Trip Rod
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Trip Rod

Peoria, Illinois, United States | SELF

Peoria, Illinois, United States | SELF
Band Rock Alternative


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"Trip Rod is a staple of the local scene"

"Trip Rod is a staple of the local scene and are the band that got 105.7 the X to stand up and take notice of the local music scene and the talent that resides in central Illinois. They are always a top request during my 5 O'clock freak out when it comes to the local music and are always a crowd pleaser at our shows."
(Anna Kinkade)~Dj afternoons on 105.7 the X/ WIXO-FM Peoria,IL -

"Trip Rod deliver on every level"

"...Trip Rod deliver on every level. The guitars keep you swaggering, the ryhthm keeps you jumping and the lyrics keep you intense. Rock n roll without the pretense, Trip Rod make Peoria proud."
(Eric Hanson)~ DJ afternoons on Pure Rock 92-7 FM/ WLSR the Laser
Galesburg, Illinois


"Whom it may concern…and that’s everybody!!"

"The local music scene in Central Illinois has really exploded within the past few years…from punk to barroom rock and pop to metal. Now with all these bands emerging things usually tend to get cluttered and that means it’s takes something extra to really stand out, something original so you don’t get lost in the crowd. Trip Rod has what it takes to stand out from pack. They aren’t one of these new up and coming bands who sounds just like everyone else. In fact they’re veterans of the music scene in Central Illinois who set the bar for those up and coming bands."

"By far one of the best things about Trip Rod is seeing them live. You know you’re not going to get some sh*tty cover band trying to sound like somebody else instead you get a sound that can only be described as Trip Rod. They’ve got insane energy and a love of what they do that comes across on stage like few other bands. I wish them the best of luck and they deserve all the success in the world." (Gabe Reynolds) ~production director~ The Broadcast House/ Lincoln, NE -

"Trip Rod is one of the hottest bands in and around Central Illinois..."

"Trip Rod has been a 105.7 the x favorite for years now with their single "Super Ball" that thrust them into the regional spotlight and is still a constant on the phones. We continue to add Trip Rod tracks to our rotation and their rabid fans cant seem to get enough. Trip Rod has certainly proven themselves as a draw and 105.7 the x will continue to support and book them on our concerts for years to come. Aside from Trip Rod putting on an amazing live show that includes props and the crowd singing all the words to our Trip Rod favorites, the music solidifies Trip Rod on our playlist for years to come. Each song speaks to our senses and makes us quiver for more. Trip Rod some how manages to pull off a hook that sticks the listener from the very first spin and, leaves them begging for more. From "Superball" to the newest single "Heavy Station" to the much heavier "Anger '06", Trip Rod has the resources to save rock music." (Joe Greenwood) DJ ~ Local Anesthetic/ WIXO 105.7 the x Peoria,IL -

"Great Following"

"They do have a great following in the Central Illinois market."
~ Jay Goldberg *(Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment
a division of Progressive Innovations, Ltd.
Concerts € Festivals € Corporate & Special Events) * ~ -


Releases: You'll never get it back... 2006
Trip Rod - 2005 (full length debut)
Freeballin - 2002 (ep)

Airplay: Heavy Station 2006
The Bourbon Song 2006
Mr. Sracastic 2006
I like my Chances 2005
Meadow 2005
Swim 2005
Poisoning You 2004
Superball 2003



Trip Rod explores all aspects of reality. Tom Shultz's powerful lyrics and vocals, Andrew's energy driven guitars, and the ground shaking rhythm section of Tim and Junior round out the unique one of a kind Trip Rod Sound. Their live shows have grown and molded into intense powerful performances. Filling any room they play with energy, Trip Rod leaves their audience drained but wanting more. To date some of the acts Trip Rod have been fortunate to share the stage with include: Three Days Grace, Silvertide, Sevendust, Tantric, Bobaflex, Hydrovibe, Soil, V-Shape Mind, Cinder, Primer 55, The Goodyear Pimps, and Lo-Pro.
Trip Rod has only one mission and that is, to show people what a REAL hard rock band should look and sound. In a musical world that is ever growing stale and boring with bands that are more concerned about how they look then how they sound. Trip Rod is a breath of fresh air and look to stand on a different leg then those bands.