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MAITA with Sarah Frazier at The ZACC

Portland artist MAITA with Sarah Frazier at Zootown Arts Community Center in Downtown Missoula at 8:00 pm Wednesday, August 23

August 23 @ 8:00 pm 11:00 pm

Doors @ 7:30 pm

There are few things as chilling as attempting to parse the emotional tone of the punctuation in a text message from a partner – a period, a single dot that at once can mean so much. On her latest album with MAITA, Maria Maita-Keppeler digs into that crippling oxymoron of modernity, the constant bombardment of communication paired with utter disconnection. Avaialble via venerable indie label Kill Rock Stars, I Just Want To Be Wild For You grasps passionately for a world that too often seems at a gauzy distance.

Splitting time between her mom’s Japanese-speaking home and her father’s English-speaking home, Maita-Keppeler found an expressive avenue out of her childhood shyness through music. The Portland-based singer-songwriter tapped into that grand yet intimate reverence for MAITA’s sophomore album, from the churning twinkle of “Pastel Concrete” to the riotous give-and-take of “Honey, Have I Lost It All?”. In those moments of disconnect, of confusion, of isolation, I Just Want To Be Wild For You thunders ahead, forging unexpected connections along the way.

Named Portland’s “Best New Band by the Willamette Week,” MAITA, has gone on to reach national acclaim, opening for the likes of Mirah, Blind Pilot, Horse Feathers, Typhoon, as well as completing a headlining national album release tour culminating in official showcases at Treefort and SXSW, where they were named one of the 101 Essential Acts (Austin Chronicle).

“A clear-eyed look at growing up and holding yourself responsible for actively creating the life you want to live instead of just waiting around for it to happen.” — Cyrena Touros, NPR’s All Songs Considered

“I Just Want To Be Wild For You is emotional gold.” — BUST

“One of the most impressive and shining acts to come out of Portland in quite some time.” — Portland Mercury

“The rarified class of artists with the ability to enthrall the listener right from the jump.” — Spin

“Sarah Frazier’s unique brand of electronic music is composed of ethereal and melodic vocals, layers of looped instruments, and undeniable pop sensibilities. Her music feels like a journey with songs that swell only to fall away again. Her performance at Humble Burger earlier this year was absolutely breathtaking to watch.” — Nate H Wolf (Modest Music Festival, Moscow, ID)

For further information, accessibility, and inquiries please visit https://www.zootownarts.org/meet-the-zacc/about/

$12 Advance Tickets / $15 Day of Show


216 W. Main Street
Missoula, Montana 598802 United States
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