Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Extra-curricular activities and other info!!!



credit: Rob Smith!


Thanks for introducing us, Harold! Now folks, here's the non-musical stuff that we said we'd post about for this year's Dreyfest:


FRIDAY: 

12pm - Soccer at North Park! 
Everyone's welcome- bands, fest attendees, people who happen to see the game as they're heading to the Sinclair for smokes! Afterwards, head to the YVBC at 3pm for the show and probably refreshments cuz you'll be hot hot hot!


SATURDAY:


11am - Julia Louyeast Dreyfest fermentation workshop at Pioneer Park! 
Yeah, learn some stuff, dummy! An instructional how-to for fermenting food/drink! 

12pm - Potluck at Pioneer Park!
Eat some food with other attendees and bands and weird guys who hang in the park all day! Everyone is invited, whether you have something to share or not. FREE FOOD, bozo!

1:30-ish(?) - Kickball at Pioneer Park.
You've learned how to make kombucha, you've stuffed yourself to the teeth with beans and burritos, now run around in the sun until you feel sick playing kickball!!! After the game, head to the show! 





This is gonna be a blast, everybody. 




Three other things of note:


1. The shows are $5 PER SHOW or $10 FOR ALL THE SHOWS (way better deal!).


2. There was a last minute schedule change, and Idaho Green are now playing Black Sparrow and Part Time Ninjas are now playing the Brewery - the "schedules" blog post reflects the change!


3. SEE YOU AT DREYFEST!





HALFWAY KILLED

Halfway Killed is Billings's resident indiedancegoodtimin'partyyourassoff band. Every show that I've witnessed them play is fully populated with people having a good time, dancing, singing, smiling, and generally getting funky. They are playing Dreyfest, so you know the fest is gonna be a blast even if everything else goes to shit! Also...they have some news to reveal. Read below!


psh...'shopped.


Please tell us, who/what is Halfway Killed?

HK is a good time. Nothing else. Just Caleb, Taylor, Hayley, Kenny, Jordan, and Austin doing drugs and sucking dicks.


To a 13 year old girl, what is Halfway Killed?

The old man in the distance coaxing her into the van. 


And last, what is Halfway Killed to a 58 year old adult male?

The girl, foolishly accepting his candy. 


In my opinion, you guys are the epitome of a great party band. Was the intention always to be entertainers?

Caleb: Hell Yes! No no no no no, hold on, wait... Yes! Having fun is the big idea of this band. To us it is better to make people dance than to make people think the same as the singer. He's just one guy in a sea of people that think their own way.  
Kenny: I Say! Let the people express themselves! Rather than us telling them what to think!


How long have you been playing synth/keys (addressed to both Kenny and Caleb)? What sparked your initial interest?

K: I've showcased my bits since 2012.
C: I Just bring the candy. Bands like Metro Area and ESG have shown me what it's all about.


Are there any instruments you don't play that you wish you could?

K: I wish I could play the synth.
C: "   "    "    "      "     "   guitar.


Caleb, you are a resident at the recently shut-down Porterhouse (a houseshow venue here in Billings, MT). Please tell us your favorite memory of your time there.

C: One time, I kissed Austin.  I kissed my Austin on the lips!


What freaks you out?

C: What if there where spiders as big as your T.V. that wanted to eat your food, and every time you wanted to eat they told you to fuck off? That would really suck.  
K: Interviews.



So why the name Halfway Killed? Why not All-the-Way-Killed?

Caleb: Well, the band started out with just Taylor and I. We're half brothers, but we love each other all the way. SO! It's almost like half of us has been killed leaving only the part of us that feels the g's. Thus, HK was born.



Complete these sayings:

...And the Album Of The Year Award goes to__________.

C:Nirvana: Nevermind
K:Philip Glass:The Hours


The best way out is ___________.

K: your own opinion.
C: In a barrel of octopus gorillas.
K: Octorillas.


Don't throw the baby out __________.

C:Your heart.
K:The window, please.


I heard that this is the band's last show. WHY? What will kids do without the dancey grooves?

We're moving to the Turtle House. We want to pick up our training so we can compete in the next martial arts tournament. Goku doesn't stand a chance! The kids will find their own groove. We did.


Can you leave the readers with a parting word of advice?

Lighten up. Nothing matters as much as you think it does. Stay goofy. We love you all.







HK play their final show at 5:30 on Friday at the YVBC- be there, smiling!



SEE YOU AT DREYFEST!!!








MEGAGIANT

Megagiant is 4 guys who have been and are in a lot of bands in Billings; and a lot of bands at Dreyfest, really. They just put out an EP and are about to embark on a tour (After two of the other guys just got back from another tour! Sheesh!). Instead of an interview, they want to share these three things with you:

Uhh...

Okay, that's a given.

What?




SEE YOU AT DREYFEST!!!










Monday, July 28, 2014

SCHEDULES!

GUYS! GUYS! GUYS! GUESS WHAT GUYS?!

You thought we were gonna wait even longer for this announcement, didn't you!?

The schedules are here!




THURSDAY, JULY 31

THE RAILYARD
BLACK SPARROW



5:30
Sensory

6:00
Johnny Hoffman and the Residents

6:30
AssNyne

7:00
Reid Perry

7:30
Electrician

8:00
Wrecks Goliath

8:30
SHOW OVER (Richard scolds stragglers)
Bad Hex
9:00

Merica Strata
9:30

Idaho Green
10:00

SHOW OVER (we flood the place and set sharks loose)




























FRIDAY, AUGUST 1

Yellowstone Valley Brewing Company
The Mule Skinner



3:00


3:30
Haints in the Holler

4:00
Hansen Dan

4:30
Saul Conrad

5:00
Duchovny

5:30
Halfway Killed

6:00
Spooky Action Space Captain

6:30
Megagiant

7:00
I’ve Had Better
Hundred Heads
7:30
Show For Nobody
Nora and the Janitors
8:00
SHOW OVER (Baby Face Nelson is security and he has a tommy gun)
Trigger Itch
8:30

Part Time Ninjas
9:00

Zip Bomb
9:30

PiFire
10:00

SHOW OVER (spacecraft 
may abduct lingerers)









Saturday, August 2

The Mule Skinner


3:00
Supercrimes
3:30
Caged Bird Songs
4:00
Bull Market
4:30
Gang Member
5:00
Lawrence, Jennifer
5:30
justinedrugs
6:00
Medicine Bow
6:30
Deadnecks
7:00
Echo’s Answer
7:30
S.S. WEB
8:00
Ando Ehlers
8:30
Mr. Dad
9:00
The Budgets
9:30
SHOW OVER (If you don’t leave the premises, you will be forced to watch the entire Parenthood television series. …A painful moment in Dreyfuss history.)
partytime
GET WILD!







And if that's not enough to mash your potatoes, then get prepared for the extra-curricular activity announcement, coming tomorrow!




SEE YOU AT DDDDDRREEEYYYYYFESSSSSST!