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Listening to Tetra’s new album “Meter” is kind of like having a one-night stand. It’s fun, it doesn’t require much commitment, and it’s all about satisfying a short-term urge to get on down. Tetra, a Los Angeles-based electro-pop singer, has the complete package when it comes to a pop singer. …

It’s no secret that we here at Big Sky State Buzz consider ourselves fans of Hell City Kitty, and with good reason — not only do they make pretty kick-ass music, they’re real fine people, too. Be that as it may, when Cale Younce, lead guitarist for the group and …

Eastern music oftentimes tends to get lost on a lot of people here in the U.S. It’s not that our music is better or worse, mostly, just different. Be that as it may, listening to Mongolian folk artist Nature Ganganbaigal, I found myself thoroughly enjoying it. Based in New York City …

Kevin Jenkins might be one of my most favorite type of musicians working today. He’s talented enough to share the A-list spotlight with musical heavyweights like Eric Clapton or Bill Withers, but either hasn’t gotten the chance to star in his own project yet, or has had the opportunity but …

On Lael Summer’s new album, “Life in Color,” we have an interesting case where a talented singer simply hasn’t quite found her groove in the songwriting department. First off the bat, this album does have several solid tracks, most notably “Life in Color” and “Count My Blessings,” which on their …

If you’ve ever heard a banjo and fiddle jamming, those musicians behind the instruments were probably playing some form of old-time music. Even if it wasn’t strictly old-time music, it likely was one of the genres such as folk, bluegrass, and country — each which came from this important genre …

With his new album “St. Somewhere,” Great Falls musician Joel Corda puts a new spin on the old saying, “If you love something, let it go.” While the songs were written by Corda, he’s found letting go of control over how they should sound has helped the album become something …