Selling for Free w/ Opener Verre Forest

Wednesday, June 29 // Doors at 7 PM // Show at 7:30 PM // $10 // $15 Artist Supporter Ticket Selling for Free is the project of singer-songwriter and analogue enthusiast Rob Hylbom. His creative imagination draws from groups such as The Mountain Goats, Frank the Rabbit and Bob Dylan, Hylbom’s songs explore music and culture, admiring and appreciating their histories. Hylbom’s sound is emotive, soft but firm.  Recorded in bursts and fits, Selling for Free is a raw catalog of the times. Verre Forest are a group of 14 year olds who play music inspired from 90s alternative music. They are inspired by early Radiohead, Nirvana, and the Pixies, and are a classic rock  ensemble of two guitars, bass, drums, and one vocalist. For further information, accessibility, and inquiries please visit https://www.zootownarts.org/meet-the-zacc/about/.

Hallows w/ DJ Sister Midnight

Sunday, June 26 // Doors at 7 PM // Show starts at 7:30 PM // $10 // $15 Tour Supporter Ticket The Montana Goth Ball and the ZACC present Los Angeles darkwave/post-punk band HALLOWS Sunday, June 26! Come dance the night away to synthy sounds – also featuring local DJ Sister Midnight. For further information, accessibility, and inquiries please visit https://www.zootownarts.org/meet-the-zacc/about/.

New Old Future + Arrowleaf

Friday, June 24 // Doors at 7 PM // Show at 7:30 PM // $10 // $15 Artist Supporter Ticket Missoula garage pop New Old Future meets the delicious soft rock stylings of Arrowleaf. New Old Future play the kind of indie rock that sounds like it just lives in the water of the Pacific Northwest. Sincere, yet funny, poppy, but rough around the edges, sounding something like if Olympia, Washington’s music scene had a cousin living in western Montana. Hailing from Missoula, Montana, Arrowleaf combines cinematic guitar tones with addictive vocal hooks and subdued drums to deliver indie rock that’s “elegantly cosmic and easy to get along with”. For further information, accessibility, and inquiries please visit https://www.zootownarts.org/meet-the-zacc/about/.

Walking Corpse Syndrome + Ceres + Zephyria

Saturday, June 11 // Doors at 7 PM // Show at 7:30 PM // $10 // $15 Tour Supporter Ticket Ceres is a metalcore band from Missoula, Montana featuring hard-hitting riffs, driving rhythms and engaging lyrics conveyed through a mix of traditional with aggressively harsh vocals. Their live shows are an intense blend of powerful stage presence that couples humor, crowd engagement and intensity with the focus and precision of session musicians. Described by local radio DJ Kromdar as “a Red Bull* to the junk!” (Disclaimer – if hit in the junk by an actual Red Bull or other energy drink seek medical attention. Ceres is not endorsed by or affiliated with Red Bull. *Mix only with Vodka.) “Their music floods my heart with modern death metal love,” Emperor Rhombus from Metalsucks.net said about Walking Corpse Syndrome’s 2015 release, Human Delusion. Walking Corpse Syndrome features Leif Winterrowd (vocals), Matthew Bile (guitar), Tana Starkey (guitar), Neil Whaley (bass), Nocktis (drums), and Mr. Grimm (drums). Walking Corpse Syndrome have extensively toured the American West and have shared the stage with Suicide Silence, Soulfly, Born of Osiris, Decapitated, Otep, Dope, Here Comes the Kraken, Wayne Static, The Browning, Motograter, and Lorna Shore. Zephyria is a technical progressive deathcore band out of Kalispell, Montana. Their Paragon Ep is available for free and they are currently hard at work on their debut album. For further information, accessibility, and inquiries please visit https://www.zootownarts.org/meet-the-zacc/about/.

KFGM Summer Showcase / Catnyp & Rob Travolta

Thursday, June 9 // Doors at 7 PM // Show at 7:30 PM // $10 The KFGM Summer Series brings forth some of the great talent the Missoula music scene has to offer. Each show will showcase two great bands, cross genres, and offer a platform for audience members to discover and engage with some of Missoula’s best artists. KFGM’s desire for this series is to highlight some of their favorite local artists and for Missoula Community Radio’s listeners to tune-in to a true local experience. June’s bands are Catnyp and Rob Travolta … Formed in Missoula, MT after front man/composer/producer/bassist/multiinstrumentalist Henderson K Shatner (HKS) returned to the US after 18 years of overseas adventures, Catnyp released “The Black Cat Trilogy” of albums sequentially in 2018, 2019, 2020. Shatner founded Brand Violet, a seminal UK surf-goth act signed to legendary Some Bizarre records in the early 2000s. Catnyp has drawn recent comparison to Pixies, Daniel Ash, David Bowie, and even Led Zeppelin — largely based on the fearless vocal experimentation Shatner employs on Catnyp IIII, channeling his favorite vocalists for different tracks. Melodic, agile bass parts invoke Beatles-era McCartney while surf guitar and clean overdriven tones provide a nod to California punk and Britpop. Rob Cave, also known as Missoula’s ‘secretary of bass’ (for supplying the most buoyant and delightful bass riffs for numerous local bands), has his own project — Rob Travolta! Rob Travolta will drop your jaw, with captivatingly composed tunes that balance Rob’s “midwest emo meets Montana” vibe with drummer Cole Bronson’s knack for hip hop in smooth and enthralling pockets of groove. The talent and focus of the duo, not to mention the emotion they channel into their music performing, makes for a remarkable sonic journey of angst and joy. For further information, accessibility, and inquiries please visit https://www.zootownarts.org/meet-the-zacc/about/.

Courtney Marie Andrews

Sunday, August 28 // Doors at 7 PM // Show at 7:30 PM // $15 // Opener TBACourtney Marie Andrews is a critically-acclaimed and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, musician, and published poet from Phoenix, Arizona. Her latest album, “Old Flowers,” has received widespread praise, including awards for ‘Best Americana’ album at the Americana Music Association UK Awards, as well as being nominated for ‘Best Americana Album’ by the Recording Academy’s GRAMMY Awards. Website – https://www.courtneymarieandrews.com/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CourtneyMarieAndrews/ Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/courtneymarieandrews/

AJJ / WHY?

Thursday, August 18 // Doors at 7 PM // Show at 8 PM // $20 Patreon Presale (CODE REQUIRED) // Thursday, May 19 at 10 AM EST (8 AM MDT) General Public On Sale // Friday, May 20 at 10 AM MDT

Wildermiss (+ Arrowleaf)

Wednesday, July 6 // Doors at 7 PM // 8 PM // $10 (Advance tix recommended) // $15 Tour Supporter Ticket Wildermiss is an indie rock band. Emma Cole sings and plays synth bass, Joshua Hester plays guitar and Caleb Thoemke plays drums. They have sold out all of their hometown headlining shows since 2017 and steadily gained momentum nationwide with multiple support tours and festival spots. The band is currently working on the follow up to their quarantine singles “Supermagical” and “Italy” with plans to tour until their van dies again like it did in Michigan that one time. Official Site www.wildermiss.com Facebook www.facebook.com/wildermiss Twitter www.twitter.com/wildermiss Soundcloud www.soundcloud.com/wildermissband Instagram www.instagram.com/wildermiss Spotify https://spoti.fi/2Mw8uuQ YouTube www.youtube.com/wildermiss Arrowleaf pairs washy guitar work, humming bass, and the occasional riotous trumpet line with delicate anecdotes; dreamy conversations with wide open spaces that address stories of loss and grief on a larger scale. Featuring the introspective songwriting of Sarah Marker, the band is filled out by the thoughtful work of Brady Schwertfeger, Jake Whitecar, Peter Puczkowskyj Amanda Ceaser, and Jon Filkins. “Getting By” also features local musicians Jim Riach, Sean Burress, Bethany Joyce, Dan Weiss, Kira Bassingthwaighte, and Kaya Juda-Nelson. For further information, accessibility, and inquiries please visit https://www.zootownarts.org/meet-the-zacc/about/.

ESP + 129,600 + Dint

Thursday, May 5 // Doors at 7 PM // Show at 7:30 PM // $10 // $15 Tour Supporter Ticket Erin Szalda-Petree is a musician from Missoula, MT. In 2020, under the name ESP, Erin created her first studio album ‘Backyard’, a collage of personal mementos from her teenage years up until the present. Other Missoula musicians, Christopher Baumann (producer), Joe Kirk, Duncan Szalda-Petree, and Noelle Huser performed on ‘Backyard’. Erin grew up listening to folk music and later found influence in pop-punk, and indie-folk songwriters. Named after a musing on the degrees in a sphere, 129,600 nods across genres with a jazzy lean. 129’s writer Jade Tcimpidis is long-steeped in Seattle DIY, having worked with iji, Mega Bog, Dozer and Sick Sad World. Bassist Kalen Walther and Jade trade instruments to form Missoula’s own Ancient Forest, now based in Seattle. Dint is salt music, loud slow, Philadelphia/Missoula, with a rotating lineup – current iteration features members of Fantasy Suite, Soft Maybe, Boys, Melon Painting. For further information, accessibility, and inquiries please visit https://www.zootownarts.org/meet-the-zacc/about/.

Nightwitch + Volcanus + Perfect Blue

Friday, May 6 // Doors at 8 PM // Show at 8:30 PM // $10 For those about to rock, we salute you! Unless of course you miss this incredibly stacked lineup of Missoula riff lords featuring Nightwitch, Perfect Blue, and Volcanus. In that case, we’ll just have to shoot you a friendly nod and regale you with tales of sick mosh pits and this weird point in the night when literally everyone started playing air guitar at the same exact time. Don’t let us down. For further information, accessibility, and inquiries please visit https://www.zootownarts.org/meet-the-zacc/about/.