Veteran Missoula punks throw together free, DIY music festival
Microfest will feature more than a dozen metal, punk and rock bands from across Montana
June 29, 2023
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.