Doors Open at 2pm.
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Fog Eats The Town Away formed in October of 2016 with the idea of bringing another screamo band to the Quad Cities. We write music that makes you think of cold winter nights in the midwest.
Members of FETTA have been/are involved with other bands in the QC such as Grandfather Confusion, Sunbender, Save Your Youth, Archeress and Left For A Living over the past couple of years. We came together as musicians to bring back a genre that is now scarce in the Quad Cities.
SKEIÐ is exactly like the barbarians of old, except they unexpectedly invade venues instead of idyllic pastures, and unleash a barrage of riffs and guitar solos in lieu of burning down villages and decapitating the populace. Formed in 2015, SKEIÐ is a collaboration of Nauseating Whiff Records’ most popular bands and thus features a wide range of songwriting styles and instrumentation oriented towards energetic and exciting shows. Now they have arrived at your shores, demanding you raise a glass of ale before the pummeling barrage of blast beats, doom metal interludes, counterpoint guitar melodies, and unhinged group vocals.
Garmr (n). From the Old Norse for “rag,” Garmr is the bloodstained wolf that guards the gates of Hel; Garmr will howl at the end of the Fimbulwinter, signalling the coming of Ragnarök.
Garmr is an experimental project from the Quad Cities that plays an aggressive blend of power electronics, drone, harsh noise, black metal, grindcore, and powerviolence.
The everlasting “second to last” show of this QC powerhouse… mathy screamo/sass riff attack feat. members of Catholic Werewolves, Ice Hockey, inasmuch, and at least forty seven other local guitar bands. They play a short, powerful set with gusto, in true screamo/grind fashion, yet in less than ten minutes, Scott Suiter and company take you on a journey through a wide variety of styles and eras of punk, screamo, grind and sass music. Ridiculous entertainment.
“It’s basically the soundtrack to a video game that doesn’t exist that I would totally play the fuck out of.” Savage three-piece noisy punks from Michigan that write dance-inducing anthems of protest. Fast, challenging rhythms and blasts paired with angular, crushing riffs that will have your head spinning and put a wide grin on the most serious of faces.
At 17, Lewis sold his entire basketball card collection, bought recording equipment, and started writing and recording original music. Before moving into his college dorm, an adviser told him there would be no room for recording equipment in the dorm room. Lewis put his bed frame up on wood blocks, kept the gear on the surface of the frame, moved the mattress under the bed, and slept under the songs he was writing. For the past 15 years, songwriting has been much more than a hobby, it has been a language, a personal therapy, and a full-time occupation. Knudsen’s 2015 release, “The Way of Most Resistance” reflects inspirations from the genres of funk and soul while still thinking outside the box. Lewis loves collaborating with other musicians whenever possible, and can hardly think of a better way to spend a Saturday night than to hunker down in his studio and work on a new song. Some of Lewis’ strongest influences are James Taylor, Randy Newman, Martin Sexton and Stevie Wonder.
With influences from alternative to metal to hip-hop, it’s hard to pigeonhole Justin Urness’ music. He’s been known to play shows with rock and metal bands and shows with rappers and beatboxers alike.
Since the mid 2000s, he’s written and recorded 2 full-length albums and 3 EPs at home and played shows comprised of recorded drums and bass as a backdrop to his guitar and voice. Completely self-taught, he plays all roles in the process of making music from writing and performing to recording and mixing to booking and promoting.
Originally from St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, Justin currently calls La Crosse home.
Motive Direct Pictures is an art collective focused on independent film making, established in 2014. Its mission statement is to uphold the integrity of thought provoking films. Influenced heavily by Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch, take a moment to get lost in these artistic expressions of the film medium…