal fan base in the North West and beyond.
Tickets are available at thepubstation.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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09/11 - The Nth Power, Ghost Note

The Nth Power, Ghost Note
Monday, September 11, 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 Friday, 7/7 at 10AM
Ticket price does not include Ticketfly service fee(s). Service fees(s) vary by purchase method and are applied at checkout.
 

Proving that soul music can be exponentially greater than the sum of its parts, The Nth Power is on a mission to share the light. Formed during an impromptu late-night jam at Jazz Fest 2012 in New Orleans, the relentlessly funky and soulful band believes in music as a higher power tapping into an energy that is simultaneously sexy and spiritual, with songs that will inspire audiences to dance, groove, make love or just stand there with goose bumps.

The quartet hails from diverse musical backgrounds, races and creeds. Female powerhouse Nikki Glaspie was Beyonce’s world-touring drummer for five years before she joined Ivan Nevilles New Orleans funk outfit, Dumpstaphunk. Bassist Nate Edgar of Groovechild and John Browns Body perfectly compliments Singer and Guitarist Nick Cassarino who came from the Jennifer Hartswick Band and toured with Big Daddy Kane. Finally rounding off the ensemble is the newest and youngest member, Courtney J Mell Smith who brings his soulful vocals and keyboard abilities to the table.

The Nth Powers 2013 independent EP, Basic Minimum Skills Test, showcases a first glimpse of the spark shared among the group, delivering gospel-style vocals with soul, jazz, funk and world-beat riffs in nearly mathematical fashion.

Its my dream team, said Glaspie. Each one of us is a songwriter, so when we get together, everything becomes that much stronger. Beyond raw skill, however, Glaspie cites a deep spiritual connection as the glue that binds them together. Music is what brought us together, but its the spiritual bond that makes us play so in touch with each other, she explained. And at the core of their vibe is a deviously simple concept the healing power of love.

Following The Nth Powers 2013 debut, their inspirational sets floored audiences at music festivals like Electric Forest, Bear Creek, Catskill Chill and North Coast Music Festival. In just the last six months, the group has performed more than 50 shows in 21 states across the US, and made their second international appearance at Australia’s Caloundra Music Festival on their 2014 Fall In Love Tour.

Although the band members are based across the East Coast, they maintain New Orleans as their spiritual home, and the celebratory essence of that city’s music culture is audible in each performance.

Simply put, there is something pretty magical happening in this band, and they’re only just getting started. Were going as far as you can go on the planet Earth and playing music, explains Glaspie. I don’t know how many times we’ve said it we are so blessed.

Together, The Nth Power wants to change lives through a message of musical love and understanding.
Tickets are available at thepubstation.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.
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09/16 - Kuinka

Kuinka
Saturday, September 16, 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 sale Friday, 7/7 at 10AM
Ticket price does not include Ticketfly service fee(s). Service fees(s) vary by purchase method and are applied at checkout.
 


A reinvention rather than a refutation, the name Kuinka comes from the Finnish for “how”; how does a band bristling with spirited creativity continue to evolve artistically and challenge themselves while staying true to their own roots? For Kuinka, the answer comes in the form of letting go: a joyful acquiescence to faith in their cumulative love of songwriting and shared experience, regardless of genre or instrumentation.  Brothers Zach and Nathan Hamer, along with Miranda Zickler and Jillian Walker, came together in 2014 to form a unique breed of string band; one proudly defiant of preconceived notions of what fits under the label 'Americana'.

Their 2014 debut The Wild North, which propelled the band out of the woods and on to stages across the country, was followed by their 2016 breakout LP The Heartland. Both albums were recorded at the famed Bear Creek Studio in Woodinville, WA (Fleet Foxes, Metric), and led to featured performances at dozens of festivals and several successful national headlining tours. Home from touring The Heartland, all four found themselves in the midst of major life changes both as people and as artists; moving out of the house they‘d shared for the previous two years to new cities and broadening the total palette from which they draw as musicians. After fleshing out new songs in rehearsal, the band headed to a studio near Portland, OR with the trusted ears of longtime producer Jerry Streeter (Brandi Carlile, The Lumineers). The quartet was joined in the studio with their touring wizard of the woodwinds John Benefiel who handled clarinet and saxophone.

The songs on their forthcoming release Stay Up Late ring with the vibrancy of exploration and discovery. “We’ve spent our time as a band in pursuit of a unique sound that captures our energy and essence” says Zickler. “Once we came together and started work on the new singles, we knew it was time to redefine ourselves. We’d love for our music to be a soundtrack to adventure. The change represents finding your way, for both us and our listeners.”

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