Cedar Rapids , Iowa (March 15, 2014) Friday night at Cocktails & Co. in Cedar Rapids was a prime spot for some great original rock bands. First up was Old Man’s Curse from Muscatine, Iowa. Consisting of Dave Smith, (lead vocals, percussion,) Mark Wagler (guitars, vocals,) Steve Kisner, (bass guitar, vocals, percussion,) and Sean Dorton (drums, vocals,) this foursome laid the groundwork with some music that showed the crowd that big sounds can come from small towns. Up next was Iowa City’s Milk Duct Tape, which was formed from the ashes of Raw Mojo when lead singer and guitarist, Dan Bobek, and drummer Adam Clayton hooked up with bassist, Matt Moss. Milk Duct Tape’s fuzzy grunge picked up right where Old Man’s Curse left off, and with Matt’s hair blowing in the air thanks to his onstage fan, took the crowd on a great musical journey up to the final act of the night, Helforstout. Hailing from Cedar Rapids, Helforstout is fronted by the amazing vocals of Gabe Brown, his brother, Joe Brown, providing the lower end on bass, Jeremy Jacobs’ blistering lead guitar, and the wild rhythms of Dan Russell on drums. Helforstout wowed their fans with a set showcasing both old favorites and new powerhouse songs. By the end of the night, the crowd left happy and satiated from a trio of great Iowa rock bands.
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