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Des Moines’ RAGBRAI bands guide

Published on July 16th, 2013 | by Joe Lawler


Why you would know them: The hits “Santa Monica,” “I Will Buy You a New Life,” “Everything to Everyone,” “Father of Mine” and “Wonderful.”

What they’ve been up to: In 2012 the band launched the Summerland Tour, which in the first year featured Sugar Ray, Lit, Marcy Playground and the Gin Blossoms. This year the Summerland Tour has all the bands you can see Tuesday.


Why you would know them: The hits “I Alone,” “Lightning Crashes,” “Selling the Drama,” “Turn My Head” and “The Dolphin’s Cry.”

What they’ve been up to: The band broke up in 2009, then reformed in 2011 without original singer Ed Kowalczyk. Chris Shinn of Unified Theory handles the vocals now.


Why you would know them: The hits “Hey Man, Nice Shot,” “Welcome to the Fold” and “Take a Picture.”

What they’ve been up to: Filter went on hiatus in 2003 when Richard Patrick joined the Damning Well. He reformed the band in 2007, and Filter played Lazerfest in 2008. Filter released its sixth album, “The Sun Comes Out Tonight,” in June.


Why you would know them: The hits “Plowed,” “Molly (16 Candles Down the Drain)” and “Wax Ecstatic.”

What they’ve been up to: The band has had lineup changes over time, but frontman Vinnie Dombroski has kept it going for more than 20 years. The band has a tour exclusive version of its album “Stop the Bleeding” available at shows, and it will see a nationwide release this fall.

Summerland Tour

When: 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday (other music starts at 11 a.m.)

Where: Court Avenue bridge, downtown

Cost: Free


Activities will be happening on the Locust Street and Court Avenue bridges and the surrounding area starting at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. There will be food and beer vendors located throughout, areas with shaded seating, merchandise booths and valet bike parking.

There will be a stage of music on the Principal Pavillion behind the World Food Prize Building starting at
11 a.m. with David Zollo, Chad Elliott, DJ Nice Kicks and DJRLSTN and Pyrotechnique. Music starts at 4 p.m. on the Court Avenue bridge main stage with Dustin Smith and the Sunday Silos and No Good Deed followed by the Summerland Tour acts (Everclear, Live, Filter, Sponge) starting at 7 p.m.

After the final band there will be a fireworks display over the river.

D-Line shuttles will offer extended service between the campsite in Water Works Park and the Principal Riverwalk during the hours of the event.


About the Author

Joe Lawler covers music and more for Juice Magazine. E-mail him at or follow his updates on Twitter @JoeLawler

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