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The Missing Letters + Jake Kemble

  • Dick's Tap and Shake Room 1602 E Ave NE Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402 United States (map)


Doors 10PM | Show 10:30PM | $5/advance, $8/door

THE MISSING LETTERS - In October 2012, drummer Shannon Drymalski and Matt Whitaker met through friends and quickly began working on a project called "The Missing Letters". They later met Bryan Peterson and Josh Ripley and the project was complete!! A rock band with everything from loud hard hitting rock songs to beautiful melodic songs. The band has been playing around the Twin Cities as well as nationally. They played SXSW in 2014 and will be doing so again in 2015. Also, in 2014,The Missing Letters were invited and performed at Neil and Pegi Young's Bridge School Benefit along side Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Norah Jones, and Neil Young. In June of 2015 they got the opportunity to play Firefly festival with names like Paul McCartney, Snoop Dogg, Cage The Elephant, Modest Mouse, etc.

JAKE KEMBLE - (Twin Cities Music) "Shutting down the Parkway with the final set of the evening was Jake Kemble’s newest project – Boomtown Riot. Twin Cities music fans may recognize Kemble from Kick, but he seems to have hit a new groove with Boomtown Riot. Their set was through the roof energy, ear-wormy tracks that are made to be sung a long to, and like XIII Arrows at bit of a larger than life feeling. It’s no doubt that Kemble is the frontman of Boomtown Riot – his Mick Jagger-esque strut, huge kicks and jumps and off-the-wall energy paired with his flawless vocals. The band is rounded out by Jeff Noller (keyboard/guitars), Jimmy Lyback(bass/vocals) and Jeremy Krueth (drums). Boomtown Riot Parkway Theater debut performance had a very mature, polished feeling, showing these guys are no newbies to the game. But they brought a freshness to The Parkway, that again, is not often seen on a Friday night outside the Entry, Fine Line, or Cabooze. It’s safe to say Boomtown Riot’s debut performance was a knock out. Stay tuned for plenty more from these guys along with a smashing EP."