Attic acts: ASPEN benefit show w/ Comedian Rich Hall, others
The Attic, a second-floor bar and performance venue in historic Downtown Livingston, is a MUST for dancers and live music lovers. Here’s a look at some of the upcoming acts.
First up, another Dance Club Party with DJ Zeideeco is set for Tuesday, July 3rd beginning at 9:30pm. Get a head start on Fourth of July festivities, dress for the occasion, and get ready to get down with a night of high-energy live music.
Skip to Saturday, July 14th, when comedian Rich Hall returns to The Attic to again headline Laugh Out Livingston at 8pm. Tickets are $45 in advance. All proceeds will benefit ASPEN’s work to provide services to survivors and victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Doors at 7pm. Note: due to the nature of this show, this is an adults-only evening.
Rightly regarded as one of the funniest comedians, Hall’s straight-talking and acerbic comedy leaves his targets reeling and his audiences in stitches. He is a superb live performer. Hall’s critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit – he’s also the inspiration for the marvelously cantankerous barman, Moe Szyslak, in The Simpsons.
Rich Hall is the star of the critically acclaimed BBC Four documentaries Rich Hall’s Californian Stars, Rich Hall’s You Can Go to Hell, I’m Going to Texas, Rich Hall’s Inventing the Indian, and his most recent, Rich Hall’s Presidential Grudge Match. He also wrote and starred in a four-part series for BBC Radio 4 in November 2016 called Rich Hall’s (US Election) Breakdown.
The Fossils bring a show Thursday, July 19th at 8:30pm. Known around town for their authentic hippie music, The Fossils guarantee a rockin’ good time. The members have been acquainted for years and are connected by their love of music. The band consists of Scott Boehler (harmonica), Rich Ruggles (keyboard), Jerry Mullen (guitar), and Rick Phillip (drums).
Jeff Plankenhorn performs with local help from Sean Devine on Friday, July 20th at 8pm. One of the most respected and sought-after guitarists in the Austin, Texas music scene, Plankenhorn tours Montana for the first time celebrating the release of his third album, Sleeping Dogs. Featuring guest performances from Ray Wylie Hubbard and Patty Griffin, as well as co-writes with Ray, Miles Zuniga (Fastball) and co-producer “Scrappy” Jud Newcomb, Sleeping Dogs is set to raise Plankenhorn’s profile as a singer-songwriter from Texas to the national scene. Don’t miss your chance to catch him live in Montana, with Treasure State troubadour Sean Devine!
Advanced ticketing information is available at www.whiskeycreekmontana.com. The Attic is located at 110 N Main St. in Livingston, just above Whiskey Creek Saloon. •