Live Music Tour: Mastermind of Monkey, Kaspen Haley and more

By Greg Hirst on October 8, 2021

Mastermind of Monkey (Facebook) and Casper Kaspen musician Haley (Courtesy)

CASPER, Wyo. – Check out some local and touring musicians weathering the storm in the Oil Town this weekend.

The monkey brain

  • Spotlight Lounge (128 E 2nd St.)
  • Friday October 8
  • 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
  • No cover
  • Friendly and family

The Casper-based quartet The monkey brain will bring classic covers (from the 50s to modern) and originals on the dance floor.

Bridges on fire

  • The Gaslight Social (314 W Midwest Ave.)
  • Friday October 8
  • 9:00 p.m.

The band will bring 80s-90s rock covers on the night of the Gaslight costume contest.

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Zack Schommer

Schommer is a prolific Casper native who has performed in arcades, clubs, and festival stages for many years.

  • Oil City Beer Company (4155 Legion Lane)
  • Friday October 8
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Frontier Brasserie and Tap Room (117 East Second St.)
  • saturday 9 october
  • 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Dueling pianos

  • The Beacon Club (4100 W Yellowstone Highway to Mills)
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • $ 10 fee

The drinkers of the day

  • Spotlight Lounge (128 E. 2nd St.)
  • saturday 9 october
  • 19h00 – 00h00

The Spotlight’s grand opening on Saturday will feature the Day Drinkers, whose Facebook page says it features “original music interspersed with a variety of music that appeals to everyday drinkers of all ages.”

Dirt Reynolds will open, the Spotlight said.

reckless kelly

  • The Beacon Club (4100 W. Yellowstone Highway to Mills)
  • saturday 9 october
  • 20:00
  • $ 25 in advance
  • $ 30 the day of the show
  • Tickets available on Facebook or on

During a career spanning nearly 25 years, Reckless Kelly brought his unique sound to Americana. The group recently celebrated the double release of two new albums – American Jackpot and american girls. The Idaho-born band is a Grammy-winning band that combines rock and country influences.

Kapen Haley

  • The Hideaway Bar & Package (211 Riverview Ave., Mills)
  • saturday 9 october
  • 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Kapen Haley is “a local singer / songwriter from Casper, Wyoming, playing everything from modern folk, bluegrass, blues, country and rock with his acoustic guitar and drumbox,” according to his page. Facebook.

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