First Fleet Concerts presents
Rodeo Ruby Love, Empty Orchestra
504 E. Locust St,
Des Moines, IA, 50309
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Of all the various compliments Streetlight Manifesto have received from fans over the years, there is one in particular that seems to resonate most with the members of the band. After a show, a kid in torn jeans and a Pantera shirt, sporting ridiculous facial hair, will find one of the Streetlighters outside of the club and say hello, followed by "Man, I don't listen to this kind of music, in fact I hate most ska bands, but you guys are something else." Or it will be a jazz fan, sitting in the back of the venue during the set, bobbing his head, eyes closed while the band does their thing on stage. Or one of the club's stagehands will comment, while helping break down the lighting rig, that he actually enjoyed a band he was working for for once, despite having heard thousands of bands on the job over the years. And therein lies Streetlight Manifesto's appeal.
Seven guys, seven different musical backgrounds, seven different personalities, one band, one unique and unmistakable voice. Formed four years ago in New Jersey as an ad hoc group intended to put out one album and disappear, one thing lead to another and within a few months of their debut release, Everything Goes Numb, Streetlight Manifesto were officially a full time touring band, traveling the world, spreading their infectious and energetic tunes to all who would listen. One part rock, one part ska, with influences from latin, klezmer, folk, world, funk, jazz and classical thrown in, the band redefined what most people expected from a "ska" band. Three albums later, and after countless worldwide tours, the guys are still at it, still performing live to sold out shows filled with sweat drenched fans, all dancing and singing along at the top of their lungs. And the Streetlight boys wouldn't have it any other way.
Rodeo Ruby Love
Rodeo Ruby Love is a pop band from Indiana made up of seven friends who strive to create fun and catchy songs that will get stuck in your head and make you sing out loud. Known for their energetic live performances, the band gets its sound by mixing their hardcore and punk roots with eclectic 60's and contemporary indie pop. Recently, RRL just finished up a tour with Streeghtlight Manifesto and Reel Big Fish!
"Empty Orchestra" is the literal english translation of the japanese word "karaoke." Sounds like: Screamin' Jay Hawkins fucking Tom Petty in the bathroom at a Sixteen Horsepower concert. at least i hope so, because that would sound amazing.