Old Shoes, Old School Punk, Austin Lucas: Your Show Preview

May 30, 2012 § Leave a comment



This will be a lousy few days if you were hoping to have quiet nights in, folks. Reminder: email Kate at justwhittlin [at] hotmail [dot] com if you’d like me to add a show listing to the calendar or if you wanna write a review of a band or show.

Now then:

On Thursday night, for all of the ages, Zoo City Apparel is hosting Seattle “loopy madness” one-man-band Slashed Tires, with locals Needlecraft, Radd N Subtract and Old Shoes, an old project of Tyson Ballew’s that’s reuniting for a bit. 8 p.m., all ages, $5 suggested donation.

**I just heard Slashed Tires canceled because of the recent Seattle shooting tragedy. You can come out and support Needlecraft’s tour kickoff, though!

Meanwhile, for cheap fucks over 21, the VFW promises a night of classic punk covers, with Petunia delivering Bad Religion, the Juveniles doing the Decendents’ “Milo Goes to College,” Bird’s Mile Home playing Minutemen, and–I have an enormous ladyboner just typing this–Total Combined Weight is doing Minor Threat’s complete discography. Shit yeah. 9:30, 21+, free. On the Facebook event, the esteemed Jason McMackin’s threatening that it’ll actually start on time.

On First Friday, one of the best goddamn singer-songwriters around and an exceedingly nice fellow to boot will grace Missoula with his fine presence. Austin Lucas is playing the brand-spanking-new Burns St. Bistro, at 1500 Burns St, with openers PJ Bond, Jessica Kilroy and Reader. 7 p.m., presumably all ages, BYOB, cover unknown.

If you’re in the mood for a more plugged-in Friday, Missoula punks VTO are playing the VFW with openers Fauxhemians. VTO member Charlie Beaton says, “VTO was a band I started in 1993.  We played up until 2000 and then people got married, divorced, graduated, kids, etc.   This fall I realized that everyone was back in town so we decided to start playing again.  We’ve always been a punk band but different versions of the band have been a little different.  Mostly we are straight ahead smart ass punk band but we sometimes have a bit of rockabilly going on too.” $3, 10 p.m., 21+.

Saturday, expect a more chill late-afternoon show at Burns St. Bistro for its official grand opening. The bistro plans a BBQ with pulled-pork sandwiches for suggested donation of $10, as a fundraiser for non-profit NMCDC (bonus points if you know what that acronym stands for) and music from Bone Island, the Shane Hickey Ukelele Project, Bird’s Mile Home, and somebody called Jerry. 4 to 8 p.m., all ages, suggested donation to eat $10.


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