Aaron Carter hits Billings on May 6
Friday, May 6, 8 p.m., Pub Station. Tickets for the all-ages show are $18 in advance and $20 at the door.
Aaron Carter became an international pop sensation at age 10 and went on to release several hit singles and multiplatinum albums as well as appear in film, television and on Broadway. Carter recently finished a successful North American tour performing songs he made famous during the past 15 years. He is currently recording a new album and preparing for his next tour.
Carter, now 26, began his career at age seven, leading for the band Dead End. Two years later in 1997 he made his first solo appearance when he opened for brother Nick Carter’s band the Backstreet Boys in Berlin.
Within months, Carter was signed to a record label and released his first hit single, “Crush On You,” followed by his first album, “Aaron Carter” which achieved gold status in several countries around the world. After signing with Jive Records the following year, Carter released his next album, “Aaron’s Party” in 2000, which was an instant success and went triple platinum selling more than 3 million copies. “Oh Aaron” was released in 2001, which also went platinum, followed by the double platinum album “Another Earthquake” in 2002.
Carter’s television credits include “Lizzie McGuire,” “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch,” “7th Heaven,” “Family Affair” and “Figure it Out.” Films include “Ella Enchanted,” “Fat Albert,” “PopStar” and “Supercross.”
3 acts to raise funds for Family Service
Friday, May 20, 7 p.m., Pub Station with The Wench, Josephine Sunrise and Patrick Lee Michaelis. Tickets for the all-ages show are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Rock ‘N' Relief: A fundraiser for Family Service features The Wench (John and Josh from the Clintons), Josephine Sunrise (Marco and Gerrick from Downtime) and Patrick Lee Michaelis.
There is a grand-prize giveaway for a guitar and music lessons, along with other raffle prizes.
Family Service works to prevent hunger, homelessness and poverty in Yellowstone County through community involvement. Every dollar raised will be used to support Family Service’s food box program, which provides 80 to 130 pounds of milk, eggs, meat, produce, canned and frozen goods as often as every two weeks.
This can help provide the stability needed for those in crisis by saving the average family between $300 and $600 per month. Last year, more than 8,200 families, senior citizens, those living with disabilities and individuals in need were provided with food boxes, emergency rent and utility assistance, no/low cost clothing and education assistance for better employment.
Calhoun tops rap bill on May 25
Wednesday, May 25, 7 p.m., Pub Station. Tickets for the all-ages show are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
Kansas City rapper Kutt Calhoun brings his entourage, including Whitney Peyton and Sincerely Collins, to the Pub Station.
Calhoun’s 2013 album, “Black Gold,” went to No. 13 on the Independent U.S. music charts. His most recent EP is called “Kuttin Loose.”
The Philly rapper Whitney Peyton was most recently in Billings opening for the Kottonmouth Kings at the Pub Station. She crowd-surfed, jumped up on the bar and later rode through the big crowd on the shoulders of a fan.
Get taste of Moonshine on June 9
Thursday, 9 p.m., June 9, Pub Station. Tickets for the age-21-plus show are $8 in advance and 410 at the door.
With their latest EP "Can You Feel It Now" making it to No. 20 on iTunes Country Albums Chart, Old Southern Moonshine Revival is touring and turning heads everywhere they go.
"It has been a ton of hard work, but we love what we do. We have to do this. It's not something we can turn off." says lead vocalist Marcus Kiser. "These songs hit close to home for us, and we are finding that they hit close to home for a lot of people. That's a pretty special connection between the artist and the listener. We don't take that sort of thing lightly."
Neither do the fans. Old Southern Moonshine Revival has shipped music or merchandise to 40 different countries around the world, have 120,000+ online friends/fans/followers, and "The Revival," as they call it, is still growing.
Reunited Eve 6 sets July 26 show
Tuesday, July 26, 8 p.m., Pub Station. Tickets to the all-ages show are $20.
Eve 6 weren’t even legal drinking age when they were presented with their first platinum record. Thus, life came hard and fast at the members of SoCal pop-punk trio, whose meteoric success in the late ‘90s and early millennium ingrained their anthemic radio hits into the fabric of the lives of a whole generation. Then, it all sort of ended…until now.
Reunited and re-energized, the band is returning with new album “Speak In Code” eight years after parting ways in 2004. As the fourth full-length release for Eve 6 and their debut on new label Fearless Records, the album heralds not just a return to form for the threesome, but a new chapter in a book that had ended all too abruptly.
Eve 6 formed in Southern California in 1995 while the trio were just teenagers, then inked a deal with RCA Records before they’d finished high school. The band issued the self-titled Eve 6 in 1998, attaining platinum success with hit singles “Inside Out” and “Leech,” the former capturing the No. 1 spot on the Modern Rock charts and crossing over successfully to Top 40 radio. More widespread recognition came with gold-selling sophomore effort “Horrorscope” (2000), which spawned radio gems “Promise,” “On The Roof Again” and the ubiquitous prom and MTV anthem “Here’s To The Night.”