Friday, March 17, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Play Every Show Like It's the Biggest Show of Your Life

And the winner for "Best advice for any band" goes to...

"... I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, play every show like it’s the biggest show of your life. Don’t worry about what the crowd is doing, worry about what you’re doing. Even if there are only three people watching you or 3,000 people, the show you are playing at any given time should be the most important show of your life. ..."

The Girl at the Rock Shows - Reposted with permission.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Formed in 2008 by guitarist/vocalist Ben Christopher, all original thrash metal band, PAT1ENT ZERO, has been evolving their unique sound and vision.

After numerous line up changes, the Z found itself in the form of what can only be called a true POWER TRIO featuring the aforementioned Christopher on guitars and vocals, Ben Tessman taking on the role of bass monster, and thunderous drumming provided by local favorite KC "The King" Kelly.

The band is currently working on new material, tracking new singles, and booking shows for 2017.

Booking -
Shows -

Thursday, January 9, 2014

2014 Tracking

Pat1ent Zero ends 2013 with a bang playing New Years Eve at Hull Avenue with our friends in Driver and Resurrection Mary. Despite the technical difficulties, the shortened set was still very intense.

Now that the calendar has reset, so shall the band. For the first month, the band has decided to take a hiatus from shows and concentrate on recording their first LP.

Pat1ent Zero wants to thank all of our friends and fans for your continued support. You keep the drive to compose original thrash metal music strong and fresh.

For booking inquiries, email:

Friday, September 13, 2013

Upcoming: PAT1ENT ZERO with CANTHARONE, Before 13 Ends, Violent Fade

Saturday, September 21, 2013 - Doors at 9pm RSVP HERE »

Come party with Patient Zero, Cantharone, Before 13 Ends, and Violent Fade.

Joe, Jake, and Ryan from Cantharone are all from Iowa and are very excited for this show.

Patient Zero

Cantharone (From Saint Paul, Mn)

Before 13 Ends

Violent Fade

Friday, May 31, 2013


PAT1ENT ZERO is gearing up for a busy summer with some AMAZING opportunities. Starting TOMORROW (6/1/2013), we have a string of shows scheduled, the likes of which we could not have imagined...

June 1 - Saturday, 5PM, All Ages - House of Bricks/Des Moines, IA
*RSVP » ... With our friends The Widow and As Clouds Break

June 21 - Friday, Details TBA - Otley Cat Restaurant/Perry, IA

July 5 - Friday, Details TBA - House of Bricks/Des Moines, IA
80-35 Music Festival - Day 1 Exclusive After-Party

July 6 - Saturday, Details TBA - 80-35 Music Festival/Des Moines, IA
80-35 Music Festival - Day 2

July 22 - Monday, Details TBA - BRG Music/Perry, IA
RAGBRAI Open House Practice & More...


We need sponsors for our 80-35 campaign for print and digital materials. GREAT exposure for your business at a very affordable (read: cheap) price. Reach THOUSANDS during this music festival. Contact: TODAY for full details. Slots will fill quickly!

Are you feeling COMPELLED to help PAT1ENT ZERO put on the absolute best show possible this summer? WE NEED YOUR HELP - - - Please, drop us a line at: and we will get you involved with a MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL volunteer position! Become part of our crew today! (Other local bands, contact us for opportunities as well)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

80-35: Final 13 Acts Announced [REBLOG]

REBLOGGED from - view original article here

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Music sensors, engaged.
13acts_headerThis year’s 80/35 is programmed for maximum funkiness and musically superior beats. Humans, arm your soundblasters and get your sockets shakin’ for the following amplified acts:
>The Homemade Jamz Blues Band
>Strange Names
>Patient Zero
>Jesse Jamz
>M34N STR33T
>SUBliminal Chaos
>Richie Daggers w/ Gadema
>The Other Elements
>DJ Bui
>DJ Flash
>DJ Cosmo
Get more details at

Calculating Votes: Play In Finalists Play June 6 at Wooly’s
The Uniphonics, Dylan Sires and Neighbors, and Emperors Club have all earned a coveted spot on the 80/35 lineup. But which will rock the main stage before Wu-Tang and David Bryne & St. Vincent? You decide. Head toWooly’s June 6 to hear the bands. Then vote online starting June 7.

Hardwired for savings.
It’s only logical to save on your 80/35 tickets by purchasing in advance. Fortunately, right now you can purchase two-day tickets for just $65 and one-day tickets for $39. Prices at the gate on the day of the fest will rise to $45 for one-day passes and $80 for two-day passes. Upload savings now at

80/35 is organized by the nonprofit Greater Des Moines Music Coalition. Visit 80/35 is made possible by the support of our generous sponsors, including U.S. Cellular, Kum & Go, Hy-Vee, Meredith, Nationwide, New Belgium and Coors Light.