Supergroup boygenius Announce Concert at KettleHouse Amphitheater with Illuminati Hotties

Acclaimed indie rock supergroup, boygenius, will perform for the first time in Montana at KettleHouse Amphitheater near Missoula on August 1, 2023 with support from Illuminati Hotties.

boygenius is a supergroup that formed in 2018 when singer-songwriters Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus came together to collaborate on a series of songs. The resulting EP, also called “boygenius,” was released to critical acclaim and quickly became a fan favorite.

The band’s forthcoming debut studio album, The Record, is set to release March 31st and is already making waves. One headline from Rolling Stone reads “The Debut Album From Boygenius Is Even Better Than Everyone Had Hoped” while NME is calling it “the instant classic we were hoping for.”

The music of boygenius is known for its emotional depth, introspective lyrics, and haunting melodies. The three singer-songwriters each bring their own unique style and perspective to the group, creating a sound that is unlike any other.

It’s going to be an extra special experience to see all of them performing together on stage. Don’t miss it!

Fun fact: all three artists have played at the Top Hat in Missoula 🙂


PRESALE: Limited Groove presale tickets will be available online only (while supply lasts) from 10am – 10pm Thursday, March 30, 2023. A password will be provided via email after completing the Groove Presale sign up form where it says GET TICKETS below. PLEASE NOTE: Logjam Gift Cards cannot be used for presale purchases. Learn how to purchase tickets with your Logjam gift card here.

PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets go on sale to the general public at 12pm on Friday, March 31st, and will be available at the Top Hat box office, The ELM box office, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849.  General Admission standing pit tickets and general admission seating/lawn tickets are available. Shuttle and parking tickets for this event are also available for advance purchase here. All ages are welcome.

About boygenius

Once, when boygenius was on a road trip in Northern California, Phoebe asked Julien and Lucy to listen to a very important song, and pushed play, and got on the freeway headed in the wrong direction. The song was “Trapeze Swinger” by Iron & Wine—about a dead person telling the living how he wants to be remembered. It was impossible to interrupt this ten-minute-long song. Because of how the exits were spaced, “Trapeze Swinger” added an hour to their travel time. Phoebe felt like an idiot. Lucy turned that drive into the song “Leonard Cohen.”

What happens when you see an hour-long detour, not as a detour, but as part of the trip—the part where you listened to “Trapeze Swinger” while driving the opposite direction from your destination. Does that become the most valuable hour on the trip? Does time transform into something other than alternating “valuable” and “not valuable” hours? What if the right song can dislodge, for its duration, this piece of capitalist furniture?

the record started in June 2020. A week after Punisher came out, Phoebe sent Lucy and Julien a demo of “Emily I’m Sorry” and asked if they could be a band again—for the first time since those five short months in 2018, when the boygenius EP was conceived, written, recorded, released, and toured. Nobody had wanted to be the first to ask—to make such a demand on everyone’s time. Now, Julien made a Google Drive folder called “dare I say it?”, and everyone flooded it with potential songs. Continue reading…