ROAD TO VEGAS 2: THE IMPULSIVE VS DAD
The Impulsive is an alternative metal band hailing from Omaha, Nebraska, a city rich in music and diversity.
Thriving in the Midwest, The Impulsive is a five-piece band who first came together as friends who shared one passion: music. After experimenting with several different sounds and taking a natural liking to alternative metal, The Impulsive was eventually born. Today, The Impulsive continue to brand themselves as alternative metal, but some of their songs could also be taken for hard rock.
When making music, they’re inspired by real issues in the world and how we’re becoming increasingly desensitized to real problems.
“Pop culture is more and more portraying the idea that if you’re not perfect, you are nobody. Not being comfortable with asking for help is literally killing our generation. We can’t just let that happen.”
The Impulsive cite their main musical influences as Breaking Benjamin, Bullet For My Valentine, Three Days Grace, Metallica, and Atreyu. However, the band remains unique from any other because of the different influences each member brings to the table. They don’t write music about sex, drugs or rock and roll. They focus on the universal struggles of depression, anxiety, death, war and the mainstream media.
“We put our whole heart into the music we make and the lyrics we write. We aren’t trying to be rockstars. We’re trying to reach broken lives.”
To date, The Impulsive has played shows throughout the Midwest and even landed a nomination for Best Hard Rock at the Omaha Entertainment Arts Awards. They just released their brand new EP, Battle Worn, and have been touring extensively throughout the Midwest since the summer of 2016.
DAD (Dope A** Dudes) are a hip hop duo from Sioux City. With rhymes that cover the subject of being a Dad and all of the craziness and change that comes with the responsibility, they have dug out a niche that a ton of people can relate to. Even if you’re not a parent you can understand where they are coming from. The group consists of three Dads.
Protige (Vocals): A Sioux City Hip Hop favorite, Protige (Mark Koenigs) has been tearing apart stages since the late 90’s. With his solo release “The Inevitable”, Protige has shown his versiatility and ability to keep up with current rhyme styles and concepts.
Eboli (Vocals): A Sioux City Hip Hop veteran, Eboli (Jason Reinert) has been in plenty of groups spanning his time as a rapper, Aflikshen, Flux Ambassador and Lazer Rocket Arm, to name a few. Eboli has remained relevant and stays on top of the newest rhyme styles. Also a producer and DJ, Eboli is a force to be reckoned with.
The Sound Insurgent (DJ): The Sound Insurgent (Huey Sullivan) is one of the midwest’s premier DJs with a resume to match. The Sound Insurgent has performed on the biggest stages in the area and he always pleases the crowd. A resident DJ at The 21st Amendment, a regular feature in the Sioux Falls hip hop scene and an all-around well-groomed DJ, TSI will make any party come alive.
Must be 21 or older to attend.