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Artificial Stars

Alternative rock band Artificial Stars take inspiration from their Sioux City roots. The Midwest can be cold and dark, but it’s also ingrained with a certain distinctive charm. The band’s music reflects the navigation of this environment, of trying to find a way through the darkness. On some tracks, their sound is laden with lament and conflict. Other songs possess a cathartic vigor. The raw feelings in each song are offset with catchy guitar riffs and innovative rhythms, making the even the more somber tracks fun to listen to. Having already won several local music contests, Artificial Stars are poised for an ascent to great heights.

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Sioux City, IA
food
Bob Roe’s
“My favorite Sioux City restaurant has to be Bob Roe’s, I grew up in Morningside so everyone knows how big of a deal Bob Roe’s is especially on game day, when I use to play sports that was always the dinner spot! Just a lot of great memories, great pizza, and the best wings in the midwest.” - Bucii
Bob Roe's Point After, Transit Avenue, Sioux City, IA, USA
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Stone Bru
"Delicious fresh brews, locally owned. Stop in and see our own bass player and barista Jesus Iniguez and he’ll make you a delicious drink of your choice! He is great at latte art as well.” - Artificial Stars
4243 Gordon Dr, Sioux City, IA 51106, USA
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The Marquee
“Great shows, sound and atmosphere.” - Would You Kindly?
1225 4th St, Sioux City, IA 51101, USA
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Stone State Park
“Stone State Park has beautiful trails for hiking, areas for camping, and picnics, ponds, and much more.” - Artificial Stars
Stone State Park Drive, Sioux City, IA, USA
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Sioux City Orpheum
“Going to the Orpheum is like stepping into another world that’s just dripping with opulence. Built in 1927 and restored to it’s full glory in 1999, it’s a stunning venue down to the minute detail. The Orpheum pulls in all kinds of national acts from music to theatrical performance. If you have the opportunity, this is at the top of Sioux City’s ‘must visit’ list.” - Mark Kochen
528 Pierce St, Sioux City, IA 51101, USA
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Hard Rock Hotel: Sioux City
“If we’re talking live music, no one compares to the Hard Rock. I don’t go to much shows but for live music it’s either at the Hard Rock or it’s at The Marquee!” - Bucii
111 3rd St, Sioux City, IA 51101, USA
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Ickey Nickel Bar & Grill
“Marty’s Tap or The Ox for small intimate shows. The Ickey Nickel for outdoor shows in the summer. The Marquee always. The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for bigger shows.” - Artificial Stars
4700 41st St, Sioux City, IA 51108, USA
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