Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day
New Bohemia EcoFest
Go to www.newbohemia.org to learn more about activies happening all day - including Performing Arts, Performance Fashion, Environmental Artists, Outdoor Art, Lots of Education, and MORE!
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EcoFest CRecycled Ball
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The Surf Zombies
at 3rd Street Saloon (above Chrome Horse)
April 17th, 8pm-11pm
Prizes for Retro/Recycled/Earth Day Tribute Fashion!!!
Surf Zombies, Cedar Rapids, IA
Since the epic first gig opening for Dick Dale at The Picador in Iowa City, The Surf Zombies have smashed attendance records at every event. The Surf Zombies were formed in 2005 after Groovy Guitar Guru Brook Hoover began scoring songs for film. Forming a band and taking these instrumental party anthems to the street has been one of his most successful ventures yet. The first cd record has proven to be a hit on itunes and attracts fans from across the globe. Initially the band featured Iowa city’s own Jim Viner on drums, and Doug Roberson on guitar. Viner and Roberson were too busy touring Europe with The Diplomats of Solid Sounds to keep pace with The Surf Zombies grueling schedule of writing recording and gigging so the amazing Erik "Possum" Marshall brought in as the only replacement possible for Viner and the savage Mr. Kyle D. Oyloe was recruited for 2nd Guitar and baritone guitar. The ever reliable and always menacing Mr. Joel McDowell has stood firm playing his original late 50’s jazz bass since the band began. The Surf Zombies play a stunning 45-60 minute set slamming out tune after tune of soaring summer fun. Past gigs include appearances at Wizard gallery openings, Flying Eyeball Reunion car show The Putnam Art Museum in Davenport, RIBCO, The Mill, The Picador, Iowa City Yacht Club, Bricks’, The Irish Democrat, Tornados’ and St Jude’s’ Sweet corn Fest. The Surf Zombies successfully straddle the line between hip alternative underground, retro and kid friendly family fun. Brook Hoover and Joel McDowell have been tearing up stages all across the Midwest for decades with Meerkats, Motorolas, Dick Prall Band, Circle of Fiends, Spider Gear and Sarah Cram and the Derelicts. Mesmerized by the sound of surf guitar as children surf instrumentals’ healing mystical qualities have influenced their lives ever since. Erik Marshall also plays with the Meerkats. Kyle Oyloe appears with Sarah Cram and Meerkats. Feel the heat of the tubes from the amps as these boys rev up and rock. Lose yourself in the reverb, but don't forget to come up for air! Warning: you may become intoxicated by the savage jungle rhythms, the swirling tremolo of the dueling guitars. THE SURF ZOMBIES are stalked by hotrod culture fans, tattoo junkies, punkers, roots rockers, the power pop crowd and fans of great guitar work and all things cool. Enjoy the vibes! BELIEVE THE HYPE! Email The Surf Zombies at email@example.com http://www.myspace.com/thesurfzombies
The Polkaholics, Chicago, IL
The Polkaholics play a high-speed mix of polka and rock and roll, creating a sound that is simultaneously new and old. Using a rock-trio format of guitar/bass/drums to power their polka, The Polkaholics have something for everyone. Some love the punk rock’n’roll sound of the band, while others appreciate the band’s mission to keep polka alive and vital in today's music scene. Playing old favorites like "Beer Barrel Polka" and "Chicken Dance," or new upstarts like "Polkas on Guitar" and "Wild & Crazy Polka Fans," The Polkaholics repertoire is filled with songs that are fun, Fun, FUN! Throw in their glittery outfits (or lederhosen during Oktoberfest season) and wild showmanship, and you've got a band that is intent on Entertaining, with a capital E, and creating the "life of the party" atmosphere at each and every show.
The trio, which began in 1997, features Dandy Don Hedeker on guitar and vocals, Jolly James Wallace on bass and vocals, and Stylin’ Steve Glover on drums and vocals. Through the years, the band has played numerous clubs, street fests, weddings, and events of all types. The websites www.thepolkaholics.com and www.myspace.com/thepolkaholics have several MP3s of their songs and further information on the band. For inquiries, contact Dandy Don directly at the above phone number or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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New Bohemia Group
New Bohemia is a diverse
urban village located in the heart of Cedar Rapids. Respectful to the
immigrants who built the neighborhood and the commercial enterprises
provided its economic lifeblood, New Bohemia is emerging as a vibrant creative
community that embraces the future of Cedar Rapids. Centered on
Third Street SE and adjacent to the Cedar River, New Bohemia links the
District with the Czech Village, and is recognized as the Bohemian
Historic District by the National
of Historic Places. New Bohemia is also recognized by the Iowa
of Cultural Affairs as part of the Czech Village / New Bohemia
New Bohemia Mission
The New Bohemia Group creates and promotes an environment that attracts, encourages, and rewards creativity, innovative works of art, and applied arts and sciences.
New Bohemia Vision
New Bohemia will be the diverse neighborhood of Cedar Rapids that attracts artists, entrepreneurs, and residents from all walks of life to work, live and visit because of the authentic environment that embraces creativity, diversity, and new technologies.