1. Middle of Nowhere
Having launched its seventh studio album a few months ago, it’s safe to say Stone Temple Pilots has the drive to create music. The eponymous project is the first to feature singer and former Dry Cell frontman Jeff Gutt, who joined the band in 2017. Stone Temple Pilots has since made its return to the road for the first time in more than two years. The next stop on the band’s tour? You guessed it: Sioux City. Stone Temple Pilots and Camp Howard will perform 8 p.m. Tuesday (May 15) at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City.
2. The name’s Johnson, Emily Johnson
Now that’s a name that ought to sound very familiar to you folks. Considering how often the band plays, we can just about guess how excited you are to see the Emily Johnson Band play live. This massive local ensemble specializes in a repertoire of soul, blues and smooth R&B. But no matter what the band plays, you can bet it’s going to be an energetic and ear pleasing good time. So what’s the occasion? Well, it’s KOOL 99.5 Big Daddy’s birthday (we won’t print just how old he is because that would be rude, but it rhymes with “sixty” …uh oh). Be at the show 9 p.m. Saturday (May 12) at The Marquee.
3. The Phantom of the Football Field
Yikes! That is one odd title for our No. 3 spot. Nonetheless, we’re talking about football here, folks. Indoor football to be exact. Our own Sioux City Bandits will take on the Kansas City Phantoms 7:05 p.m. Saturday (May 12) at the Tyson Events Center. Be sure to wear your best Bandits gear and get ready for a heck of a game. Don’t forget to cheer! That’s important. Who wants to go see a quiet football game? No way.
4. I do not fail
Fun fact #1: That was the first name the post-hardcore band called itself before changing it to I Prevail. Fun fact #2: We completely made that up. It’s a crappy joke, readers. C’mon! You know us by now. Anyways, I Prevail will be performing 8 p.m. Friday (May 11) at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City alongside the Siouxland band Goodbye Old Friend. Want to know how you prevail? By going to the show. That’s how.
5. Calling all old fat guys!
We know just the yoga class for you: Old Fat Guy Yoga. It’s just as the name of the class suggests: this session is geared towards a more gentle flow in order get those joints and muscles ready for an active day. How’s that sound? Pretty awesome? That’s what we think, and we’re not even old fat guys! Be a part of Old Fat Guy Yoga at 8:30 a.m. Saturday (May 12) at Studio 83 Holistic Wellness.
6. Dance, dance
Time to get jiggy with it. Dianne’s Dance presents its 38th annual production, “Can You Feel It?” This longtime dance studio is located in Moville, Iowa, and has taught thousands of Midwestern students in its lifetime. This “movin’ and groovin’ toe tappin’ experience” begins 6 p.m. Saturday (May 12) at the Sioux City Orpheum Theatre.