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

Posted .
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.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Des Moines Juice 1/29/2013

Ben Tessman, 31, is the bassist for Patient Zero, performing at 9:30 p.m. Friday at Hull Avenue Tavern, 834 Hull Ave.

Q: How did you first get into metal?

I distinctly remember Metallica’s “And Justice For All” being my first exposure to the genre. I was raised as a pastor’s son, was an overall good kid, and heavy metal was a way to feel more rebellious. It was pure adrenaline. I should have picked up a bass right then, but didn’t start playing until almost two decades later. It came naturally, and once I felt confident, I started looking for a band to join.

Q: How did Patient Zero come together?

Our drummer, K.C. Kelly, and I have been performing together since 2010. A mutual friend introduced us to our current ax-man, Blaze artist Ben Christopher, who manages BRG Music in Perry, Ia. He has clearly taken us to the next level.

Q: The band posted about having a vocalist tryout last week. Will there be a new frontman for the Hull show?

To put it bluntly, no. Finding ‘the new face of your band” is probably the hardest thing we’ve experienced as our lineup has shifted. We are committed to finding the right vocalist and we’re not going to waste anyone’s time if they aren’t a fit. Even as an instrumental set, we bring a lot of energy to the stage and hope that continuing to play shows will be the best way to attract a high-caliber musician that matches our level of dedication and style.

originally published here »

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Monster Line-Up at Hull Ave Tavern, February 1st

We're baaaaack...

is excited to be sharing the stage with our good friends:


Iowa heavy metal is alive and well! These bands will be proving that fact tonight as well:


For those attending, we will be up 2nd. Approximately 10pm. Get there early to catch the entire set. Tshirts will be available first come, first serve. (or hit us up ahead of time)

RSVP right meow »