Fri May 27 2022

7:30 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

Gabe's

330 E Washington St Iowa City, IA 52240

$15.00

All Ages

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Rescheduled from Friday, February 4th at Gabes. All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the newly rescheduled date - no need to exchange.


COVID SAFETY POLICY UPDATE

Proof of full vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test result (within 48 hours of event) will be required for admission into the Remo Drive show on Friday, May 27th at Gabes.

​All guests will be asked to present their valid vaccination card or negative test result upon entry (photocopy or digital photos are acceptable). The final dose of vaccination must be no less than 14 days prior to the event. Vaccination cards must also match your government issued ID (Driver’s License, Passport, State ID, etc).

Additionally, per CDC guidance, masks will be required indoors for all staff & patrons except while actively eating or drinking. For further information on our Covid-19 policies please reference the Terms & Conditions within.

If you have a fever, cough, or flu-like symptoms, PLEASE stay home! For more information on symptoms and procedures for those experiencing them, please visit the CDC website.

 

Kickstand Productions Presents:
Remo Drive, Boyish, Heart To Gold

  • Remo Drive

    Remo Drive

    Alternative Rock

    A slice of tremolo-heavy classic rock filtered through the lens of the gunslinging American West, REMO DRIVE’s third LP, A PORTRAIT OF AN UGLY MAN, is in many ways a return to form for the Minnesota-based indie-rock duo. The album, with its acrobatic guitar work, deeply self-referential lyrics and off-the-walls energy, calls back to the dextrous, eccentric sound that helped the band – brothers Erik (vocals, guitar) and Stephen (bass) Paulson – explode into the underground with their debut album, 2017’s Greatest Hits. And, like the band’s earliest material, it took shape in an equally unassuming place: their parents’ basement.

    When the Paulsons stumbled across a Tascam recording desk on Facebook Marketplace in 2019, they thought it might make a nice starting point to demo songs for their then-forthcoming third LP. But $250 and a few weeks later, they found themselves fully entrenched in making the actual album itself. Not only that, but the safety and security of their parents’ home provided a welcome respite for the brothers, who have learned they’re most creative without a ticking clock and prying eyes peeking over their shoulders.

    “Our workflow is naturally different from what most producers and studios like to do,” Erik explains. “We take things in our own weird approach and order. There’s a sense of privacy working at home. It doesn’t feel like you’re working with the door open during the incubation process.”

    The resulting album, due out June 26 on Epitaph, finds the band truly in their element – both physically and sonically. Whereas the Paulsons filtered their buoyant songwriting through the concise lens of storytellers like Bruce Springsteen and The Killers on Natural, Everyday DegradationA Portrait of an Ugly Man is more spontaneous, bolstered by the same charm and levity that made Greatest Hits such an underground favorite.

    “I wanted to get back to playing guitar the way I used to, and then throw songwriting on top of that,” Erik says. “On the last album, I approached playing guitar in a more songwriter-y way. I had really scaled it back so it wouldn’t be as hard for me to sing and play simultaneously, but the guitar is way more forward again now.” 

    Self-produced and mixed by the duo, A Portrait of an Ugly Man feels all at once familiar and fresh: The basement breathed a looseness into songs like “If I've Ever Looked Too Deep In Thought” and “Ode to Joy,” while the freedom of the sessions left the band able to explore the next evolution of their sound.

    As such, the 10-song set tips its hat to both the classic rock the brothers grew up on as well as previously untapped influences: Erik namechecks desert-rock artists like Queens of the Stone Age while admitting The Good, The Bad and The Ugly soundtrack and his binge-watching of old Westerns contributed to the album’s tumbleweed pastiche. But this time around, the guiding hands of their musical influences is less overt, a conscious decision the band address on album standout “Star Worship,” which preaches the need to eschew reverence for others and instead trust in yourself.

    That unflinching sense of self-awareness is what made Remo Drive so endearing as they found their footing in the mid-2010s, but it’s never been as crystalized as it is on A Portrait of an Ugly Man. The loathsomeness Paulson explores on the album certainly reflect less glamorous aspects of both his psyche and that of others, but when they’re cut with his quick wit and self-deprecation, they seem less like an actual indictment and more of an embrace of all of life’s imperfection and absurdity.

    “I was bumming myself out by trying to be more serious than I actually am,” Erik admits. “On this album, I wanted to write stuff that still communicated real ideas but had a bit of lighthearted, fun energy to it.”

    In turning the mirror back at themselves in this way, Remo Drive have learned a lot about who they really are: A Portrait of an Ugly Man is an album that doesn’t seek to minimize important subjects like mental health or self-worth, but rather welcome them in and accept them as part of what it means to be human. The record also cements their place as an insular, self-sustaining act who don’t need shiny gear or expensive studios to produce a great album – that task starts and ends with the songs themselves. And, as it turns out, the recording process was proof that when it comes to a nurturing, creative environment, there’s no place like home.

    “We’d been gone so much with touring that our parents were so excited to have us home,” Erik says. “They’d always come downstairs to hear what we were working on. They’re always used to us practicing, but seeing more of each other was really nice.”

    “Plus,” he adds with a laugh, “there’s always some food in the fridge.”

  • Boyish

    Boyish

    Indie Pop

    Boyish was formed by India Shore and Claire Altendahl in 2016. They met at Berklee College of Music when India needed a guitarist for an audition tape and Claire volunteered. Their musical compatibility quickly became apparent and they started collaborating soon after under the name "The Blue”. The duo went on to write and produce their debut project Carnation in 2018, which received positive write-ups from several publications. The New Yorker described them as “looking uncertainty straight in the eye in songs that are confident in their musicality even when tackling themes of angst and doubt“. Carnation was nominated for Alt-Country Album of the Year at the Independent Music Awards.

    After graduating college in 2019 and feeling the need to start over they changed their name to Boyish. They released their sophomore album Garden Spider on Valentines Day of 2020, which according to Atwood Magazine is “an immersive ten-track indulgence of introspection and inner angst channeled through a colorful, raw indie rock lens,” or as Claire calls it, a declaration of "Big Gay Sadness". WTBU Radio describes it as “a full-length project that can genuinely rival nearly any alternative pop act working right now”. The title track “FUCK YOU HEATHER” has been streamed over 1 million times and was added to playlists like "Fresh Finds Best of 2020” and "Undercurrents".

    Boyish released their most recent EP “We’re all gonne die, but here’s my contribution” on May 28th of 2021. The project received praise from Nylon, NPR, Ones To Watch, Them., The GLAAD Wrap, and Lyrical Lemonade. The lead single “Superstar” has been streamed over 400,000 times and was added to Spotify playlists such as “Fresh Finds”, “Lorem”, “All New Indie”, and “Softly”. Their single “whatshisname” was played on BBC Radio 6 and their third and final single “Your Best Friend” was featured as the KUTX Song of The Day via NPR.
  • Heart To Gold

    Heart To Gold

    Pop Punk

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For the love of live music and in order to keep our shows as safe as possible for audiences, performers, and venue staff alike, each venue has developed its own policies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Some of these policies include masking and showing proof of vaccination and/or a negative COVID test result. Stay up to date with each venue's COVID-related public health policies at by visiting the venue website for the most current information prior to attending the show. Policies are subject to change at any time.

We remain committed to providing a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all performers, staff and patrons and thank you for your support.

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COVID-19 DISCLAIMER - This ticket is a revocable license and may be taken up and admission refused upon refunding the purchase price appearing hereon and is grounds for seizure and cancellation without compensation. Holder of this ticket (“Holder”) voluntarily assumes all risks and danger incidental to the game or event for which this ticket is issued whether occurring prior to, during, or after same, including, but not limited to, contracting, and/or spreading the COVID-19 virus, and agrees that the organization, venue, presenter, agents, participants, or players are not responsible or liable for any injuries, sickness, or death resulting from such causes. Holder acknowledges that the COVID-19 pandemic remains a threat to individual and public health, COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease transmitted through human contact and respiratory droplets (including through the air and via common surfaces) and it is possible that Holder may contract COVID-19 while at the game or event for which this ticket is issued. Holder agrees by use of this ticket not to transmit or aid in transmitting any description, account, picture, or reproduction of the game or event to which this ticket is issued. Breach of the foregoing will automatically terminate this license. Holder agrees that the license comprised by this ticket may be removed and Holder may be ejected from the game or event for which this ticket is issued in the event that Holder violates any law, ordinance, or venue regulation. Holder grants permission to the organization sponsoring the game or event for which this ticket is issued to utilize Holder’s image or likeness in connection with any video or other transmission or reproduction of the event to which this ticket relates.
Kickstand Productions Presents:

Remo Drive, Boyish, Heart To Gold

Fri May 27 2022 7:30 PM

(Doors 6:30 PM)

Gabe's Iowa City IA
Remo Drive, Boyish, Heart To Gold

$15.00 All Ages

Rescheduled from Friday, February 4th at Gabes. All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the newly rescheduled date - no need to exchange.


COVID SAFETY POLICY UPDATE

Proof of full vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test result (within 48 hours of event) will be required for admission into the Remo Drive show on Friday, May 27th at Gabes.

​All guests will be asked to present their valid vaccination card or negative test result upon entry (photocopy or digital photos are acceptable). The final dose of vaccination must be no less than 14 days prior to the event. Vaccination cards must also match your government issued ID (Driver’s License, Passport, State ID, etc).

Additionally, per CDC guidance, masks will be required indoors for all staff & patrons except while actively eating or drinking. For further information on our Covid-19 policies please reference the Terms & Conditions within.

If you have a fever, cough, or flu-like symptoms, PLEASE stay home! For more information on symptoms and procedures for those experiencing them, please visit the CDC website.

 

Please correct the information below.

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All Ages
limit 6 per person
General Admission
$15.00

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Terms & Conditions

COVID-19 POLICIES
For the love of live music and in order to keep our shows as safe as possible for audiences, performers, and venue staff alike, each venue has developed its own policies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Some of these policies include masking and showing proof of vaccination and/or a negative COVID test result. Stay up to date with each venue's COVID-related public health policies at by visiting the venue website for the most current information prior to attending the show. Policies are subject to change at any time.

We remain committed to providing a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all performers, staff and patrons and thank you for your support.

For more information on COVID-19, vaccines & resources please visit CDC.gov & vaccines.gov

COVID-19 DISCLAIMER - This ticket is a revocable license and may be taken up and admission refused upon refunding the purchase price appearing hereon and is grounds for seizure and cancellation without compensation. Holder of this ticket (“Holder”) voluntarily assumes all risks and danger incidental to the game or event for which this ticket is issued whether occurring prior to, during, or after same, including, but not limited to, contracting, and/or spreading the COVID-19 virus, and agrees that the organization, venue, presenter, agents, participants, or players are not responsible or liable for any injuries, sickness, or death resulting from such causes. Holder acknowledges that the COVID-19 pandemic remains a threat to individual and public health, COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease transmitted through human contact and respiratory droplets (including through the air and via common surfaces) and it is possible that Holder may contract COVID-19 while at the game or event for which this ticket is issued. Holder agrees by use of this ticket not to transmit or aid in transmitting any description, account, picture, or reproduction of the game or event to which this ticket is issued. Breach of the foregoing will automatically terminate this license. Holder agrees that the license comprised by this ticket may be removed and Holder may be ejected from the game or event for which this ticket is issued in the event that Holder violates any law, ordinance, or venue regulation. Holder grants permission to the organization sponsoring the game or event for which this ticket is issued to utilize Holder’s image or likeness in connection with any video or other transmission or reproduction of the event to which this ticket relates.