Leslie Millar and Queen Elizabeth I turn back the clock at Missoula Art Museum

Leslie Millar and Queen Elizabeth I turn back the clock at Missoula Art Museum

In the late 1980s, artist Leslie Van Stavern Millar began to entertain the idea of time travel.

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Fiddler Geoffrey Taylor speaks through his strings

Inside the Stensrud Building on a snowy night, Geoffrey Paul Taylor plays his fiddle, letting the sound of each stroke reverberate through the high-ceilinged space with startling clarity.

(Music)  

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Meet the minds behind the green-screen superpowers of Missoula's M Squad

A masked man in blue coveralls flies through the sky and drops a cellphone into a volcano, laughing at the man he stole it from.

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Loving's lessons stop short and safe

In director Jeff Nichols' latest feature, Loving, it's 1958 in the Virginia countryside and Mildred and Richard are an interracial couple in love.

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On the record: Hermanas y Hermanas raise the lighters with new EP

(at the VFW Sat., Dec. 3, at 9 PM)

The Hated’s 1986 demo version of “What Was Behind” is one of my favorite examples of the superiority of lo-fi.

(Music)   Dec 1, 2016

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On the record: Kyle Gass Band, Thundering Herd

(at Monk’s Wed., Dec. 7, at 9 PM.)

You might know Kyle Gass as a clueless kids’ book writer in Elf, or as Jack Black’s guitar-wielding partner in Tenacious D. But his real passion comes forth in Kyle Gass Band’s overwrought goofball rock.

(Music)   Dec 1, 2016

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On the record: Nocturnal Habits, New Skin for Old Children

In 2013, archival record label The Numero Group began releasing the recordings of Unwound, a cult favorite of the Northwest’s 1990s post-hardcore music scene.

(Music)   Dec 1, 2016

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Snoop, dogged

Can a quintessential ’90s rapper turn back time?

For approximately one year during my ignorant youth, I maintained that Snoop Dogg was the best rapper of all time.

(Music)   Dec 1, 2016

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TV that matters

Through the looking glass with Black Mirror

In the first episode of season one of Black Mirror, internet pranksters kidnap a princess and con Britain’s prime minister into having sex with a pig on live television.

(Television)   Dec 1, 2016

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Brotherhood takes a road trip

Montana-made I’m a Patriot explores sibling tension

It isn’t obvious where I’m a Patriot gets its title, not even after the final scene cuts to black and the credits roll.

(The Arts)   Dec 1, 2016

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Gone rogue: Demagogues, dystopia, and democracy's descent to a deep, dark place

A few weeks ago, in what now seems like another era, a question came across social media: What fictional character does Trump resemble?

Nov 23, 2016

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A century thick

Allen Morris Jones nails life and death on the Breaks

A Bloom of Bones, the second novel from Bozeman writer Allen Morris Jones, opens with as gruesome a scene as you'd find in any work of crime fiction.

(Books)   Nov 23, 2016

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On record: If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home by Now, by The Chris Robinson Brotherhood

(at the Wilma on Tue., Nov. 29)

The rap on the Black Crowes' sound has always been their wholesale looting of the '70s glam swagger of bands like Faces, the Stones and T-Rex.

(Music)   Nov 23, 2016

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On Record: Under the Shadow of This Red Rock, by Modality

Modality, which started with Jay Bruns and former local Clark Grant making refreshingly not-quite-rock, not-quite-pop kosmische music, now seems to exist on some spacious new kind of plane.

(Music)   Nov 23, 2016

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On record: The Bend in the Break, by Dangers

Los Angeles' Dangers makes the kind of hardcore punk so many of us need right now.

(Music)   Nov 23, 2016

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Silence is golden

Pursuit makes a strong case for quiet space

Silence and stillness are themes that keep coming up in the independent films playing in Missoula over the last several weeks.

(Film)   Nov 23, 2016

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Here comes a regular

Missoula stalwart Caroline Keys takes center stage with a new band — the LaneSplitters — and a new album.

On the night of Sept. 26, during the first presidential debate, progressive-leaning patrons dominated the Top Hat Lounge, groaning at the spectacle of Donald Trump on the venue's large drop-down screen.

Nov 17, 2016

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Blood from the Stones

"Rich Cohen's The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling Stones recounts the band's complex history with razor-sharp humor and mind-blowing details."

Rich Cohen had a fever.

(Books)   Nov 17, 2016

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On record: Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic by The Gotobeds (at the Palace Nov. 18)

"Something tells me you're a nut if you're not taking in the Gotobeds live before you listen to this."

Pittsburgh's The Gotobeds are an indie rock band with a pretty good sense of album nomenclature and irony.

(Music)   Nov 17, 2016

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On record: An Odd Entrances by Thee Oh Sees (at Stage 112 Nov. 23)

"Entrances feels like a sculpture made by a madman or a science experiment built by the smartest kid in the class. It might be innovative, but that doesn't mean it's compelling."

I get what's so great about John Dwyer: He's a musical explorer who uses the building blocks of psychedelia, electronica and garage rock to create technically compelling fireworks.

(Music)   Nov 17, 2016

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On record: La Araña Es La Vida by Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds

"The music has a timeless caveman rock and roll feel with a boxy, pre-Kinks, overdriven tone, basic riffs and minimal effects. There isn't a dud track."

Kid Congo Powers is the stage name of Brian Tristan, the stalwart underground rock 'n' roller who played with the Gun Club, Cramps and the Bad Seeds.

(Music)   Nov 17, 2016

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Glowing in the dark

"Moonlight is sad. I cried during every act. But there's a comfort in the sadness, because you know that what you're feeling is the truth."

Look, nobody's more introverted than me. If I have to raise my voice to ask a bus driver to open the back door, I'm devastated.

(Film)   Nov 17, 2016

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Five Questions with Film Animator Andy Smetanka

Missoula-based director and animator Andy Smetanka is premiering a tight new version of his new film, And We Were Young this Friday, Veterans Day, November 11.

(Green Room)   Nov 11, 2016

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Sturgill Simpson at the Wilma

(Green Room)   Nov 11, 2016

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