Noise & Color

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Fun while it lasted: Noise & Color turns 3, pulls the plug


Since its launch three years ago, Noise & Color has sometimes been a hard magazine to pigeonhole, but founding publisher Bryce Turcotte did have a consistent vision for it. “My unofficial slogan for it was always, ‘Cool shit for cool people,’” he said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Hard-working Montana band taking show on national tour


It’s the day after, and the members of the Cure for the Common band are up and eating lunch at the Montana Brewing Company in downtown Billings. After a successful Saturday night gig at the Pub Station, the boys are addressing the imminent demands of a powerful hunger. Even though packing up equipment ran late into the night, all are up, all are in good spirits and all are eager to talk about the future. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Downtown backers making best of a bad situation


Editor’s note: The editors of Noise & Color, Billings’ independent monthly magazine of culture and entertainment, asked me to write them a piece expanding on my recent column about downtown Billings, and the intense reaction to a certain column about the downtown that appeared in the Billings Gazette. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Slightly off schedule, Pub Station throws open doors


One day later than planned, the Pub Station opened for business Wednesday night. Owners Sean Lynch and Ann Kosempa had been shooting for a Tuesday night opening and had booked two bands, Har Mar Superstar and the Pizza Underground. But they came up just shy of getting the final OK from city building inspectors, and the first show was moved two blocks away to the Railyard Ale House. (more…) Continue Reading →

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