Filling Station sees Bozeman returns of WhiteWater Ramble, Phutureprimitive & more
WhiteWater Ramble fronts a certain celebration on Saturday, April 20th with local help from Lazy Owl String Band at 9pm. Tickets to this 21+ show are $9 in advance and $12 at the door. Doors at 8pm.
Described as “high octane Rocky Mountain dancegrass,” WhiteWater uses a simple recipe to craft its sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves, to roots and Americana. The Colorado-bred quintet combines the elements of mandolin, fiddle, acoustic guitar, upright bass, drums and vocals to explore the musical boundaries of multiple genres and to fuel their own mixture of original music and innovative cover song interpretations. Whether playing an intimate encore, acoustic and unplugged in the crowd, or surfing on top of the upright bass, WhiteWater delivers a powerful and memorable live performance. New singles “Drinking Song” and “Kentucky Windage” are available now.
Phutureprimitive is back on Friday, April 26th at 9pm. This to this 21+ show are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Doors at 8pm.
Phutureprimitive is the moniker of Bay Area producer and songwriter Rain. His music is best described as dripping wet love drops of nasty mind-melting sonic bliss. Lush melodies drift across intricate rhythms, groove heavy beats and warm, fuzzy bass lines. Often exploring a dark and dense palette, there is also a profound sense of tranquility and beauty, engaging the listener into hypnotic movement and often escalating into a full-on kinetic experience. Shimmering with cinematic qualities, his music ultimately speaks to the body, mind, and soul. Rain’s latest EP, Flow, and recent single “…Vaporized into Dust on a Faint Breeze” are available now.
Take in the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue on Monday, April 29th at 8pm. This to this 21+ performance are $13 in advance and $16 at the door. Doors at 7pm.
Named after one of the most successful Broadway musicals and movie from the late 30s and 40s, Hellzapoppin is a world renown theatrical rock n’ roll circus stunt show where some of the deadliest stunts in live entertainment are performed to a soundtrack of rock music. The vaudeville freak show of wonder features stunts of mind over matter including fire eating and breathing, the bed of nails, razor-sharp machete walk, acrobatic stunts, glass eating, sword swallowing, knife throwing and archery using human targets, the Chinese blade box of death, human oddities and curiosities, and much more.
Looking to next month, MOTH returns better than ever on Friday, May 3rd with the help of fellow jammers Something & the Anything at 9pm. This to this 21+ performance are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Doors at 8pm.
Inspired by the danceability of DJ music and the musicianship of jam bands, MOTH brings to mind a mixture of Daft Punk and Umphrey’s McGee. The powerhouse electro group has been a staple and a leader in the Montana jam band scene. MOTH is Luke Flansburg, Brett Goodell, Joe Kirchner, Jordan Rodenbiker and Wesley Easton.
Also early next month, prolific songwriter Arlo Guthrie brings his “Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour – Back by Popular Demand” to Bozeman on Saturday, May 4th. The show will take place at the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture beginning at 8pm. Tickets range $39–$49 in advance and $47–$57 at the door, depending on availability. All ages.