T.U.G.G. CD Release Party
13 S Linn
Iowa City, IA, 52240
Doors 9:00PM / Show 10:00PM (event ends at 2:00 am)
This event is 19 and over
Useful Jenkins is an acoustic campfire band that mixes unique rhythmic jam grass, with rootsy folk love! The band comprises of Pat Forsyth, Lucas Volz, Travis Blunt, and Brandon Wolters. Formed in Mankato, Minnesota they have been playing music together since 2002.
Useful music was born in 2004 and the band was formed as a whole in 2007. They released their first album "Fast Eddie" in January 2009 at Pachyderm Studios.
Useful Jenkins plays over 100 shows a year and they love traveling the Festival Express. "The dirty path is better than the hard concrete." Useful continues to offer their close knit and loyal fan base an innovative, unforgettable experience every show. Live shows are always high energy and exciting, while sending conscious messages to their crowds, and with their catchy harmony driven songs, you'll be singing the tunes for days.
Useful radiates an unexplainable Minnesota nice, mid-west family vibe, and is sure to throw a front porch ho-down!! From good ol' cleaning around the house music to late night dirt kickin debaucheries, Useful Jenkins will have you dancing like nobody is watching!!!
T.U.G.G. CD Release Party
T.U.G.G. (pronounced TUGG)
T.U.G.G. is an exciting 4-piece band hailing from La Crosse, Wisconsin. Their music is a fun, danceable mixture of reggae and rock and roll. The band's latest release "Slow Chill" gives listeners a truly remarkable journey into the band's sound. Their music is available online through their official website: www.tuggmusic.com or through CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/TUGG12
2 cups of reggae
1 cup of ska
1 stick of funk
1 lb of raw energy
4 highly talented musicians
1 modified mini bus
Take the reggae, ska, and stick of funk and combine them in a bowl. Whip it until the mixture is a smooth and frothy blend of unbelievable "Midwest Magic". Take this sweet concoction and drizzle atop the four musicians until they're completely coated. Influence the musicians with a dash of: Sublime, Bob Marley, Rancid, Toots and the Maytals, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Mad Professor, The Specials, and George Clinton. Place the band in recording studios with widely known reggae artists like Jah Teff and Pato Banton and the legendary mastermind Dub Producer, Mad Professor. Let this sweet reggae influenced rock and roll simmer slowly. Place the band into the mini bus and ship them off on nationwide tours. Book shows with other musicians like: Slightly Stoopid, Rusted Root, The Aggrolites, Natty Nation, RadioActive, Karl Denson, Trampled by Turtles, Tech Nine, Shakedown, Iration, Part One Tribe, The Big Wu, The Kingston 10, The Dollyrots, Fat Maw Rooney, The Know How, Joseph Israel, God Johnson, Pato Banton and many more. As prepared, T.U.G.G. will serve all those willing to listen and leave them begging for the recipe!
"TUGG has developed a large, loyal fan base over the years. They always put on an amazing show and when we did 'Don't You Go' for Play it or Hate it, got an overwhelming amount of positive feedback. These dudes are a must-see!"
Ballzer (Night host and Music Director of Z93-La Crosse, WI)
"TUGG is an infectious new sound.....very personal songwriting and the song "Mexico," off their latest EP Slow Chill, is what music all about...if you love freedom, kicking back, and looking for the enjoyment of life, TUGG is one of the freshest new sounds in music--and you will love "Mexico". Tom Gilding General Manager WBSD 89.1 Burlington,WI www.wbsdfm.com
"We were so fortunate to have T.U.G.G. join us during NewsChannel 8. Right from the get go, they were so amazing. Their music makes you want to get up and dance. Fun, fun, fun! We can't wait to have them back." Jennifer Livingston -WKBT Morning Anchor-La Crosse,WI
"The west coast of Wisconsin isn't typically thought of as a hotbed of alternative reggae music, but T.U.G.G. has done an admirable job of channeling tropical grooves and breezy melodies coming straight outta La Crosse,WI. The vocals are full, the harmonies are rich, the drums are on-point, and the lyrics are yearning." Adam Bissen- Editor Second Supper, La Crosse,WI
"In need of a Caribbean cruise but you just can't afford one? Grab the blender, Tequila and Margarita mix, throw on T.U.G.G.'s CD Slow Chill and breathe in the good vibes."
Dio (Night host, 95.7 The Rock-La Crosse, WI) WI)
"In need of a Caribbean cruise but you just can't afford one? Grab the blender, Tequila and Margarita mix, throw on T.U.G.G.'s CD Slow Chill and breathe in the good vibes." Dio (Night host, 95.7 The Rock-La Crosse, WI)
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