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Jake Sorich

Jake Sorich

When it comes to modern artists who make the decision to record Christmas songs, more often than not they’ll re-record one of the classic Tin-Pan Alley tracks — and with good reason as they’re among the most beloved holiday songs. Plus, everyone who celebrates the holiday knows and remembers them …

The best way I’ve found to describe Todd Warner Moore’s sound is this — he plays songs you want to hear when you’re sitting around a campfire with friends on a relaxing summer evening. Even if you’re nowhere near an open flame, put on Moore’s new album “Spark” and you’re …

Adam Rose is a bit of an anomaly in today’s music landscape. A self-described “multi-instrumentalist and vocalist” who “avoids categorization, (by) simply playing what he loves,” Rose, a Pittsburgh native, knows he’s not your everyday artist, and he seems perfectly comfortable with that. On “Levitate the Base,” his latest instrumental, …

Listening to “Nothing’s Wrong,” the new album from Canadian singer/songwriter Eliza, the feeling I kept circling back to was one you feel when you’re at home late at night watching a thunderstorm blanket your neighborhood. There are other feelings, too, that are just as hauntingly melancholy but, if you’re like …

You might not recognize Heather Gruber’s name, but once you hear her, you’ll know just the kind of sound you’re getting. Which, depending on what you’re seeking, can be a double-edged sword. “Dance Into the Desert,” Gruber’s debut album, drops a collection of uplifting, positive songs that’ll have you thinking …

The Back Alley Pub presents an evening dedicated to local creators at the second annual fashion show, local market and music event on Saturday. Come get your holiday shopping started and stay for a night of rock music to boot. The evening kicks off at 6 with the local market …

The Montana Arts Council presents the 2018 Governor’s Arts Award winners’ ceremony on Friday in Helena. This year’s recipients are each more-than deserving of the honor: Rick Bass, Monte Dolack, Jackie Parsons, Kevin Red Star, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith and Annick Smith. Instead of retreading the past accomplishments of this year’s honorees, …

The Great Falls Ski and Board Club invites you to take a wild mountain-carving adventure without leaving the comfort of the indoors on Wednesday with the showing of Teton Gravity Research Group’s latest film “Far Out,” presented by the REI Co-Op. The film will be shown at the Lewis and Clark …

The Back Alley Pub will be the place to be after the Great Falls Christmas Stroll on Friday as it welcomes the talented folk-rock group Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs from Bozeman. The show starts at 8 p.m. Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs have more than three decades of experience …

Great Falls film director Gerald Bickel announced recently that his scintillating short film series “Killer Mind” will continue with Part 3, which will be released later this month. The Christmas Horror short, titled “Dead St. Nick,” follows a child with telekinesis who goes after a Santa Claus impostor. Bickel said …