This Week in Concerts: November 7th thru November 13th

Free shows, an adventure film, a couple electronic concerts at the Wilma, and more!

Take a look at this week’s lineup below.

Thursday, November 7th
Christy Hays at the Top Hat



Christy Hays’ music has folk and country tinges, thoughtfully penned stories and a full band sound that is both driving alt country and moody folk rock.

Her newest album ‘River Swimmer’ is teeming with assorted sonic textures and incisive, and well-crafted lyrical storytelling inspired by Hays’ solo travel adventures and personal growth/evolution. “Like Lucinda Williams in a Carhartt jacket, Christy Hays works rugged metaphors into emotionally charged country folk.” – Austin Chronicle

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

Friday, November 8th
Polyrhythmics at the Top Hat



Polyrhythmics’ 2017 release, Caldera, Showcases the tight grooves and virtuosic musicianship of the instrumental eight-piece. Caldera’s sound ranges from downtempo Afrobeat to explosive funk to psychedelic rock, exhibiting the band’s diverse musical taste. Joe Gatto, of All About Jazz, gave the album 4.5 out of 5 stars saying, “Caldera is one of my favorite records of 2017 because of its genre-bending jams, and refusal to conform to easy classification.”

The Stranger dubbed Polyrhythmics a group to watch, hailing their “sophisticated slinkiness and expressive brassiness,” while WNCW praised their “modern afro-psycho-beat blend,” and the Seattle Times dubbed them “funk maestros.” The band was invited to perform live on influential Seattle NPR station KEXP, shared bills with everyone from Snarky Puppy to Booker T, and played massive festival stages including Bumbershoot, High Sierra, and Vancouver International Jazz Fest. Polyrhythmics have drawn influences from artists like Fela Kuti, James Brown, Budos Band, Miles Davis, Michael Jackson, and Talking Heads.

10:00 PM | All Ages |  Tickets & MORE INFO

Saturday, November 9th
Mike Murray at the Top Hat



Montana Singer/Songwriter, Mike Murray, released his 4th studio album, Difficult Days, on March 2nd and 3rd, 2018 to consecutive sold-out audiences at the LaSalle Grange Theatre. Difficult Days was included on the 2019 Grammy nomination consideration list under best Rock album. 3 years and 500 shows prior, he released his third studio album, Tumbleweed (June 2015).

Tumbleweed was rated as the best local album of 2015 in this article by Kalispell, MT based newspaper, The Daily Interlake. Several of the songs from the album earned him first place at the Northwest Artist Syndicate’s Singer/Songwriter showdown.

10:15 PM | FREE | 21+ |  MORE INFO

Sunday, November 10th
Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour at the Wilma



Are you ready for an adventure? Go on a big-screen expedition to exotic landscapes, learn about remote cultures and be inspired to explore the world outside. See the best adventure, environmental and cultural films from the most prestigious mountain festival in the world.

7:00 PM | All Ages |  Tickets & MORE INFO

Monday, November 11th
Bruce Cockburn at the Wilma



The Canadian singer-songwriter has issued a steady stream of acclaimed albums since his self-titled debut in 1970. He’s written more than 300 songs on 33 albums of which 22 have received a Canadian gold or platinum certification as of 2018. He’s sold over one million albums in Canada alone.

More than 40 years since he embarked on his singer-songwriter career, Cockburn continues pushing himself to create—and winning accolades in the process. Most recently, the Order of Canada recipient earned a 2018 Juno Award for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year, for Bone on Bone, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from SOCAN, the Peoples’ Voice Award from Folk Alliance International and was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017.

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

Tuesday, November 12th
Neil Young Tribute at the Top Hat


Neil Young Birthday Tribute at the Top Hat


Celebrating the birthday of legendary singer-songwriter, Neil Young, some of Missoula’s best musicians come together to perform Young’s 1992 release, Harvest Moon, among many other classics. Surreal Wheel features Chris Pumphrey, Laurie Banks, Ted Christian, Micki Hart, Michael Huberman and Laura Lundquist.

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

Tuesday, November 12th
Snails at the Wilma



Frédérik Durand, professionally known as Snails, is a Montreal-based producer and DJ who pushes a forward-thinking brand of dance music combining trap rhythms, dirty bass lines and off-kilter sound design. His first tracks appeared online in 2012 on Kannibalen Records and later he had several tracks released through Skrillex’s famed OWSLA label. Since then, he’s built a growing fanbase of bass-lovers, as he’s headlined massive festivals and toured across the world.

Snails released his latest EP Slimeageddon in 2018 off his own record label Slugz Music. Dance Music Northwest said the EP “is a true testament to Snails’ ability and versatility as an artist while never losing his signature Vomitstep sound.”

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

Wednesday, November 13th
TroyBoi at the Wilma



Troy Henry, professionally known as TroyBoi, is one of the top up-and-coming producers in the game right now. He produces a wide variety of genres, but specializes in versatile and highly musical trap beats. His new 5-song EP V!BEZ, Vol. 3 came out via monster electronic label OWSLA July 26th.

He’s also one half of the duo SoundSnobz with one of his best friends, icekream and has had collaborated with big name artists like Diplo, Skrillex and FlosstradamusHe’s done official remixes for Billie Eilish, Missy Elliott, and Tinie Tempah. TroyBoi has continued to grow his audience with performances at massive festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, HARD Summer, Amsterdam Dance Event, Electric Zoo and many more.

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

Complete event listings can be found here.