Self described “swamptronica” trio Dirtwire will bring their string centric, electro-infused sound to Montana for two shows in 2021: the first at The Wilma in Missoula on Friday, September 17th and the second at The ELM in Bozeman on Saturday, September 18th.
Dirtwire came to the Top Hat in 2019 & 2018 and packed the house both times. Check out photos from the high energy shows here. We’re looking forward to seeing them on the larger Wilma stage in Missoula and at the brand new state of the art ELM in Bozeman.
If you’re not familiar, Dirtwire is somewhat of a supergroup — consisting of David Satori of Beats Antique, Evan Fraser of The Dogon Lights & Bolo, and Mark Revelry of Jed and Lucia. The band sits on the back porch of Americana’s future, conjuring up a whirlwind of sound using traditional instrumentation, world percussion, soundscapes, and electronic beats. Their 8th and most recent album Crux was released in 2020. It continues to exhibit the genre defying music they’ve been putting out since their self-titled 2013 release.
They’re also known for their mysterious live performances, where a whirlwind of globally sourced rhythms and beats comes together to form the spawn of Americana and psychedelic electronica. It’s a fun live show, especially when it’s on a weekend!
PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets for both shows will go on sale to the general public Fri, Aug. 6th at 10:00am, and will be available at the Top Hat in Missoula, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Advanced general admission seating tickets are available. All ages are welcome. Visit the specific event page below for tickets and more info.
*Please note: These are rescheduled events from the Top Hat and Rilato. All tickets purchased for the originally scheduled dates will be honored at the rescheduled date. No exchanges necessary. If you purchased tickets to the original date and are unable to attend the rescheduled date, refunds will be available until 5pm Fri, Aug 13, 2021 by submitting a Refund Request Form. Refunds will not be available after the refund deadline.
Dirtwire stands poised between ancient Mother Earth and modern technology, a blend of ethnomusicology and the psychedelic trance state, gut-bucket delta blues and what the band variously dubs “back-porch space cowboy blues, swamptronica, and electro-twang.” It’s a sound informed by Dirtwire’s travels and performances around the globe, where East meets West and North joins South. From the favelas in Brazil, Femi Kuti’s Shrine in Lagos, Tokyo’s bluegrass clubs, Ayahuasca ceremonies in Central America, Gamelan performances in Bali, desert festivals in the Australian Outback, and the 20th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s modernized new capital Astana, the band spreads its message by building bridges across musical cultures in their own unique way. Dirtwire plays an array of instruments both ancient and modern, including West African kamale ngonis, jaw harps, space fiddles, whamola basses, Rickenbacher electric 12 string guitars, bowed Banjos and mouth harps from around the globe, all interwoven into modern laptop beat creation. Hailing from the underground west coast electronic bass music scene Dirtwire finds itself at the forefront of experimental electronic music production mixing in their wide array of world instruments with sampled beats and 808’s. Continue reading…