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!
Nerd Rants About New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie [NSFW]
In his defense, he makes some valid points (even if it seems if he sprinkled some crack on his Cheerios before this rant). It's a long one, but he's funnier and more excited as he goes!
Hand Sanitizer Made For Masters of the “Low Five”
Finally a product that calls it for what it is. The real reason we all keep hand sanitizer with us... because "Maybe You Touched Your Genitals."
Get Caught Up With Game of Thrones in 9 Minutes
If you need a recap before you have to go though your contacts list to see which of your friends has HBO, this is for you. Here is the first 3 seasons in 9 minutes:
Why Are Men Getting Naked on Instagram?
All over Instagram, men have been stripping down to nothing but a smile and a sock. Why on earth would anyone want to to this?
The Most Metal Drink Ever
On a weekly "Cocktail Challenge" drink mixers dare each other to use odd ingredients to make their cocktails. Other than for the thing challenged, I would actually try it. What got me about the video is her helper in the background... smearing leftover "ingredient" on himself.
March Radness Winner!
Our March Radness winner has just scored stubs and passes to meet the band at the SOLD OUT Volbeat show on April 15th at the Wilma!
Weekend Bender March 22 & 23
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:
Arch Enemy Reveals New Lead Singer
Angela Gossow steps down as Arch Enemy's vocalist after 13 years of performing with the band.
Metallica Releases New Demo “Lords of Summer”
Metallica have finally released some new music for the first time since 2008's Death Magnetic. I'm trying not to judge this one too hard and keep in mind that it is just a demo. I'll make my final decision when I hear the finished product.
Man With Realistic Gun Tattoo Surrounded by Police
Police had surrounded his house in response to a report that Smith was armed with a gun as he was yelling at the contractors on his property. He said, "Yeah, I got this gun on me all the time. It’s tattooed on!"
Renter Comes Home To XXX Orgy
A New York man leaving town for the weekend rented out his apartment over the site Airbnb.com to what he thought would be a quiet family. After he returned to his home to pick up his bags, he discovered that there was a plus sized orgy taking place!
Local Missoula Shows March 17 – 23
Happy St. Patty's day everyone! If you are looking for a live show to hear some local music, we have a couple of great ones going on this week! Don't let Monday keep you in for fear of Tuesday morning work. Irish or not, get out there and cheer for the 'ol snake chaser St. Patrick.