The Rialto Proudly Presents


King Ropes

Sat · August 25, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

All general admission events are standing room only unless noted otherwise.

The music is a patchwork amalgam of influences, including: twangy Southern rock (they've opened for the Drive-By Truckers), reverb-soaked psychedelia reminiscent of early My Morning Jacket or fellow Athens residents Phosphorescent, soaring guitar solos à la Neil Young and Crazy Horse, rhythmic jangle from that other Athens band, REM, multi-part vocal harmonies (which every band ought to have, dammit), and, weaving through it all, lyrical slide guitar. - Vox.com
King Ropes
King Ropes
KING ROPES is an experimental garage rock band based in Bozeman, MT . Their album DIRT, (released Jan,2017), is accumulating critical praise, and starting to get significant airplay on AAA/Americana/Alternative radio.

After years in Brooklyn, frontman, songwriter, and Bozeman native Dave Hollier did a short stint in LA where he finished recording the album, Dirt, for his new project KING ROPES. Hollier called on an eclectic roster of musicians from Brooklyn, LA, and Seattle, (between them the they have some impressive names on their CV’s, having played with The GooGoo Dolls, Willie Nelson, Lia Ices, Graham Parker, Silver Dollars, Widowspeak, The Growlers...). Add veteran LA engineer Barry Conley, (who’s recorded artists as diverse as Stevie Ray Vaughan, L7, Black Label Society, Dwight Yoakam), and you get some very interesting contrasting layers and textures. One hears an eclectic range of influences at work, from The Pixies to Neil Young, The Swans to Kurt Vile and Flaming Lips, Beck to Tom Petty, X to Kraftwerk.

Despite its far-flung influences, Dirt maintains a sharp musical and emotional focus, reflecting the band's potent chemistry and Hollier's distinctive songwriting voice.
"I'm interested in the contrasts between urban and rural, eastern and western, sophisticated
and raw, sweet and bludgeoning," Hollier states. "People think it’s weird, a kid from Montana to
move to New York in the 80s. NY was pretty gnarly then, and Montana was really isolated, geographically and culturally, but those two extremes define who I am, and I think this music reflects that. “

Back in Bozeman, Hollier is excited about the quality of local musicians he’s been able to play with, and a local incarnation of KING ROPES has been starting to gel, (Mark Wetstein, Bass; Zach McKinley, Guitar; Paul Decker, Drums).

Live, the band pulls out all the stops. From solid rockers and slow scorchers, to heartbreakers the band wears their bar band heart on their sleeves.
Venue Information:
Rialto Bozeman
10 West Main St.
Bozeman, MT, 59715