Montana Kaimin: Concerts

Our new Arts + Culture editor this semester, Josh Potter, has been doing a really good job of getting the Kaimin into shows, and getting photo passes and such. So far I’ve been sent to cover Robert Earl Keen, John Mellencamp, Cloud Cult, Atmosphere, and the Missoula Symphony Orchestra. Here are some of the photos!

Country singer Robert Earl Keen looks out the window of his tour bus in downtown Missoula on Saturday night. Keen was in town to perform at the River City Roots Festival.

Robert Earl Keen waits backstage before performing at the River City Roots Festival in downtown Missoula on Saturday night. Keen is in town promoting his new album “Rose Hotel.”

Robert Earl Keen walks on stage at the River City Roots Festival. Keen is promoting his new album “Rose Hotel.”

Marty Muse, steel guitarist for Robert Earl Keen, performs at the River City Roots Festival on Saturday night. The band is on tour promoting their new album “Rose Hotel.”

Country singer Robert Earl Keen performs at the River City Roots Festival in Missoula on Saturday night. Keen is promoting his new album “Rose Hotel.”

The Infamous Stringdusters perform at the River City Roots Festival on Saturday night. The festival is a free annual music and arts festival in downtown Misosula.

John Mellencamp and his band perform at Ogren Park at Allegiance Field on Tuesday night. Mellencamp was on tour opening for Bob Dylan.

Cloud Cult performs at the Top Hat Wednesday night. Cloud Cult was formed in 1995 and is on a short 2 week tour promoting their new album Light Chasers.

Slug of Minnesota based rap group Atmosphere hypes up the crowd at the Wilma Theater in Missoula on Thursday night. Atmosphere will play another show in Missoula tonight, as part of their “All My Friends” tour.

Conductor Darko Butorac quiets the orchestra Thursday night. The orchestra is preparing to open it’s 56th season on Saturday.

Darko Butorac, conductor of the Missoula Symphony Orchestra, directs the orchestra during rehearsal Thursday night. The orchestra will be performing pieces by Ravel, Shostakovich, Corigliano and Mozart Saturday at the University Theater.

That’s all for the music post.

*Note, the reason most of these are in black and white is not because I’m trying to be artsy, but because lighting at concerts generally sucks to shoot, and at midnight, I’m not really in the mood to try my patience with my lacking color balance skills. Obviously this is something I should get better at, but I have one more blog post for tonight, and a presentation to put together.

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