MOFO Monks on Fire

Monks on Fire are radical. Their set at the Modality VFW residency show back in April was amazing! The combination of frantic drumming (Dylan Foley), rock-solid bass attack (the estimable KBGA jazz stalwart Ross Peterson), shredding guitar (Michael Richter) and the making-it-rain keyboarding (of Mr. Ed Wrzesien) make this group one of the most dynamic and engaging acts to play Missoula right now. Go see them. Listen for them during the KBandGA broadcast coming up in July, and download their entire VFW performance right here, right now:

Monks on Fire Live at the VFW

Abe Coley-Live at the VFW

I remember when Abe submitted this picture for his KBGA DJ profile when the new website first got put together. Thank god it healed since then. Still, I can’t seem to look away, which is the very same thing that happened when Abe played at the final night of the Modality VFW residency. It was captivating, exhilarating, abrasive, melodic and beautiful.

Download Abe Coley Live at the VFW

I have since not been able to stop listening to the 12 songs he played that night. Abe said afterwards it was one of the best shows he’d ever played…good thing we recorded that mofo! For more of his work, visit his bandcamp.

Certain Molecules – Live at the VFW

Downspout…if only you could hear the soothing dulcitones of Larry Hirshberg’s voice late at night on KBGA say that word. Then you would immediately know what a cool dude he is, both on and off-mic. Larry has been a regular both on KBGA and in the Missoula music scene for some years now. He used to play bass with Tom Catmull and I’ve seen him a half a dozen times out and about doing his singer-songwriter thing. He’s a great player, singer and listener. We even asked him to play bass on the newest Modality record.

Download Certain Molecules Live at the VFW

That’s why we were proud to have him on the third night of the Modality VFW Residency series with his bandmate Brandon Zimmer, who together comprise Certain Molecules. Check out their VFW recording and go to their bandcamp page


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