This Extended Weekend’s Cavalcade of Stuff
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.
On Thursday we got two shows: RVIVR, Whoopass Girls, and 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 10pm, 21+, and costs $3 at the door.
On Friday we got one show we’ll mention: Rose Gold (Bozeman), Monks on Fire, and 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): Lake, a 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), Shahs, and 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.