Performing: Saturday, July 9 at 12:00 pm on Kum & Go Stage
They say that three is the magic number, but sometimes all it takes is two. This is clear with the duo Odd Pets. Like the wholesome vandalism of a heart carved into a park tree that can be the same parts strange and familiar, or a hot bowl of Campbell’s soup right after you get back in from shoveling the driveway, sometimes it’s the simple things that count when making good ol’ rock & roll for the worn and weary soul. Andy Buch and Lisa Burner -- the aforementioned duo -- make it in spades.
As evidenced on their debut EP released in 2015, you don’t need guitar solos, or fancy vocals or, heck, even a bass guitar to pump out the plug-and-play-style power-chord-laden rock that is quickly gaining them ample reputation as artists to watch in the Des Moines music scene. Armed with infectious dynamism, Odd Pets are primed to take their magic-filled lo fi surf rock to the 80/35 stage.
- Written by Chris Lachky