Friday, May 6, 2011

Cactus Newsletter (May 4th-May 10th)

My Children of Mothers--

This Sunday is Mothers Day!  I repeat, This Sunday is Mother's Day! If you just broke out in a cold sweat with a pit in your stomach, it's probably because you just realized THIS SUNDAY IS MOTHER'S DAY. I know, it snuck up on you like your mother did that time you tried to steal a bag of cookies out of the pantry at 11pm when you thought she was sleeping.  The important thing right now, is to not panic!

Remember...a gift from Cactus Records & Gifts says “I care,” or, more importantly it says  “I care just a little bit more than my siblings, which is why I'm your favorite!”



            *New Tickets:

--Tickets in for gypsy jazz punk band Vagabond Swing, with special guest The Meatskin Jubilee Jug Band, at the Filling Station on May 17th. Also now available tickets for Cowboy & Indian on May 19th, and Highlonesome on May 20th, also at the Filling Station.

--Ticket now on sale for the 2011 Love Your Mother Earth Festival in Clinton, Montana. The
 three-day festival includes performances from over 40 bands including Signal Path, Lunar Funk Theory, Cure for The Common, and Eastern Sunz, with more being added daily. Passes
include free camping.  Children under 12 are free. Tickets are only $33 until June 15th when they will go up to $38. 

 --Ticket for the 2nd Annual Blooming Rose Festival. This family-friendly event features performances by Clumsy Lovers and Holler n' Pine, as well as dinner provided by Aleworks, and a selection of beers and wines.  Tickets are now on sale for $20 each, with discounts for families of 4 or more. The more in your party, the bigger the discount (up to six people.) The Blooming Rose Foundation offers support, referral and advocacy services to families living and thriving with Cystic Fibrosis, locally and nationally. For more information on the event, click here

--Just in: Tickets for Papaerboy at the Zebra on May 28th, and Devin the Dude, also at the Zebra, on June 18th!

--As We Go To Press: Tickets for The Visceral Show at the Equinox Theatre Fridays and Saturdays May 20th-May 28th, on sale now!  

For a complete list of available tickets, click here :  "Tickets"

            *This Weeks Shows:

--On Thursday, May 5th, “Because I Got High” rapper Afroman will be at the Zebra Cocktail Lounge, with special guest Skye Bigg.  Don’t forget!

 --Chicago indie rock band Joan of Arc will be at the Zebra. An infectious blend of electronica and synthetic noises cut with vocal samples and off-beat instrumentation, Joan of Arc have been gathering a large, grassroots, following across the country.

 --And finally on Monday, legendary UK reggae singer Pato Banton will be at the Filling Station. “A Pato Banton concert is an event not to be missed and an experience not to be forgotten.”

For a complete list of available tickets, click here :  "Tickets"

            *Cactus Free All-ages In-store performances:

-- Thursday May 19th @ 4pm : a Midnight Drive, Little Giants, No Friend on the Ocean

- a Midnight Drive:  Formed in May of 2009 A Midnight Drive is a Montana band out of Boulder MT with something to prove. With a raw, aggressive, but still melodic style they are doing just that. With two tours under their belt AMD has played over 50 shows across the United States in promotion of their first self titled EP.           

- Little Giants are a female vocalist-led pop-punk band from Missoula:

- No Friend on the Ocean:  pop-punk from Billings:

For more details, and a complete list of upcoming shows on sale at Cactus click here!


-- --Flava in more hot water, Tyler puts a plane in his nose, and Mormon leads the pack -- all this and more here in "Rock News"


-- Stones topple The Beatles, A King takes a Queen, and another King dons a disguise, all that in more here in “This Week in Rock History”


--New picks from your favorite music authorities, the Cactus Records staff --> here



1.      Paul Simon—So Beautiful, or So What...
2.      Foo Fighters—Wasting Light
3.      Gorillaz—Fall
4.      TV on the Radio—Nine Types of Light
5.      Radiohead—King of Limbs
6.      Steve Earle—I'll Never Get  Out  of This World Alive
7.      Atmosphere—Family Signs
8.      Adele—21
9.      Kills—Blood Pressure
10.    Fleet Foxes—Helplessness Blues


Artists with NEW RELEASES for April 2011*

Check out New Releases Now for samples of this week's new releases. This week features tracks by Amanda Shires, Beastie Boys, Blond, Fleet Foxes, The Fling, Gruff Rhys, Hyland, James Pants, Jeffery Foucault, John Martyn, Jolly Boys, Priscilla Ahn, Sixx: A.M., Stevie Nicks, Sunday Wilde, Tonya Baker, Ulver, Woodstock Group

For a complete list of new releases --> click here