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Music :: Country also Music :: Rock
Izaak Opatz Ty Walker And The Humanoids
7:00 PM (America/Denver)
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Izaak Opatz Ty Walker and the Humanoids Live At Monks

Ty Walker and the Humanoids

Ty Walker went missing from his hometown of Roscoe, Montana back in 1972.

He has mysteriously reappeared, crafting sonically rich numbers with a group of what to appear to be extraterrestrials,
calling themselves “The Humanoids” or sometimes referred to as "The Gang of Galactic Ghouls".

Izaak Opatz

Like many of his favorite songwriters (John Hartford, Lucinda Williams, Jeff Tweedy),
Izaak Opatz is an ungulate in life’s winter pasture, chewing on and metabolizing
disappointment, heartbreak, and the other tough stuff into enjoyable musical
carbohydrates. A compulsive metaphorager (and inveterate wordplayboy), Opatz
breaks it all down with enzymes of wry humor, thoughtful simile and close observation - a therapeutic process of narrativizing his own life that, almost as a byproduct, turns out savory nuggets of literate, confessional pop.
Where 2018’s Mariachi Static drew from Opatz’s fragmented love life as a seasonal
Park Service employee and resonated especially with the sensitive dirtbag set, Extra Medium, his latest release, splits time between romantic Hindenburgs across his native Montana, up the East Coast, and in faraway Los Angeles. Montana and LA especially decorate the album, supplying wells of metaphor and scene-making, and as characters in their own right - LA’s alternately charming (“In the Light of a Love Affair”) and discomfiting (“East of Barstow”), and, in “Big Sandy”, Montana evolves from setting to subject as the girl’s feelings he traverses it to see prove less than his own feelings for the state.

In LA, Opatz learned from and worked alongside Jonny Fritz at Dad Country Leather, and met bandmates and Extra Medium collaborators Malachi DeLorenzo (drums, producer, engineer) and Dylan Rodrigue (multi-instrumentalist, producer). He now lives in Missoula, Montana, where he runs his own custom leather shop, is writing the next album, and pursuing a master's degree in journalism at the U of M.

5/25/23 7P doors 8P music $10 adv $12 dos

Western wear and costumes highly encouraged

Tin foil hat contest

Don’t miss this strange immersive experience!
Age Group: 21+
Venue: Monk's
Address: 221 Ryman St Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 549-0435

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