No, Jack didn’t leave his lunch out in the sun. We’re talking about the living legends that are HOT TUNA ELECTRIC, they’re bringing their American Blues and roots music to the Wilma Theater September 11th and Jack wants to bring along some friends!
“A Living Legend – in American Music The name Hot Tuna invokes as many different moods and reactions as there are Hot Tuna fans — millions of them. To some, Hot Tuna is a reminder of some wild and happy times. To others, that name will forever be linked to their own discovery of the power and depth of American blues and roots music. To newer fans, Hot Tuna is a tight, masterful duo that is on the cutting edge of great music. All of those things are correct, and more. For more than four decades, Hot Tuna has played, toured, and recorded some of the best and most memorable acoustic and electric music ever. And Hot Tuna is still going strong — some would say stronger than ever.”
One cannot complete the soundtrack of the 90’s without The Gin Blossoms! Join Jack FM 105.9 Missoula at the Wilma Theater Wednesday August 21st for an evening of rock and roll with The Gin Blossoms, click the link to get tickets and learn more about the show.
“The Gin Blossoms have undoubtedly left their mark on the Rock music map. The Grammy nominated band’s fusion of Melodic Rock, Pop, Folk and Country elements has helped pave the way for the modern Rock of today.
Fans around the world are very familiar with Gin Blossomsʼ five-time Platinum breakthrough album New Miserable Experience, containing gems like “Until I Fall Away,” “Found Out About You,” “Hey Jealousy” and “Allison Road.” Those hit tracks were followed up by the Empire Records Platinum Soundtrack hit, “Til I Hear It From You.” In 1996, the singles “Follow you Down” and “As Long As It Matters,” hit the radio again in a huge way, making their Congratulations Iʼm Sorry record another platinum success. Gin Blossoms hits have crossed over in five different formats, taking the airwaves by siege, and held the MTV playlist captive for most of the 90s. Boasting record sales of over 10 million, the band continues to burn up the road performing over 120 tour dates per year as they ready a brand new record release in Summer 2018. Donʼt miss all these great hit songs, a sampling of new music, and a rockinʼ the house down show!”
Enter to win tickets to see The Gin Blossoms Wednesday August 21st at the Wilma HERE
Jack FM 105.9 Missoula is looking forward to another fantastic evening of rock and roll at the Wilma Theater with TESLA!
“That they are still roaring and soaring should be no surprise. That’s just how they are built. TESLA may have been born in the mid 80s eruption of leather, spandex and big hair, but this band has never about those things. Hardly. Their bluesy, soulful sound is strongly embedded in the roots of organic, authentic 1970s rock and roll. The same roots that produced bands like the Allman Brothers, Grand Funk Railroad, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Aerosmith.
The ground started shaking up in Sacramento, CA, in 1984; gold country that would soon be producing some platinum. They started out as City Kidd, until someone suggested they change their name in honor of eccentric inventor Nikola TESLA, who pioneered all things electrical – and who, like any revolutionary rock and roll band, made magic working with the basic forces of nature.
A blizzard of industry showcase gigs and TESLA quickly scored a deal with Geffen. Their 1986 debut album, Mechanical Resonance, would eventually go platinum, nestled comfortably in the Top 40, and produced the iconic hard rock hits, “Modern Day Cowboy” and “Little Suzi.” Today, Mechanical Resonance lives on as one of the most successful and acclaimed debuts of the era.
But it was the follow up that truly pushed things over the edge and started to solidify the legacy of the band.
1989’s The Great Radio Controversy brought in many new legions of fans, thanks to a potent one-two sonic punch. The first single, “Heaven’s Trail (No Way Out),” scored huge with hard rock audiences, while the poignant ballad, “Love Song,” provided a softer counterpoint. This helped push the album into the Top 20 and double-platinum sales figures. All of a sudden, TESLA, who cut their teeth opening some of the biggest tours of the 80s from Def Leppard to David Lee Roth, had earned full headlining status, and the brakes were off.
In 1990 TESLA helped reshape the face of modern hard rock music by stripping down to the Five Man Acoustical Jam, a loose, informal collection of their biggest hits peppered with rock and roll classics by the Beatles, Stones and others. Not only did the format reveal just how sturdy and rock solid the band’s catalog was, it also inspired every major band after them to perform similar acoustic, storytelling shows, going back to the basics. TESLA’s daring experiment also produced their biggest hit single, a cover of the Five Man Electrical Band’s “Signs.”
Another platinum album, Psychotic Supper, was released in 1991 and as the early 90s gave way to Seattle’s grunge wave, TESLA, unlike many other bands of their era, managed to keep pushing forward thanks to loyal fans and their ever-present unpretentious approach to craft. After a worldwide arena tour as headliners they released Bust a Nut in 1994, and then, internal band conflicts shut everything until 2000.
After a four year break they exploded back onto the scene with a sold out hometown show at the Arco Arena in Sacramento. TESLA was back, but on their own terms. They started their own label and released their own music. The fans had never gone away and TESLA was still selling hundreds of thousands of albums, only now they were in full command of their own destiny, in all its rugged, ragged glory. For the last 18 years they have continued to release new original music, live sets and more. They are as productive as they have ever been.
TESLA has endured many of the same taste-changing challenges that affected many in the post-grunge world, but through it all, their blue collar work ethic and dedication to the faithful fan base has helped them not just survive, but thrive.
“That’s TESLA? I know that song. I love that song.” You hear it every day.”
Wanna get in to the show? Just head over HERE and enter your information for a chance at a pair of tickets to TESLA 9/1 at the Wilma!
Jack FM 105.9 Missoula is looking forward to getting some more listeners into another amazing evening of music, here’s how to try and win a pair of tickets for yourself!
Tune in to Jack FM 105.9 starting Monday 8/19, when you hear the cue, text your buddy Jack to be entered to win tickets. You’ll have to tune in to get the word of the day, but go ahead and save Jack’s number 406-848-1059 so you’re ready!
This event WILL sell out, so if you’re still waiting on getting tickets, don’t. Head over HERE to learn more about the show and purchase tickets.
Jack FM 105.9 Missoula is looking forward to groovin with country artist Uncle Kracker Thursday August 15th at the Wilma Theater in Downtown Missoula!
” No matter what he does or where he goes, Uncle Kracker adheres to a simple, yet rather timeless philosophy. “I really subscribe to this mindset of just having fun,” he affirms. “That’s what it’s always about. It’s the train that I’m forever on. The way I feel is if I’m enjoying it, it’s really worth doing. Now he’s having more fun than ever. And it certainly shows with the recent release of his single “Floatin’.” The feel-good track recorded in Nashville couples Uncle Kracker’s heartfelt, infectious lyrics with a country groove that will keep fans smiling. Uncle Kracker will be showcasing his tried and true hits along with some new tunes in sheds across the country. His live show continues to get bigger and better with every tour. “It’s very interactive,” he says. “It’s meant to be a party, and I want everybody involved. Each time we go on stage, I want people to leave smiling.” ”
Enter to win tickets to see Uncle Kracker at the Wilma HERE
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