If ya can’t find something to do tonight, you’re not listening

This time of year, there’s always something going on in Missoula’s arts scene. Tonight, there’s simply too much, even if your tastes are limited just to music.

Here’s a quick, partial run-down. If all of this sounds worth attending….well, you’re probably SOL, as several events overlap directly. But whether your tastes run to opera, world-music, Baroque, or rock ‘n’ roll, there’s a great show for you. [Read More...]

Two Year Touqe reunion this Thursday

Tomorrow night, I’ll be back behind the drums for the first time in a long time, playing with my old band, Two Year Touqe. The band, formed by Paul and Sarah Copoc years ago in Missoula, folded up when the Copocs decided to move to Canada a couple of years ago.

Last night, we got together for the first time in a long time at Walking Stick Toys to run through our setlist for the reunion show. We were joined by Bryan Hickey, the founding bassist (and my next-door neighbor), who had left the band prior to its dissolution. It was super fun to run through all these old tunes; I was surprised how easily they all came back to me.

In advance of tomorrow’s gig, I thought I’d share a little of the past writing that I and others at the Missoulian have done about Touqe and its founders. [Read More...]