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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Two Cow Garage!! 6/3

Pssst. PSST! Listen up!

Look, pal, details are still forthcoming, but it looks like none other than Two Cow Garage are gonna land on the Ole Beck VFW on June 3rd! Stay hooked here and twitter (@MinorBirdTweets) and facebook (facebook.com/minorbirdrecords) as deets arrive!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

MARCH 2014: UPCOMING SHOWS IN MISSOULA! HELMS ALEE, IRON CHIC and ATLANTIC THRILLS soon!

What up, chickens? There is a whole butt load of kickass shows going down in Missoula, soon. Here they are. See if ya can't make it out to 'em! The link below will take you to all the info!





Total Blog: TOTAL FEST XII SUBMISSIONS and a New Tacocat video to boot

Total Blog: TOTAL FEST XII SUBMISSIONS  With another awesome and excellent Total Fest behind us, we've started on planning for the twelfth annual   Total Fest , which is schedu...



Total Fest submissions are open and the deadline is March 15th so get on top of this shit and get your submissions in!

Monday, September 2, 2013

...and the music does not stop!!! LORD DYING...KYLESA...RVIVR...QUINTRON...THE BEAT&THE MAXIES...PRISSY CLERKS....Kia! and more


Just updated this post with more shows....

Prepare for an eventful September and October in Missoula. There are some pretty amazing shows going to happen. Here are a few we are putting on, helping with, or just plain excited to go to. scroll down for current shows:

Sunday Sept. 8th 
MUHAMMADALi
TOTAL COMBINED WEIGHT
THE ALL-HAIL
COB COB

@ The Ole Beck VFW post 209
8pm    245 W Main    $5

Zoo City Apparel hosted a many a shows including Houston's Muhammadali.  No strangers to Missoula these guys have played shows with Japanther, Death Set, Broken Water and Unfun as well as a spot on this years Awesome Fest. The show last year was pretty amazing as well as when they played at the Missoula art Museum with Japanther during Total Fest past...so we don't expect this to be any the less!



Missoula's SHRAMANA featuring two of KBGA's best and most supportive staffers will come out and throw some metal in our face along with the two piece heavy ensemble of SWAMP RITUAL.

After that our friend Paul with Perpetual Motion Machine, who has releases by Kowloon Walled City and Get Gad, asked us to help with a show for Richmond's WINDHAND. Windhand has members of Face Down in Shit who played Jay's back in the day. Relapse is not only taking over Portland but is signing a ton of awesome bands from around the states. Come out and support this killer band and maybe more Relapse stuff will come our way.

           Monday Sept 16th
WINDHAND
SHRAMANA
SWAMP RITUAL

@THE BADLANDER

Monday is trivia night with our friend Tom from SHAHS so come on down at 8:30 try to win $75 dollars and then take in an amazing show afterwards. Missoula's SHRAMANA featuring two of KBGA's best and most supportive dj's will throw some metal in our face along with the two piece heavy ensemble of SWAMP RITUAL.



Later that week will be hosting a show at The ZACC Below. Missoula's only ALL AGES venue The ZACC is filling a void that we may or may not realize we need. Kids need to rock,too! So here are the particulars:


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH
RVIVR
THE WHOOPASS GIRLS
64 TUNA

@THE ZACC BELOW
235 N 1st St  $5 All Ages


RVIVR are no strangers to Missoula, they come through consistently and have made many a friends in and around the area. They as well as Erica herself have new records out on their label Rumbletowne. Make sure to check out other great releases like DIVERS, AGATHA, DOGJAW...RVIVR is not the only good record they have released.

Also on this show are Missoula's The Whoopass Girls. From the days of playing acoustic guitars to a full band these lads have moved fast and are just getting better. 64 Tuna may not be as well known in some of the cycles in Missoula but in an age of dub-step it is so refreshing to see some young kids picking up some instruments and playing for our enjoyment and their own of course.


Here is a video of the young lads of 64 Tuna will the ZACC Gallery's own head mistress Kia...enojoy


     
MONDAY SEPT 23RD
PRISSY CLERKS
SHAHS
COPILOT EYEDROPS

@ THE BADLANDER

Missoula is well familiar with Tacocat so when their friends get in touch with us here we like to help out. This time it is Minneapolis' Prissy Clerks. At first listen this took us back to the days of Sleater Kinney. Pavement also comes to mind with former members of Busy Signals, Total Babe and Red Pens.


This will be a FREE show but we would like to encourage donations. Missoula's SHAHS will be playing this bill and have come to be a four piece band with a couple awesome additions they have become one of our favorite Missoula acts. Also on the bill is a fairly new band in Missoula's Copilot Eyedrops.


Total Fest past has brought us some great bands through town... so much that we may forget about some and vaguely remember some when they have not come around in awhile. Two bands that may fall into this that should be remembered are Le Force and Black Elk...for whom have spawned LORD DYING....thus


Piece of Mind and MBR present:
Relapse Records'
LORD DYING
MAHAMAWALDI
UNDUN
SHRAMANA

@THE PALACE LOUNGE
Tix on sale @ Ear Candy Music $5 adv/$7 door





Much thanks to Piece of
Mind and Zombie Tools for
helping us bring this amazing
band to town.







then.....
KBGA presents @ The Ole Beck VFW

THURSDAY 10/10
QUINTRON
and MISS PUSSYCAT
zZz
SHAHS





With how much Missoula has loved acts like Dan Deacon, Japanther or No Fi Soul Rebellion The VFW should be packed and sweaty by the end of the night Thursday the 10th. No need to dress in your woolens for this one but you might bring an extra fan and find a plug in.




Then...
HOLY..FREE SHOW..BATMAN!


SATURDAY OCT 12th
EAR CANDY MUSIC PRESENTS
THE BEAT
THE MAXIES
BUDDY JACKSON
@ MONKS
225 Ryman St



The Beat otherwise known as The Paul Collins Beat will be coming through. For those of you not familiar Paul Collins may be a power pop god. The Nerves were his former band with Peter Case and was also in the slightly lesser known the Breakaways. Put on your dancing' shoes for this power pop explosion.

The Maxies are returning for the show after opening for Real Big Fish at The Wilma last year.
It is not known as to their identities but rumor has it a member of Lookout Records artist Squirtgun is in The Maxies. Click the links for videos of past bands







Stay tuned as we will update this as a few more shows get set and announced such as Quintron, The Maxies, Lord Dying and Kylesa! Thanks for reading and hope to see you at the shows! Also, Green Noise appears to have a GDBH 7 inch left in stock click the link in the left blog column to take you there.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Total Fest starts tomorrow!!! Here is the schedule


One day away until bands and masses decent on Missoula for 3 days of rock n roll and debauchery. We are stoked for the 12th year of this rapidly growing event. Every year more submissions come in and more rad bands apply. There has been a song stuck in my head all day thus far and I just thought I would share it with you all. One of my favorite bands from the bay back in the day

Saturday, July 20, 2013

A Punk Rock Summer in Missoula


TUESDAY JULY 23RD

@The Badlander

208 Ryman St. - Missoula, MT

STABBED IN BACK

CONVALESCENTS

THE LOPEZ

BUDDY JACKSON


9 pm Live and local night



For those of us who were not lucky enough to go to The Fest and possibly catch Stabbed in Back here is your chance. SIB feature Tim who played drums in the band The Lillingtons and toured with The Eyeliners.  SIB are aggressive yet melodic punk with  and edgier vocals than you would come to expect when hearing the term melodic with punk. Check them out using the link above or the video below. Bill Stevenson was at the helm of their new recording. These guys are constantly mentioned in the vein of OFF and Strike Anywhere.

Poster image by our own Anneke Ayers/An Anneke Creation


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Big Eyes in the wake of Sled Island

Calgary Aberta was hit with a flood and have suggested the evacuation of over 100,000 people. With the ensuing catastrophe this years Sled Island Festival came to a halt and bands were left scrambling as well. As with our friends in Minot, ND we send out our sympathy to all the people that are put out and unfortunate.

Big Eyes from Seattle who played Zoo City Apparel at last years Total Fest are heading back home and have decided to stop in Missoula and play at The ZACC Beleow. Here is a link to their Sled Island announcement:
Sled Island Big Eyes

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Al Scorch and The Burns St Bistro...

SATURDAY JUNE 15th 8 pm@ THE BURNS ST BISTRO
AL SCORCH
BIRD'S MILE HOME
STARTS UPON THARS
THW WHISKEY HOOVES

Chicago's AL SCORCH will be back in Missoula. A man of many talents including cooking Sausage

Sunday, June 2, 2013

TOTAL FEST 40




Total fest is close upon us all here in Missoula, we will get together August 15th through 17th and revel in rock and hang out with friends, local and afar. That does not mean that nothing is happening prior! Total fest keeps some coming back outside of the Fest. For instance:




TUESDAY JUNE 4TH
BROKEN WATER
Olympia/ Hardly Art
I HATE YOUR GIRLFRIEND
Missoula
VERA
Missoula

Saturday, May 25, 2013

SATURDAY MAY 25TH AT THE PALACE
BRICKMOWER
Don Giovanni Records/New Brunswick, NJ
MXL JXN
members of Hail Seizures/ Olympia, WA
BUDDY JACKSON
Missoula
CON/SEQUENCE
Missoula

Gon Giovanni has put out some pretty rad tunes to date... Screaming Females, Black Wine, Jeffrey Lewis, Dustheads, and the measure to name a few. Two things currently we are stoked they have going on is a future LP for Tenement and the fact that Brick Mower will be playing Missoula tonight.

Also, Olympia's MXL JXN will be playing Missoula for the first time. You may see familiar faces about if you had ever attended one of the many Hail Seizures shows that have happened in the past at many a DIY venue.

Doors open at 9 and it is $5 dollars folks.... come support local and touring music and keep them coming back to Missoula....

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Total Blog: STAYIN' CLASSY WITH THE TRASHIES

Total Blog: STAYIN' CLASSY WITH THE TRASHIES: We're pleased to announce that Total Fest punk alumni The Trashies are returning this year to shoot at your feet until you dance. These...

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Minor Bird goes Gonzo....Chicago at The ZACC basement

Hey Friends, Minor Bird and Gonzo Chicago combine efforts for the first time on Sunday April 21st.

Total Fest 2012 vets Criminal Code come back to Missoula on the tail end of their tour with Big Eyes. Criminal Code made the list of highlights from last years Total Fest so if you missed them here is a reprieve.

Gonzo Chicago has The Funs coming through. Up beat low fi garage rock at it's finest.

Wantage USA's newest label addition Needlecraft and Minor Bird's King Elephant come out in support.

All this takes place at The Zacc Gallery on Missoula's North side. The Zacc is beginning to have shows again. All shows are All Ages. Address is 235 North 1st Street just down the road from the Northside Kettlehouse taproom. Doors at 7 show starts at 8 and cost is....$5 for all.