Decoy & The Pork Tornadoes
504 E. Locust St,
Des Moines, IA, 50309
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
With roots stretching from all across the country, the next big band to hit the pop/rock scene has finally come together in Des Moines, Iowa! Decoy's limitless musical talent will take you on an amazing journey with spell-binding vocal melodies, solid groove rhythms and blues guitar leads cascading over top each instant classic song. Decoy creates its own unique sound from an eclectic mix of influences, building a live show that gets everyone in the audience dancing and singing along.
The vocals are set by Chris Ranallo and Brian Herrin, whose eclectic and soulful harmonies are mind-blowing, to say the least. After listening to the catchy melodies you'll find yourself humming along and craving more! Chris also rocks an acoustic guitar with a jazz/funk styling unlike anything ever heard before. Brian does double duty, masterfully playing the keyboards and being the cement that holds this musical wall together. On lead guitar, Micah Wagner makes the message ring through with huge blues/rock infused guitar solos. William Fix Brown II lays down the low end on bass guitar with his solid groove and straight forward skill. And finally, Mike Woods on drums is always displaying his explosive, yet refined, drumming style.
The last couple of years have been nothing but hard work for these guys, who have been collectively making a living doing what they love most - playing music. Decoy has had the honor of playing all over the Midwest and opening for, or playing along side, some of the best musicians in the music business. Decoy has truly earned their right to be called musicians.
Now, with their first full length album “Nothing To Lose” out, the band is on a relentless tour to show the world their amazing sound and live show. Needless to say these guys have hit the ground running and have no plans of letting up anytime soon!
The Pork Tornadoes
**Insert cliche statement** This band is a force like no other. Creating a party wherever they go. Followed by a ravenous fan base. Every song will leave you singing along and begging for more. Try it, it’s fun. You have heard it all before. It’s as if a band comes up with it’s misleading biography before they even get out on the road and start playing shows. Most band biographies are as trite as dating website profiles and equally filled with empty promises and broken dreams. The issue here is that The Pork Tornadoes fit the mold of all the cliche statements and yet they generally opt out of torturing you with eye rolls followed by giggles and throwing up in your mouth while reading said biography. Their live show does the talking for them, as well as their signature taglines “Your Girlfriend’s Favorite Band” and “BeardPop”. The shroud of mystery surrounding the band, the terribly-poor choice in band name, and the head-scratching, enormous amount of video views and fans on every social media website are enough to bring curious music lovers out to a show to “see what all the fuss is about.” That is all it takes. Like a predator luring in it’s prey, once a person walks into a Pork Tornadoes show, they are instantly assaulted by incredible musicianship, dizzying diversity of genres/songs, friendship/comradery/love and an unexplainable urge to drink heavily and sing until your throat can’t take it anymore.
Was that cliche enough? Nah, let’s keep going. For scientific purposes only. Please don’t judge.
The Pork Tornadoes are a powerful party band that has played all around the Midwest at the best and biggest bars, festivals and weddings. Having played more than 400+ shows in the last 7 years, this band has perfected their live show into an experience you won’t find anywhere else. With more than 15 years of live performance, studio recording and nationwide touring per member, the musical talent is off the charts, rivaled only by their attention to detail on sound quality and gear. The band is led by singer Mason Greve, whose is arguably one of the best vocalists in the state and was one of 100 finalists on NBC’s The Voice in 2014. Putting their own spin on an eclectic mix of songs from Justin Timberlake, One Direction, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift to Kings of Leon, The Killers, Third Eye Blind and Sublime, they are truly one of the most versatile bands around. Regularly helping bars and events sell out of alcohol, this band is a force like no other, creating a party wherever they go for their ravenous fan base, who sings along and begs for more.
**Holding back puke**
Ok, thankfully that is over with. I will leave you with this. Pretend you didn’t even read up until this point. The Pork Tornadoes and their fans will have fun with or without you. If you don’t go, you won’t know what you are missing and can go on living your normal, boring life. If you do decide to see them in concert, be prepared to have the time of your life for a few hours and then go back to your normal, boring life. However, now you will have a faint twinkle in your eye and an unexplainable smile. People will ask you, “Why are you so happy?” You will likely respond, “Last week, I experienced The Pork Tornadoes, a force like no other…..”
Peter McStevens, music blogger for BurgerTown USA
$12.00 - $15.00