MTV VMAs : Kanye West Long Rant and Beyonce Surprise Performance

August 29, 2016

Do you know what will be the spectacle at the MTV Video Music Awards this year? The show returns to New York on Sunday, where Beyonce is the leading nominee with 11. MTV confirmed via Twitter on Sunday that Beyonce will perform. She outshined her peers at the 2014 VMAs, closing the show with a 16-minute medley of songs from her self-titled surprise album that dominated that night. West has…


Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.’s Garage Pub “Writers in the Round” series on August 27

August 26, 2016

Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.’s Garage Pub will begin on Aug. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. This time, the Garage Pub is bringing in Cody, Wyo., musician Kalyn Beasley in addition to local performers Lindsey Jacobsen, Austin Schillings and Chad Zigweid. Admission is $6 and the show is open to fans of all ages and is dog-friendly. Beasley was raised on cowboy songs and lore, listening to his dad play…


Hit Country Snger Frankie Ball Will Act at Pub Station

August 25, 2016

Let’s read  the news. Country’s Ballard to make Billings debut Friday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. When Frankie Ballard was growing up in Battle Creek, Mich., his father played him one classic album over and over again: Marty Robbins’ “Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs,” which featured Robbins’ signature hit “El Paso.” Now Ballard, a guitarist and…


ABT Intimate Show : Kansas Gears up

August 24, 2016

Do you remember what were you doing in 1974? That was the year Kansas broke onto the national scene with their blend of orchestral drama and progressive rock. It took them a year to get their first album released, and then Kansas cranked out four LPs in two years. But at first, the hits didn’t come. Producer Don Kirshner threatened to drop Kansas from his label unless they came up…


5 Wisconsin Artists Show On The Eaux Claires music festival

Eaux Claires
August 15, 2016

These five artists is going to take the stage at Eaux Claires. The inaugural 2015 Eaux Claires festival, organized by musical heavyweights Justin Vernon and Aaron Desner last year as a celebration of “togetherness and expression,” was a relative hit, attracting thousands to western Wisconsin to hear performances by Bon Iver, The National and Sufjan Stevens. For its sophomore year, the festival will again feature some big-time names like Mavis Staples,…


Music News : Dmitri Hvorostovsky Still Carried on, Sing of ‘War, Peace, Love and Sorrow’

Dmitri Hvorostovsky.
August 11, 2016

This news is about Dmitri Hvorostovsky. The opera world was shocked by news last year that Dmitri Hvorostovsky had brain cancer. But the beloved Russian baritone with the velvety voice and phenomenal breath control carried on, canceling some appearances but performing when he could. “War, Peace, Love and Sorrow,” his new release recorded last October during a break in his chemotherapy, reaffirms that he sounds as good as ever. Unfortunately,…



August 5, 2016

Anna Vogelzang, a singer-songwriters, who announced that she will say goodbye to the west coast. When the indie folk singer Anna Vogelzang takes the stage at the Sh*tty Barn concert venue in Spring Green on Monday, it will be her farewell to the network of fans and friends she’s grown during the eight years she’s been living and performing around Madison. In three weeks, she leaves for Los Angeles, where…


Florida Georgia Line brought country rap to MetraPark for 7,500 fans

July 30, 2016

These guys cross more than state lines with their genre-bending version of rap, pop and country. A steamy Thursday night in Billings got even hotter when Florida Georgia Line hit the Rimrock Auto Arena stage at MetraPark amid shooting flames. A packed house of 7,500 fans was on its feet the minute the floor-to-ceiling curtains fell and the duo emerged 20-feet above the stage on identical suspended platforms. Tyler Hubbard…


Rusted Root finds joy in musical ‘sandbox’ – Weekly Webb

July 19, 2016

For their Billings debut, Rusted Root will play the Pub Station on Monday, July 18, a place where Glabicki predicts the band’s positive vibe and visionary lyrics will be well suited. After two decades in the music business, Rusted Root frontman, songwriter and founder Michael Glabicki, still feels the thrill and the fear of performing in small spaces. The show, which starts at 8 p.m., is for those 21 and over….


Judge said no hurry in determining Prince claims

July 6, 2016

Prince died in late April of an accidental drug overdose, with no known will or children. A sister and five half-siblings are in line to inherit, with several others claiming a tie to the performer. CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota judge overseeing the legal proceedings surrounding Prince’s estate said Monday there will be no quick decisions on who should be allowed to inherit from the late megastar. While attorneys…