Rock and Roll

First the rocking.  Here is some of the live music I have seen over the years.  I still have ticket stubs for most of these, but some are from memory, some have been forgotten, I wish still others could be…

Van Halen, 1988, Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL

The World Series of Rock (Poison, Tesla, Bulletboys, Winger, etc) 1989 , Alpine Valley, WI

The Who, 1989, Alpine Valley, WI

Ringo Starr and his All Starr Tour, 1989, Alpine Valley, WI

The Rolling Stones with Living Color, 1989, Alpine Valley, WI

Jethro Tull, 1989, Chicago Theater, Chicago, IL

RUSH, 1990, Alpine Valley, WI

Aerosmith with The Black Crows, 1990, Alpine Valley, WI

ZZ Top, 1990, Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA

Leningrad Philharmonic, 1990, CY Stephens, Ames, IA

The Red Hot Chili Peppers with Pearl Jam and Smashing Pumpkins, 1991, CY Stevens, Ames, IA

The Pixies with Pere Ubu, 1991, Riviera, Chicago, IL

Fleshdig with Voodoo Gearshift, 1992, Maintenance Shop, Ames, IA

Lollapalooza (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ministry, Ice Cube, Soundgarden, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Pearl Jam, Lush), 1992, World Music Theatre, some Chicago Suburb, IL

U2, 1992, Cyclone Stadium, Ames, IA

SUGAR, 1992, Riviera, Chicago, IL

Bob Mould, 1993, The Maintenance Shop, Ames, IA

Lollapalooza (Primus, Alice In Chains, Dinosaur Jr, Fishbone, Tool, Front 242, Babes In Toyland, Rage Against The Machine), 1993, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA

Smashing Pumpkins with Shudder to Think, 1993, IMU, Iowa City, IA

Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, 1993, Riviera, Chicago, IL

House Of Large Sizes, twice in 1993, The Maintenance Shop, Ames, IA

Violent Femmes, 1993, Knapp Center, DesMoines, IA

House of Large Sizes with Billygoat, 1994, Peoples Bar and Grill, Ames, IA

The Dead Milkmen with Possum Dixon, 1994 (?), Hairy Mary’s, Des Moines, IA

311, 1994, Peoples Bar & Grill, Ames, IA

Tori Amos, 1994, CY Stephens, Ames, IA

The Kings Singers, 1994, CY Stephens, Ames, IA

House of Large Sizes, four times in 1995, Peoples Bar and Grill (3), Maintenance Shop (1), Ames, IA

FUGAZI with Lungfish and Chisel, 1995 (?), Hunky Dory’s, Ames, IA

House of Large Sizes, 1995, Hairy Mary’s, Des Moines, IA

Big Head Todd and the Monsters with Robert Bradleys Blackwater Surprise, 1996 (?), IMU Lounge, Iowa City, IA

Big Head Todd and the Monsters with the Ugly Americans, 1996 (?), First Ave Club, Minneapolis, MN

Dogs Eye View with the Wallflowers, 1996, Peoples Bar and Grill, Ames, IA

House of Large Sizes, twice in 1996, Peoples Bar and Grill, Maintenance Shop, Ames, IA

Guitar Summit (Stanley Jordan, Kenny Burrell, others), 1996, CY Stephens, Ames, IA

Todd Snider with Greg Brown, 1996, Marriot, Des Moines, IA

The Allman Brothers Band with ZZ top, 1996 (?), outside some casino, Omaha, NE

Social Distortion, 1996, First Ave Club, Minneapolis, MN

Johnny Socko, 1996 (?), Gunnars, Iowa City, IA

DOT Fest (House of Large Sizes, Reel Big Fish, Jill Sobule, Billygoat, SlipKnot, Frogpond, Bloodhound Gang, etc), 1997, Ankeny Airfield, Ankeny, IA

Des Moines Symphony with Navah Perlman on piano or something, 1997, Civic Center, Des Moines, IA

George Clinton & the P-funk Allstars, 1997, Knapp Center, DesMoines, IA

L7 with Sweet 75, 1997, Gabes, Iowa City, IA

House of Large Sizes, 1997, Gabes, Iowa City, IA

Impotent Sea Snakes, 1997, Gabes, Iowa City, IA

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, 1997, IMU Lounge, Iowa City, IA

Ani Difranco, 1997, IMU Lounge, Iowa City, IA

Allman Brothers Band, 1998, The Mark, Quad Cities, IL

Sonia Dada, 1999, Val Air Ballroom, DesMoines, IA

Cake, 2001 or 2, Some bar in Quebec, Canadia

The Derek Trucks Band, 2003, Green Room, Iowa City, IA

Def Leppard, 2003, Steamboat Days, Burlington, IA

Ani Difranco with Noe Venable, 2004, Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids, IA

Leo Kottke, 2005, Englert Theatre, Iowa City, IA

Devotchka with the Dresden Dolls, 2005, Englert Theatre, Iowa City, IA

House of Large Sizes, 2009, The Mill, Iowa City, IA

Now to the rolling.  Great week of riding just ended.  The College Green rides are back on, I did Tuesday on the crossbike and did not get dropped!  Thursday I rode the Ira, which is finally done with the arrival of the Nitto parts, it looks stunningly good, if I do say so myself…

The position was not quite dialed for the group ride, but I think I got it on the Friday morning easy spin.  Just need to cut off the steerer now.

Back on the cross bike today for a long grind and I felt really good.  More group riding this week and Kent Park next Sunday, as long as it does not snow.

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5 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    msr said,

    How was Noe Venable? I love her music

  2. 2

    bikeiowa said,

    Noe was great, I was super impressed. I bought a couple of cd’s and I must say I liked the live performance more than the recordings.

  3. 3

    Dave B said,

    Hey Steve,
    I still have a box of ticket stubs from concerts, lots from the same shows you have in your pile. The Pixies was a long drive in a small car.

  4. 4

    bikeiowa said,

    Them were the days, Dave. Glad I lived them, glad they are over!

  5. 5

    ari said,

    Your bike looks awesome. I hope to ride with you someday.
    I hope your shop is crazy busy!
    ari


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