Marshalltown, Iowa (July 26, 2013) It’s Friday night and I needed to shoot something. No I wasn’t having an Uncle Ted moment – I REALLY needed an infusion of power… the harder the better. I had heard of a new ballroom in Marshalltown that booked Metal, the Impala Ballroom and Saliva was booked for a Friday night show with Boneriver supporting. I managed to get credentials late in the afternoon and headed to Marshalltown. It was a 4 band show with two locals that led to Boneriver then Saliva headlining (see Saliva post for details).
Boneriver is from out West in the Seattle area and have been an active band since around 2007. I had a great talk with their tour manger and members of Boneriver before their set. They have been touring with Saliva and just did a festival somewhere in Mn.
Very cool guys, Told me I could shoot anywhere I wanted which is a photog’s “YES” moment.
The locals were good as warmups, but Boneriver could have easily headlined the ballroom. A very steady mix of hard rock and softer edgy tunes rounded out their set. The crowd which was small in terms of what they are used to were pleasently surprised.
Boneriver is Tim Stickney (Lead Vox-Guitar), Stefan Miller (Lead Guitar-Vox), Mike Hughes (Bass) and Joe Martin (drums)
Booking: Over The Top Management