(Rapid City, SD) – Shiner Beer and country artist Brandon Jones announced a tour sponsorship deal taking the band on the road starting in the spring of 2022.  The Brandon Jones Shiner tour will feature 60+ appearances in 6+ states, from March to December 2022.  The sponsorship deal includes naming rights to the band’s tour… View Article
    (Rapid City, SD) – This year, the HomeSlice Group won seven awards during the AAF Black Hills American Advertising Awards competition in February. This competition recognizes the creativity and excellence of advertising and promotional material in western South Dakota. The HomeSlice Group received six Silver ADDYs: Local Television Advertising, Pioneer Bank & Trust’s Veteran’s Day… View Article
    (Rapid City, SD) –  HomeSlice Artist Management Vice President, Shane Funk, announced this morning that the firm has signed Blacklite District to its roster. Blacklite District is the musical pseudonym of singer/songwriter Kyle Pfeiffer, a Spearfish native, but known all over the streaming world. Blacklite District has a loyal digital following, closing in on 200,000… View Article
    The HomeSlice Group, in partnership with Monument Health and the Children’s Miracle Network, came together to raise over ninety-thousand dollars through the CMN Radiothon. This record high comes in at over ten-thousand dollars more than the previous year’s fundraising and will directly benefit children’s healthcare in the region.The Children’s Miracle Network is a national organization… View Article
    Taryn Edlund has been promoted to Corporate Vice President at the HomeSlice Group.  Edlund is the HomeSlice executive charged with overseeing the Loud American Roadhouse in Sturgis.  Taryn also plays key roles at the corporate level of the company, including finance, risk management, margin assessment and human resources.  “In a short number of years, Taryn Edlund… View Article


Sturgis residents and Podcast hosts seek to be part of SupCo case regarding city manager form of government

STURGIS, S.D. – A pair of Sturgis residents who had planned to turn in a petition regarding the city’s decision to search for a new city manager following the resignation of Daniel Ainslie has instead decided to try and seek relief in court. Eric Davis, who is a practicing attorney in Sturgis, and Eric Johnson; […]

Tue, 21 Mar 2023

Sturgis will move forward with hiring city manager

STURGIS – A faction of Sturgis citizens has failed to submit a petition to refer recent Sturgis City Council action to a vote. The 20-day referendum period has expired, and the Sturgis City Council Resolution 2023-20 becomes effective today, March 21, 2023. The resolution authorizes the Sturgis Administrative Services Director to recruit the next Sturgis […]

Tue, 21 Mar 2023

Sturgis Council approves capital improvement line of credit with First Interstate Bank

STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis City Council approved a capital improvement line of credit with First Interstate Bank Monday night. The move comes as the city is working to complete two large capital improvement projects. One is the reconstruction of the 7th Street Crossing and the second is the complete reconstruction of East Main and […]

Tue, 21 Mar 2023

Philip man sentenced on multiple criminal files

PIERRE, S.D. – A 50 year-old Philip man has been sentenced to 10 years on multiple criminal files in Haakon County. However, Todd Thorson was given suspended prison time by Sixth Circuit Judge Christina Klinger. Thorson was first sentenced to five years in prison in 2020 for ingesting methamphetamine. Haakon County States Attorney Tom Maher […]

Tue, 21 Mar 2023

South Dakota boosts criminal justice system investments

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Republican Gov. Kristi Noem signed legislation Monday that puts more than $390 million into the state’s prison system, with most of that money going toward investments in new prison facilities. One of the bills signed by Noem allocates $60 million to build a women’s prison in Rapid City. Another sets aside […]

Tue, 21 Mar 2023

Music News

Keith Moon Biopic On Track To Begin Filming This Summer

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After years of delays, the long-awaited Keith Moon biopic is finally set to begin filming in June, according to Variety. Moon's surviving Who bandmates and manager Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will serve as executive producers, with the film being directed by Paul Whittington -- best known for his work on The Crown and White House Farm.

The Real Me was written by British screenwriter Jeff Pope, who was nominated for an Oscar for his script for the 2013 film, Philomena. The Who's longtime manager Bill Curbishley is among the film's producers with the L.A.-based White Horse Pictures serving as the movie's production house. No release date has been announced.

Roger Daltrey has been spearheading the Moon biopic for decades. He explained to us that it's a daunting task taking such a larger-than-life figure such as the Who drummer and squeezing it onto the screen: "It's a very difficult project because I don't want anything in it that people expect. Well, there's a few things, but I want to tell people about the real Moon, not just the bits and pieces they know. And it's very, very difficult to get it into a, an hour-and-45-minute narrative. It's not easy."

Keith Moon's longtime assistant and confidant Dougal Butler told us that when off the road Moon would spiral out of control: "The problem that Keith couldn't handle, is fame. He was his own worst enemy because he wanted to work all the time. He didn't live a normal family life outside of rock n' roll, even in his marriages, because he wanted to keep on rocking and rolling every day of his life. He thought it was a continuous thing every day -- which he tried to do. But in the end, that's what killed him."

March 21, 2023

Peter Gabriel Talks About Watching Final Genesis Gig

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Last year, fans were both excited and disapointed that although Peter Gabriel was in the audience for the final Genesis concert -- he held off from joining his former-bandmates onstage. This week marks the one-year anniversary of the band's last gig, held on March 26th, 2022 at London's O2 Arena.

During a chat with Uncut to promote his upcoming album, titled I/O, Gabriel was asked about watching the gig in the audience: "Ultimately, there were human relationships underneath. With Tony (Banks) and Mike (Rutherford), these were people I was at school with, when I was 13-years-old. There's a lot of history there. It was lovely to see Phil (Collins) again, even though he wasn't as strong as I remember him. But it brought back a lot of memories. I was very glad I was there. I had been there at the beginning, so I should be there at the end."

He went on to say, "I don't see them very often, but I enjoy my relationships with those guys. I love the freedom of being able to do what I want, when I want, how I want. That's fine to give up on a particular project, but as a state of living, I don't want to be having arguments again."

Peter Gabriel passed on attending Genesis' 2010 induction due to being in the middle of rehearsals for an upcoming tour. At the time we caught up with Tony Banks and asked him if the band felt slighted that Gabriel wouldn't be accepting the honor alongside the rest of Genesis: "He rang up and said, 'Look, y'know everyone's going to say I'm trying to snub you . . . and all the rest of it,' I said, 'Well, you just tell them we didn't want you to come, so we're snubbing you, y'know?' No -- it's none of those things at all. I mean, it would've been lovely if he could've come, but I understand his problems. It is very difficult, he's right in the middle of something and (if) he takes a day out, and the flying and everything involved, and his voice and he's supposed to be doing stuff. . . I mean, it's a fair-enough thing but it would've been nice for him to come because this is for the group through all its periods, y'know rather than just being just the latter part. Then, obviously Peter's a vital part of that, and he should be there."

March 21, 2023