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*MooseKnuckle* / Press

“If anyone ever tries to tell you that there’s nothing to love about Des Moines’ local music scene, you punch him or her right in his or her stupid, ugly face. Then you give him or her a copy of “American Jukebox” and try to be magnanimous when they tell you how wrong he or she was. MooseKnuckle has one of the most clearly developed, well-rounded sounds I’ve heard in the Capital City, and “American Jukebox” showcases the group’s abilities and versatility. The latter of which the band has in spades: the ’60s funkadelic keyboards on “Take Me Home;” the C&W roots of “Way Out West;” from the Ska undertones in “Sidetracked” to the hooks in “Mr Smiles” that are pure rock, MooseKnuckle is a quartet of gifted musicians who have managed to produce an album that showcases their respective strengths without muddling the overall sound. CV ”

“MooseKnuckle’s drummer Eric Biase doesn’t let anything stop him from playing his music. Even when his drumset broke for a performance he improvised by using duct tape to fix the instrument. “Sometimes when unexpected things happen, you just have to roll with it and make-do with what you have,” Biase said. “The best players don’t allow these occurances to affect their playing.” MooseKnuckle started in Des Moines in 2006, and the group is focusing on expanding its fan base regionally with upcoming shows in Mason City, Kansas City, and Omaha. The jam band will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at the Mill, 120 E. Burlington St. Admission is $6. Although some classify it as a jam-rock band, (Article Continues)”

“Mooseknuckle – Looks like the group is in Mason City on Friday and then at People’s on Saturday for a Bob Marley Birthday Tribute show where they will be playing along with D. Bess, Vibenhai, Dead Larry, The Jumbies, Aquamarine Dream Machine, Come Unity, Cirrus Minor, and Geoff “Junior” Safford.”

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