It’s Make it Missoula Monday. Each week, Trail 103.3 DJ, Craig Johnson shares his picks of the week for Missoula happenings. You can hear him discuss them on-air each Monday at 9:00 am. Here’s what’s happening this week:
Raising the Dead (ROCK) at the Top Hat Lounge
134 W. Front St.
Irish Traditional Music w/ the Cracers & Friends (FOLKS) at Imagine Nation Brewing Co.
Description: Journey to the Emerald Isle every week without leaving the Big Sky. The Craicers and Friends play their weekly session of Irish Traditional Music at Imagine Nation from 6-8pm. Bring a friend, grab a beer, and join in the magical vibe created by Irish music and pub culture.
1151 W. Broadway
Vienna International Ballet Experience VIBE (DANCE) at the Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre, U of M Campus, & the Wilma Theater
Description: This will be the first time that the Vienna competition will be held in the USA. It will be under the Direction of Gregor Hatala & Evelyn Teri from Vienna, Austria, and hosted by Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre and Destination Missoula. The contest brings together some of the most outstanding young dancers from around the world and serves as an introduction to an international career and will be an auspicious occasion on which to promote cultural exchange and mutual understanding among its participating candidates, the audience, and the Montana community. Admission to watch the contest and to participate in all festival events will be available to the public. The Vienna International Ballet Experience is open to professionals, students and amateurs of ballet and contemporary dance, from across USA and abroad. Events will be taking place throughout the day in several locations around town. See website for exact times and locations for each event.
Britchy (ACOUSTIC) at Great Burn Brewing
2230 McDonald Ave.
Community Open Mic (ACOUSTIC/JAM) at the Starving Artist Cafe & Art Gallery
Description: Join us every Wednesday for a weekly sampling of Missoula’s very own local music scene. Whether you’re a musician or someone who just appreciates the good energy of live music, you are sure to enjoy the good vibes in this great sounding space. Sign up starts at 6pm and will go until all have had their time on stage.
3020 S Reserve St.
Wednesday Night Brewery Jams (BLUEGRASS) at Imagine Nation Brewing Co.
Description: Geoff Taylor hosts the weekly Wednesday Night Brewery Jams at Imagine Nation Brewing. All musicians are invited to bring their instrument and join the jam. Come along, have a brew, and see what kind of magic Missoula’s local musicians can concoct.
1151 W. Broadway
Travis Yost (ACOUSTIC) Lolo Peak Brewery
6201 Brewery Way, LOLO
Bare Bait Dance Presents Solo/Solo (DANCE) at Open Space PARTV Bldg 005 at University of Montana
Description: Solo/Solo – an evening of solo performances January 14 & 15, 2016 @ 8pm, January 16, 2016 @ 2pm & 8pm, January 17, 2016
Tickets: $12 in advance, $14 day of show
For its first performance of 2016, Bare Bait Dance features some of Missoula’s most beloved choreographers collaborating together on brand-new solos. The production, aptly titled Solo/Solo, showcases eight exceptional choreographer/dancers creating six new dance works.
32 Campus Dr.
Wild Coyote (COUNTRY) at the Sunrise Saloon
1805 Regent St.
Phillip Glasshole w/ TBA & Pillow Fort (ROCK) at Ole Beck VFW
245 W. Main St.
Malarkey (FOLK) at Ten Spoon Vineyard & Winery
Description: Warm up this winter with organic, Made-In-Montana wine and live, local music Malarkey. Tasting Room: 4-9pm; Music Starts @ 6pm
4175 Rattlesnake Dr.
Russ Nasset & the Revelators (COUNTRY) at the Union Club
Description: Led by the father and son duo of Russ and Sam Nasset, the Revelators have been dishing out their hard driving repertoire of Rockabilly, Honky Tonk, and Rock n’ Roll since 1998, playing over 100 shows per year across the Pacific Northwest. With the rock solid rhythm section support of Tim Martin on bass and Kenny Field on drums, Russ belts out soulful vocals and monster tone from his 61 Stratocaster while Sam provides harmony and hot Telecaster pickin’ (the band plays Fender instruments exclusively). Their 2003 self titled release showcases Russ’ excellent songwriting the band’s American Roots inspired playing, with up tempo Swing (Louise), haunting instrumentals (Cool Glass of Water), tear jerkin’ country (Those Hands), and hard drivin’ Rock n’ Roll (Working for the Man). At a live show, you’d better be ready to dance, because when the Revelators take the stage, they’re gonna set the dance floor on fire!
208 E main St.
Gipsy Moon (FOLK) at the Top Hat Lounge
134 W Front St.