Groove Solventless & Logjam Presents
Groove Concert Series with Puddle
Groove Solventless & Logjam Presents are happy to welcome Cosmic Sans for a FREE live concert performance at the Rialto on Friday, March 8, 2024.
As a proud supporter of Montana’s vibrant live music scene, Groove Solventless is thrilled to team up with Logjam Presents to bring you the Groove Concert Series, a fantastic lineup of FREE concerts at the Rialto in Downtown Bozeman! Learn more and see the full lineup here.
About Cosmic Sans
Cosmic Sans is a psych-rock band unable to shake its folksy and alt-country Montana roots. Over the last several years, the band has played anywhere from gold mine ghost towns to showcase music festivals, gaining a robust local following in the process.
Chief songwriter and guitarist Jake Howell draws from the works of authors like Cormac McCarthy and Robert Leckie to create lyrics and melodies matching the landscape Cosmic Sans rose from. Lead guitarist and producer Seamus Jennings adds a distinct rural Montana lens to Howell’s concepts. Rhythm guitarist Will Stoskopf acts as a glue bridging Jennings and Howell’s thoughts together, using synthesizers and effects pedals for diverse sound textures. Drummer Cole Bronson and bassist Lane Ulberg provide an unshakeable foundation for the rest of the band’s experimentation, while still being able to weave themselves in and out time at a moment’s notice.
Photo Credit: Dónal Lakatúa
Groove Concert Series with Puddle
Legends of old tell of a long lost trail of rock and gravel. Down said trail lies a mountain steeped in mystery, where its peak is said to rise so high you can nearly grab the stars. Beyond the mountain lies a spring, a fresh water source of eternal life that has bubbled for eons and quenched only the lucky. Further past this spring is a desert, one whose sands have blown since the Earth was formed, and have circulated the globe a thousand times over. Along the edge of the desert lies a sea. A sea where ships have sailed for months on end in search of islands of gold and boundless treasures; where ravenous monsters roam the never ending depths. But for those who can make it across the sea, there is a gentle shore. And on this shore, begins a trail of rock and gravel.
Two feet to the left of this rocky, gravely, most rockiest of trails, there is a small frog who plays a custom engraved 1972 Sunburst Fender Stratocaster, (pretty sweet, huh?). This frog, old and wise as any, has the age old wisdom of a thousand Hendix and Gilmour minds combined. (woah). But the frog realized his powers were doing no good two feet to the left of this mystical rocky, gravely trail. So he took his Strat, I’ll be it his tiny Strat, and headed to the land he’d heard so much about. A land of deep snow and green summers; the Gallatin Valley. Arriving in this foreign place, he was blown away by the magical beauty of the sights that fell upon his eyes. Valley’s of Paradise, skys bigger than he ever could have imagined, and Bowls that were oh so Bridger.
This musically ingenious frog vowed that he would never be able to match his music, no matter how amazing it was, to the wonders of this land. And so, oh brave as he was, the frog decided to split his spirit into 7 pieces, each with charisma and charm, some more handsome and attractive than others. Each piece was set to roam the Earth, until they would one day reunite, under this large, ever so large sky, and bring music to this pristine Valley. That was many moons ago, and the day has come. The pieces have united, and the music has been born. This is the story of Puddle, Bozeman’s 3rd most popular frog loving, belly dance enthusiast musical septet; and may your ears be ever the more thankful for it.