Everything Was Zen @ Stir Cove

Saturday night, Gen X and the Elder Millennials alike gathered to celebrate 25 years of Our Lady Peace, Live & Bush. Several classic albums are turning 25 this year, but tonight was all about "Throwing Copper", the 3rd studio album from Live & "Sixteen Stone", the debut album from Bush. Our Lady Peace, the Canadian rockers that debuted in the States in 1995, kicked off the night. Coming out with a simple backdrop that just says the band name, singer Raine Maida brought his beautiful, flowing voice to entrance the crowd. The audience started the night hyped and OLP fed off that energy and played the hits everyone knows and a couple of songs that are not as familiar. If you are not famili

93 Degrees of Earth, Wind & Fire

93 degrees. That’s the temperature it was outside when Earth, Wind & Fire took the stage this past Friday night at the Stir Concert Cove in Council Bluffs, Iowa. With multiple fans blowing towards them, band members Verdine White, Phillip Bailey, and Ralph Johnson appeared on top of a platform wearing ruffled shirts and sequined pants. From the beginning of the set, Earth, Wind & Fire had the audience engaged; clapping their hands and performing “Sing a Song” as even spectators sitting in lawn chairs got up and clapped along. I still have no idea how they made it through the two-hour set without taking a break. And in pants and long-sleeved shirts no less! Maybe it’s because, as Phillip Bail

Mraz brings the beachy vibes to Stir

Sunday night in the heat at the Stir Cove, Jason Mraz, Mr. A-Z himself, brought his chill, beachy vibe to entertain the crowd. While he was definitely not dressed for the heat, donning a black t-shirt, black jeans & his signature trucker hat, it didn't stop him from enjoying himself. Mraz kept a relaxed vibe through the show, playing both radio favorites and some lesser known songs through his set. You do not go to a Jason Mraz show expecting an elaborate set or lots of pyrotechnics. Sounding very much like he does on his albums, you go to a Jason Mraz show to relax and enjoy the songs with your special someone. Shortly after the show began, Mraz jumped off the stage to take a picture w