We're coming up on the one-year anniversary of the last concert I got to see before COVID shut down the live music industry: it was March 9th, 2020, and it was Colin Hay performing at The Wilma. An incredible show - if concerts had to shut down for over a year to curb the spread of COVID-19, I'm glad I was able to make that my last one.

I've lived in Missoula since 2018, so I got about 2 good concertgoing years here before everything shut down. The Wilma has pretty consistently been one of my favorite places to see a show - it's within walking distance from my apartment, it's a nice place, and it attracts some great talent. Since I've lived here, I've seen artists like Reel Big Fish, The Struts, Melvins, Cold War Kids, Melissa Etheridge, George Thorogood, Todd Rundgren, Kip Moore, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Young The Giant, Gogol Bordello, and more take the Wilma stage, and I can't wait to finally go back and see an amazing show there again once this is all over.

In the meantime, we've got livestreamed music to enjoy, and this is pretty cool - Montana-based band Kitchen Dwellers took the stage at the Wilma to livestream a roughly 25-minute set. Check it out:

For me, it's just kind of nice to see the inside of The Wilma again, it feels like it's been so long. Plus, the band is awesome too - they kick things off with a cover of Mac Miller's "Everybody," before segueing into their original songs, "Broken Cage," and "Ebeneezer's Winter."

Fingers crossed that we'll be able to get back to concertgoing by the end of the year, and hopefully when we do, I'll be able to check these guys out in person. You can follow what they're up to at their website right here.

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