Alternative rock band Primus will bring its newest tunes about salmon men and an eternal combustion engine to Big Sky Brewing on Sunday for its first concert in Missoula in 14 years.

The band, formed in 1984, released its seventh album “Green Naugahyde” in September and is touring throughout the West.

“It’s one of those shows you might not get to see again in Missoula,” said Bjorn Nabozney, one of the co-founders of Big Sky Brewing.

Nabozney has listened to Primus’ music since the mid-1990s and can’t wait for the concert, which kicks off the brewery’s summer concert series.

“They’re really funky,” he said. “Their lyrics are just eccentric.”

For 28 years, the band has been known to produce songs with lines as whimsical as ““My name is Mud, but call me Alowishus Devadander Abercrombie.”

Nabozney said there’s room for 3,200 people to watch Primus in the brewery’s backyard. The show is open to people of all ages, with beer available for those over 21. Alcohol sales will benefit Youth Homes and the I Ride for Tanner Foundation.

Other concerts in Big Sky Brewing’s summer series include Korn at the Wilma Theatre on June 27 and Wilco at the brewery on June 28.

Amy Sisk is a journalism student at the University of Montana and an intern for the Missoulian. She can be reached at 523-5264 or

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