Pierce the Veil played at Wooly’s on Sunday, March 31st. Check out this review written by Tate Huckstadt.
“Pierce the Veil put on an intense, sold-out show on Easter Sunday. Wooly’s was packed and everyone was buzzing with excitement waiting for the first of four bands, Issues, a relatively new band featuring ex-members of Woe, Is Me to take the stage. As soon as Issues started playing, everyone in the crowd went nuts. Many people in the crowd sang along to songs off the band’s Black Diamonds EP. The band played most of the songs from the EP, which is their first release. They had great energy and played an exciting short set.
Next up was Letlive. They came on stage and immediately started performing with seemingly unsustainable amounts of energy that they somehow managed to maintain for their entire set. The crowd didn’t seem to be as familiar with their music as they were with any of the other bands on the tour, but that didn’t seem to matter because they put on such an intense show. Lead singer/screamer Jason Butler flailed around the stage for most of the set and jumped off of a tall stack of speakers at one point.
Memphis May Fire played next and they continued the theme of high energy. Lead vocalist Matty Mullins owned the stage and commanded attention, leading the band and the crowd. He also gave inspirational speeches between songs, speaking of his own struggles growing up with his dream of being “the voice of a generation” and how nobody believed that he would achieve his dreams. The band played a great set full of songs that were extremely familiar to many audience members, who screamed and sang along.
Finally, after three great and energetic opening bands, it was time for the band that everyone seemed to be the most excited to see. Pierce the Veil took to the stage with a grand entrance complete with extravagant lights and confetti cannons that got the crowd hyped up even more than they already were. The band started at a fast pace and kept it up throughout most of the set, playing songs from their past two releases, “Collide With The Sky” and “Selfish Machines”. The crowd was completely into their performance, with highlights seeming to be “Bulletproof Love”, “Caraphernelia”, “King For a Day” and an acoustic sing-along to “I’m Out of Gas and You Need a Jacket”. The crowd sang along and moshed to the band’s energetic songs. The energy was extremely high and everyone in the room seemed to be in a great mood throughout the entire set. Personally, the only downfall was that they didn’t play any songs from their first album, “A Flair For the Dramatic”. I would have loved to have heard at least a few songs from that album and I left slightly disappointed by that, but not at all by the songs that they did perform because they were fantastic.”
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Review: The Whitest Kids U Know
The Whitest Kids U Know performed at Wooly’s Thursday, April 4th. Check out this review written by Tate Huckstadt.
“The Whitest Kids U Know filled Wooly’s with laughter with their crude, goofy, immature and sometimes bizarre comedy sketches. The comedy group performed many familiar sketches from their television show’s five-season run, as well as new material and a couple music videos from member Trevor Moore’s recently released solo comedy album “Drunk Texts To Myself”. They kept the energy high and the audience in stitches. It was insane to see sketches that I had only seen on computer and television screens live on a stage. It was surreal to be involved in a sketch on stage with the group. After the show, the guys sold and signed their own merchandise, talked to fans and then took pictures. Personally, I was on cloud nine from the time the show started to the time I left Wooly’s. It was insane to talk to people whose voices I was extremely familiar with but had never been able to respond to before.”
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If you don’t believe Tate, check out The Whitest Kids U Know for yourself. Follow this link to their top rated comedy sketch. It’s filled with multiple laughs, that is if you like dinosaurs and crude humor.
LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR 2013 80-35 MUISC FESTIVAL
July 5 & 6, 2013
Western Gateway Park
Des Moines, Iowa
Music Festival 80-35 has released this years lineup. Click on the link to check it out. What are your thoughts on this years act? Who are you excited to see? Who do you wish was playing? Comment below with your opinion.
Hey hey hey. Are you looking for something to do THIS weekend? Welp, this post might be for you.
Today-Friday April 5, 2013
Hold For Swank is playing at 5:00 p.m. at The House of Bricks located at 525 East Grand Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50309. Also playing is Street Thieves, Abe Froman and Lake of Fat Kids. The show is $6 and is All Ages! Quite the bargain!
At 9:30 p.m. The House of Bricks is switching gears for Parabelle, As For You, and Fatal Addiction. Tickets are 10:30. Fatal Addiction is a local band born and raised in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Check them out at ReverbNation to check out their top 5 songs. Also, check them out at LazerFest 103.3 this year!
Like to gamble? Check out the Val Air Ballroom for Big Deal, hosted by the West Bank for a new spin on West Des Moines Chamber Annual Dinner. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. and tickets are $50 at the door.
Love boobs? Well so does, Psychostick playing at Vaudeville Mews. Check out their song “Because Boobs” for your reasoning to attend this show…because boobs. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6:45 p.m. This show is 21+ and costs $15. Also playing is Polkadot Cadaver, Downtown Brown, Dark Mirror, Astral Space.
Toots and The Maytals with Dave Bess & Come Unity is playing a 21+ show at Wooly’s at 8 p.m. Tickets cost between $21 and $26. Toots is known for their gospel, ska, soul, reggae and rock sound. Go ahead and check them out!
There you go, and this is just Friday night. TGIF!