Back in Missoula…

30 Aug

Wartime is back in Missoula after a hazy two weeks on the road. Here’s a synopsis: We traveled 36 hours in a big van from Missoula to Madison, stopping for a taste of humidity in South Dakota badlands. Played in my hometown (Waunakee) that evening, watched my mother drink Jeremiah Weed and tell stories about me. Slept like children again, busked in Madison, a city built around the capital and devoid of dirt. Camped in Iowa in the sweat and rain and RV forests, drank wine and whiskey. Bombed in the early morning listening to Christian talk radio to Rock Island and Daytrotter. Recorded new songs with nice people. I have your number Phil, I will call you. Chicago the frenzy heart and itch,mealtime in the barrios ($3.99 Coyote Restaurant breakfast 18th Avenue please support them), more good wise people met.

Bomb down to Louisville and be static. Traded words with a guido seemingly insecure about his sexuality and his thoughts on Midnight Cowboy. Got too drunk on good whiskey with friends and was feeling a little shakey. To St. Louis, a city with an inside joke it won’t let anyone in on. Deep dish pizza, free. Kansas City, Where we could feel the West burning hot and dry over the Missouri river and we longed for it, out of the Green land and into the high lonesome. Denver, you like your mischief!  Hi-Dive, Emory the old drunk is on the guest list and has crushes on Sam! Home to Missoula, stop in  Wyoming’s Glendo Lake and smell sulpher in the water, eat brats.

Look for us at the Top Hat Saturday, September 4. Look for our Daytrotter Session sometime soon.

We will be doing an all cover set of the Flaming Lips’ Yoshima Battles the Pink Robots Saturday October 30th at the Badlander.



Wartime Blues Summer Tour 2010

27 Jul

We’re gonna tour our asses off across the Midwest. yikes! We’ll update this page as we find out more about where we’re playing (all shows are with our good friends and half-of-us sidekicks Butter!)

August 13th, 2010 – Waunakee, WI @ the Wauna-Bowl

August 17th, 2010 – Chicago, IL @ Whistler’s w. Moss Garvey

August 19th, 2010 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar

August 21st, 2010 – St. Louis, MO @ Lemmon’s

August 23rd, 2010 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Club

August 26th, 2010 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive

Wartime @ UMS Denver, Sunday July 25

1 Jul

Wartime will play on Sunday, July 25 at the Verizon Droid Stage @ The Skylark Lounge at 5:00 p.m. Please help us get the word out to all your friends in Denver!

Wet, Hot, American Summer (Daytrotter, UMS Denver, Recording, Tour))

21 May

Hey BEspectacled bears,

We’re gonna have a lot of fun with this summer, and a lot of other things too. On the honey to-do list:

1. We’re going to the studio June 20 and are gonna record us a couple of songs. I don’t know what we’ll do with them, but you can listen to them I guess!

2. Vroom, Vroom to the Underground Music Showcase in Denver, Colorado July 22-25 to play some underground music.

3. We’ve got ants in our pants for Daytrotter, August 16

4. Not to be forgotten, we’re gonna tour the east and southeast August 13-27th. Look out Austin/Chicago/Madison/New Orleans/Sudbury!

Anyways, that’s it for now, your’s very sincerely

Red Panda

Wartime Blues “Youth” at Moe’s in Denver

6 Apr

Who Are You?

17 Mar

I want to find out who listens to us out there in the great, big world. Music nowadays spreads like wildfire across the continents, and you all can listen to a band from small-town Missoula, Montana in Germany, Malaysia, Britain, Australia, Highland Park LA. So I’ve decided I want to know more about you, the listener. Who are you? Where do you come from? What’s your story? And, most importantly, if I get something good, I wanna write a song about you. So, if you’re feeling confessional, write to and tell us about yourself.


Wartime Blues “Doves & Drums” Tour 2010

6 Jan


Were gonna go on another tour! Are we coming to your town? Want to vacation in proud Manitou Springs? Find yourself in Portland? Bored in Flagstaff? Aimless in Los Angeles? C’mon down to one of our many fine venues and catch “Wartime Blues” before we get too big to play for anyone, any more!!

Saturday, February 13th, 2010    Spokane, WA    Empyrean
Sunday, February 14th, 2010    Portland, OR    The Woods
Tuesday, February 16th, 2010    San Francisco, CA    Hotel Utah
Wednesday, February 17th, 2010    San Francisco, CA    Kimo’s Bar and Penthouse Lounge
Thursday, February 18th, 2010   Los Angeles, CA    Mr. T’s Bowl
Friday, February 19th, 2010    Los Angeles, CA    House Show w. Danny Bobbe
Saturday, February 20th, 2010    Flagstaff, AZ    Monte Vista Hotel
Sunday, February 21st, 2010    Sante Fe, NM    Tin Star Saloon
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010   Manitou Springs, CO    Gift Shop Coffee House
Thursday, February 25th, 2010    Denver, CO    Moe’s
Friday, February 26th, 2010    Greeley, CO    Crabtree Brewing Company