Missoula’s diverse and thriving musical community offers fans as well as artists something truly special. With winter approaching, outdoor events now start to cozy up in quint coffee houses, while others are belted out in breweries and concert halls throughout the city. A person can enjoy some of the great local standards or look forward to incoming concerts of all types. From Missoula’s symphony series to hip-hop or country western, there are venues for everyone. Below are a few fun-sounding events that may just “sound music to your ears.” “Hear” is what’s on the horizon!
Big Gigantic: The Wilma (131 South Higgins St.) Oct. 21, 8:30 p.m. Big Gigantic is an instrumental livetronica, hip-hop and jazz musical group based out of Boulder, Colorado. They combine electronic beats with live saxophone and drums instrumentation.
Reel Big Fish: The Wilma (131 South Higgins St.) Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. Calling all swing dancers! Reel Big Fish is an American ska punk band from Huntington Beach, California, best known for the 1997 hit “Sell Out.”
Sea Wolf and Hey Marseilles: Top Hat (134 W Front Street) Oct. 30, 9 p.m.
Sea Wolf is a band led by Alex Brown Church, an indie folk musician based in Los Angeles, California. Hey Marseilles is a musical group from Seattle, WA. Seattle Weekly has said that “the biggest reason Hey Marseilles stands out in Seattle’s saturated pop scene is its innate knack for crafting sincere songs that rise with anticipation and recede gracefully.”
Dropkick Murphys: The Wilma (131 South Higgins Street) Nov. 6, 7:00 p.m. The Dropkick Murphys are an American punk rock band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1996.The band was initially made a name for themselves locally through constant touring and yearly St. Patrick’s Day week shows, held in and around Boston.
El Ten Eleven: The Palace Missoula (147 W. Broadway) Nov. 11, 10:00 p.m. El Ten Eleven is a Los Angeles post-rock duo known for combining guitar/bass doubleneck or fretless bass, with heavy looping, or vamping, and the utility of an effects pedal, over acoustic or electric drumming.
Rascal Flatts: Adams Center Jan. 25th, 2013. Ticket sales to be announced. This contemporary country rock/pop trio is one of country music’s hottest! Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney write some of their own hits and were named top selling group in any genre of music for 2006. One of their biggest hits: Grammy-winning “Bless the Broken Road” written by Jeff Hannah and Marcus Hummon.
We hope that while having a relaxing and luxurious stay at our Montana bed and breakfast, you might find something fun to do in Missoula. After all, nothing is better than a comfortable bed and a hot, filling breakfast after a night on the town.