Friday, December 19, 2014

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Posted December 17, 2014in Sound Circuit

Dave Zollo has lived

Dave Zollo has lived. Musically, there are few people in the state who can claim his pedigree. Between founding Trailer Records and performing in iconic acts like High and Lonesome and his own Body Electric, there is no doubt that Zollo’s image would belong up on the Mount Rushmore of

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Posted December 10, 2014in Sound Circuit

Plenty left in the tank

There’s a concept in regards to athletes that is best summed up as, “It is not the years, it is the mileage.” If a major league pitcher is getting up there in years, but was lightly worked earlier in his career, scouts say, “Sure he is 37, but it is

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Posted December 03, 2014in Sound Circuit

Leaving the House

Recent events have caused people to try new things. The end of live music at House of Bricks on Nov. 23 — while not the end of the world some thought it would be — has caused a few bands to look outside their comfort zones. While not the only

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Posted November 26, 2014in Sound Circuit

We’ll always have Wednesdays

It has been a rough month for downtown music venues. First House of Bricks played host to its last shows this past weekend, and now December marks the end of regularly scheduled music at El Bait Shop. For the vast majority of people who attended shows at the Shop, that

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Posted November 19, 2014in Sound Circuit

Going thermal

If you have been to a local music venue with any kind of regularity in the past couple years, or if you’ve made your way to the 80/35 festival in recent summers, odds are good that you have seen Jordan Mayland do his thing. Whether it is as the front

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Posted November 12, 2014in Sound Circuit

Good indeed

No Good Deed is refreshing, not only because there aren’t enough Des Moines area bands doing the post-punk sound well, but because it is a band without a single member younger than your faithful scribe. “I came from Ames, originally,” said guitarist Doug Hansen. “I was a part of the

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Posted November 05, 2014in Sound Circuit

Expecting more

Even in a world in which we’ve been conditioned to see ourselves as unique and beautiful snowflakes, Rae Fehring stands out. The front woman of both Rae & The Honeybees and Cover Girls, Fehring is intimidatingly smart, disarmingly sweet and endlessly passionate. In addition to playing a half dozen instruments

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Posted October 29, 2014in Sound Circuit

Lake effect

Their band name is ridiculous. Their EP is being recorded in another band’s practice space and produced by a guy they met on Omegle. This is the unconventional, unexpected world of Lake of Fat Kids. Started in 2011, Lake of Fat Kids is primarily comprised of guitarists Joel Smith and

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Posted October 22, 2014in Sound Circuit

Far afield

Evelyn Taylor moved to Nashville from Des Moines two years ago. After spending 22 years in Des Moines, the Iowa girl felt that the Music City was the best place for her to explore her own sound and elevate her music to a new level. “You’re surrounded by so many

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Posted October 15, 2014in Sound Circuit

The rich, meandering life of Abbie Sawyer

Abbie Sawyer is a child of music. Raised in church choirs by parents who loved all kinds of sounds, music is as much a part of Sawyer’s DNA as the color of her eyes. Sawyer enrolled in college fully intent on studying music; it seemed the obvious choice. “But then

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