Wild Joe*s welcomes indie foursome BrightSlide, local songsters
If the bone-chilling seasonal shift has you looking for ways to warm up, a stop into Downtown Bozeman’s Wild Joe*s has just the ticket. And if you’re swinging in for an evening boost, the Coffee Spot is also a great place to check out acoustic sets by local and traveling artists. Here’s a look at what’s coming up.
Beehive State project The BrightSlide visits the Coffee Spot on Friday, November 22nd with a show from 6–8pm. From Orem, Utah, the foursome brings a great variety of sound varying from synth pop to alt rock to singer/songwriter. With influences drawing from the vulnerable songwriting of Bright Eyes, all the way to the depth and musical variety of twenty one pilots, BrightSlide delivers an honest alternative sound that “…could go straight into a stadium” (gobsmag). Recent singles “Headache” and “Difficult Time” are available now, among others.
Local musician Kennedy Richards follows on Saturday, November 23rd from 6–8pm. She’s been gigging since the age of sixteen, playing cafés, festivals, and radio shows spanning from Montana’s Pony Bar to breweries in Easthampton, Massachusetts, with influences spanning even further: Jack White, Captain Beefheart, James Booker, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Chuck Berry, and more.
And on Saturday, November 30th, Bozeman duo Caampwood heads downtown for a show from 6–8pm. Comprised of Savannah Wood (vocals) and Reese Campbell (guitarist), the pair brings a mellow, laid-back vibe and some excellent acoustics.
The next Open Mic Night takes place Friday, December 6th from 6–8pm. Enjoy an evening of music performed by local musicians. Bring your guitar, sitar, zither, poetry, comedy, or theremin and take a turn up at the mic. Show Bozeman what you’re made of! Individual set lengths depend on the number of musicians who want to play. Sign-ups start at 5:30pm – first come, first served. Be sure to bring your friends and support live music in Bozeman! A modest contribution to the kitty will be divided by participating musicians at the end of the night. The more people who come, the more money in the pot.
Wild Joe*s Coffee Spot is located at 18 W Main St. in the heart of historic Downtown Bozeman. Learn more about these and other upcoming events at www.wildjoescoffee.com. •