Mission Creek Presents: Condor & Jaybird

Mission Creek Presents

Mission Creek Presents: Condor & Jaybird

Strange Americans, The Commanders

Sat, April 8, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 19 and over

Condor & Jaybird
Condor & Jaybird
Condor & Jaybird is a 4-peice Psychedlic Pop/Rock band from the banks of the Mississippi River. Connor and Jeramie started making music together in 2013. Jake and Bryson joined shortly after. The four of them started out trying to make dark and genre-less music. Now they just want to make music. You can see their passion for creating and performing when you watch them live. From big crowds to small, you can tell Condor & Jaybird express their love for every person through their performance. You can see it on their faces and hear it in their music. Every time you see Condor & Jaybird live, you will fall in love with them more and more
Strange Americans
Strange Americans
It's the kind of music that the Carhartt-wearing, hard-working, industrial beer-drinking, regular Americans would listen to — the ones who could end up on an episode of TV's Dirty Jobs. It's a little raw, a bit loud, unapologetic and honest. It's blue collar rock and roll and it's something that Denver's Strange Americans are crafting with both brawn and finesse, like a hot rod mechanic bringing back an old barn find.

In a sense, Strange Americans are rescuing something from the rust pile — straight-forward, no frills rock and roll, and a matching aesthetic that is heavy on songwriting and storytelling, but presented with reverb-drenched punch and passion — the way The Band or Crazy Horse would have done it.

Strange Americans first began in 2009 through a series of Craigslist ads and mutual acquaintances. The group, which released its much applauded debut full-length A Royal Battle in 2012, released its sophomore album That Kind of Luster in September of 2014 . The ten-song, 45-minute rocker which the group began working on in the summer of 2013, showcases a band that has dialed in an authentic, raucous live show and somehow convey that same energy in the studio as well.

[Contributing author: Brian Johnson, Marquee Magazine]

Strange Americans has shared the stage with acts including The Hold Steady, The Whigs, Dead Confederate, Water Liars, Trampled By Turtles, Yukon Blonde, Cory Branan, The Fling, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Gin Blossoms, and Nick Urata (DeVotchKa).
The Commanders
The Commanders
Band Members
Commander Kelly - vox/guitar
Commander Burns- vox
Commander Haigwood- lead guitar
Commander Minniear- bass/guitar
Commander Davis- drums
Venue Information:
Iowa City Yacht Club
13 S Linn
Iowa City, IA, 52240