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CRYSTAL CITY + TWINS

  • Dick's Tap and Shake Room 1602 E Avenue Northeast Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402 United States (map)

Friday | April 6 | Doors 8:30pm | Show 9:30pm
$6 advance | $8 door
21+ 

Artist info:

CRYSTAL CITY is fronted by Dave Helmer and Sam Drella. Helmer is a Midwestern singer/songwriter from central Iowa with blue-collar roots. Heavily influenced by Paul Westerberg, Tom Petty, John Prine and Townes Van Zandt, Helmer’s songs are approachable and relatable, touching on themes of love and loss, being good to each other and celebrating life. 

In 2009, Crystal City formed as a duo, recording their self-titled acoustic EP just three months after meeting. In the years to follow, the duo grew into a full band. In 2014, their full-length album "Change" was released and was met with positive reviews from around the country due to its blend of rock and acoustic songs. 

Following the successful reception of "Change", the band spent the next few years doing multiple tours around the country, sharing the stage with national acts such as The Whigs, The Good Life, HoneyHoney, Matthew Logan Vasquez and The Ike Reilly Assassination. 

"Bartenderly" is an album born from life in the bar scene, from the joy of a night out with loved ones to a cold one keeping you company during the tough times we all have experienced. "Bartenderly" is the working person’s watering hole album. Everyone can feel comfort from these songs.

http://crystalcitymusic.com/

TWINS is a family band, rooted generations deep in the rich history of Iowa music. Brothers Harper & Joel Sires handle the songwriting and vocal duties, along with their cousin Luke Sires on drums. Devin Ferguson — bass guitar and vocals — has been playing with the Sires brothers since he was 16 years old and rounds out this rock and roll quartet’s uniquely American sound. TWINS has accepted its mission to Save Rock & Roll. And it couldn't come at a better time.

http://twinstheband.com/

Earlier Event: April 5
Mark Lettieri Trio w/ Craig Erickson
Later Event: April 7
IZABEL CRANE + MURF-TONES