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Billings guitarist says sobriety, bandmates helped turn his life around

“The amount of time I’ve put into seeking out drugs and alcohol, I now put into trying to write a decent song that can hopefully stand the test of time. That is where all my focus is. Music is the drug now…”


Magic City Music Award winners announced; new band Arterial Drive wins 4 awards

“Billings band Arterial Drive heats up the Magic City Music Awards ceremony Friday, Nov. 2 at the Pub Station Ballroom in Billings. The band won the “Indie Act of the Year,” the “New Band of the Year,” “Original Song of the Year” and “Show of the Year.”


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Concert in the Park features Billings rock band

“When the Billings Symphony Orchestra tunes up on Sunday for its 45th concert in Pioneer Park, a crowd of 10,000 — bigger than most Montana towns — will gather on the lawn to celebrate music and summer.”

Arterial Drive: Starving Artists with Ben McKee

“A special mix of sounds, meet the classically trained Arterial Drive… The driven group of perfection seeking musicians constantly rewrite their songs with everyone in the band having their own songs in the mix, making their shows a unique mix of different creative visions…”

Backseat Sessions: Drew McDowell, "Ain't No Easy Solution"

Drew McDowell performs his original song, "Ain't No Easy Solution."


Trio of music majors, DDX to make debut Thursday at NOVA

“MSU Billings music majors Drew McDowell, Juan Chavis and Darryn Lombard, from left, make up the self-described “New Age bluegrass” trio “