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January 2006 Archive


January 26, 2006 (Thursday) – One of our largest upcoming shows update ever has been added to the list.


Remember Aerosmith / Cheap Trick tickets go on sale on January 28, 2006 call 1-886-55Dahls for tickets.


The Bullet Boys will not be appearing with Stephen Pearcy at Muddy Water’s on February 10th.  They have been replaced with Pretty Boy Floyd.  All But Screaming has been announced as an opening band.  $10 Cover.


January 24, 2006 (Tuesday) – We’ve hopefully got all of the coding issues corrected and there should no longer be any problems with the pictures loading.


January 23, 2006 (Monday) - Aerosmith will be At the Wells Fargo Arena with special guest Cheap Trick on Thursday March 23, 2006.  Tickets on Sale January 28 at 10:00 AM call 1-886-55Dahls for tickets, this event will sell out!!!!


January 19, 2006 (Thursday) – A lot of new upcoming shows has been added to the calendar so make sure and check them out


New Venue rumored to be in the works in Marion, Iowa, similar to the Chrome Horse, as we find out more we’ll let you know.


January 16, 2006 (Monday) – New updates to the Iowa Venues and Music Resource Pages.


Lets Dance in Cedar Rapids will be closing its doors last night open in January 20th (Friday)


Were going to the Freaklabel show at 3rd Street Live in Cedar Rapids on January 28th (Saturday) should be a good show Freaklabel will be recording this show for a Live Album so make sure to show up.  Appearing with Freaklabel is Lost Nation and another act to be announced. 


On February 10th (Friday) Stephen Pearcy former vocals from RATT will be at Muddy Water’s in Cedar Rapids along with Bullet Boys and Bang Tango.  This should be a good show and we’ll be checking this one out also tickets only $10.


January 12, 2006 (Thursday - PM) – Forgot about several concert dates that we meant to add early today for the River City Brewing Company in Clinton, IA so the need for a second update today.


Make sure to check out our new Midwest Music Festivals page, that has had a few more updates since last Thursday.


January 12, 2006 (Thursday - AM) – A ton of new concert dates added.  We’ve moved our Midwest Music Festival Information to its own page that can be found HERE.


Our Music Resources page has been updated with a couple of new links.


We’ve also added a new section.  Since everybody is a fan of 80s metal we’ve added a upcoming show section at the bottom of the center column just related to 80s Metal Bands and their side projects.  We’ll try to focus on acts that are coming to the Midwest.  If you know of one that were missing let us know at


We’ve had several people ask when were going to get our Band Page loaded, we’ve been working on it now for several months trying to make sure we don’t miss anybody and spending to much time checking out their websites to work on our own.  We will be spending some time on it next week and hopefully have a couple of hundred bands listed with websites and contact info, so please be patient.


December News and Updates has now been ARCHIVED.


January 5, 2005 (Thursday) – We’ve added several new show dates to the list.


A couple of local venues are closing or potentially could be closing.  Quad City Live in Davenport is closing its doors for what we believe is just general lack of support from the area.


Lets Dance in Cedar Rapids may be closing for remodeling and a reopening with a new name and some format changes if a pending sale is approved, if not Let’s Dance will be closing its doors forever in mid January.


December 2005 Archive


December 28, 2005 (Wednesday) – A couple of new show updates added to the upcoming shows list.  


The LA Guns / Destrophy show at Muddy Waters on January 30th has been CANCELLED.  So if you were really pumped about catching LA Guns you can see them at the 7 Flags Event Center on January 31st in Clive, Iowa which is a western suburb of Des Moines.  Appearing with LA Guns is Firehouse, Brian Howe (fr. Bad Company Vox) and local Des Moines favorite Cold Filtered.  More info for this event click HERE.


December 22, 2005 (Thursday) – Several new shows have been added to the list as well as a few more New Years Eve Shows around the area.


We are also have put up a new featured band link; Skin Kandy, from Cedar Rapids will be playing at 3rd Street Live with Inch 75 on New Years Eve.


We’ve also added another general link to the site; IowaRock.Com holds shows throughout the year in and around central Iowa.  Great Site with a lot of concert / cd reviews and band bios.


December 19, 2005 (Monday) – A ton of new shows have been added, of all of them you really need to check out Easteighteen, we listened to their stuff on their myspace site and really enjoyed it.


December 16, 2005 (Friday) – Couple of new show dates added to the upcoming shows list.


Rock 108 has PHOTOS available of the Fivespeed / Cold show at 3rd Street Live in Cedar Rapids from December 3, 2005.


Cool new show Alert: LA Guns will be at Muddy Waters (415 1st Street SE) in Cedar Rapids on Friday December 30th.


December 13, 2005 (Tuesday) – Came across a pretty good site the other day, some stuff we knew, much we didn’t:


101 Things you didn’t Know about Rock n’ Roll


December 8, 2005 (Thursday) – It’s a slow day so we’ve decided to add another update this week.


Today marks the one-year anniversary of Pantera / Damage Plan Guitarist, Darrell “Dimebag” Abbot’s death at the hands of a deranged “fan”.


Several new shows have been added.  We will be going to the Drowning Pool show at 3rd Street live in Cedar Rapids on Saturday (12/10/05) at 3rd Street live. 


In addition to the February 12, 2006 Nine Inch Nails show at The Mark in Moline they have also announced a date at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on February 16, 2005 tickets are available through the box office or HERE, tickets not available through ticketmaster.


December 7, 2005 (Wednesday) – New show updates have been added.


Nine inch Nails has been announced to appear at The Mark in Moline, IL on Sunday,  February 12, 2006.  Tickets go on sale for $33.00 + fees on Saturday December 10th at 10AM and are available through Ticketmaster.


We’ve also finally finished our overhaul of our Waterstock Rock page that covers all the happenings at the annual June Concert Event held at Waterworks Park in Des Moines.


November 2005 Archive


November 30, 2005 (Thursday) – New show updates have been added.


Check out the new featured band Skintight from Milan, IL and the new featured venue The Iowa City Yacht Club


November 21, 2005 (Wednesday – Late) We just had to post this link to this video; it is one of the funniest things we’ve seen in ages.


The Farting Preacher




November 21, 2005 (Wednesday - Early) – We’ll be out of town on Thursday so this will be our regular weekly update.  October News and Updates has now been archived. 


A ton of new show updates have also been added.


November 17, 2005 (Thursday) – New Show updates have been added.


Since our camera didn’t work at the Naked Beggars show we didn’t get any pics, but it turns out Steph ( was at the show and took a lot of great pictures that you can see HERE along with a lot of others.


November 10, 2005 (Thursday) – New Show updates have been added. 


We went to the Naked Beggars show at Quad City Live in Davenport on the 5th.  They put on a really great show.  Well be getting some pictures from the show up this weekend so check back.


November 3, 2005 (Thursday) – New Show Updates have been added.


One of our favorite comedians and host of Insomniac, Dave Attell will be making three appearances in Eastern Iowa at Live on Main (12/8) in Dubuque, Iowa, Penguins Comedy Club (12/9) in Bettendorf, Iowa and Hancher Auditorium (12/7) in Iowa City with Pauly Shore.


October 2005 Archive


October 27, 2005 (Thursday) – New Show dates have been added.


September news and updates have now been archived.


October 20, 2005 (Thursday) – New Show dates have been added.


The first version of the Eastern Iowa Music Resources / Links page has finally been completed and uploaded so check it out.


October 18, 2005 (Tuesday) – New Show dates have been added.


Naked Beggars will be at the Quad City Live in Davenport, Iowa on November 5th.  Eric Brittignham and Jeff Lebar of Cinderella are part of this project. Additional Naked Beggar dates can be found HERE.


Destrophy from Iowa City has been added as the new featured band link and Quad City Live has been added as the new feature venue link. 


Gabe’s Oasis in Iowa City is one of the busiest venues in Eastern Iowa right now and we know we are not getting every show posted so click HERE to get the full concert calendar from pollstar.


October 13, 2005 (Thursday) – New Show dates added. 


With Halloween coming quick here are some links to Eastern Iowa Haunted Houses:


Frightmare Forest and Cedar Rapids
Nightmare Manor Haunted House – Cedar Rapids

Scare Lair Haunted Attraction – Mount Pleasant
The Haunted Depot – Burlington
the heart of darkness – Waterloo


Local Elections across the State of Iowa are coming up this November.  Make sure to mark your calendars and vote.  The voter registration deadline is Friday, October 28 contact your County Auditor’s office for voter information.


October 6, 2005 (Thursday) – Pics from the recent Silvertide show at 3rd Street Live are available by clicking HERE.


Many Eastern Iowa / Illinois bands contacting us with their upcoming shows so were posting them.  Keep sending us your band / venue info.



September 2005 Archive


September 29, 2005 (Thursday) – Lots of new shows / Events added for the months of October and November.  Most noticeably is the rumor of Anthrax appearing at Let’s Dance in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on November 5, 2005, more information will be provided as it becomes available.


The Upcoming shows section of this site will be updated at a minimum of every Thursday night. 


Band, Venue and Resources pages will be updated at a minimum of once a month, so if you send us your info give us a little time to get it put up, unfortunately our real jobs keep us to busy to keep the whole site updated like we would like. Of course we know we have to finish and upload some of those pages first before we can ignore them again.  Band and Resource pages we hope will be wrapped up sometime this weekend and uploaded next week some time.


We also want to thank Stars for Iowa – Central Iowa Rock Connection for adding a link from their site to ours, so make sure you take some time and check out their site promoting the rock / metal music in and around central Iowa.


All new banners and buttons with the site were created at a great site with a lot of freebies.


September 23, 2005 (Friday) – The Eastern Iowa Venues Page is now up with the first batch of venues.  If there are venues missing that you feel should be included please contact us and let us know by clicking HERE.  Still working on the Eastern Iowa Bands Page keep sending your links to us by clicking HERE. 


Lots of new shows added for the month of October and a few new shows in November.


Bon Jovi has announced a date at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines for November 2, 2005 outside of Eastern Iowa, but other big event at the new Event Center. Tickets are now available thru the event center website.


September 20, 2005 (Tuesday) – We’ve had a lot of hits the last week as a result of some of our promotion efforts and have a lot of great band and venue links that will be posted very soon.


Our forum is now up and running we will be testing it out over the next couple of days getting some of the kinks worked out.


September 19, 2005KRNA will be holding the Rockin for Relief Show at Let’s Dance in Cedar Rapids Iowa on Friday September 30, 2005.  Live music starts late in the afternoon and goes well into the night only $6 at the door and it goes directly to the Red Cross aid effort.  It’s an all ages show until 7:00PM. 


September 12, 2005 – Still working on finalizing band and venue If you would like your site listed here please contact us at and we will add you. 


Lots of new concert / events posted today. 


September 9, 2005 – Got our first real contact through a mass promotion of our site on from Dakota of  Out of the Suffering” a metal band out of KC was the first to get in touch with us.  A side note Dakota used to be part of the group Pillbox who was fronted by one of our favorite vocalist Matt Burns (former ADAYAFTER, Downthesun, Pillbox and II Gallon Red). 


Since Dakota has made some effort we’ll continue to post and promote “Out of the Suffering” show / event dates regardless if there in Iowa or not and encourage them to make their way up here.


September 7, 2005 – New Updates upcoming shows in Eastern Iowa.  Most noticeably is the Des Moines based band “On a Pale Horse” will be making a stop at Gabe’s Oasis in Iowa City.  On a Pale Horse is making a huge name for themselves in the Midwest.


September 6, 2005 – Brief Rock Never Stops Tour review from Cedar Rapids available HERE.


September 1, 2005 TICKET ALERT!!!

Slipknot / As I Lay Dying / Unearth at the Mark of the Quad Cities on Friday October 21.  Tickets are $35 and on sale Saturday September 10th at 10AM thru ticketmaster.



August 2005 Archive


August 29, 2005 – Reviews to both the Clear Lake and Cedar Rapids Rock Never Stops show will be posted here soon.  Please check back.


August 25, 2005 – The Rock Never Stops tour date at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa has been SOLD OUT.


Iowa’s own Slipknot will be returning for to the area at The Mark in Moline, IL on Friday October 21, 2005 w/ As I Lay Dying and Unearthed in support.  Ticket prices and on sale dates coming soon…


As everyone should know by now Ozzfest 2005 at the Float-Rite Park Amphitheatre in Somerset, WI on Saturday September 10th has been CANCELLED.  As we understand refunds are available at point of original ticket purchase.


August 24, 2005 – We apologize for the lack of updates as vacation and our real jobs have kept us busy and not able to focus as much attention as we would like to this site.  Weekly updates will be made at a minimum on Thursday of every week.


Rock Never Stops Tour will be making their final tour stop this Sunday (August 28th) at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.  Tickets are still available thru Ticketmaster. 


August 15, 2005 – Outside Eastern Iowa – Billy Idol will be making a tour stop at the Val-Air Ballroom in Des Moines on September 20th Tuesday.  Queensryche will be at the Val-Air later that week on September 25th (Sunday)


August 8, 2005 – 2005 Rock Never Stops Tour will be coming to Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Sunday August 28 at the U.S. Cellular Center.




July 2005 Archive


July 28, 2005 – It looks like August 27th music fans will have several opportunities to see a lot of great bands depending on where they live and how far they want to travel.  The 2005 Rock Never Stops Tour will make a stop at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa (Same place Buddy Holly died in a plane crash following a concert).  Jani Lane and Vixen will be performing at the Ice Harbor in Dubuque and Skin Kandy will be at Center Point.  Hopefully everyone will get out and support one of these shows.  We will be going to the Rock Never Stops Concert as it has been a few years since we’ve seen Cinderella perform.


July 26, 2005 – The 2005 Rock Never Stops Tour featuring Cinderella, Quiet Riot, Ratt and Firehouse has announced another Iowa Date at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake Iowa on Saturday August 27th.  This is a smaller venue and we image tickets will sell out fast so get yours as soon as possible.  You can purchase tickets HERE.


July 25, 2005 – Outside Eastern Iowa - Not sure what is going to happen with Z92’s annual Birthday Bash as we have yet to get any great information about this year’s event.  However they have announced the Z92 Free Bash that will be headlined by former Bad Company Lead Singer Brian Howe. 


Another outside Eastern Iowa Concert Alert: One of our favorite bands Jackyl will be performing at Hawgstock in Winterset Iowa on Friday August 26th with Des Moines favorite Cold Filtered opening.



June 2005 Archive


June 28, 2005 – Rocktober Fest (Amana Colonies) has announced Blue Oyster Cult as the headliner with Rare Earth and local favorite Skin Kandy as openers.  Should be a great show as we have never seek Blue Oyster Cult before and we all know that Skin Kandy puts on a great show.


June 23, 2005 – Outside Eastern Iowa - Waiting for any announcements or rumors regarding the 2005 Z92 Birthday Bash at Carter Lake Park in Omaha, NE.  Will be posting any information as it becomes available.


July 4, 2005 the 1st Annual Iowa Metalfest will be held at Sleepy Hollow Sports Park in Des Moines Iowa.  This all day event will include over fourteen national and local metal acts.  Check out the website for additional event details.  We’ll be posting a review and pictures of the event as they become available. 


June 22, 2005Outside Eastern Iowa.  Great White has been confirmed to appearing at Keysters in Urbandale Iowa on July 16, 2005 with local Des Moines favorite Cold Filtered opening.  More information will be provided next week.  We just caught Great White at a private party at Muddy’s in Cedar Rapids on June 19th and I will tell you they were unbelievable and Mark Kendell is one of the most underrated 80s metal guitarists.  Hopefully they have his latest album “Mark Kendell 2.0” available for purchase, as it is a great rock album with a heavy blues influence.   A portion of all ticket sales do go to the Station Family Fund to help survivors of the fire.





This site is for information purposes only and we cannot confirm 100% that any of these bands are playing so we are sorry if there is some differences with the info here and the actual event lineup. We are doing our best to continue to verify and update information as it becomes available.