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The hip hop duo Dark Time Sunshine comes to Great Falls next Monday for an Electric City Creative show combined with the return of the Magnificent Seven. If you’re a fan of smart, high-quality hip hop that break the mold of what one might expect from a hip hop show, …

The Red Ants Pants Music Festival organizers announced Ryan Bignham and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band as the first two acts of this year’s festival in White Sulphur Springs. According to the Red Ants Pants website, this year there will be a host of yet-to-be-named music legends, including two additional Grammy …

When people experience things that are new or different, an area deep inside the brain called the ventral striatum lights up, a recent scientific study proved. When the ventral striatum is activated, nerve cells in that part of the brain release dopamine, which stimulates feelings of enjoyment and pleasure. This …

Wylie and the Wild West next month will receive the exclusive “National Cowboy Museum Wrangler Heritage Award” for Outstanding Original Western Composition at the 2015 Western Heritage Awards in Oklahoma. Wylie Gustafson, lead singer of the Conrad-based western group, said this award is a huge honor for them, saying it’s, “the …

With news that Willie Nelson will be performing in Missoula this summer, AND Alison Krauss!, we here at Big Sky State Buzz can’t help but start thinking about what the Red Headed Stranger might play once he gets here. As such, what follows is a list of our favorite Willie Nelson …

You might notice that the Great Falls Symphony’s program might seem a bit different this weekend. Not in a bad way, or even a good one — just different from what might be considered a traditional symphony show. The difference comes in that the symphony will be joined by the …

Riff Raff plays in Montana this weekend. What the hell? Really? This Saturday at the Wilma Theater in Missoula, the controversial, yet wildly popular rapper performs a solo set where he will be surely “Tip Toeing with his Jawdins.” The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. So, right …

Guys/gals, if you want to  impress your date this weekend, one of the best ways is by incorporating the art of surprise. A surprise that leaves your date a little shocked,  but most importantly, playfully laughing throughout the evening. Where might you find something that has all of those elements, …

As if creating a hip hop album wasn’t difficult enough, Great Falls rapper Nosight just finished one using a $20 microphone, a $20 MIDI Controller and he did it all in just under 20 hours. Nosight’s 20-minute album “Bite and Run,” drops Friday for free on Bandcamp.com. Nosight, aka Tyson Habein, said in an interview …

Montana’s troubadour Jack Gladstone this weekend will do something he’s never done before — perform in concert with the Great Falls Cascade Quartet. The performance, titled “Tango and Rose,” features the Great Falls Symphony’s string quartet playing with Gladstone for five songs and following that up with pieces from Alexander Borodin, …