The first hardcore show I ever went to was of a little band from my hometown of Des Moines, Iowa. Seeing Too Pure To Die for the first time threw me into a world that I have yet to leave and I am so excited to have the chance to see them in my new home of The Twin Cities on Saturday, September 8th at Amsterdam Bar & Hall.
Somewhere in middle America, Des Moines, IA to be exact—meet America’s hardest working Blue Collar laborers, Too Pure To Die. You might not call Iowa the average breeding ground for heavy music, but you might be impressed. Small town would be the wrong description—think King’s “Children of the Corn” sans the excess of blood and you might have an accurate idea of our setting. Too Pure To Die grew up on all the essential northeast and west coast bands, not to mention hometown heroes, Slipknot. When guitarist and forerunner Jordan Peterson started the band 5 years ago he never imagined that they would accomplish so much. In an era where the average band’s shelf life is lucky to last that good ole’ 15 minutes, Too Pure To Die has far surpassed the ante and are raising for version 2.0 of the band.
Locals Nehemiah, With Dead Hands Rising, and Death Sentence will be kicking this show off. It’s sure to be a night of brutality, nostalgia and good times so get your tickets now!
Tickets are still available here.