Electric Jury and Strong Like Bear to present ANIMALS at DG’s Taphouse


Courtesy of Electric Jury

Bands Electric Jury and Strong Like Bear will perform the Pink Floyd Album “ANIMALS” live at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at DG’s Tap House.

Jacob Beals

Electric Jury and Strong Like Bear will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at DG’s Tap House.

Tickets are available through Midwestix and at the door. Prices are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show.

Electric Jury and Strong Like Bear will be performing songs from their latest EPs and joining together on stage to cover the Pink Floyd album “ANIMALS.”

Electric Jury member Dylan Boyle laid down what the night’s events would look like.

“Strong Like Bear will do a set of their original songs and we will do an original Electric Jury short set and then when we will play the album together,” Boyle said.

Boyle and his band Electric Jury are big fans of the Pink Floyd album. Boyle explained the reasoning behind doing a whole show based off of it.

“We were at an Electric Jury band practice one day talking about it and we were like, ‘maybe we should try and cover one of those songs sometime,’ and that kinda spawned into ‘well we should just do the whole album,’” Boyle said.

Boyle also explained that the album has a lot of meaning that critiques society, even today.

“The lyrics still have a lot of relevance, especially in an election year,” Boyle said.

Boyle explained that to perform the album they needed some more people on stage, so they decided to add in members from fellow band Strong Like Bear.

“We all go back pretty far as being friends,” Boyle said.  “They are all huge Ames music supporters [and have] been around Ames for a good number of years, ever since I’ve been here. They are all very talented musicians and they are into the same kinda styles of music as we are.”

Boyle also mentioned that because of the length of the songs it made a challenge for the groups as musicians.

“It’s challenging to learn them and I think trying to learn songs like that, [which] are difficult and take you out of your comfort zone, helps you become a better player,” Boyle said.

This is the second year in a row the bands have joined together to perform this album live. The performance from last year made them want to do the show again, Boyle explained.

“We had over three hundred people pay to get in. It sold out, so that was really fun, and playing in front of a big crowd like that is a good time,” Boyle said.

To find out more about the “ANIMALS” live show visit the event’s Facebook page