Four of the heaviest, rawest and bestest bands in Iowa converge in Ames for one night only! Clear your calenders! Ask for work off! You do not want to miss this show!
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DRUIDS (Des Moines): Sludgey doom with riffs for days. Druids should need no introduction but if you've never heard or seen them, you are in for a treat. This will be the last show of their spring tour, so come out in support of these central-Iowa stalwarts. For fans of: Mastodon, Baroness, Torche, Black Sabbath, Sleep
SKIN OF EARTH (Des Moines): Insturmental and introspective rock. Effortlessly defiant of nearly all genre classifications, Skin of Earth has been cutting eardrums with a smile for longer than you'd think. Pitchfork did not review Skin of Earth's December 2015 S/T LP, but if they did, it surely would have garnered a perfect 10. For fans of: Loud music.
OBSIDIAN SWORD (Cedar Falls): Maybe actually the heaviest band in Iowa right now. Sound personelle hate them personnel hate them. Oliver wants to tell you about Bernie Sanders. Obsidian Sword is doom metal at its most crushing. For fans of: Bongzilla, Aseethe, Sunn O))), and amplifiers.
CLOSET WITCH (Quad Cities): Grindcore/powerviolence with brief moments of shoegazing. Closet Witch's live act is equal parts serenity and intensity. Everything is hardcore out East. Simply put, Closet Witch is the best Iowan band you haven't heard yet. I personally cosign this band as the bees knees. For fans of: Converge, Purge, Weekend Nachoes, Magrudergrind.
Tentative (but likely) times:
Doors: 6:00 PM
Show: 6:30 PM
Please bring $5 to support the following:
• Iowan musicians
• DIY culture
Complementary earbuds will be provided.
BYOB for 21+ partygoers!