As a DIY venue, The Aquadome is honored to be showing the documentary Dither: The DIY Sound about the do-it-yourself music scene before a solid night of live sounds. You can view the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/67839584.
Live music will begin around 8 pm featuring four bands:
The Wonder Drugs (Kirksville, MO)
New-to-the-scene-feral-telemarketer-indie-garage-rock-girl-band, The Wonder Drugs, are ready for their first show in KV!
Looking For Astronauts (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
A raw, 3 piece alternative rock band formed in 2010 hailing from Indie (joke not intended). http://lfatheband.bandcamp.com/
Kudzu (Springfield, MO/Ozarks Area)
Psychedelic indie rock group that’s too cool to have a Facebook page
Wizard Lizard (Kirksville, MO)
Aqua-regulars! Magic metal!
Admission is $4 and the Aquadome now accepts credit cards! And here’s the Facebook event!
Nine days from today is the start of WORK WEEK TWENTY-THIRTEEN! We’ll be gathering at the Aquadome from Sunday, July 28 to Saturday, August 3 to fix and clean and make the dome more rad! But we can’t finish everything without help. So, you should come hang out and lend a hand! Plus, volunteers get free tickets useable at any Aquadome show!
We’ll start at 5pm each day to avoid the heavy heat and work past dark. If you get tired or have limited time, no worries! Come and go as you please!
Bonus: The final night of Work Week is a show! We’ll be joined by Christopher the Conquered and H.D. Harmsen, two lovely dudes from Iowa! They’re going to help fix some stuff and then make us all swoon with their music. And it’s a potluck too! Bring some food! Eat some food!
To review, Work Week is Sunday, July 28 to Saturday, August 3. We start at 5pm each night. On Saturday night, the final night, there’s a show and potluck! Bring yrself and yr friends!
Hey hey hey hey hey. This Saturday, we have the megahonor of hosting Tom Thumb XVII!!!! We’re super excited about this because 1) Tom Thumb is always fun and 2) Tom Thumb is a really cool Truman/Kirksville tradition that has been in operation since 1998. Not only that, but this is the fourth time Tom Thumb has been held at the Aquadome! But, this is the first installment to take place in the current incarnation of the Aquadome. (Two were held in the old Aquadome, one in between Aquadomes.)
For more info on Tom Thumb, check out:
The Tom Thumb blog / Tom Thumb Facebook / Tom Thumb Wikipedia article
Note: Okay okay, I know Aquadomers are pretty much in charge of planning Tom Thumb this time around, but this excitement is still 95% genuine.
This Saturday, April 21st at 8pm -1am:
A fog rave at the Aquadome featuring a DJ, silly string and highliters, “That Bitter Taste” directed by local filmmaker Jonathan Marshall, some Modville, and a performance by the band Orange Iguanas.
Admission is $4, doors open at 8 p.m., come prepared for dancing and fun!
Bee! Why? Oh, Bee!
The second full moon show will be held Thursday, April 5th. The moon will be full by midnight! Come at 8pm for free tarot readings, musical acts, and to wrap up the night we will stroll through the cemetery.
This show costs canned food- any food you bring will be donated to the local food bank! Since the show is cash-money-free, we can legally drink. BYOBeer. No hard alcohol. No drinking minors.
This event is pet and bike friendly.
Adam Boughtan [spoken word]
The Prime Rose Sorority raised over $2000 for cancer research this past Saturday at The Aquadome! L.I.F.E, Leaving and Impression for Erin honors the life of the late Prim Rose sister, Erin Brennecke, who died of bone cancer while attending Truman in 2002. All proceeds benefited the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center of Iowa, where Erin received her treatments. The event lasted from 2pm-2am, and featured many traveling bands, as well as local bands. Along with the entertainment, the event was catered by TNT barbeque and the Costa Rican Cafe. Here is a listing of all the bands featured throughout the evening:
1pm- Seth Wood -Kansas City, MO- Indie Accoustic
1:45- Cancel the Search Party -Local- Hard core punk 1pm- The
2:35- Burgundy Dog Socks -Lawrence, KS- Soulful Jazz Folk
3:25- Golden Curls -Local- www.soundcloud.com/goldencurls
4:15- Groondale -Kansas City, KS- Piano-Licious pop rock2:45-
5:05- Hot Fuzz -Local- Funk Synth Rock
5:55- Dandelions Roar -Local- Rock Folk Pop
6:45- Tom Sauk -Missouri- www.soundcloud.com/tomsauk
7:40- Busted String Band -Local- American Folk Rock
8:40- Forrester -Lawrence, KS- Post Rock
9:35- Fivefold -ST Louis, MO- www.soundcloud.com/fivefold
10:30- Black Bear -Local- www.soundcloud.com/blackbear
11:25- Neptune and the Glass Horse -Lawrence/Local- soundcloud.com/brian-vie-lion
12:20- Johnny H & the O-Town Tuffs -Local- Psychedelic Funk Rock
Saturday was a night to be remembered!
Nature Boys, from Kansas City, is crashing into Kirksville to grind our gears. Come out this Friday from 8pm-11pm for the show! It only costs you $3 to support local music. We encourage you dress in 90’s fashion.