Early autumn Attic acts: Nashville artist Anthony Smith, indie faves Paper Lights Alternative group Paper Lights bring a show on Saturday, September 15th at 8:30pm
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.
The Waiting are back at The Attic on Friday, August 31st at 8:30pm. The Bozeman-based roadhouse rock n’ roll band celebrates the music of Tom Petty. Not exactly a “cover” or “tribute” band, they’re, in the spirit of The Heartbreakers, first and foremost a BAND: a motley mix of musicians and friends interpreting the songs of one of rock’s greatest legends.
The band’s motto is “We bring the Petty to your town,” and since 2013 they’ve been doing exactly that all across the Treasure State. Whether it’s one of Tom Petty’s smash hits with the Heartbreakers, a sampling from his solo albums, or even a collaboration with the Traveling Wilburys, The Waiting runs the gamut, performing each tune with undeniable, fiery live energy and a devotion to showing each person in the crowd a damn good time.
Award-winning country singer/songwriter and record producer Anthony Smith will perform with local help from Quenby Iandiorio on Friday, September 7th at 8:30pm. In from Nashville, Smith has written hundreds of songs for fellow country western artists including Lorrie Morgan, Sammy Kershaw, Lonestar, and Montgomery Gentry. He also released an album of his own originals, If That Ain’t Country, back in 2002. Head down for a night of song and storytelling. Quenby, a regional favorite, will open.
Alternative group Paper Lights bring a show on Saturday, September 15th at 8:30pm. Based in Atlanta, the band have honed a large and cinematic soundscape within their music. Over the last two years they have toured internationally, opening for acts such as Allen Stone, The Fray and Miike Snow. In 2018, the band was awarded the International Music & Entertainment Association’s “Alternative Album of the Year” as well as “Song of the Year” and nomination for “Artist of the Year.” Their music has also been featured in placements including CBS, Coca-Cola, Land Rover, Boeing, MTV, ESPN, Chick-fil-A and Outdoor Magazine. Last year, the band traveled over 10,000 miles, visiting 24 states and 13 National Parks, while sampling sounds from nature and writing their latest full length album, Everything is Sound, which released in March.
Looking ahead, The Fossils bring a show Friday, September 21st 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).
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. •