Nitefall on the River Presents:
The Pork Tornadoes & Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
520 Robert D. Ray Dr,
Des Moines, IA, 50309
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
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
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a nostalgic trip back to the start of rock and roll. A trip to when songs were tossed back and forth by artists, and one night could find Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, and Jerry Lee Lewis all on the same stage. This is about the birth of rock music; over 50 songs from a time before music started its electronic shift. Raw, energetic, and real. Their repertoire is ever-growing and assures you'll be shaking all night long with timeless hits they truly make their own. Like the king himself said, "Rock and Roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it".