October 3, 2013
Monks On Fire Residency Series Week #1 @ The Ole Beck VFW Post #209, Thursday Oct. 3rd

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If you thought the VFW’s monthly residency series was dead and gone you’re quite mistaken. The shape of the thing has changed considerably over the 2013 and many of the entities entrusted with said sacred duty have opted to throw non-Thursday shows and non-shows, confusing the hell out of everyone, this writer included. If you’re a residency series newbie, I’d like to mention that the original idea consisted of giving every Thursday-of-a-month at the VFW to a certain band, they book all the shows, and those shows are cheap. But yeah, like I said, things have been in flux it seems and at least this new month of October, Monks on Fire has taken up the (uh) torch.

This week, the Monks on Fire residency series gets its first dress rehearsal, where the band gets to play with pretty much whoever they want to. As of this writing their event page still reads “special guests” but I’m sure it’ll be something those prog-rock assholes like. Check it out, bruh.

Monks on Fire begin their October residency series at the Ole Beck VFW Post #209 this Thursday, October 3rd. Shit gets rolling around 10pm and the cover is $3 for the old kids, $5 for the kids. Yadda, yadda, yadda.

September 19, 2013
This Extended Weekend’s Cavalcade of Stuff

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It’s Thursday again and that means, yeah, Missoula’s nightlife swells to bursting, jocks stream out of their gyms and fraternities, idiots and the rest clog the streets come 2 and I’m most likely going to get harassed on the quarter-mile bike trip between work and home…ah Missoula. This post, however, is indicative (we hope) of the rest this town can offer. For the most part, the douchebags mentioned above have a tendency to avoid paying-to-get-in anywhere, music they haven’t heard before, and things they knee-jerk refer to as “gay.” Why do I mention them at all? Because they’ve been a thorn in my side since the college started up again and this is as good a place to vent as any.

So…

On Thursday we got two shows: RVIVR, Whoopass Girlsand 64 Tuna at the ZACC. Show is at 8pm, All Ages, and it’s $5. ALSO…there’s a (somewhat later show) featuring Week of Wonders (Seattle), The All Hail, and Grunt. That’s at the Ole Beck VFW Post #209, starts at 10pm21+, and costs $3 at the door.

On Friday we got one show we’ll mention: Rose Gold (Bozeman), Monks on Fireand Swamp Ritual at Stage 112. Show is at 9:30pm, it’s 21+, and the cover is $3.

Saturday’s got one show too: Memo to Maury is releasing their first album at the Ole Beck VFW Post #209 and they’ll be joined by Monks on Fire and Deer Sister Killdeer. Show is at 9pm, it’s 21+, and the cover is $3.

Nothing going on Sunday. EDIT: OK, there is something happening on Sunday (thanks for the message, Riley): Lakea group that has a release on K Records, is apparently playing the Ole Beck VFW Post #209 on Sunday with Duane Raider (doing some comedy) and Traff the Wiz. Show at 9pm and $3 for the 21+ set and $5 for those stuck in the live music netherworld of 18 to 20.

Monday is (we promise) the last day of the weekend: Prissy Clerks (Minneapolis), Shahsand Copilot Eyedrops are playing The Badlander following their pub trivia night. Show should get rolling around 10:30pm, it’s 21+, and they’re asking for a donation for the touring band.

Thanks to the Facebook Event Pages our promoter-friends have made…we’re just compiling all the same stuff in blog-form here. We do make an effort to “report” on shows-we-like that are happening in Missoula but if we don’t hear about it there’s nothing we can do. Hope this is somewhat representative of “how the other half (that aren’t Griz Nation) lives” or whatever.  

November 3, 2012
White Mystery, The Magpies, Zebulon Kosted, Monks On Fire @ Zoo City Apparel, Saturday November 3rd

Did you see the flurries of twin red white-people-afros colliding with sweat, spittle, and beer? That was Total Fest two years ago right before (or after?) that infamous Bad Naked Top Hat set that got Mr. Naked banned from the festival for 24 hours…White Mystery fucking ruled though. Chicago knows how to party and for some reason unbeknownst to me, so does Missoula. YOU have the opportunity to party like you mean it TONIGHT, Missoula. Only you can choose to do something as awesome as hang down at Zoo City Apparel with White Mystery’s bobbleheaded riffage. You also get a chance to see if Bad Naked will get himself banned from this venue too.

White Mystery play at Zoo City Apparel (139 E. Main St.) w/ locals The Magpies, Bad Naked, Zebulon Kosted, & Monks on Fire. It’s ALL AGES, doors are at 8PM, show at 9PM. Only 7 American Dollars.

April 12, 2012
Once again Mr. Matt Larubbio has wowed us with another killer VFW poster. This time it’s for Modality’s April Residency Series that, coincidentally, begins tonight. Like all the previous Larubbio prints, these full color, hand-screened posters are available for $8 each at the VFW. Just poke a bartender and they can help you out.
This is gonna be one fun month!

Once again Mr. Matt Larubbio has wowed us with another killer VFW poster. This time it’s for Modality’s April Residency Series that, coincidentally, begins tonight. Like all the previous Larubbio prints, these full color, hand-screened posters are available for $8 each at the VFW. Just poke a bartender and they can help you out.

This is gonna be one fun month!