Milk Duct Tape
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Milk Duct Tape

Iowa City, Iowa, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013

Iowa City, Iowa, United States
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Alternative Rock




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Cedar Rapids , Iowa (March 15, 2014) Friday night at Cocktails & Co. in Cedar Rapids was a prime spot for some great original rock bands. First up was Old Man’s Curse from Muscatine, Iowa. Consisting of Dave Smith, (lead vocals, percussion,) Mark Wagler (guitars, vocals,) Steve Kisner, (bass guitar, vocals, percussion,) and Sean Dorton (drums, vocals,) this foursome laid the groundwork with some music that showed the crowd that big sounds can come from small towns. Up next was Iowa City’s Milk Duct Tape, which was formed from the ashes of Raw Mojo when lead singer and guitarist, Dan Bobek, and drummer Adam Clayton hooked up with bassist, Matt Moss. Milk Duct Tape’s fuzzy grunge picked up right where Old Man’s Curse left off, and with Matt’s hair blowing in the air thanks to his onstage fan, took the crowd on a great musical journey up to the final act of the night, Helforstout. Hailing from Cedar Rapids, Helforstout is fronted by the amazing vocals of Gabe Brown, his brother, Joe Brown, providing the lower end on bass, Jeremy Jacobs’ blistering lead guitar, and the wild rhythms of Dan Russell on drums. Helforstout wowed their fans with a set showcasing both old favorites and new powerhouse songs. By the end of the night, the crowd left happy and satiated from a trio of great Iowa rock bands.

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"Milk Duct Tape on "The Alternative Compilation - Volume 1""

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"Milk Duct Tape on 89.7 KRUI "Local Tunes""

Tonight on Local Tunes I'll have Milk Duct Tape in-studio. Also playing some Jon Eric Music, Unknown Component, Roster Mccabe, Cornmeal, and Mumford's. Tune in to KRUI 89.7 fm from 10 pm to midnight.

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"Milk Duct Tape on 100.7 The Fox "Discover & Uncover""


Ok, this week we have a new entry, Milk Duct Tape outa Iowa City. Dan Bee from Raw Mojo is rockin' Milk Duct Tape and the sound is raw and kick-ass! Have a listen below.

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Milk Duct Tape's sound is a fuzzed-out gumbo made of grunge, punk, alternative, desert and hard rock. Think Dinosaur Jr, Mudhoney and QOTSA with the occasional foray into Exile On Main St.-era Rolling Stones. Dan Bobek's super-saturated guitar tone utilizes numerous fuzz and distortion pedals to create a cascading sonic tide. Matt Moss' grinding bass attack provides a powerful counterbalance to the roaring wall of noise and both men share writing, arrangement and lead vocal duties. Adam Clayton's manic, ear-rattling drumming recalls that of Keith Moon but with a fever-curing dose of cowbell.

MDT's origins take place in mid-summer 2013 when Bobek released a solo LP titled Coffee and Other Caffeinated Delights. Seeking to cobble together a band to perform the songs live, the Iowa City native put out a message on local Craigslist to see if any musicians were interested in the project. After several meetings and jam sessions with different personnel, the lineup for the first iteration of MDT coalesced around the trio of Bobek, veteran drummer Troy Tietge and Cedar Rapids bassist/vocalist Matt Moss. Early sessions by this trio were held late that summer at Tietge's Iowa City garage and the then-unnamed band landed its first set in October. Needing a handle for the gig, Bobek gave the venue "Milk Duct Tape." The name was gibberish off the top of Bobek's head, but the three initials synced up nicely with the first names of the band's members: Matt, Dan & Troy. MDT played a couple gigs that autumn and recorded their first two tracks, Bobek's grungy punk cut Codeine, featured on local radio, and Moss desert rocker Journey Into Parts Unknown, for which the band released its first video. Tietge then left MDT because of a badly injured hand and the band decided to continue on while searching for a new drummer.

That new drummer turned out to be Bobek's old drummer, Adam Clayton of Iowa City. Bobek and Clayton had a long musical history and friendship dating back to their days growing up in Macomb, Illinois. Recently, they'd been two thirds of the Iowa City band Raw Mojo, disbanded in mid-2013. As sessions moved into Clayton's basement, Bobek and Moss welcomed Clayton first as a part-time, quickly turned permanent, band member. More area gigs came and went throughout the subsequent winter and spring before the band retreated in April to complete work on a self-produced and released debut EP, slated for release late spring/summer 2014.

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