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Saturday Music Lineup

2017 Oktemberfest Saturday Music Lineup

Admission is Free!
Date: Sept 23rd, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Courthouse Stage

2:00 - 3:30 pm  The Maytags


        These phrases are specific to the cultural geography of the singer, guitarist, and songwriter's Des Moines, Iowa hometown, a music and arts community with a rising national profile highlighted by praise from the Talking Heads' David Byrne and glowing explorations from Politico and The Atlantic. But Smith's words also help evoke the Maytags' journey to this sultry nine-song set, one that also runs through Smith's time in New York ,where he studied jazz as a drummer, and the band's recording sessions in Tennessee. Other band members have roots in St. Louis; all studied jazz, mainly in central and northern Iowa. If there can be a New South, then there can be a sound that's Midwest Nouveau. 

        Newest release, Love Lines, smolders with the intensity of a relationship that just ended — "both the good and the bad," Smith says. Recorded at Nashville's the Bomb Shelter with Andrija Tokic, who has also recorded Benjamin Booker and Alabama Shakes, the album sees Smith achieving a bit of the latter band's gut-busting, almost-preternatural howling on cathartic opener "Pushing Up Rivers." A three-part "Suite for Green Eyes," written as a whole by Smith and Tim Sanders (sax), inhabits the aftermath of a breakup: bittersweet acceptance, tempestuous reflection, and the lustful confusion of running into an ex once it's all over: "Fourth of July we'll be holding hands," Smith belts out on "Street Clothes," knowing full well he'll likely be watching the fireworks with somebody else.

        As much as Love Lines is born out of a breakup, it's also an artifact of a seven-piece band that has been honing its chops on the road. "Musically we worked our asses off on this," Smith says. "Me and Tim got together for the initial writing sessions and really tried to draw a lot of inspiration from the Daptone crew, Stax, Al Green. Just to name a few." The songs were then taken to the band and arranged as a unit, with each member having creative input on each song. The Maytags then tracked the whole album to 2 inch tape in less than 30 hours." That follows December 2014's Nova EP, recorded at the same studio and tracked to 2 inch tape in 19 hours.

        As Love Lines ends, with the rhythmically and emotionally tricky "Problems," Smith's weary purr fades away: "Someone call the doctor, the doctor, the doc-doc-doc..." The cure is already there, in a balmy sound that must've blown in from some fantastical Iowa coast: a flyover that flew away and returned wiser for the voyage.

        The Maytags are:
Nick Leo, Tim Sanders, Andy Poppen, Aaron Erlich, Sam Mogerman, Dustin Smith, Dan Kreipke, Benjamin Chappell



4:00 - 5:30 pm  Brazilian 2wins


        Brazilian Twins. American Music. Growing up in the violent favelas (shanty towns) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil twin brothers Walter and Wagner found solace in classical music on violins their father handmade. Their love of music and desire to positively impact the world led them on a wild ride to the United States, in pursuit of the biggest stages in the world.

        Original Music: A combination of unique and talented individuals, the Brazilian 2wins have been exciting audiences worldwide with their distinctive appearance and approach to creating their own signature sound. This four piece dynamo draws influence from a plethora of genres to carve out their own niche sound with a truly unforgettable, explosive live show that targets the masses. Power-pop melodies, a dynamite hip hop rhythm section, funky dynamic bass lines with space on each track for improvisation and crafty solos. Toss in an electric violin and ukulele (no guitar? Yup, you read that right) and you have, in essence, the Brazilian 2wins. The Brazilian 2wins are redefining live music.

        Brazilian 2wins are:
Walter - Electric Violin, Vocals, Wagner - Ukulele, Keys, Riley - Electric Bass, Upright Bass, Raqwon - Drums and features Trevell Fisher - Vocals/Keys, Evan Stock - Guitar



6:00 - 7:30 pm  SIRES


Midwest power pop trio, making you believe in rock and roll again!
Having achieved regional success under different monikers, Dylan Sires, Ross Klemz & Graham Howland as SIRES have delivered the defining work of their collaboration. The record is an anomaly in these modern times. Sires’ soulful croon is deeply rooted in the pre-Beatles American songbook while the music is direct and immediate.  “When we set out to make this record we, wanted to make something that was classic that had a timeless quality. Creating an album is such a gift and we did not want to take it for granted. We pined over every note, questioned every change…We took no short cuts.”  The first single, “She’s Into Me,” was inspired by a PBS documentary about the Dave Clark Five and Beyond, though the subtext is far more prurient: “The song is about using someone’s romantic interest to your advantage. Its bare bones and primordial in nature, which is where the video came from. We wanted to make a video that was part horror and part teenage wet dream.” Clocking in at seven and a half minutes, the video is SIRES homage to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” but is reminiscent of horror films of the 70’s and 80’s. SIRES may show their appreciation for bygone eras on Soul for Sale, but this band is most definitely of this moment.



8:00 - 10:00 pm  ONE... The ONLY tribute to Metallica


        After a full day of different variety and flavors of music Oktemberfest would love to invite you to come see our Saturday night music headliners, ONE... The ONLY tribute to Metallica!

        ONE... The Only Tribute to Metallica, was established in 2008, in their hometown of Minneapolis, MN. These four horsemen have expanded from the Twin Cities and brought North America an amazing national level touring tribute to the biggest hard rock and heavy metal band of all time.

        Unlike the other Metallica tribute and cover bands, ONE focuses explicitly on the audio and visual aspects of a LIVE Metallica show. Their catalog consists of over 60 songs from their early garage band days up to the legends that they are today. ONE's stage show is a memorable one that fans will remember from the 80's and 90's. Theatrical thrills that have been encompassed into a full arsenal of stage props, and some rare early days memorabilia and signature instruments will keep fans coming back for more.

        This is not your average tribute band. ONE has played with many large national acts on a number of festival and amphitheater stages. Members of ONE have not only worked as part of the crew , but have also been fortunate enough to jam with Metallica on their main stage!