Yonder hits Missoula & Bozeman, Big Head Todd & The Monsters return to the Wilma, Shooter is back at the Hat, and more!
Take a look at this week’s lineup below.
Friday, January 10th
Hellbound Glory at the Top Hat
Led by founding front man and songwriter, Leroy Virgil, Hellbound Glory formed in 2008 in Reno, NV. Virgil, originally from Aberdeen, WA, explains the city’s impact on his material, saying, “I grew up in a hick-town by a lot of peoples standards. Reno is just a hick-town with taller buildings and brighter lights. Playing Reno is like playing a 24-hour dive bar. No matter where I play, I’m never too far from home.”
The band received an exclusive invitation to perform as a member of the Kid Rock Chillin’ The Most Cruise roster in 2012. This led to their inclusion as support on Kid Rock’s Rebel Soul Tour in arenas across the country. In 2014, they opened for Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Leon Russell, for a selection of east coast dates in January. LA Weekly ranked them #2 on their list of “10 Country Artists You Should Be Listening To” and further described them “…as evoking the energy of the wildest party Waylon, Willie and Bocephus ever had.”
10:00 PM | All Ages | Tickets & MORE INFO
Friday, January 10th & Saturday January 11th
Yonder Mountain String Band at the Top Hat & Rialto
YMSB formed in 1998 and released their first album Elevation in 1999. Throughout the past two decades they’ve released 12 albums with two coming in 2017 — Mountain Tracks, Vol. 6, followed by Love. Ain’t Love.
The latter is a testament to Yonder Mountain String Band’s organic, dynamic, and intensely personal brand of contemporary bluegrass-fueled Americana. Speaking about Love. Ain’t Love., guitarist Adam Aijala said “I think this is our best album yet.” Yonder has developed a strong following for their lively, improvisational concerts. Check out photos from a couple of YMSB’s past Missoula performances here.
Rialto: Jan 10th | 8:00 PM | All Ages | Tickets & MORE INFO
Top Hat: Jan 11th | 9:00 PM | All Ages | Tickets & MORE INFO
Saturday, January 11th
Big Head Todd and The Monsters at the Wilma
Big Head Todd and The Monsters have been touring with the same core lineup for more than 30 years. Starting in 1989 they’ve released more than 10 albums. 1993’s Sister Sweetly reach No. 1 on Billboard Heatseeker and went Platinum in the US.
They’ve continued to grow a strong fan base, consistently releasing fresh material — unveiling their most recent project New World Arisin’ in 2017. They’ve headlined Red Rocks 19 times in their home state of Colorado, and have essentially claimed their spot as the unofficial state band.
8:00 PM | All Ages | Tickets & MORE INFO
Wednesday, January 15th
Shooter Jennings at the Top Hat
The son of famed country musicians Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, Shooter’s love for country music is essentially engrained in his DNA. The Nashville-born artist released his debut album Put the “O” Back in Country in 2005. He’s since released 7 more full length studio albums, including 2018’s Shooter.
He’s had music featured in the 2005 film adaption Dukes of Hazzard and the FX original series Sons of Anarchy. His 2013 release The Other Life inspired the film of the same name, which won the Best Short Film at the 2013 Horror Hound Festival. Shooter appears in the film as “The Gunslinger.” In addition, he’s been seen on screen in the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line (playing his father) and also in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.