Sunday, August 2, 2015

Posted July 29, 2015in Sound Circuit

The Envy Corps on Hinterland and its new album

This weekend will usher in the first-ever Hinterland Music Festival, down at Water Works Park. The brainchild of Wooly’s owner Sam Summers, Hinterland will feature some of the best names in modern Americana, folk and indie rock, including Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, TV on the Radio and Brandi

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Posted July 22, 2015in Sound Circuit

Stopping traffic

Anyone who has met Mary McAdams knows that she is not afraid to speak out about the things she believes in. It is a trait that has been passed around the household, because for the past two years, McAdams has watched her daughter, Lexi, take up the banner of an

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Posted July 15, 2015in Sound Circuit

After the thunder

It was a bit of a come-to-Jesus moment for Matt Woods a couple years back when his band, The Thunderbolts, called it quits. Matt Woods & The Thunderbolts had played together since 2005, and even before then, drummer Michael Swanger and bassist Scott Cochran had played on Woods’ first solo

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Posted July 08, 2015in Sound Circuit


“I was 13 when I did my first Des Moines Farmers Market,” recalled now-17-year-old Lily DeTaeye. “That was the Grapevine Tour, where they give you an hour, and you sit at the end of the street, and you don’t have an amp because you didn’t think you’d need one.” She

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Posted July 01, 2015in Sound Circuit

How sweet it is

In case you did not know by now, The Candymakers are legit. Formed in 2010, all the band did in its first year of life was win the 2011 Iowa Blues Challenge. An album followed the next year, but it would be two years more before we would get a

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Posted June 24, 2015in Sound Circuit

Step by step

We spend a lot of time talking about “the next big thing.” But while many people are busy debating what it takes to be successful, the Holy White Hounds have quietly set out to do the damn thing. The most direct path to success is one that involves three steps.

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Posted June 17, 2015in Sound Circuit

Getting dirty

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a cover band that owes its existence to Jerry Lee Lewis, Pandora and Tinder. “(Drummer Jake Blomberg) and I live together,” guitar/vocalist Josh Adams explained. “One day we were listening to Jerry Lee Lewis on Pandora. I was just on that kick. So we went down

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Posted June 10, 2015in Sound Circuit

Far from apathetic

Apathy Syndrome has been busy of late. After being one of the local bands tabbed to play this year’s Lazerfest at Seven Flags Event Center, the band hit the road for a mini tour and is gearing up for even more road time before hitting the studio later in the

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Posted June 03, 2015in Sound Circuit

Back with some friends

“Stutterin’” Jimmy Enos is back. Physically, he never really went anywhere, but he definitely sported a lower profile for a while. The past year has been a roller coaster for Enos. There is a baby to care for and a wedding in the works. Not every distraction, however, has been

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Posted May 27, 2015in Sound Circuit

Manufacturing success

The last time I spoke to Green Death, almost exactly two years ago, they were a band freshly formed and looking forward to the release of its first EP. The ensuing 25 months have been good ones for the band. Green Death released its EP “The Deathening” in January of

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