When TIRES began rolling a few years ago, Des Moines had yet to hear anything quite like it. The band’s electronic barrage turned an otherwise content rock music scene on its head, filtering Des Moines’ history with the genre through walls of cascading synths, plugged-in psychedelia, and contemporary Krautrock.

And that’s just to comment on the music. As is the case with the increasingly tech-savvy collection of electronic musicians in this city, the band’s live show is crafted with the same maximalist attention to detail. The result is a kaleidoscopic experience of wired ecstasy that hits with the force of a knockout blow.

Following the recording of their debut full-length earlier this year, TIRES are set for a 2016 hat trick: an album release, an 80-35 appearance, and, of course, a set at this year’s Gross Domestic Product. Witness it for yourself on the Wooly’s stage at 8 PM.

By Trey Reis of 
DSM Shows

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See Tires at Gross Domestic Product on Saturday, May 28 at Wooly’s (504 E Locust) at 8:00 pm.

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GDP is organized by the nonprofit the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC). Gross Domestic Product 2016 is made possible with the support of Traveler Beer CompanyTallgrass Brewing CompanyGreater Des Moines PartnershipBravo Greater Des MoinesGuitar CenterHy-VeeThe Blazing SaddleSaturday Mfg.VolunteerLocalWooly’sDSM Shows, and KFMG 98.9 FM.


Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is an all Iowa music festival held every spring, featuring musical artists from Greater Des Moines and the rest of Iowa. The 11th annual Gross Domestic Product will take place on May 28th, 2016 at venues around the East Village in Des Moines, Iowa! See the full line-up and details here. Gross Domestic Product highlights some of the original songwriters, performers, and recording artists in our community who make Iowa proud! GDP focuses primarily on young, new artists, those who are taking their first steps into creative self-expression through music and doing so in a positive, collaborative way. Each year we highlight a selection of new artists that our community has to offer, along with a few established groups that have had success building careers while living and working in the state we call home.

Established in spring 2006, GDP has featured over 100 musical acts, including House of Large Sizes, The Envy Corps, The Poison Control Center, Christopher the Conquered, Mumford’s, Facecage, and many more.

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