Wednesday Announces Concert at The ELM

Asheville-based alt-rock band Wednesday will perform at The ELM in Bozeman on Saturday, May 25, 2024 with support from Draag.

Drawing inspiration from artists like Drive-by Truckers and Lucinda Williams, Wednesday’s unique fusion of outlaw country, shoegaze influences, and raw rock essence is a totally unique musical adventure. Wednesday released their critically acclaimed album, Rat Saw God, in April 2023. Give the album a quick preview and check out the top tracks “Chosen to Deserve,” “Quarry,” and “Bull Believer.”

AllMusic called the album “a stunningly powerful work that may well turn out to be a masterpiece”; Clash said it’s “an emphatic, uplifting reminder of the privilege of being alive” and Pitchfork wrote, “Their outstanding new album is why they’re one of the best indie rock bands around.”

Catch these up and comers before they blow up and see them up close and personal at The ELM!


GROOVE PRESALE: Limited Groove presale tickets for both shows will be available online only from 10:00AM – 10:00PM, Thursday, October 12th, 2023. A password will be provided via email after completing the Logjam 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 Friday, October 13th, 2023 at 10:00AM and will be available at The ELM box office, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. All tickets are general admission standing room only. All ages are welcome.

About Wednesday

A Wednesday song is a quilt. A short story collection, a half-memory, a patchwork of portraits of the American south, disparate moments that somehow make sense as a whole. Karly Hartzman, the songwriter/vocalist/guitarist at the helm of the project, is a story collector as much as she is a storyteller: a scholar of people and one-liners. Rat Saw God, the Asheville quintet’s new and best record, is ekphrastic but autobiographical and above all, deeply empathetic. Across the album’s ten tracks Hartzman, guitarist MJ Lenderman, bassist Margo Shultz, drummer Alan Miller, and lap/pedal steel player Xandy Chelmis build a shrine to minutiae. Half-funny, half-tragic dispatches from North Carolina unfurling somewhere between the wailing skuzz of Nineties shoegaze and classic country twang, that distorted lap steel and Hartzman’s voice slicing through the din.

Rat Saw God is an album about riding a bike down a suburban stretch in Greensboro while listening to My Bloody Valentine for the first time on an iPod Nano, past a creek that runs through the neighborhood riddled with broken glass bottles and condoms, a front yard filled with broken and rusted car parts, a lonely and dilapidated house reclaimed by kudzu. Four Lokos and rodeo clowns and a kid who burns down a corn field. Roadside monuments, church marquees, poppers and vodka in a plastic water bottle, the shit you get away with at Jewish summer camp, strange sentimental family heirlooms at the thrift stores. The way the South hums alive all night in the summers and into fall, the sound of high school football games, the halo effect from the lights polluting the darkness. It’s not really bright enough to see in front of you, but in that stretch of inky void — somehow — you see everything. Continue reading…