I usually start Friday mornings with KBGA listening to Swim Lesson with the Mermaid. This morning's show featured an interview with 10yoGF (10 year old Girl Friend), who will appear tonight at the Badlander as part of the Total Fest program. This may be one of your last opportunities to see this band,
because the drummer is leaving town.
What these other creative folks will do without him, only the future will tell.
These images came from their Endathon performance on February 18, 2011.
Total Fest is the biggest event of this weekend, and expands beyond the Badlander/Palace complex to fill some other venues with the multi-faceted music its famous for. The complex will be jamming tonight from top to bottom, the Palace, the Badlander, Central, Golden Rose, the Savoy Casino, music, food and alcohol.
Japanther returns to Missoula, tonight, and will be over at Zoo City Apparel with four other bands, including Goddammitboyhowdy. This, too, is Total Fest.
Goddammitboyhowdy is another local (or are they back in Browning again?) band I've enjoyed listening to and photographing.
Zoo City Apparel, in addition to iconic t-shirts, is making a name as an underground music venue. They are providing space lost with the closing of the BSMT and other shifts in the local scene.
This is one of those days when there is too much available in Zootown, and hard choices must be made.
Tom Catmull will be on the Union Club Stage tonight, beginning at 9:30.
Mudslide Charley will be at the Top Hat, along with the Frederico Brothers and Full Grown Men.