Montana’s Shakewell & Desperate Electric Announce Graduation Weekend Funk Parties at The Wilma & ELM

Missoula funk collective Shakewell and Butte-based electro soul-pop duo Desperate Electric are combining forces to bring Missoula and Bozeman two Montana-made funk dance parties! The shows will take place on graduation weekend: first at The Wilma on Friday, May 10th, followed by The ELM on Saturday, May 11th.

Shakewell have been throwing legendary dance parties since their inception in 2013. Their veteran cast of local musicians are experts at creating irresistible grooves. Whether it’s a sold out New Year’s Eve show at the Top Hat or opening for Lake Street Dive at KettleHouse Amphitheater, Shakewell bring the heat every time (photos).

Comprised of Ben Morris and Kati Korti, Desperate Electric have more than enough steez and energy to fill any room. Bursting onto Montana’s music scene around 2019, the two seamlessly blend funk, rock, soul, pop, and R&B into catchy and dance-worthy tunes that truly come alive on stage with their larger than life personas (photos).

Whether you’re a die-hard funk fan or just looking to let loose and have a good time, these shows are guaranteed to deliver the ultimate party experience. If you happen to be graduating this spring, Shakewell and Desperate Electric are here to make damn sure that your graduation weekend goes down in history as one epic celebration!

So, mark your calendars, get ready to unleash your inner funk, and get your tickets ASAP!


GROOVE PRESALE: A limited amount of Groove Presale tickets will be available ONLINE ONLY (while supplies last) from 10am to 10pm on Thursday, February 22nd. A password will be provided via email after completing the sign up form 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 for both shows will go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 23rd at 10:00AM at The Top Hat box office, The ELM box officeonline, or by phone at 1 (800) 653-8000. Visit the specific event page below for tickets and more info.

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About Shakewell

Shakewell is a rare species of the jam-pop-funk-disco genus found only in the remote alpine forests of Montana. From catchy hooks and ferocious horn lines to deep grooves and quest-like voyages to sonic hyperspace, their strengths lie in their energetic live performances that often leave the crowd roiling on the floor en masse.

About Desperate Electric

Desperate Electric aren’t just a band. They’re a vibe.

When band members Kayti Korte and Ben Morris get on stage, something comes over them. Pretty soon, it’s infecting the audience as well.”   –Jake Iverson, Billings Gazette

Hailing from the mountains of Montana, Desperate Electric is a captivating soul-pop duo that brings vibrant energy and infectious melodies to the forefront of the music scene. Comprised of two electrifying individuals, their name alone evokes a sense of urgency and excitement that resonates with audiences worldwide. With their flashy outfits, magnetic stage presence, and unparalleled live performances, Desperate Electric is a force to be reckoned with.

‘Fusing elements of funk, rock, soul, pop, and R&B, with cosmo-tronic production, they create a musical experience that’s both futuristic and nostalgic. Moving the listener to dance, think, and reflect, they peer into their mirrors’ darkest corners, openly exploring who they are, what they’ve done, who they want to be, and how they need to change, grow, or evolve to get there.’ -Matt Asaro, Blue World Blog

Desperate Electric’s discography is a testament to their versatility. Their soulful pop sound is infused with elements of funk, R&B, and disco, resulting in a fusion of timeless melodies and modern production. With catchy hooks, thought-provoking lyrics, and irresistible beats, their music is both uplifting and deeply resonant, serving as a soulful soundtrack for life’s triumphs and tribulations.