Averyfest

Off In The Woods

Boston Tea Party

The Boxcutters

Top Hat Lounge

Missoula, MT
10:15pm (show)
$5 (DOS)
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“Twenty of Missoula’s  premiere musical acts come together for a one-night, multi-venue benefit  to pay homage and respect to Missoula’s musical Godfather, Michael Avery, and aid in his fight against cancer!  Come celebrate and witness the incredibly talented musical and artistic community that Mike has cultivated through the years in our pleasant town,  while showing… Continue Reading

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Averyfest

“Twenty of Missoula’s  premiere musical acts come together for a one-night, multi-venue benefit  to pay homage and respect to Missoula’s musical Godfather, Michael Avery, and aid in his fight against cancer!  Come celebrate and witness the incredibly talented musical and artistic community that Mike has cultivated through the years in our pleasant town,  while showing your support and camaraderie of Battling Against Cancer.  Mike has played a fundamental role in our local music scene and we would like to show him our gratitude for his years of unwavering passion and sacrifice.   All funds will go to the benefit of Michael and his family; to help in any way it can while dealing with his extremely costly medical treatment. The event will be $5.00 per venue, or $10.00 for a fest pass, which can be purchased at Monks, VFW and Zoo Town Brew on the night of the show.”

The night at The Top Hat will start with The Box Cutters, followed by Boston Tea Party, and ends with Off In The Woods.

Off In The Woods

The four original members, Jon Schumaker (guitar/vox/bass), Nathan Noble (drums/percussion), Layne McKay (sax/guitar) and Sean Burress (bass/guitar) grew up playing music together in Polson, MT. The newly added fifth member Kyle Daugherty from Woodinville, WA, brings in the smooth sounds of trombone to the mix.

 

Off in the Woods mainly plays up and down Western Montana where they support a strong local following. They have been breaking into the regional North West circuit by playing shows in Oregon and Sun Valley Idaho.  After four years of gigging hard as Off in the Woods this band is ready and eager for more! They have played a wide variety of shows; big summer festivals, bars, clubs, live radio shows, benefits and small auditoriums. They’re music has even been used on film, the documentary “Ride the Divide” and the independant film “Bella Vista”.

 

Off in the Woods has prepared four one hour long sets, so they are ready for any long time slot that need to be filled. There are times were the band will mix things up by switching instruments, which their audiances have always loved.  “Our goal is to keep moving the musical art forward, we are not afraid to push the boundaries. We just want to bring something fresh to the table and have fun doing it  “. Off in the Woods.

Boston Tea Party

Since their beginning in the summer of 2013, Boston Tea Party has worked their way into the hearts of countless audiences, one show at a time. Drawn together for a love of rock and roll, the group brings their diverse tastes into a vibrant scape of alternative rock. Inspired by the lyrical depth and pop sensibility of Third Eye Blind to heavier grooves of Audioslave, Boston Tea Party has created a unique and accessible experience for anyone who hears them.

If you take a look around the tea table, you’ll find songsmith – Boston McDonald (Vocals and guitar), musical prodigy- Sean Buress (Lead guitar,synth, theremin), Korey Blithe with the rumbles (Bass and vocals), and hard-hitter- Nic Sibson on the drums.

The Boxcutters

Compelled by a mutual desire for simplicity, and a musical formula that clicked flawlessly, The BoxCutters arose from the razing of a former project. Armed only with their storied pasts, sculpted by the elemental realities of childhood in Montana, and the musical influences they held most dear; William Birkenbuel (vocals/guitar), and Abraham Jindrich (drums) set out and created their vision of the music of Montana.

Growing up in Great Falls, William Birkenbuel was always exposed to great stories and storytellers of mythical proportions. He took the story telling of his grandfather and ran with it. Soon music was introduced and his stories unfolded to the tunes that coursed through his head. After a brief bass playing stint in a punk band in California, William returned to the guitar and home to Montana and hasn’t left either. Guitar playing comes naturally to William, and it shows. His catchy hooks and riffs are equalled only by the earwig quality of his lyrics. You will sing his songs over and over, and be humming his tunes days after a show.

Vacillating between East Glacier and Missoula for most of his childhood, Abraham Jindrich was destined to play drums. His parents caught him beating on their good cookware again and again, and finally realized that his energy would be better spent on equipment designed to take that beating. Music and drumming have been part of Abraham’s life since those early pot bashing sessions, and he has developed his own style of machine-gun drumming. Combine this drumming with the power and poignancy of Birkenbuel’s guitar and vocals you have a formula for rock and roll.

In an off-the-grid cabin in the hills outside of town, The BoxCutters laid down their debut album, The Evil in Young Men, in one day of recording. The BoxCutters’ music is an all-original meditation on the devilish details of life, and living that life in the Big Sky Country; from spotlight hunting coyotes for the bounty on their hides, to chickening out at the opportunity to talk to a beautiful woman, to the scars borne by friends returning from service in war. The BoxCutters’ William Birkenbuel’s songwriting conveys the drama of life as it truly is, insistent, and ever-present. At the root of it all, The BoxCutters play gritty, energetic, two-man music. Many are fooled by their small number, only to be blown away by the ferocity of The BoxCutters’ live show. This two man band holds the stage down harder than any five piece out there.

Working tirelessly to improve their craft, The BoxCutters have sharpened their set on the notoriously fickle audiences of their home state. Cutting teeth in such an environment has honed their set to a razor’s edge, trimmed the fat, and left this band hungry to bring it’s vision of Montana Rock to the world. Make no mistake, after you have listened to their music, you will have one of The BoxCutters’ songs ‘livin’ inside your head’, and you will be dying to see them again.