Missoula Metal: Rocking Out in the Holiday Season
I love this time of year, and pretty much everything about it. I don't even know what tinsel is, but I love it. There's also the snow, the candy canes, the lights— speaking of which, here's some of Western Montana's light displays. Then there's what made the Grinch want to steal Christmas, the music and the caroling.
I adore the music, as much now as I did when I was 10 years old. But since then my music taste has grown, and that's apparent considering back then I only listened to Christmas music and All Star by Smash Mouth. Now I mostly listen to metal, which is a genre that isn't associated much with the holidays, for some reason that is a complete mystery to me. Just kidding.
Sure, shrieking guitar solos and blast beats might not be the most traditional kind of music for a December night, but sometimes it's fun to change it up. I was stoked to see that I'll have at least 2 nights this month to rock out, and not just around the Christmas tree.
On Thursday, December 15th at The Badlander, there's a show featuring 3 bands that turn their amps to 11 if ya catch my drift. Montana bands Doja and Devilution, then Incoming Days from Spokane. Doors open at 9, show starts at 10. Here's the event page for details, and a music video from Incoming Days below:
The other show is on Friday, December 16th at Legacy Lounge. It only features one metal band that I know of, Blessid Doom, but the rest of the show seems awesome too. Doors open at 6pm and the show is from 6:30pm until 1pm according to the event page. Tickets cost $`15 dollars, unless you have a sci-fi costume, in which case the tickets cost $12. So yeah, I think it's safe to say that'll a wild night.
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