looking for a drummer (Iowa City)

We're a local IC band called The Negotiators, we've been together for about three years and our current drummer is leaving the group after our next gig (Oct 19) so we are in the market for a new drummer.

We play a mix of originals and covers (Wilco, Elvis Costello, Steve Earle, Clash, David Byrne, Prince, Who, Lou Reed, Jayhawks, Petty, Stones, Keb Mo, Jeff Tweedy...) and are open to any member bringing in new music, so if you've got a particular thing you'd like to play we're happy to give it a try.

We rehearse weekly (Wednesday nights) and try to play out once or twice a month. We've played at The Mill, Shakespeare's, Farmer's Market, Uptown Bill's, Brew Lab, Trumpet Blossom, a couple of CR bars, and the Yacht Club, and we play a lot of driveways, summer parties, front porches, etc.

We're all married with kids and jobs, and two of our members travel for work, so the band is clearly something that fits into our lives around our other obligations. We often have to turn down gigs because someone's out of town and we know that that's just a fact of life with this band. The music is what's important, and the fun of making it together and sharing it. None of us are virtuosos, but we are competent players and well-rehearsed, play together well, and our songs and arrangements are tight.

We have a rehearsal space with a drum kit, so you wouldn't have to lug stuff back and forth much unless you wanted to.

If that sounds interesting, give us a call/text/email -
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