Rialto readies early Jan. calendar w/ Keller Williams, Yonder Mountain & more
There’s plenty of live entertainment at the Rialto to help the antsy folks of Southwest Montana get through their cabin fever this winter! The historic theater brings an exciting lineup of top-tier talent from around the country to its event space in Downtown Bozeman. Here’s a look at just a few of the upcoming happenings.
Yonder Mountain String Band is next up on Sunday, January 20th with folk and soul duo Handmade Moments opening at 8pm. Tickets to this 18+ show range $35–$45. Doors at 7pm.
The Colorado-based progressive bluegrass outfit is touring in continued support of its latest album, Love. Ain’t Love, their most surprising, creative, and yes, energetic studio excursion to date. Songs like “Chasing My Tail” and “Alison” are rooted in tradition but as current as tomorrow, animated by electrifying performance, vivid production, and the modernist power that has made Yonder one of the most popular live bands of their generation. Melding sophisticated songcraft, irrepressible spirit, and remarkable instrumental ability, Love. Ain’t Love is a testament to Yonder’s organic, dynamic, and intensely personal brand of contemporary bluegrass-fueled Americana.
With its melodic flair, expert technique, and forward-thinking fervor, Love. Ain’t Love is a strikingly assured and well-crafted manifestation of Yonder’s matchless musical vision. Nearly two decades in, Yonder Mountain String Band is still utterly unto themselves, a one of a kind, once in a lifetime combo whose inventiveness, versatility, and sheer imagination shows no sign of winding down.
Dorothy comes to Southwest Montana as part of “The Freedom Tour” on Tuesday, January 22nd with Brooklyn funk rockers Spirit Animal getting the music started at 8pm. Tickets to this 18+ show are $22.50 with VIP packages also available. Doors at 7pm.
Dorothy was built around Dorothy Martin, a singer who was born in Budapest but raised in San Diego. As a child, she started singing early and eventually made her way to Los Angeles. Rolling Stone named Martin one of the best 50 Best New Artists of 2014 and was soon after signed by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. Her band includes guitarist Owen Barry, guitarist Leroy Wulfmeier, bassist Eliot Lorango, and drummer Jason Ganberg. Dorothy released their second full-length album, 28 Days in the Valley, last spring. The release includes singles “Flawless” and “Who Do You Love.”
Set for Wednesday, January 23rd, Magic City Hippies will perform alongside Future Generations beginning at 8:30pm. Tickets to this 18+ show are $15. Doors at 7:30pm.
The Hippies began as a one-man band playing for the co-ed party scene on the streets of Miami, serenading the 20-somethings with a mix of old-school hip-hop favorites and breezy pop originals. The trio dubbed themselves Robby Hunter Band and released a self-produced, widely acclaimed debut LP in 2013 entitled Magic City Hippies. The album name was adopted by the band and the group has since infiltrated the festival world, with sets at Bonnaroo, Hulaween, Okeechobee Fest, Electric Forest and Austin City Limits, as well as a national tour in support of their new music. The last year has seen the single releases of “Body Like a Weapon,” “Franny” and “Gunslingers,” all available now.
The Rialto is located at 10 W Main St. in the center of historic Downtown Bozeman. Get further acquainted with Southwest Montana’s favorite new event space at www.rialtobozeman.com, where you can also peruse current happenings and buy advance tickets. Follow the Rialto on Facebook (@therialto) for the most up to date event announcements. •