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Iron Spirit Pro Wrestling Vol. 7 at nightshop in Downtown Bloomington 11/8

November 08, 2019 08:00 PM

IRON SPIRIT PRO is Bloomington-Normal's hottest new entertainment extravaganza, and it's coming to nightshop! See high-caliber athletes and larger-than-life personalities duke it out to rise through the ranks of the midwest's fastest-growing Wrestling promotion!


CJ Esparza
inFAMY (Deonn Rusman & Joe Asa)
The Rip City Shooters (Josh Bishop & Wes Barkley)
Dante Leon

and more!

An after-party with live music will immediately follow!


Jeff Schaller and the Long Way Home (Chicago, IL) - Punk, Rock

Jeff Schaller and the Long Way Home takes musical inspiration from a wide range of sources both literary and musical. Like most Midwestern kids, they grew up listening to all the emo and punk bands coming out of the area and beyond as well as all of the alternative rock on the airwaves in the early 90's. The band released their debut album "Two Decades and Change" in 2017 under the name Movies About Animals and quickly moved further away from the pop punk influences of their early catalogue. The name change came as a natural result of this shift in sound, which is often compared to the likes of The Menzingers, Springsteen, Gin Blossoms, Gaslight Anthem, The Killers, The Get Up Kids and any other punk-adjacent rock and roll bands around. The music still holds the raw energy of their early days, but with a more honest and heartfelt approach to craft. It has been described as "effective, genuine, and catchy simplicity." Schaller's foot in the door of the Classical/orchestral music scene is shown in both subtle and not so subtle ways. It is most obvious in the large arrangements of instruments on any given track and most hidden in the smallest amount of compostionally informed detail. The newest single "Younger Years" was released in early 2019. Jeff Schaller and the Long Way Home are currently writing and recording for their next release due sometime in the Summer of 2019.

Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts (Kalamazoo, MI) - Soul Punk, Americana

Big. Loud. Rock & Roll. Likely rolling down a highway in a busted van, Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts have spent the last eight years traveling across the country, performing in dive bars, on festival stages, and everything in between. Similar to their homebase of Kalamazoo, Michigan, their songwriting is as blue-collar Springsteen and Stone Cold Steve Austin as it is Hold Steady-esque self-awareness with indie sensibilities. They play guitar music, fast and loud, without leaning toward irony or fashion. Always brash, always honest, usually with a middle finger to convention.

Forming in 2010, the Little Ghosts quickly began writing and touring together, releasing their first album in 2011. The group has since produced two full-length albums, as well as a handful of EPs and singles. 2018 marks the release of their 3rd full-length album, "Shake So Easy". The record is a celebration of their first chapter as a band and the sounds that formed their style, a decidedly midwestern take on Rock & Roll influenced by artists like The Clash, Black Sabbath, Otis Redding and Tom Petty.

As "Shake So Easy" makes its debut, the Little Ghosts prepare to hit the road hard, kicking off the next era of their particular brand of big, loud rock & roll.

Dirty Rotten Revenge (Bloomington, IL) - Punk Rock, Rock & Roll

These old friends of nightshop play Punk inspired Rock n Roll, with songs about hard drinking, lost love, and good old fashioned revenge! They will be fresh off performing at the most important Punk festival in the country, Fest 18 in Gainesville, FL! Welcome them back, road-hardened and all!

Doors: 6PM


Music: Immediately following the Wrestling!

Cover: $18 Advance Tickets available at the attached link

All Ages Until 10PM, Under 21+ is okay after 10 with Parent or Guardian

Essentially, the After Party w/ Music is 21+