Monday, October 18

Author: John Nelson

(Concert Review) SLIPKNOT Live at Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa (8/10/2019)
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(Concert Review) SLIPKNOT Live at Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa (8/10/2019)

Being from the state of Iowa, us Iowans take a lot of pride when something amazing comes out of Iowa.  We have President Herbert Hoover, esteemed actor John Wayne, President Ronald Reagan did some announcing for some Iowa Hawkeye football games, and a metal band that is becoming legendary in their own right, Slipknot is proud to say that they are from Des Moines, Iowa.  Slipknot with special guests Gojira took the Knotfest Roadshow to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa for his historic concert. We brag about our state fair all of the time.  People come from all over for this fair, I mean where else can you eat a fried stick of butter but at the Iowa State Fair.  After indulging into some of Slipknot's No. 9 Iowa Whiskey, which is made out of a small town outside of Cedar Rapids and b...
(Single Review) “I’m Broken” by STEVE N SEAGULLS
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(Single Review) “I’m Broken” by STEVE N SEAGULLS

Editor's Note:  Due to technical difficulties, we could not upload the reaction video to "I'm Broken" by Steve N Seagulls, which is a bluegrass cover originally done by Pantera.  Here is John Nelson with his commentary from it! If you haven't heard of these guys, you must be living under a rock.  They are from Finland, they've been around for a decade, and they are not just another ordinary band, they are a bluegrass band! This band really blew up in 2014 when they released their own rendition of "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC.  The video blew up for them.  They got millions of views and tons of people were asking for more.  They ended up signing with Spinefarm Records, where they already released a couple of albums, which they did so well that they debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Bluegr...
(Concert Review) A Perfect Circle with special guests Tricky and Night Club at U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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(Concert Review) A Perfect Circle with special guests Tricky and Night Club at U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Please don't mind this post, as it was a crazy night for me where I won VIP passes and tickets to A Perfect Circle's "Eat The Elephant" tour via Rock 108(which is a mainstream rock radio station based out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa).  Special guests included Tricky and Night Club.  It was an interesting night. The VIP package included upgraded seats, pre-show tour, bottles of wine, signed poster of A Perfect Circle, guitar picks, patches, a tote bag, and a t-shirt.  Our seats were 2nd row right at the front of the stage and although I only knew three songs by A Perfect Circle, I thought it was going to be a really interesting night! Night Club started off the night, they mix a lot of electronic and gothic dance music with a touch of rock in the mix.  The sound guy made it kind of hard for me ...