Blimp is THE Led Zeppelin cover band you MUST see. It's the closest thing you'll ever get to a live Zep performance without time traveling back to the 70s.
The BulletBoys began as a collection of talented musicians from high profile bands such as King Kobra and Ratt. Using their credentials, they were able to quickly capture the attention of music fans around the world while front man Marq Torien emerged as one of the most underrated vocalists of the era.
The BulletBoys formed in 1988 at the very peak of the Los Angeles glam metal movement. With record companies constantly searching for new talent, they possessed a pedigree that most bands would kill for. Unlike the other glam rockers of the day, the BulletBoys were more hard rock and blues fusion than pure hair metal. Thanks to comparisons to the likes of Aerosmith and especially Van Halen, talent scouts came running and the band quickly received their first major label contract. Over the years they dominated both MTV and radio airwaves, and remain relevant to this day in heavy rotation on VH1's "Metal Mania" and Internet (SiriusXM's Hair Nation, KNAC.COM, etc.) radio throughout the world!
Re-formed in Jan of 2009, Crimson Edge continues to build it's list of party rock songs while adding new members along the way! But don't be fooled, these guys have been rocking in other bands for the past two decades!
Dirtee Circus is based out of St Cloud, MN. It's made up of four young rockers who have a strong passion for music and love playing live. Beau on vox, Taz on guitar, Trey on Bass, and The Animal behind the kit. Beau, Taz, and Trey being from the St Cloud area, played in bands together throughout high school. After playing with different groups for years, they started up a new project using an old name, Dirtee Circus.
After meeting drummer Jon Papineau at Halfway Jam, he made the move from Northwest ND to Saint Cloud and Dirtee Circus took off playing bars, parties, festivals, benefits, and anything else they could, covering the best of Zeppelin, GNR, Aerosmith, Dio, Buckcherry, Kings of Leon, Steel Panther, Steel Dragon and even their own material off of their soon to be released album.
They have a rockin' stage show and play their ass's off! They are definately a circus!
Electric Eye - A Tribute To Judas Priest
Electric Eye, THE tribute to Judas Priest, was formed in the fall of 2004 with the goal of paying honor to the masters of heavy metal. The five experienced musicians of Electric Eye have taken great care to produce a show that accurately brings the larger-than-life Judas Priest arena experience to the local stages of the Twin Cities. With spine-chilling vocals, a screaming dual guitar assault, chest pounding bass lines and the relentless, driving beat you would expect from the masters of metal, Electric Eye takes fans through three decades of rock and roll history. Electric Eye is THE tribute to Judas Priest!
Fool Fighters are the midwest's #1 tribute to The Foo Fighters. playing the hits from one of the greatest rock bands of today. Four musicians wanting to have fun playing great music and wanting to play it well!
Brought together by a love of performing, these four Minnesota based musicians hail from many different groups original and cover/tribute alike. Dennis Asher (g-v) has been writing and recording for years in the Twin Cities with "Casanatra" and now "Good Night Ritual". Jason Zimmerman (g) & Leigh Underwood (dr) have also record and perform with the group "In The Morning". Wrapping up the foursome is Jon "Stunn" Magnuson (b-v) who has for the last eight years been performing festivals and venues all over the Midwest with T/N/T the tribute to AC/DC.
These veteran musicians bring the music of the Foo Fighters to life on stage with their respect for the music and attention to detail. This isn't just a cover band, if you close your eyes you'll swear you are at a live Foo Fighters Concert.
Great White featuring Jack Russell
Great White is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1982. The band released several albums in the late 1980s and gained airplay on MTV with music videos for songs like "Once Bitten, Twice Shy. The band reached their peak popularity with the album ...Twice Shy in 1989.
The band hit the mainstream in 1987 when they released Once Bitten..., which featured the hits "Rock Me" and "Save Your Love". Once Bitten... was certified platinum in April 1988.
The band followed up with ...Twice Shy in 1989. The album included their biggest hit, "Once Bitten, Twice Shy", a cover of a UK hit single by Ian Hunter. They received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance. The album was certified platinum in July 1989 and then double platinum in September of that same year. They finished off the 80s touring in support of ...Twice Shy as headliners and with some of the best known bands in the US.
The name Helforsout comes from the viking word meaning "built sturdy", which directly ties in with the band's main goal: providing the beefiest, sturdiest music in the most energetic, powerful form for all who love to rock.
The Brainchild of Gabe Brown, Helforstout has been in existence for years, with a different lineup rocking the bar scene in Cedar Rapids until August of 2011, when Jeremy Jacobs and Dan Russell filled the positions of lead guitarist and drummer, joining original bassist Matt Moss, and rhythm guitarist Joe Brown, to solidify the electrifying presence that is HELFORSTOUT.
The powerhouse group has since been storming bars from the Chrome Horse Saloon in Cedar Rapids, to the Sreaming Eagle bar in Waterloo and everywhere in-between. Helforstout takes pride in playing some of the best hits in classic rock, from AC/DC to Led Zeppelin, and modern rock tunes from the likes of the Foo Fighters and Soundgarden.
The musicianship and raw energy of a Helforstout show is something that can't be missed. Stay posted for updates on this page for a Helforstout show near YOU!
Polish a turd & you get yourself a lolah! We cover a wide selection of tunes from Hank Jr. to Motörhead, Red Hot Chili Peppers to Green Day, AC/DC to STP, and ZZ Top to Sublime.
In 1980 LOVERBOY introduced themselves to the world with their self-titled debut album. They quickly became one of America's and MTV's most popular rock bands. From 1980 through 1987 LOVERBOY garnered four multi-Platinum albums and numerous international Gold albums. Their tours sold out arenas and stadiums nationwide. Their hit singles came one after another, and went on to become the anthems and party songs of an entire generation of rock concert going fans. LOVERBOY's red leather pants, bandannas, and big rock sound defined the band's trademark image and high-energy live show.
Pabst Blue Rebellion
We did not just appear. Each of us have been in other bands before (some of us more than others), and from that we came together to create music that we all like. We wanted to play music that we know that is missing from the cover band scene. We are influenced by classic punk, classic rock, rockabilly, hard rock and metal, and throw some classic country for good measure.
Originally formed in 2005 under the moniker Sonic Ruin, we set out to do something a little different within the cover band world. With our focus set in everybody's favorite decade - the 80's - we wanted to put on a show that covered all areas of rock from that time period. After a change at lead vocal, we went through more changes musically. Adding the new singer in 2006, gave us a new metal scream drive and a new band name "Pandemic"!!
We now not only do 80's rock, we do 80's metal, 80's hair bands, 80's top 40 rock, and some rock'd up cheese 80's, but we make it fun!! We perform in the Central MN area and we are the BEST 80's Rock cover band in the area!!
Pop Evil represents the American Dream. Raised in the heartland, driven by uncompromising passion and goals, self-made from their bootstraps and energized by diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, Pop Evil has used muscle and sweat to put their musical vision into the hearts and minds of hard rock lovers worldwide.
The great state of Michigan has produced Bob Seger, Kid Rock and Eminem. Kiss adopted it as a second home in “Detroit Rock City.” Pop Evil is the natural summation and continuation of all of those elements, distilled into powerful art.
As the story goes, RATT helped pioneer Hollywood’s legendary Sunset Strip sound and scene. Created by lead singer songwriter Stephen Pearcy, the band played the clubs in and around L.A. releasing their own six song E.P. RATT in 1983. Signed to Atlantic Records in 1984 the band (Warren De Martini, Stephen Pearcy, Bobby Blotzer, Robbin Crosby and Juan Croucier) went 3x Platinum behind the hit single "Round & Round". Since their inception the band has sold in excess of (15) million records in the US alone. The band returned sounding fired up and better than ever on their last record 2010 "Infestation", Ratt’s first studio album in years. "Infestation", was a return to their heavy, riff driven roots. The band has reinvented their sound by rediscovering their strengths, shuttling listeners to a time when metal ruled the earth.
A Rock Godz performance takes the audience on an over-the-top, wildly fun trip through the best eras of rock and pop music. Their 80’s-focused production (combined with classic and current rock/pop) creates an instant party scene where friends raise their glasses and sing along to their favorite songs – all night long! Rock Godz features music from all of your favorites, including Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Journey, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Poison, Prince, Bryan Adams, Led Zeppelin, Theory of a Deadman, Quiet Riot, Buck Cherry, Steel Panther…and many more!
Rock Godz is made up of professional, veteran musicians who have toured regionally and nationally with acts such as Jonah and the Wales, Wild Side, Mortal Chaos, Shameless Desire, Hollywood Blvd, 13th Step, Si6ks, A:POD, 80-D, and Driven By Design. Their extensive experience as rockers and performers has allowed them to share the stage with national acts including Dokken, Great White, Ratt, Slaughter, Firehouse, Jackyl, Saliva, Joey Belladona, Sevendust, Candle Box, Seether, Skid Row, Alice In Chains, Shinedown, Vince Neil, Brett Michaels, Krokus, American Head Charge, and more. Members have “rocked” some of the biggest stages around including Target Center, The Myth, First Avenue, and Whiskey a Go-Go (L.A.). Rock Godz is an experience you don’t want to miss! These guys know how to party!!!
Saliva is an American rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee, in September 1996. Their third studio album titled Back into Your System reached No. 19 on the Billboard 200. Back into Your System launched one of Saliva's most successful songs, "Always", reaching No. 51 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Modern Rock Chart. Three years after Survival of the Sickest, Saliva released Blood Stained Love Story on January 23, 2007, repeating Back into Your System's chart performance at No. 19 on the Billboard 200. Its first single, "Ladies and Gentlemen", peaked at No. 2 on the Mainstream Rock Chart.
Smile Empty Soul
Smile Empty Soul is an American post-grunge band from Santa Clarita, California.
In 2003, the band released their self-titled debut album Smile Empty Soul. The album was produced by John Lewis Parker, and three successful singles were released. In March 2005, the album was certified gold with sales in excess of 500,000+.
Steelheart is a band fronted by Miljenko Matijevic. Mili’s powerful voice and multi-octave range has become the heart and soul of the band. Although they began as a glam band in the early 90s, Mili has recently reformed the band and turned it away from the glam scene. Steelheart's new sound is modern and edgy while still retaining overtones of Miljenko Matijevic's roots. Writing, producing, Matijevic has Fused his past, present and the future together, creating an undeniable piece of art . “A modern day led Zeppelin” (Mitch Lafon BW&BK).
Steelheart released their self-titled debut album in 1990. It sold 33,000 albums on its first day in Japan alone, and quickly hit platinum status. The ballad “She’s Gone” which showcased Matijevic’s incredible vocal range hit #1 on the International Charts, staying there for 17 weeks. The second single “I’ll Never Let You Go (Angel Eyes)” reached #14 on the billboard charts, and was MTV’s 2nd most requested video. The album reached #40 on the billboard charts, making it (albeit just so) officially a ‘hit’. “Everybody Loves Eileen” and its accompanying video also garnered much success. The song “Can’t Stop Me Lovin’ You” further showcased Matijevic’s vocal range, but this time, lead guitarist Risola’s guitar skills were also noticed. The accompanying video was another of the band’s hits.
As the book of the Minnesota-based band STRANGE DAZE opens, the pages begin to fill with endless possibilities for success. Their most recent 11-song album - Redefined, features the dynamic 'Beautiful,' as well as other standouts like the heavy ‘Another Day,' the self-feeling 'I,' and ‘Lost.' Redefined has a range of songs from the in your face ‘Quick Suspicion’ to the Mellow ballad of ‘Never to late.’
Strange Daze has been around for nearly 10 years, dating back to the garage days. It's been 3 years since the current lineup played their first gig in which they have escalated their style of musical and personal growth, without the accompanying of blown-up egos that destroy so many bands. STORIES, Strange Daze self-released debut, came out in 2001, and, playing the Minnesota area over the next several years, the quartet started making a name for themselves. The album hit #9 on the College Journal going for Ads chart.
Suite 1-A, a tribute to the greatest hits of dance and rock.
Survivor is an American rock band formed in Chicago in 1978. The band achieved its greatest success in the 1980s with its arena rock sound, which garnered many charting singles, especially in the United States. The band is best known for its double platinum-certified 1982 hit "Eye of the Tiger", the theme song for the motion picture Rocky III (US #1 for 6 weeks). Singles like "Burning Heart" (US #2), "The Search Is Over" (US #4), "High on You" (US #8), "Is This Love" (US #9) and "I Can't Hold Back" (US #13) continued to chart in the mid-1980s.
TESLA is a multi-platinum-selling rock band from Northern California known for their melodic songs and down to earth appeal. Thanks to their die-hard, loyal fan base and their younger generation offspring, TESLA continues to tour to sold-out crowds around the world. TESLA’s 2009 FOREVER MORE tour in support of the new album of the same name, gives their audience a 25-year musical journey that keeps the loyal fans coming back and has newcomers realizing, “WOW, I didn’t know they did that song! ”TESLA’s album, Forever More contains the first single “I Wanna Live,” along with “Breakin’ Free” and the self-titled track that opens the show nightly.
Wicked Garden was formed in February 2010 with the idea that there are not many tribute or cover bands giving the grunge fans a full set of songs from the five most influential bands of the era. Many bands specialize in one or two of these groups, but Wicked Garden provides a full set of huge hits from the first song to the last by playing songs from arguably the five biggest Grunge bands of all time, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, & Stone Temple Pilots.
Wicked Garden will take you back to a time where music started a new direction, as radio stations worldwide started playing Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, and sprung a whole new hit list of Grunge power songs that filled the top 100 charts, such as Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy”, Soundgarden’s “Outshined”, S.T.P.’s “Plush”, & Alice In Chains’ “Man In The Box” just to name a few of the many songs that you will hear Wicked Garden perform live with the same intensity as the bands who wrote them.