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Veteran Missoula punks throw together free, DIY music festival

Microfest will feature more than a dozen metal, punk and rock bands from across Montana

A few weeks ago, Sam Kaley, the guitarist of Missoula's Night Witch, decided to organize a show for his band. But instead of asking a couple of other acts to join them, he landed on a different idea.

"My brain went, let's experiment," Kaley, who is nearing 40 and wears his salt-and-pepper hair in a bun, recalled during a recent interview at Flippers Bar & Casino. He quickly threw together a post on Instagram announcing that he was organizing a DIY festival at Mobash Skatepark.

"If you are local and want to play DM us!" the message read.

And that's when the chaos started.

Kaley's bandmate, voca...


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