The Knobs

The Knobs

 Des Moines, Iowa, USA
BandRockClassic Rock

High energy rock n roll that would make Red Bull jealous! These young guys perform original music that sounds like the classics. If you like AC/DC, Bad Co., Judas Priest and all things classic hard rock, you'll love The Knobs.


The Knobs formed in 2006 for a High School talent show, but things really started taking off for The Knobs when they acquired management in October 2009. The band hired Brett Sites of S&S Entertainment to manage The Knobs.

“I was blown away! The first two words out of my mouth were ‘There’s hope.” – Brett Sites

The Knobs began gaining new fans and new opportunities. In May of 2010, Citadel Broadcasting asked The Knobs to open for Ratt in Des Moines. This led to playing SummerJam with Night Ranger, Skid Row, Winger, Dokken, Sweet, and LA Guns in front of 6000 people.

Influenced by classic 70's and 80's hard rock, The Knobs are pure, unadulterated rock n' roll. The four members were raised listening to all of the rock giants. Their original music crosses generations.

The Knobs have a highly energetic stage show. The Knobs have been praised for their fast paced groove and the connection they make with their audience. Crowds are loving it!

The Knobs played 40 shows in 2010 to over 14,000 people! Bigger things are in store for 2011!

The Knobs have played with a host of national acts, including (alphabetically):

Bang Tango
Big Gun (AC/DC Tribute)
The Black Mollys (featuring current members of Enuff Z’Nuff)
Dirty Penny
Frequency 54
Staci Grim (ex-Wednesday 13)
Hairball (80's Tribute)
Brian Howe (ex-Bad Company)
Joan Red
The Last Vegas
Rhino Bucket
Sex Slaves

The Knobs have been featured at outdoor festivals, such as:

SummerJam 2010 in Des Moines, IA (with Night Ranger, Skid Row, Winger, Dokken, Sweet, and LA Guns)
Downtown Days 2010 in Lee’s Summit, MO (with Poison Overdose, The Last Vegas, and Wildstreet)
IARocFest 2011 in Keosauqua, IA (with Skid Row, Slaughter, and more!)

The Knobs' constant gigging has brought them to:


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Everyone Gets A Turn (2011)