Hospital Ships, The Dan Ryan, Hallelujah - September 9, 2016

HOSPITAL SHIPS: Imagine a time traveler gone awry, stuck in a blur of ages, watching the world live, die and cycle endlessly with only the sounds of Sigur Ros and The Flaming Lips to keep him company. This is the sensation of Crave’s latest track premiere, the latest offering from Hospital Ships in anticipation of their new LP The Past Is Not a Flood. 

The Kansas-based project is driven by nucleus Jordan Geiger - he of a kaleidoscope of projects including Shearwater, The Appleseed Cast, and Des Ark. Geiger has teamed up with longtime collaborator Thor Harris of Swans for this collection, produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Modest Mouse, etc) and due out March 11 on Graveface.

"You and I" is the sound of anxious energy to me," Jordan tells Crave. "It's a little sing-songy, a little bittersweet, and fully repetitious. The original demo of this idea was put down on my Grandma's piano in North Lawrence, Kansas a few years ago. The basic tracks (piano, dulcimer, vibraphone, electric piano, upright bass) were all tracked live in a beautiful wood-paneled room at Halversonics in Austin. Thor Harris' contribution to this track was two takes of pounding on the largest marimba I've ever seen, one that he built and which lives at the studio. This is my current favorite song to play live because, within the limitation of such strict limitation, the song can go lots of interesting places." 
Watch them at NPR's Tiny Desk Concert
http://www.npr.org/event/music/142473685/hospital-ships-tiny-desk-concert

THE DAN RYAN: If you’re from the Chicago area, you may be familiar with the Dan Ryan Expressway. Funny, the way that a highway can be named to honor a person, but in turn that person’s name can become more synonymous with the cement and paint of the road than as associated with the actual person. Welp, time to add one more way in which the estate of ol’ Dan Ryan is no longer in control of his name: Nathan Dixey, a member of the band Hospital Ships, has taken it for his side-project—The Dan Ryan—whose debut LP is out next month on Cosmic Dreamer.

As you might’ve heard already on the track “Fleeting,” the new project is related to the gentle psychedelia of the Hospital Ships, but is perhaps a bit more open-ended and jam-oriented. We’re pleased to be premiering “Tidewater Rain Love,” a new track from the upcoming self-titled album, which feels like a downstream float through a rainbow river. Grab something floating by and hang on.

Dixey had this to say of the track:

“Tidewater Rain Love” is a song I wrote after touring France with my friend Jordan Geiger’s group Hospital Ships and later traveling to California with my girlfriend. At that time, I felt a great sense of liberation; a shift in perspective from weathering a great storm to opening myself up to new people and places, ideas, and feelings. A liberation and sense of limitlessness emerged from those trips.
Listen here:
https://play.spotify.com/album/1P8QxM6khGOM9MiTdiwnss?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

ALLELUJAH: 
https://www.facebook.com/allelujahmusic/ New page
https://www.instagram.com/allelujahhallelujah/
https://www.instagram.com/cosmicdreamermusic/
http://cosmicdreamermusic.com/news/sonic-ranch.html

More info TBA!

W.T. Newton & The Ozark Blood - September 26, 2016

From the whiskey-soaked ranks of County Graves comes W.T. Newton's grievous Americana tunes of hometowns and heartbreak. After the disbandment of County Graves, W.T. has set out on a far less rowdy path than the full band, but still striking as many story telling chords as he can muster. Pour yourself a hard drink, and gather round.

Admission $5. 


https://www.facebook.com/WTNewtonIL/

https://wtnewton.bandcamp.com/
https://youtu.be/2g8PSwlejLo
https://youtu.be/j4-7t9O7g0E
https://youtu.be/hC76RL23MNg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ED-qOiY32gs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Lz-_iiu1WY

Cottonwood Conversations: A Storytelling Series - September. 29, 2016

We here at the Cottonwood Club love stories.
We love reading them, hearing them, and telling them.
Stories help to mold our perspective, giving us a new view of the world and the way in which others navigate it, changing our lives for the better. 
If you're a fan of The Moth or RISK! or Mortified, then we think you'll love this.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR PRESENTERS!

If you've got a good story you'd like to share, please send us a message. Let us know what you've got. 
Know someone who is a good storyteller? 
Get along the word to them!

Admission is $5 with beer available for suggested donations. 

Come join us for an intimate evening of the most ancient of all arts: the story.

Annual Harvest Fest BYOA - October 1, 2016

You know the drill by now.
Make your work. 
Bring your work.
Hang your work.
Sell if you want to.
All mediums welcome, especially performance.
One night only.
Bring your work home with you at the end of the night.
Work left will be subject to shotgun blasts.
Libations for your enjoyment.
$5 at the door.
Go. Now. Work.
Music TBA.
All ages welcome.

Thinking Aloud: A Poetry Event - November 4, 2016

We're very pleased to announce a reading from Michael Earl Craig, Max Hjortsberg, and Adrian Kien. 

Michael Earl Craig is the current Montana Poet Laureate. In a news release, Gov. Steve Bullock said he is "honored to appoint Michael Earl Craig to serve as Montana’s next Poet Laureate. Through his writing he captured the attention or readers for years. And through his mentorship of students pursuing creative writing, he has inspired the next generation of poets and novelists.”

Craig is the author of four books of poetry: "Can you Relax in My House" (2002), "Yes, Master" (2006), "Thin Kimono" (2010) and "Talkativeness" (2014). A farrier who composes his poetry on a manual typewriter and mentors creative writing students at Livingston’s Park High School, Craig has been invited to read in cities all over the country, has seen his poetry translated into Dutch and Chinese, and has received national accolades. Amanda Fortini, a writer for the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Rolling Stone writes of Craig, “Michael Earl Craig may be my favorite poet writing today … the deadpan humor of his poems (and his in-person readings) is what makes his work so unique – accessible but ultimately mysterious – and so beloved of readers all across the country.”

Max Hjortsberg is a poet and map maker who lives with his family in Livingston, Montana. He is the author of the chapbook Bonnie & Clyde (An American Daydream). His poetry has also appeared in the Livingston Current, Big Sky Journal and counterpunch.org.

Adrian Kien grew up in Elko, Nevada and Missoula, Montana. He received he's MFA at Boise State University. He is the author of the chapbooks The Caress Is a Letter of Instruction (Strange Machine 2011), Anatomy Lesson, Translations of Christian Prigent(Free Poetry, 2010) and Who is There (Blazevox, 2008). When not teaching or writing, he enjoys exploring the back country of Butte, MT looking for deer and cow bones for his wife to paint.

The Future is Female Annual Art Show: November 12, 2016

 

Since we had such an amazing time last year, we proudly present our second annual The Future is Female show!

We're looking for submissions from all of you talented ladies out there. If you're interested in joining us, please email us a link to your work or a few images you'd like to propose at thecottonwoodclub@gmail.com. Please title the email The Future is Female. 

Any and all mediums most welcome! Performance excitedly welcomed! Dance? Film? Please! Submissions will be taken until Oct. 31st, or Halloween!

Tell your female friends!
Music and performance from Damsel in the Dollhouse, Nina Dove and Rob Robinson!

We highly encourage a suggested donation of $5 at the door in order to keep them open, allowing us to keep bringing you shows such as this you won't get anywhere else in Bozeman. 

We love you. 
We're all in this together.
Beer provided by Montucky Cold Snacks!

Cottonwood Conversations: "I Was Pushed"

For our second installment of our Storytelling Series, we're going with the Theme "I Was Pushed". 

We here at the Cottonwood Club love stories.
We love reading them, hearing them, and telling them.
Stories help to mold our perspective, giving us a new view of the world and the way in which others navigate it, changing our lives for the better. 
If you're a fan of The Moth or RISK! or Mortified, then we think you'll love this.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR PRESENTERS!

We're looking for presenters to tell stories with their own interpretation of the theme. 

Presenters have about 10 mins. to present their tale. 
If you'd like to present, please let us know by either messaging from our page or email us at thecottonwoodclub@gmail.com.

Admission is $5 suggested donation.
Libations available.

Doors open at 7:30pm.

BOOMA PRESENTS: The Tarot. April 23.

Join us at the Cottonwood Club on April 23 for a re-telling of the ancient stories of the tarot. This project, like our previous projects, is a meeting of text and image in which both visual artists and writers are asked to be inspired by each other's work. This time however, instead of collaborating on a pass-project, we used the stories of the tarot as the jumping off place to create new ones. 

Back in January I randomly pulled a tarot card for each of the 22 visual artists in our group. They were asked to re-invent, re-image the card they were assigned. Their only parameter was that each piece needed to be 2ft across and 3ft high, thus mimicking the shape of actual cards.

I then randomly pulled a tarot card for each of the 22 writers. The newly interpreted tarot cards were transferred to the writers and they were asked to sit with these art works to conjure a character. (Yes, conjure. There must be something magical about that moment of inspiration, eh?) Perhaps a person they know, a ficitional character, maybe an aspect of themsleves? Or maybe an animal, mythological or otherwise? This is not about art critique or interpretation. This is an inquiry into the way we can be surprised by our own minds. The only parameter for the writers was the 350 word limitation.

When you come visit our show on the 23rd, you will see the 22 new tarot cards and their 22 corresponding stories. 

$5 suggested donation. 

Our artists inlcude:
Gwen Strachan
Brian White
Jesse Albrecht
Jenna Lenz
Kris Hill
Muriel Condon
Jay Schmidt
Morena Garcia
Jennifer Pulchinski
Jackie Rainford
Katrina Hamilton
Mindy Visser
Russ Fry
Kirsten Kainz
Dan Armstrong
Karin Neff
Deborah Reilly
Jifa Wind
Ben Moore
Yogesh Simpson
Margaret Stewart
Dayna Allen

Our writers include:
Julia Browne
Jenny Montgomery
Vic Caretti
Jessica Rounds
Robbie Gammack
Earl Craig
Sarah Grigg
Brad Van Wert
Kris King
Kent Davis
Corinne Garcia
Dalton Brink
Kim McKeehan
Jason Bowers
Beth Pfaff
Rebecca Kahan
Chris Bangs
Weston Pew
Miles Strachan
Zoe Eaton

 

BYOA: Bring Your Own Art Show. April 9

You know the drill by now. 

Make your work. 
Bring it. 
Hang it. 
Display it. 
Sell it. 
Perform it. 
Play it. 
Cut it. 
Dance it. 
Kiss it. 

Music:
TBA!

Admission $5!

Doors open 7pm. No exceptions. Please don't ask.

Remember to take your work with you when you leave.
Show at your own risk. The Cottonwood Club cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged work. 

Go forth and invite! 
We love you.
We're all in this together.

Cottonwood Conversations: A Storytelling Series. March 31

We here at the Cottonwood Club love stories.
We love reading them, hearing them, and telling them.
Stories help to mold our perspective, giving us a new view of the world and the way in which others navigate it, changing our lives for the better. 
If you're a fan of The Moth or RISK! or Mortified, then we think you'll love this.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR PRESENTERS!

Presenters include Max Hjortsberg, Natasha Cronsell, Trent Banks and more tba.

If you've got a good story you'd like to share, please send us a message. Let us know what you've got. 
Know someone who is a good storyteller? 
Get along the word to them!

Admission is $5 with beer available for suggested donations. 

Come join us for an intimate evening of the most ancient of all arts: the story.

Gamma: Surrealist Art Ball. March 19

Bozeman's first annual Surrealist Arts Ball! Gamma is the beginning of a Renaissance of the strange showcasing brilliant and bizarre local Bozeman musicians, artists, and poets. Costumes are recommended - we are resurrecting the 1972 Rothschild Surrealist Dinner Party & the Parisian Bal des Quat'z'Arts. Come party with us in the dreamland. The night will consist of live electronic music + spoken word poetry + live and interactive artwork happening throughout the night. There will be a Salvador Dali kissing booth, photography booths, identical twin oracles to tell you your future, mimes, creatures and total madness. Things are gonna get weird. It is PT. 1 in the dream series taking you into the sleep-sphere that will be FANTASORIA coming winter 2016. $5 recommended at the door, all ages welcome but 21+ to drink.