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Slimbeast Productions brings their first show to the Hub

Staff Writer

Published: Monday, December 3, 2012

Updated: Monday, December 3, 2012 13:12


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The Daredevil Christopher Wright, a Wisconsin-based band, will perform at The Hub on Dec. 7 as part of a Slimbeast Productions concert. From left, Jonathan Sunde, Jason Sunde and Jesse Edgington make up the band.

Bringing bands like the Dirty Projectors and Poliça to the Cedar Valley would be comparable to Christmas morning for some people. For Julie and Andrew Thoreen, the two Cedar Falls natives and University of Northern Iowa alumni who own Slimbeast Productions, the goal is just that.

“We were inspired to start this series here because we see the potential,” said Andrew Thoreen. “There are lots of people that like good music in this town.”
Slimbeast Productions hopes to promote unique indie-rock/folk music in the Cedar Valley and generate support for the local music scene.

“By promoting shows word-of-mouth with a promotional team of volunteers that want to stimulate the music scene here – which is already awesome, by the way – we hope to build a better support network of people that want the music scene to get bigger and better,” said Andrew Thoreen.

On Dec. 7, in what will be the first of four shows put on by Slimbeast Productions throughout the upcoming year, three bands will take the stage at The Hub on Main Street.

Musicians themselves, Julie and Andrew Thoreen, who are known as Har-di-Har, will be the first to take the stage at 9:30 p.m. They will also release their latest extended play, “Feudal Kind.”

During their first tour, the band recently made a stop at the Des Moines Music Coalition’s Little Big Fest. They were also recently featured on the Philadelphia music blog Yvynyl.

Following Har-di-Har at 11:00 p.m. is The Daredevil Christopher Wright, an Eau Claire, Wis.-based band that will be making their first visit to Cedar Falls. Featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered in October, the band also recently finished a national tour with the Brooklyn band Cuddle Magic.

Concluding the show at 12:15 a.m. is Brooks Strause and the Gory Details, who were recently a part of the Iowa City Songwriters Project, curated by Maximum Ames Records. The Iowa City band will be playing in Cedar Falls for the first time in four years.

Tickets for the show can be purchased in advance for $8 at the Hub or Mohair Pear and will be available for $10 at the door. For more information on the concert and other happenings with Slimbeast Productions, visit Anyone interested in volunteering with future shows can also send an email to



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