Tap City is a riveting and highly energetic hard rock band coming out of the Twin Cities. They are well known for their highly theatrical and acrobatic stage shows, raunchy guitar riffs, technical drumming, bumpin' bass lines and sexy lyrical spittings. Tap City is a band set on busting down the genre barriers and playing with their true blood, sweat and tears, to bring back the meaning and feeling that seems to be lacking in mainstream music today and to show tribute to the greats who broke down the doors before them, all while adding a new twist and giving you one of the most entertaining live shows one could ask for!
Tap City formed in late 2007 when asked by friends if they wanted to open up a show. Before this we were primarily a jam band, a group of friends who just got together on weekends had a few beers and riffed... After being asked by friends we quickly sprung into action accepted the offer and since that day have been pumping out tunes, playing shows and having as much fun as we can while the ride lasts!
We play all over, anywhere and everywhere that has people who want to hear us... One of our favorite and yet haunting memories was playing on Halloween in 2009 in Ham Lake, Minnesota for a 400+ person house party with a real Guerrilla show put on by us and three bands that are all very close friends of ours (Cowboy Killers, Mineral Water and The Sickly Pink Liquid.) We all spent the week prior to Halloween setting up our buddies pull barn with a full concert set up, PA, Lights, Fog... you name it, we set it up... When Halloween finally rolled around it was truly a night that no one will forget, it was one hell of a roller coaster ride with really intense highs and some pretty extreme lows... Including four absolutely amazing performances by four amazing bands, 400 of our friends rocking out, broken guitars, smashed iPods, a nearly full moon, the rising of spirits and an attempted quadruple murder... That's right... attempted murder... You see our amazing show and party ended when some riff-raff decided it would be a good idea to stab five of our friends... SO our amazing night ended with 67+ squad cars, every cop in the county at our party, five people stabbed, police helicopters flying over head, every news crew in the state, police dogs ripping up friends of ours and more chaos then the brain could handle... BUT on the bright side we gave one hell of a fucking show!!!
Don't believe us?
Fuck it, JUST GOOGLE THE SHIT! "3 people stabbed at Halloween Party"
These range from person to person in our group, which makes for an interesting dynamic when we finally get together and come up with music... Our influences have a huge range in diversity going from bands like Pantera, Metallica, Alice in Chains, Black Sabbath, Opeth, Mastadon, Korn, Marilyn Manson to bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Patsy Cline, Sublime, Sneaker Pimps and MANY MORE.
Come check out a live show, you don't want to miss us!.. We guarantee your satisfaction and entertainment and we make sure to go all out every show and pour everything we have into our music and performances!
So next time we're in your town, BE THERE and BRING A BUD, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!.