AMES WINTER CLASSIC 4!

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Once a year we bring it all back home with a totally FREE and completely ALL AGES show at The M Shop, which is one of our favorite venues of all time and is also the place where we had our first truly epic show in our career when we opened for the Poison Control Center‘s “Sad Sour Future” release party!

This year’s AWC is gonna be a rager for the ages! We’ve assembled an all-Iowa lineup of pure R’n'R, check it out: Extravision (first Ames show! stacked Iowa supergroup) + Trigger-Fish (AHS indie rock heroes!) + Mr. Nasti (our Maximum Ames pop music soul-brother!)

We’ve got a fist-pumping new anthem to debut at this show! Plus a sexy special guest! Plus we love you! See you there!

NYE RULED! AMES WINTER CLASSIC 4 UP NEXT!

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So we had the BEST time shredding up DG’s for our 6th annual New Year’s Eve party on Wednesday! Thanks so much to Electric Jury, Doctor Murdock and Dead Larry for kicking so much ass and thanks to AMES for packing the joint once again!!!

Our next show is our annual ALL AGES rager at The Maintenance Shop: AMES WINTER CLASSIC! That’s right! And this will be our 4th annual edition of the event, which rules! This is always one of our best shows of the year and also guess what, it’s FREEEEEEE!!!! The lineup we’ve got together for it this year is also just off the charts: Extravision, Trigger-Fish and Mr. Nasti! See you there, Saturday Jan 17!

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NEW YEAR’S EVE AT DG’S TAP HOUSE!

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It’s an annual tradition like no other: we shred DG’s Tap House to ring in the new year alongside our true rock’n'roll companions!!! This year we’ll be joined by Dead Larry, Doctor Murdock and Electric Jury! We have an awesome set planned featuring new songs, a killer special guest and a ’90s R&B medley that simply must be seen to be believed! Seriously this is such a great tradition, it began 6 years ago when the Poison Control Center invited us to open for them on NYE and we’ve carried on the tradition every year since. We love tearing it up with y’all to celebrate a new year – let’s make Ames party magic!

PLAYING GAS LAMP ON DEC 19 WITH THREE AMAZING BANDS!

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It’s been way too long since we shredded the Gas Lamp, which is one of our favorite venues in Iowa! PLUS, we get to play with three of our favorite bands of ALL TIME: Annalibera (too good), Trouble Lights (so married) and Liana (outer space)!!! We are debuting a brand new song too! Plus, guess what Des Moines? We have a slightly updated – and fully shredding – lineup that you have yet to encounter, so come experience rock’n'roll music!

PLAYING MAMF WITH THE DEPAYSEMENT! “IMMEDIATE FAMILY” NOW ON BANDCAMP!
Hikaru = Magic! Amazing photo by Jorge Rodriguez!

Hikaru = Magic! Amazing photo by Jorge Rodriguez!

D-P-M!!!! That’s right, our Japanese brothers The Depaysement are making their triumphant return to America to play alongside us at the closing event of Maximum Ames Music Festival this year on Sunday, Sept 28 at Deano’s! Seriously, think about this: a rock’n'roll band is flying to America from Japan to play at Deano’s: FUCK YES! Plus our fellow R’n'R patriots The Wheelers, Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band and Electric Jury are shredding this show as well! It’ll be our first show featuring the insane Dylan Boyle on guitar and the destructive Jose on drums! Believe me: WE ARE BRINGING MAXIMUM HEAT TO MAXIMUM AMES!

Also toooooooonnnnnnsssss of our friends and label-mates and heroes are playing the fest, check out the outrageous full lineup HERE!

Oh and ALSO: you can now stream or download our overwhelming ballads album “Immediate Family” on Bandcamp! This album is our greatest achievement, if you haven’t heard it yet prepare to cry/be scared/not know what to feel!!! Just know that we love you.

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That reminds me that ALL of our albums are not only streaming on Bandcamp but also on YouTube! That’s “Eyes” + “Triple Trinities” + “Immediate Family” – damn, we can’t wait to get to work recording our brand NEW album “Song Against the Law” because it will be pure evil!!!

Also, we want to send so much love to J. Parry, he was the drummer on our national tour with The Depaysement and we shared so many unbreakable memories together! He’s moving to Alaska and we’re gonna miss him a lot but we also know he’ll be spreading pure knowledge of AMES everywhere he goes! We love you J!

We played a giant Day of the Dead parade in Tucson, AR!

We played a giant Day of the Dead parade in Tucson, AR!

Human Iowa is not a person, a place or a thing. It’s a fucking VERB: We’re gonna human the shit outta this state!