Business is about to get big and freaky weird when prog-rocking trippers Monks on Fire play the Palace.
The experimental rock outfit has used its diverse interests and influences as a main focus. Its compositions range from hallucinatory, delay-washed trances à la Pink Floyd, to biting, angular guitar riffs and wailing vocals, to Zappa-esque keyboard transitions, often all in the same song.
The band’s shows often incorporate other forms of art, such as live painting, fire poi or hula-hooping, in attempts to bridge the gap between the various forms of artistic expression rampant in Missoula.
Monks on Fire tries to create a different set every night it plays.
Monks on Fire, Tidal Horn, Modality and Monster W/ 21 Faces play the Palace Thu., March 7, at 9 PM. Free.