Thursday, January 3 2019 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm • The Basement

Join us for IPR Studio One Underground — Iowa Public Radio’s monthly live series featuring Iowa and touring artists, broadcasted live from The Basement. Attend the show or tune in to 90.1 FM to listen live.  This month features:

Surf Zombies

Original, Instrumental, Reverb-Soaked Surf-Rock

Surf Zombies raise surf rock from the dead with fast, crazy, original instrumentals that straddle retro surf, bubblegum punk, and garage rock. A Surf Zombies show is some combination of Saturday morning cartoons, beach parties, and hot rod car shows. The driving rhythms, swirling tremolo, crashing spring reverb from dueling guitars and authentic growl of vintage tube amps make for a truly weird Midwestern wonder. Their fifth studio album, “Return of the Skeleton,” was released in October 2018 for fans of surf, punk, leather jackets, vintage guitars, and exceptional melodies.

Surf Zombies have reached a wide range of audiences playing hot-rod shows, breweries, bars, restaurants, theaters, and city festivals across the midwest. Their songs have been featured on TV shows like MTV’s Ridiculousness and A&E’s Bad Ink. Iowa Brewing Company honored the band by producing Surf Zombies IPA, and in 2017 the band received the Spirit Award from the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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The Basement // 7PM // FREE // All Ages