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Album Review: The Tanks- Epic Loads

The Tanks Epic Loads thetanks.bandcamp.com The Tanks third long-player, Epic Loads, finds the noise-rock trio settling into a groove with a new drummer, Joe Ross, and refining the more assured approach of their previous album, The heart of Epic Loads’ lineup may be the strongest set of songs the trio’s ever committed to wax. It […]

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Iowa City Weekender: February 16-18

Hey folks. Welcome back to the Weekender. I hope everyone had a fine Valentine’s Day. If yours was uneventful, think of the following events as excuses to ask out that cute guy or gal you’ve been eyeing up. Maybe you already have a special someone, but didn’t quite meet V-day expectations this year. Here is […]

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A-List: The Tanks Record Release – 2/17/2012 – Gabe's

The Tanks w/ Jabberjosh, Los Voltage // Friday, Feb. 17, 10 p.m. // Gabe’s Have nothing planned between Valentine’s Day and Sunday Feb. 19, the night of WWE’s Elimination Chamber pay-per-view? And were you just planning on spending Valentine’s Day home alone anyway, eating a quart of Blue Bunny and watching Maximum Overdrive? And do […]

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Show Preview: Lightning Bolt, The Tanks, Supersonic Piss, Living Ghost at Gabe's – 7/14/10

Rock aficionados take note, Gabe’s is hosting an all-ages show this Wednesday that, as Hott would say, is guaranteed to destroy. Supersonic Piss, Living Ghost and The Tanks are combining forces with Rhode Island’s Lightning Bolt to form one solid mass of pure rock hysteria.

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Monotonix/The Tanks/Liberty Leg: Blue Moose Tap House 4/22/10 (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Photos by Zak Neumann Thursday night’s three three-man-band bill at The Blue Moose Tap House’s Blue Room (upstairs) was a master class in the power of the trio. All three bands on stage repped a drummer, a guitarist/bass player and a vocalist, and none suffered for missing a conventional piece of the rock ‘n’ roll […]

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Album Review: The Tanks – Keep Breaking Down

The Tanks Keep Breaking Down Scenester Credentials www.myspace.com/thetanks When Keep Breaking Down opener, “Command Divide” begins in earnest, after a groan of wheezy feedback, it feels like the two years since the Tanks’ debut, Summon Creature was but a day. Lead singer Kevin Koppes bellows over a thick, sludgy mess concocted by bass player Adam […]

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