Posted: Mar 22, 2007 11:43 pm
According to the douchebag locals we talked to Slipknot started out playing there. Can't beat that for authenticity.
I spent my teens and twenties in Des Moines and Ames, Iowa- a nearby college town. My band played at Hairy Mary's with a band that contained future members of Slipknot. That band was also terrible.
DM's music scene is cyclical. It used to be that they'd have a run of good shows and some decent local bands every 3 years or so. Unfortunately, they are in a 5-year lull right now.
Iowa City was always more happening than DM, but it appears to stink equally right now. When going through Iowa, forget about music and concentrate on the fried pork tenderloin sandwiches.