Monday, August 27, 2018

Little Texas, Mitchell, SD

Little Texas brought America's favorite rockin' country to the World's Only Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota on Friday, August 24, 2018. The crowd wasn't huge, but they seemed to enjoy the show.

I spent a good chunk of the afternoon with the band checking out the Corn Palace itself and the Corn Palace Festival carnival on Mitchell's Main Street. They guys couldn't decide whether the corn-covered venue was cool or hokey. All of them had to take pictures of it though.

Openers for the show were the locally-popular Weston Frank band from eastern South Dakota. They also played an after-party at the Back 40 across the street from the Corn Palace.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Ron Keel Band, Sioux Falls, SD

It's great to say that Ron Keel has become a friend along with the rest of his band. You aren't going to find a friendlier bunch of rockers. On June 9, 2018 they headlined a brand new festival in downtown Sioux Falls - Porkpalooza.

The "Metal Cowboy" with DC Cothern on guitar, El Diablo on bass, Dakota Scott on keyboards and the Rev on drums always put on a great show. Original Keel tunes, deep rock classics and legendary country songs are performed with all the flash and flair of Ron's 80's hair metal background.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sidehackers, Fort Pierre, SD

Local favorites The Sidehackers opened and closed the show at the Silver Spur Bar and Restaurant in Fort Pierre, South Dakota on June 15, 2018. They warmed up the large crowd, then let headliners Hairball do their thing before stepping onto a smaller side stage to keep people entertained late into the night.

Hairball, Fort Pierre, SD

Fort Pierre, South Dakota's Silver Spur Bar and Restaurant has created an annual summer tradition with outdoor concerts held right beside the Bad River in this historic cowtown. On June 15, 2018 Hairball and local favorites The Sidehackers rocked a large crowd on a beautiful evening.

Silver Spur Restaurant