It’s Des-Moines-a-Mania, Brother!!

- This is a guest post by Des Moines qualifier organizer Flying Finn – 

After the Houston (5/28) and Portland (5/29) Qualifiers, US Air Guitar will be firing on all cylindAIRs when the ridiculous rock show hits Des Moines on 5/30 at Miss Kitty’s in Clive. Now in it’s third year, this show is sure to be the best yet! But you know already how awesome the show will be, don’t you. You came here to get the inside scoop on this year’s favorites. Go ahead and call Vegas, because these picks are about as close to a lock as you can get!*

Stack Attack will be competing for a record THIRD STRAIGHT TIME in Des Moines! Will this be the year she finally busts into the winner’s circle? Signs point to yes (It’s true, I consult my Magic Eight Ball before every Air Guitar contest)! We have it on good authority that she has been practicing hard in the off-season and completely shredded the KC Competition last week (scoring a 5.9 AND a 6.0!!!)


She has the belt! Wait – we don’t have a belt. We should totally get a belt. We need two belts. One for Finn and one for everyone else to share. That will work.

Kansas City Displays Maximum Air Once Again

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Portland Gears Up

On August 8, Portland, Oregon, the city that “keeps it weird,” will host the U.S. National Air Guitar Championship.

That’s right. The capital of tall bikes, PBR, utility kilts and DIY projects, the birthplace of Star Trek in the Park and The Church of Elvis, the town where every fifth person in line at the coffee shop is in a band and where grownups dress like superheroes when it’s not even Comic-Con, will welcome the nation’s top air guitarists for the annual summertime battle to see who goes to Finland on the company dime.

But, Portland has ALWAYS had air guitar.

In previous years the U.S. Air Guitar Portland Qualifier was held at Dante’s amidst a steady traffic of club-goers, homeless people and dudes looking to ogle naked women in the neighboring walk-up. This year, 9 p.m. Friday, May 29, we’ll blow the roof off The Analog Café & Theater, 720 SE Hawthorne Ave, Portland, 97214. Third-time-around host Kara Picante will emcee, warming up the crowd with The Hell-Hussies, D-Diablo and Kristi Stixx. Joining them will be belly dancer Zighala Zurah, who along with her fellow Offbeat belly dancer Karissa will give the crowd a different flavor of sound and movement that will rock like the competitors whose scores are being tallied.

Texas! Why? Because We’re Better than Philly!

Houston Texas, The Bayou City. On May 28th, the city will turn into Melt Your Phucking Houston Air Guitar logoFaceland as US Air Guitar invades the Deep South. Avant Garden will be the host stage of one of the most Epic Air-vents of the Summer, and we want you to be there! Texas has seen its share of memorable moments from the not one but two three way tie air-offs on back to back nights/cities, to an audience member being pulled on stage and kicking everyone’s ass to advance to the Finals. It’s anyone’s game, so dust off that axe, hike up your spandex, get your 1 minute song ready and bring that mother down to Avant Garden on 411 Westheimer in Houston Tx May 28th.

Hosted By Brock McRock
$400 is on the line
$2.00 Lone Star Beer ALL NIGHT LONG!!!!
Special Guest Judges

Long has there been a great contingency of Airist that have hailed from the Lone Star State from Ted “The Guardian” Powers, JJ “The Preacher/MOD” Shaw, and of course the Legend himself Brock McRock, will YOU be the next?

Contestant spots are limited, first come first serve, sign up NOW to ensure a spot.

Ohio Air Guitar Throwdown!

The inaugural Air Guitar Throwdown brings an Ohio-qualifier back to life, and represents the start of an annual Memorial Day Tradition – family, fun, shredding, kick-ass beer, followed by more shredding and kick-ass melt-your-face-beer.

Sponsored by The Ohio Taproom and being held at Woodlands Tavern, the competition kicks off at 5pm on May 25th, and ends at the exact moment no one is left standing.


As a sign of the demand for the Qualifier, US Air Guitar Hall of Famer and 3-time Ohio defending champion, Derek Not-So-Smalls, will be on-hand to take on all-comers.  Seconds by Jane Elaine will have their Ohio-raised-bison sloppy joes and nachos to provide sustenance, and Hoof Hearted Brewing will be featured as beer of choice so that your David Lee Roth chapless buns don’t go un-hydrated.

The winner goes on to the next round for US Air Guitar national championships, and will receive cash-money to help!

That is all… if entering, send your music to by Monday morning.

Cheers all!

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