Missoula Concerts This Week: Funk, Electronic, and More
This weekends concert schedule features a local funk favorite, a returning electronic music producer, and a former member of the Heartless Bastards.
Check out the schedule below:
Friday, April 27th: Shakewell
A funk brotherhood of lifelong friends and collaborators, Shakewell thumps out disco, soul, and mountain funk. No matter the venue, the energy of a Shakewell show is infectious.
The band has built a devoted fan base through incendiary performances and the crowds have grown at an increasing pace.
10:15 PM | 21+ | $5 | MORE INFO
Saturday, April 28th: Phutureprimitive
Phutureprimitive is the moniker of Bay Area producer and songwriter Rain. After beginning a DJ career in the 90s, Rain began incorporating the music he was making in his home studio into his DJ sets. That was all it took to trigger a full blown love affair with electronic music and the process of its creation… and Phutureprimitive was born.
Lush melodies drift across intricate rhythms, groove heavy beats and warm, fuzzy bass lines. Often exploring a dark and dense palette, his music also manages to convey a sense of tranquility and beauty, engaging the listener into hypnotic movement and often escalating into a full-on kinetic experience. Shimmering with cinematic qualities, his music ultimately speaks to the body, mind and soul.
Local Missoula DJs Milkcrate Mechanic and Logisticalone will perform opening sets.
10:00 PM | All Ages | TICKETS & MORE INFO
Sunday, April 29th: Erika Wennerstrom (of Heartless Bastards)
Erika Wennerstrom is taking a break from her Austin-based rock band, Heartless Bastards, to deliver her solo debut Sweet Unknown. Her trademark vocals that NPR so aptly calls “warm yet gritty, throaty yet sweet, gigantic, yet intimate” are that… times 10.
With Sweet Unknown, Erika Wennerstrom bravely invites the listener in to experience her trials and tribulations of life amidst a lush soundscape of deeply emotive vocals and melodies to what is ultimately the soundtrack to her soul.
Country singer-songwriter Josh T. Pearson will perform an opening set.
8:00 PM | All Ages | TICKETS & MORE INFO
Tuesday, May 1st: Rainbow Kitten Surprise (SOLD OUT)
Rainbow Kitten Surprise and all five of its members hail from the mountains of Boone, North Carolina. With chilling harmonies, dynamic instrumentation, and introspective lyrics, their genre-defying sound takes influence from artists like Modest Mouse and Kings of Leon as much as Frank Ocean and Schoolboy Q.
The band worked with GRAMMY award-winning producer Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, Sleeper Agent) on their Elektra debut, How to: Friend, Love, Freefall, which was released on April 6th.
9:00 PM | All Ages | MORE INFO
BONUS: Thursday, April 26th (TONIGHT) – Acoustic Avenue with Chris Pumphrey
Chris is a Missoula-based singer songwriter. He’ll be playing a solo acoustic set, with a mix of covers and original tunes from his upcoming album which will be released early this summer.
8:00 PM | All Ages | FREE | MORE INFO