The Forecast, Strike Anywhere return to Billings

(Photo by Mike Nauman)
(Photo by Mike Nauman)

Two bands are returning to Billings in the coming week: Peoria, Illinois’s The Forecast and Strike Anywhere, of Richmond, Virginia.

In a third appearance in Billings since 2007, The Forecast takes the stage Saturday, May 29, and Strike Anywhere performs an all ages show Tuesday, June 1, both at the Railyard.

Forecast lead singer and bassist Shannon Burns is the band’s centerpiece, a dynamic woman that attracts attention and admiration for her belting voice and musical prowess. Burns fills any venue in which she takes the stage with her lofty, powerful soprano.

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Triple indie rock bill tonight at the Railyard

Denver rock band Photo Atlas performs tonight in Billings.
Denver rock band The Photo Atlas performs tonight in Billings.

The Forecast, 1090 Club and The Photo Atlas are joining forces for select dates through the west, and the three bands come together tonight for an all-ages concert starting at 6 p.m. at the Railyard.

Denver-based band Photo Atlas is touring in support of the newly-released sophomore album, “To Silently Provoke the Ghost,” released nationally April 21 and produced by J. Robbins (Against Me!, Jets To Brazil, Murder By Death).

1090 Club is close to wrapping its two-week tour in support of their newest, “Natural Selection,” with a Missoula and Seattle date left in this leg of the tour.

Peoria, Illinois’ band The Forecast, whose last performance of layered harmonies and boisterous rock melodies in Billings was on Labor Day 2007, is co-fronted by vocalist and bassist Shannon Burns, guitarist Dustin Addis and drummer Matt Webb.

The three bands also perform together at the Union Hall in Missoula Tuesday and Studio Seven in Seattle Wednesday. 1090 Club returns home for a performance  with Murder By Death on May 1, and The Forecast and The Photo Atlas continue touring the west together through early May.