Unlike Angel and KC, I am a transplant. I moved to Missoula with my family when I was 13 and from that day on, always had 96.3 The Blaze on the radio. I suffer from an addiction to music (especially live concerts) and getting to work for my favorite radio station growing up not only feeds my addiction, but is a dream come true. I have worked with local musicians for years doing everything from handing out flyers for friend's bands to helping manage the local metal band, Maggedon (RIP 2011). I first started hosting Local 406 back in 2006 and missed it so much while I was gone that I HAD to come back mid 2011, then leave again in 2012 , and come back again in 2013... you would think I learned my lesson the first time. I love Missoula's local music scene, and hate missing a good local show. I like to trade "war stories," hearing about other peoples awesome concert experiences and sharing my own always makes me smile. Any random night of the week I might be found at a show, in any random mosh pit, playing hockey, or chilling back just listening to music/ rooting for the Penguins if tis the season... almost always with a PBR in hand. I'm more than stoked to share local bands over the airwaves on Sundays, listen/play some of my favorite stuff any other day of the week, and work with such awesome people here at The Blaze. I freakin' love it here and I love you Missoula!
Walking Corpse Syndrome Brings the Sourge Back to Missoula
Don't miss Walking Corpse Syndrome, A Balance of Power, Universal Choke Sign, and Stupid Human Suit at the Top Hat. Don't worry about checking your wallet to see if you can swing it, it's a free show!
Weekend Bender April 26 & 27
Welcome back to the Weekend Bender! This is your ticket for iSide and voting for Round of Underground. If you missed last weekend, here is what I like to do:
Family Risks Lion Encounter to Escape Burning Car
Think you're having a bad day? Imagine being in your car with a 9 and a 12 year old, in a lion enclosure, surrounded by twelve loins, then all of the sudden your car busts into flames.
Saliva to Release “Rise Up” Listen to Album Before Release
"Rise Up" will be the 2nd Saliva album with current vox Bobby Amaru and is due for release on Tuesday, April 29th. I want to give the entire album a fair shot but I'm not too impressed with the single.
Church Held in Strip Club
I am wondering what the increase in the congregation was for this week. Did they make a stripper do an upside down leg split move on the pole to make it look like a cross? I don't know about these Canadian church goers, but I think a strip joint is the last place I'd want to be touched by …
Missoula Local Shows April 22 – 27
Another week and some more awesome shows! I love it when the weather warms up and the local music scene re-activates! This week we have everything from mind melting metal to body moving groove. Enjoy!
Goatwhore to Play All Ages Missoula Show
Don't miss their all-ages show at the Palace on May 5. Goatwhore will supply your death metal fix, and Black Crown Initiate hits with a more progressive tech/death that I cannot get out of my head!
Weekend Bender April 19 & 20
HAPPY 4/20! Get your points for iSide and vote in Round of Underground
Rob Zombie Releases Preview for Live DVD
The DVD is due for release on May 19, but you can pre-order it now. Zombie has released a short preview to hold us over until then:
Police Use Twitter to Bust Party
I can't even count the times I was tagged in a photo on Facebook and busted by a random family member for some "not so angelic behavior." This kid blew up an underage party over twitter enough that even the cops found out!
PSA Asks People to Not Poop in Public [VIDEO]
This digital campaign is designed to raise awareness and is not above using a little "potty humor" to help get the message out.
Local Shows April 13 – April 20
Holy week of concerts Batman! Between the Blaze Birthday Bash and all the local shows I'm going to have one hell of a week!!! I hope to see ya'll out and about this week!