Allegra Hernandez & Strong Like Bear @ Alluvial
A rockin’ Iowa Trans Mutual Aid fundraiser! $5 suggested donation at the door.
Allegra Hernandez is a Des Moines musician and guitarist. Their music is layered with intricate dynamics and rich, melodic, guitar on top of heartfelt vocals. Allegra lets the music speak for itself onstage, with an organic and loud performance. With elements of rock, angsty punk, melodic hooks, and splashes of technical skill, Allegra taps into a realm of musical versatility. Strong songwriting and vocals are combined with exceptional guitar playing, big chunky distortion, searing leads, and first-person vignettes.
Aside from being an artist, Allegra also is a music educator and teaches guitar and bass lessons at School of Rock West Des Moines while also being a show director for the school’s student bands. They also work with a local non-profit, Girls Rock! Des Moines. As a non-binary person, Allegra is passionate about supporting and uplifting transgender, gender non-conforming, and queer youth. They are also passionate about making music accessible to everyone.
Strong Like Bear is a Ames rock band that has played together since 2006. By writing melodic songs that show off their vocal harmonies and collective musicianship, SLB has become a mainstay in Iowa music, playing across the state and beyond. The band has recorded numerous EPs and albums, including a pornographic Christmas concept album, and has taken part in album tributes for Pink Floyd’s “Animals” and Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” with their comrades in Electric Jury.