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Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow will be playing a sold-out show on Wednesday, July 18, at the KettleHouse Amphitheater.

The Lucitones

(Friday, July 13)

This Kalispell psychobilly group released their debut full-length record last summer, after being signed to HairBall8 records. The trio is made up of lead singer and guitarist Roger Fingar, upright bassist Elliott Abbott and drummer Matt Lawlor. The upright bass makes it rockabilly, but the punk guitars and intensity make it mosh-worthy.

Punk group Goners U.K., out of Bozeman, and Missoula’s Magpies open. Show at Monk’s, doors at 9 p.m. $2 cover.

(Peter Friesen)

Fate's Fortune

(Friday, July 13)

A new Missoula hard-rock/metal band, Fate's Fortune, is making its debut with an EP in hand.

The line-up is Brooke Beighle on vocals; Josh Rhines on guitar; Dan Molgaard on bass; and Josh Chai on drums.

They cite influences like Black Sabbath, Metallica and Evanescence. The riffage of the first two is obvious from the get-go on their EP, "A Different Light." There's plenty of clean arpeggios and atmosphere for fans of the "The Black Album," along with some guitar solos. The third influence is more clear when Beighle enters: She can wail when she wants to.

The band will have their debut at 10 p.m. at the Top Hat with Guerrilla Radio, the local Rage Against the Machine cover band. The show is 21 and up.

(Cory Walsh)

Blitzen Trapper

(Tuesday, July 17)

Experimental folk-rockers Blitzen Trapper return to Missoula, touring on the release of their newest, “Wild and Reckless,” a concept album based on their rock opera of the same name.

The rock opera, staged in Portland, was a “sci-fi love story,” according to the band’s website, that featured seven new songs alongside older Blitzen Trapper hits.

Those made up the foundation of their “Wild and Reckless,” which has undertones of The Byrds’ cosmic-country rock and the spirit of Tom Petty, according to NPR music.

Catch Blitzen Trapper at the Top Hat, with Dead Lee opening. Tickets are $16 in advance and $18 at the door. Show at 9 p.m.

(Peter Friesen)

Sheryl Crow

(Wednesday, July 18)

This show’s sold out! So if you already have tickets, you know what you’re in for.

If you don’t have a ticket, and you’re like me, you’ll be surprised to hear echoes of “All I Wanna Do” and “First Cut is the Deepest” floating down from Bonner. I didn’t realize those were by her. Sheryl Crow had some hits, man.

Nashville songwriter Caitlyn Smith opens. The show is sold out. Doors at whenever your ticket says.

(Peter Friesen)

Bob Schneider

(Thursday, July 19)

Austin singer-songwriter Bob Schneider brings tunes from his new album “Blood and Bones” to Missoula. Schneider’s recent marriage and 2-year-old daughter (who was born prematurely) influenced the new songs, which are reflective of marriage, parenthood and mortality.

Schneider recorded with his regular backing band who’ve found a groove playing at his monthly residency in an Austin pub for nearly 20 years (!).

Missoula’s Zepeda opens. Show at 9 p.m. at the Top Hat. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door.

(Peter Friesen)

Anthony Tripp

(Thursday, July 19)

This South Dakota troubadour is making his way through Montana, promising songs with "irreverent" yet "inspirational" lyrics with some wit. He'll play at 7 p.m. at Kulture Kava Lounge. All ages.

Bellows and Izaak Opatz

(Thursday, July 19)

FreeCycles shows always give you an eclectic line-up, and this Thursday's is no different, pairing a New York bedroom artist with Montanans, including Izaak Opatz, who's scored some national press for his solo album.

The Whitefish native and lead singer of the country-rock band Best Westerns is now based out of L.A., where he recorded and self-released solo album, "Mariachi Static," last year. This spring, it was tapped for a vinyl release by Mama Bird Recordings. The physical release caught the eye of some national outlets. He was featured on Rolling Stone Country's "10 New Country Artists You Need to Know" for May; and The Fader did a write-up on Opatz's video for "Got to Me Since."

Bellows, aka Oliver Kalb, writes whispery and lyric-heavy songs set to beats that blend acoustic instruments with warm electronics in dense and thoughtful arrangements. Bellows is coming from New York, while the line-up is rounded out with local stalwarts Fantasy Suite and Cairns.

The all-ages show starts at 6 p.m. at FreeCycles, 732 S. First St. W.

(Cory Walsh)

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