‘Real is a Joke’ Tour UPDATE..

What’s up everybody. Just thought I’d post quick about how the tour is going. We’re just over halfway through, with 10 of the 18 shows under our belt. Heading to St. Louis here shortly to continue on at Cicero’s tonight. So far, everything has been pretty good. We’ve been having a lot of fun, making a little money, and I really can’t complain at all. Things have exceeded my expectations on this tour, and I think it’s already safe to say its the most successful run we’ve had to date. Even the shows with small turnouts have been fun, and have had some sort of positive impact on us. It’s been a blast to see a lot of familiar faces, as well as many new ones enjoying the music and vibing out with us. We’ve sold more merch than I expected to. We’ve had some bigger crowds than i thought we would in several cities. I’m just very appreciative of everybody that has been involved with booking, performing, supporting, etc. Special Shoutout to all the homies at the Free Clinic in Kalamazoo, MI. That has been my favorite show of the tour, and honestly one of my favorite shows I’ve ever played. Great atmosphere, and very supportive and involved crowd. I’ve been enjoying every city though, and am pumped for the rest. Hometown show in Des Moines THIS Saturday, the 21st! I think that will be a good one. I will update once the tour is through with tour footage, photos, stories, etc. Thanks so much to everyone rockin’ with us! On we go!


Date City/State Venue Time
Thu, May 19th 2016 St. Louis, MO Cicero’s 8pm
Fri, May 20th 2016 Ames, IA DG’s Tap House 9pm 21+
Sat, May 21st 2016 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews 9pm 21+
Thu, May 26th 2016 Iowa City, IA The Mill 9pm
Fri, May 27th 2016 Milwaukee, WI Riverwest Public House 8pm
Sat, May 28th 2016 Madison, WI The Fountain TBA
Thu, Jun 9th 2016 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights 8pm
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 Omaha, NE Alchemy 8pm

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We are very excited to announce the ‘Real is a Joke’ Tour! After a four month break from shows we are definitely ready to get back at it. This will be our fourth tour, and is our most ambitious outing to date. We will have Errol Hem (Quad Cities) joining us for the bulk of the tour. And Gadema of DOPE Clique aka Derelicts Of Popular Entertainment (Des Moines) joining us for 4 or 5 shows as well. Also will be linking with IndyGround (Kansas City) on a few shows. As well as several of our friends throughout our home state, and the midwest. Thank you to everyone involved that has help make the tour possible. We may be adding a few more dates yet. Looking forward to this! Come see us if we’re in your city! More details and individual show line ups to come soon. Also, follow the link below to check out Cityview’s album review of ‘Real is a Joke’, originally posted in May of last year..

WED 4/20 LAWRENCE, KS @ The Bottleneck
SAT 4/23 DUBUQUE, IA @ The Venue
FRI 4/29 WATERLOO, IA @ The Wedge
SAT 4/30 ROCK ISLAND, IL @ Rozz Tox
WED 5/4 CHICAGO, IL @ Sub-T’s Lounge
FRI 5/6 COLUMBUS, OH @ Tatohead’s
SAT 5/7 KANSAS CITY, MO @ Riot Room
FRI 5/13 CEDAR FALLS, IA @ Octopus
SAT 5/14 SIOUX CITY, IA @ The Chesterfield
THU 5/19 ST. LOUIS, MO @ Cicero’s
FRI 5/20 AMES, IA @ DG’s Tap House
SAT 5/21 DES MOINES, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
THU 5/26 IOWA CITY, IA @ The Mill
FRI 5/27 MILWAUKEE, WI @ Riverwest Public House
THU 6/9 MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ Mill City Nights
FRI 6/10 OMAHA, NE @ Alchemy

“Real is a Joke” is funky, thoughtful, powerful and full of some of the tightest lyrical work you are going to hear around town.” -Chad Taylor, Cityview

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ICYMI: PGHM 80/35 2015 Aftermovie..

What’s up everybody. Haven’t posted in a minute, but have been very busy. Currently working on three new projects, including a Toby Diligent and PGHM record. As well as booking a tour for spring of 2016 in support of last years’ ‘Real is a Joke’. Show announcements will begin in the middle of March, and we are very excited to get back on the road!

In the meantime, check out this video featuring snippets of our performance at 80/35 in Des Moines last summer. Finally got around to uploading the video to YouTube recently, so I thought I’d share it here as well. You can also check out the link below to hear the audio of our 2nd performance at 80/35, for Iowa Public Radio’s StudioOne.

More to come soon.


Live at IPR StudioOne Stage at 80/35 2015

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Toby Diligent and DJ Touchnice at The Basement Mon 1/4..

What up y’all. Happy 2016. I hope everybody had a safe and enjoyable time bringing in the new year. Just a quick reminder that I, Toby Diligent, will be rocking a solo set at The Basement at the Des Moines Social Club this Monday, January 4th. The homie DJ Touchnice will be rockin’ with me on the 1’s and 2’s. We will be joined by some artists from Minneapolis, Pseudoubt and Otis Apollo, coming through Des Moines on their Makeshift Mirages tour. Gonna be the last jam for us in Des Moines for a while. Come out and vibe with us! Doors at 7 pm.


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PGHM final two shows of year in Des Moines 12/22, and Ames 12/23..

What’s good everybody. Happy Holidays. Hope everybody is enjoying themselves through all of the madness. We will be celebrating this wonderful holiday season with two shows, our final two shows of the year. The first one in Des Moines, as part of the 2nd annual Ugly Sweater Music Fest, taking place at Wooly’s on Tuesday, December 22nd. Featuring Mike T, LT Mentality, Sky Patrol, and more. This is an ALL AGES event, doors opening at 6:30 pm. DJ Touchnice will be joining us once again on the wheels of steel. Can’t wait for this one!

Then we will be rocking on the following night, December 23rd, at DG’s Taphouse in Ames. Alongside Phillip Morris out of Minneapolis, and Ames’ own Wrld Bnk. Dope lineup. It’s always a great time playing at DG’s. Their staff and sound are always top notch. Looking forward to this joint also. This show is 21+, doors open at 9 pm. Come celebrate the holidays, and cap off 2015 with your boys from PGHM!

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