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09 Nov

Wavves with Shy Boys & Halfloves - Gabe's

330 E. Washington St. Iowa City,IA
11/09/2018 6:00 PM - 11/09/2018 8:00 PM

2018-11-09 18:00:00 2018-11-09 20:00:00 America/Detroit Wavves with Shy Boys & Halfloves Gabe's info@wamza.com


American band founded 2008 by Nathan Williams (2).
Based in San Diego, California.

Indie-pop band from Kansas City. The band formed as a trio in early 2012 under the name The I'ms, but after recording a handful of demo tracks and playing live only a few times, changed their name to Shy Boys before the summer of the same year. A few of the early demos ("Bully Fight," "Keeps Me On My Toes") were re-recorded for the band's debut album, but others (the lo-fi "Justine," the '60s pop throwback "Strange," and the French pop-inspired "Want Her") have yet to be released in an official capacity. Prior to recording their sophomore full-length, the band added Kyle Little on guitar and keyboards. Multi-instrumentalist Ross Brown, who helped produce the album, joined the band shortly thereafter.


"the best currently active rock band in Iowa" - Iowa Informer

"...a splendorous fusion of mellifluously lilting pop and spacey, psych imbued rock" - I Heart Moosiq

"Halfloves is one of the most prominent bands in Iowa today." - Little Village

"The characters in the group's songs are filled with light, something that seems to be guiding, something altogether right and good and yet, there are the tangents that take them to their sad times, where they can't settle on who exactly they're going to wind up as." - Daytrotter

"Even with all the hype I'd been hearing about them for years, I was not disappointed at all. In fact, I was a bit taken back by their talent. Halfloves bring an energy that was largely unmatched throughout the entire [80/35] festival." - Band Bombshell

"...the show they put on was absolutely pure, unfiltered magic." - DSM Shows

"...Halfloves, one of the best young bands in Iowa who've been gaining fans like mad (especially among other bands) with their impressive high-tempo, anthemic and powerfully rocking shows." -Talking with Yale Cohn

"This is an Iowa band you need to know... they've matured into an excellent indie rock band capable of weaving tones together into a bright, rocking and melodic dose of pure pop." - Ames Tribune

"Lemme tell you something folks, it's really fucking hard to find bands who banter comfortably on stage without sounding like total assholes, and Halfloves have a more inviting stage presence than all the other bands i've seen in iowa city combined." - Indie Music Machine