After going to a few concerts by the same band/s, you might start seeing a few of the same people at each show (let’s be honest, Des Moines is not that big).
After a few bump-ins or awkward waves, you can kind of start to form a conception of what you think someone’s personality might be like. Over time you might get to know the person; musician or attendee, as individuals and start to see their true characteristics, not the preconceived notions you had before getting to know them.
I’ve had the pleasure of playing lots of shows with bands and individuals that I eventually get to know and over time some have become very good friends. That is the coolest part of the community to me, when you hit that legit friend status. You no longer have to be AT a show to hang out. That’s when I see our music scene as more than just a really lame popularity contest.
This Friday is not a popularity contest. This Friday is a group of friends playing music together with the sole-purpose of having fun. It will be a safe-zone from bull-shit, preconceptions, and arrogance. All are welcome (21 and up obvi).
Kid Froopy will provide some of the dopest electro-schitzo-pop to get down to.
Haunted Gauntlet will remind you that you can in fact get spooked and bust a move at the same time.
Channel Pressure’s Todd Fink & Graham Ulicny will take us down a dance-wormhole into the unknown.
Tires will close out the night with their onslaught of electronic rock & roll.
Bring your dancing shoes, but leave your cares & worries at the door. DJ Top Heavy will be playing some records between bands to make sure there isn’t a moment of fun wasted.
DJ Top Heavy
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