Binge practice pays off for Wrinkles, all together now in Missoula

Binge practice pays off for Wrinkles, all together now in Missoula

Two years ago, during Missoula's three-day summer music festival, Camp Daze, Wrinkles took the stage at the Palace Lounge wearing wigs and Hawaiian shirts.

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Rez Made photos offer a new take on New York City at MAM

I took my first trip to New York City this summer.

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The Smith brothers' Walking Out takes aim at the father-son bond

In Walking Out, a father and his teenage son sit around the campfire on the first night of their weekend hunting expedition, deep in the Montana wilderness.

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Live and on record: Screaming Females

When I first saw Screaming Females around five or six years ago, I wasn't sure what I was in for.

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Live and on record: Crushed, by Sundae Crush

Seattle's Sundae Crush would have been a pretty good pick as one of the real-life bands that got to play the Roadhouse, aka the Bang Bang Bar, the fictional venue that was featured in the final scene of nearly every episode of the most recent season of Twin Peaks.

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Live and on record: Beast Epic, by Iron & Wine

Beast Epic is Sam Beam's sixth album, and first back on his launching label, Sub Pop, under the Iron & Wine banner since 2007's The Shepherd's Dog.

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The Smith brothers' Walking Out features in the third annual Montana Film Festival

A couple of weekends ago, Missoula's Hip Strip was swarming with revelers.

Oct 5, 2017

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Comedian Chris Kattan talks about SNL, head bobs and making mistakes

Chris Kattan has been in dozens of movies and televisions shows, but it's most likely that you know him from his eight seasons on Saturday Night Live, from 1996 to 2003, where he played reoccurring characters like Mr. Peepers, Mango and gay Hitler.

(The Arts)   Oct 5, 2017

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The ongoing self-portrait of Pamela Caughey

A little over a year ago, Pamela Caughey's home burned to the ground in the Roaring Lion Fire near Hamilton.

(The Arts)   Oct 5, 2017

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Super Dark Times explores a bygone era

What a great title we have in Super Dark Times, brought to us by first-time director Kevin Phillips from an original screenplay by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski.

(Film)   Oct 5, 2017

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On the joy of reading Stephen King's forgotten fairytale

In 1984, after a decade of stunning success as a horror novelist, Stephen King decided to write an illustrated fairytale for children.

Sep 28, 2017

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Poet Melissa Kwasny unearths a multitude of souls

"Soul" is the word I edit out of writers' first drafts whenever possible.

(Books)   Sep 28, 2017

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On record: Sunchaser, by Swamp Ritual

Missoula two-piece Swamp Ritual are like the kid brothers of Fu Manchu, who never bothered to get a guitar player involved, and didn't get bogged down thinking about what a cocky shredder might've added to the mix.

(Music)   Sep 28, 2017

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Live and on record: Stay Alive, by Alien Boy

Who said goth music has to be sad?

(Music)   Sep 28, 2017

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On record: Four Lost Souls, by Jon Langford

There's something in the water at Muscle Shoals.

(Music)   Sep 28, 2017

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Savoring dreariness in The Unknown Girl

This is the first time I've checked the upcoming weather forecast before thinking about how to recommend a movie, which sounds odd, but I can explain.

(Film)   Sep 28, 2017

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World War Which? An art historian brings the Great War back to Montana

Except to the most passionate history buffs, the objects of World War I have naturally become distant from contemporary American life.

Sep 21, 2017

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The birth of camp: Unpacking Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Pee-wee's Big Adventure is the story of an adult man who is pathologically whimsical.

(Film)   Sep 21, 2017

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Yance Ford's Strong Island: a brother's murder, and a lasting grief

In the feature documentary Strong Island, director Yance Ford explores the 1992 murder of her brother, William.

(Television)   Sep 21, 2017

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Live and on record: Orc, by Oh Sees

L.A. via San Francisco via Rhode Island weirdo John Dwyer is the one constant in the Oh Sees (who have also gone by Thee Oh Sees and OCS, among other permutations).

(Music)   Sep 21, 2017

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Live and on record: The Far Field, by Future Islands

Nostalgia is a difficult line to walk.

(Music)   Sep 21, 2017

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Live and on record: Changing Shades, by The Lil Smokies

Changing Shades makes for an unrivaled co-pilot on just about any western Montana highway.

(Music)   Sep 21, 2017

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Digging deep into songwriter Cory Fay's new Garden Variations

The original idea in interviewing Cory Fay for the release of his new album was to have him answer questions while reenacting an old black and white image of Ernest Hemingway sitting in a steaming bathtub.

Sep 14, 2017

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The seasonal landscape of artist B. Martinez

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(The Arts)   Sep 14, 2017

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Live and on record: Something for the Pain, by Andrea Harsell

The first time I heard Andrea Harsell play was 10 years ago on a late July evening around a campfire.

(Music)   Sep 14, 2017

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Live and on record: This Old Dog, by Mac DeMarco

I have a feeling that 95 percent of Mac DeMarco fans weren't aware of the first time he played in Missoula, which was four years ago to a few lucky listeners in the back of the tiny VFW.

(Music)   Sep 14, 2017

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