This Week in Concerts: October 10th thru October 16th

St. Paul and The Broken Bones brings southern soul to the Wilma, free shows at the Top Hat, Hiss Golden Messenger makes debut Missoula performance, and more!

Take a look at this week’s lineup below.

Thursday, October 10th
Tyler Barham at the Top Hat



Born in Bozeman and raised in Florence, Montana, Tyler Barham has been making quite a name for himself in the independent country music scene.

He was named one of the Country Music Association’s (CMA) “Who New to Watch in 2013” and also named one of Billboard’s “10 Country Artists to Watch in 2014.”  Tyler received the ultimate compliment when Blake Shelton shared Tyler’s cover of “Honey Bee” with his fans, Brett Eldredge tweeted Tyler’s cover of “Don’t Ya” to his Twitter following and Darius Rucker and Keith Urban began using Tyler’s cover of  their songs in their live concerts.

8:00 PM | FREE | All Ages |  MORE INFO

Friday, October 11th
Bombargo at the Top Hat



Bombargo drops a vibrant splash of soul on their funky indie vibes with layers of rock and R&B infused throughout. The band brings unrivaled energy to the stage with sing-along anthems, magical harmonies, and a powerful message that combined make for one of the most passionate live shows ever! Even Virgin Records founder Sir Richard Branson was impressed, quoting: “I haven’t seen this type of energy since The Rolling Stones!”

Bombargo is currently writing and recording their second full-length record while shooting an autobiographical film set to coincide with the release. This will be the Canadian-based band’s  debut Missoula performance.

10:15 PM | FREE | 21+ |  MORE INFO

Saturday, October 12th
Pop-Up Collective Sale at the Top Hat



Come join us at the Pop Up Collective sale at the Top Hat from 2-4 pm on Saturday, October 12th and shop deals from 9 boutiques at once! Corral up the gal pals, score some cozy fall clothing and accessories, and have an afternoon cocktail and Brussels sprouts!

Psst…like a more *chill* shopping experience? For an extra $20 you can come at 1 pm to enjoy a more leisurely stroll through the racks, before all the madness! VIP’s will get a coupon book containing over $100 in discounts from participating shops and all proceeds go to the See Them Home campaign.

2:00 PM | FREE | All Ages |  MORE INFO

Saturday, October 12th
Space Monkey Mafia at the Top Hat



From somewhere deep within the urban jungle of St. Paul Minnesota, a band with a stellar new take on horn-driven, high-powered rock has emerged: Space Monkey Mafia. Their unique blend of crafty horn arrangements, tight vocal harmonies, and catchy songwriting colored by an anti-establishment streak has kept crowds skanking and hollering across 13 states since their inception in 2016 – and they have no intention of slowing down.

The band’s infectious live energy is captured in their 2018 album “Sorry For Your Time”, which features 10 original songs written and produced by then-classmates Blake Foster and Riley Jacobson. Since that debut, Space Monkey Mafia has tapped the songwriting talents of all five members and has released their brand-new EP.

10:15 PM | FREE | 21+ |  MORE INFO

Saturday, October 12th
St. Paul and The Broken Bones at the Wilma



St. Paul & The Broken Bones formed in 2012, releasing their debut album Half the City in 2014 and its follow up, 2016’s Sea of Noise, too much acclaim. Those strong efforts helped place them on the national scene, and the band worked hard to prove they were no mere retro-soul band—from touring the world relentlessly, including being selected to open for The Rolling Stones and headlining two nights at the Ryman Auditorium, to TV appearances including The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, Austin City Limits two appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, one being the very first episode.

Vocalist, Paul Janeway’s fearless showmanship, thoughtful lyrics, and dedication to his performance soon became the band’s calling card, and paired with the inventive and skillful direction of co-band leader Jesse Phillips as well as a full eight-man roster comprised of some of the best young instrumentalists in the South, they soon became a must-see event. In addition to Janeway and Phillips on bass and guitar, the lineup is rounded out by Browan Lollar (guitars), Andrew Lee (drums), Al Gamble (keyboards), Allen Branstetter (trumpet), Chad Fisher (trombone) and Amari Ansari (saxophone), who replaced Jason Mingledorff following the album’s recording)

8:00 PM | All Ages |  Tickets & MORE INFO

Tuesday, October 15th
Hiss Golden Messenger at the Top Hat



Hiss Golden Messenger is the brainchild of M.C. Taylor. Taylor, calls up a wide spectrum of American vernacular music — from Archie Brownlee to the Staple Singers, and from singer-songwriters Van Morrison to Townes Van Zandt. He formed the project shortly after relocating from California to North Carolina in 2007 and started his his initial recordings with only his voice and guitar recorded to a cheap cassette recorder. 

Fast forward to present day and HGM has released several more albums, but most recently a four-LP box set called Devotion: Songs About Rivers and Spirits and Children. It includes reissues of three previously released albums — 2010’s Bad Debt, 2011’s Poor Moon and 2013’s Haw — and a new rarities compilation, Virgo Fool. Rolling Stone says “the new set offers a look at how he’s [M.C. Taylor] evolved from a lonesome, lo-fi troubadour to the leader of a dynamic groove-based band.

8:00 PM | All Ages |  Tickets & MORE INFO

Wednesday, October 16th
Martin Sexton at the Wilma



Syracuse native Sexton got his start singing in the streets and subways of Boston in the early 90’s. Still fiercely independent and headlining venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall, he has influenced a generation of contemporary artists. His songs have appeared in television series such as Scrubs, Parenthood, Masters of Sex and in numerous films, though it’s his incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess that keep fans coming back for more.

Martin’s 2015, ninth studio release, Mixtape of the Open Road, had tracks from the album premiered by The Wall Street Journal and CMT that have garnered much critical acclaim.

8:00 PM | All Ages |  Tickets & MORE INFO


Wednesday, October 16th
Lucy Dacus at the Rialto



It was just three years ago that Lucy Dacus released her critically acclaimed debut album, No BurdenPitchfork said “Richmond-based singer/songwriter Lucy Dacus’ No Burden is an uncommonly warm indie rock record. Lead guitar lines pour in like slow columns of sunlight, and Dacus’ voice itself is a comforting blur.”

Her followup album Historian came out March 2018 on Matador Records. Pitchfork again praised Lucy, saying “It’s not an easy album to wear out. It lasts, and it should, given that so many of its lyrics pick at time, and the way time condenses around deep emotional attachments to other people.”

8:00 PM | All Ages |  Tickets & MORE INFO


Complete event listings can be found here.