We don’t “present” a whole lotta stuff these days. Chalk that up to laziness, business, and opportunity. Some balance of all three and you’ve probably captured our mood right now. With recent news so bleak and disastrously annoying, I’d be stupid if I didn’t invite all you folks to come down to the ZACC on Thursday. If you find yourself still struggling with how to deal with this government shutdown just, I dunno, do something else.
Let Mega Bog take you by the hand, through the foyer of their music-mansion, and wrap you sweetly in whatever passes for trust-fund decadence these days. Someone had to leave the 1970’s alive and while I’m certain none of these musicians were born that decade, the decade lives in them, their music, and most especially Gone Banana. They’re from Seattle, which with a nickname like “Emerald City” really seems to belie the fact that that coastal metropolis is nothing more than a fantasy-land, proving fertile ground for the stuff of dreams, nightmares, whatever you’d call some combination of the two.
Punishment is the nom de plume of Mr. Wes Statler, an old friend of the Weird Missoula team. He’s been one weird, slinky, chameleon of a musician at least as long as we’ve known the guy. Think some bullshit like Gary Numan or (I dunno) James Ferraro or a robot Bobby McFerrin but know that however we end up defining the guy, he’s just gonna do something totally unexpected and completely awesome.
Missoula’s best-dressed, avant-garage/grunge foursome Boys open the show, doing that thing they do. If you’ve ever been a regular reader of Weird Missoula or listened of HIGH LIFE, I guess it’s no secret that they’re one of our favorite local bands operating right now. Having them join up on this killer event makes us happy indeed.
Seattle’s Mega Bog and Punishment are joined by locals Boys at the Zoo Arts Community Center (ZACC) on Thursday, October 3rd. Doors are at 8pm and the show starts at 8:30pm (SHARP!), it’s ALL AGES and the cover is $3 across the board.
So all you show-goers know too: the ZACC is an alcohol and drug free environment. It’s just one of those caveats that come with having a killer all-ages venue. Know that if you try to skirt this rule, we will be forced to remove you from the show. We really don’t like threatening our friends, but just follow the rules and everyone has a great time, K?
Also, when we say 8pm sharp we totally mean 8pm sharp. Shows at the ZACC have to be over by 11pm and we would prefer not to chance it. Make sure you come on time, doods!