Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Annual Manual

Posted March 04, 2015in Sound Circuit

Other brotherhood

For the past few years, people have known Eli Clark as the frontman of Viva Montesa, the rock two-piece with the three-piece sound. But starting this winter, Clark’s new project, The Other Brothers, is poising itself to be your new favorite band. “I kind of felt like I’d hit, not

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Posted February 25, 2015in Sound Circuit

The man

If you are going to get into Des Moines hip-hop, there are a few names you should definitely know. And no matter who you talk to, that list is always going to start with one name: Gadema. “I’m inspired by pain, by love, by joy — all that stuff,” he

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Posted February 18, 2015in Sound Circuit

Fresh fruit

Easy Fruit, a straight rock four-piece, is one of the newer editions to the capital city’s music landscape. That’s not to say its component members lack experience with playing music in town, however. All four of them — Brad Turk, Thomas Oldham, Cory Wendel and Chris Marshall — have played

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Posted February 11, 2015in Sound Circuit

On Pace

Bob Pace is one of the great blues men in the city. He has been performing around town for years and has a large and devoted following. For the past two years, one of his most popular gigs has been down at Gas Lamp on Friday evenings at the venue’s

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Posted February 04, 2015in Sound Circuit

Not apathetic about the future

Say what you will about Dead Horse Trauma’s music — the band is a divisive one artistically — but there’s no debate about how hard the band works at its stage show and the promotion of the same. Now for a look at what the hardest-working act in Des Moines

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Posted January 28, 2015in Sound Circuit

Keeping Mint fresh

Mint has a problem of identity. It is not that they do not know who they are; they most certainly do. Mint’s identity issue lies more in keeping themselves within the public consciousness. “There’s two modes for bands to be in,” explained drummer Christian Peters. “There’s creating mode, and there’s

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Posted January 21, 2015in Sound Circuit

Ready To Conquer

For Chris Ford, 2015 is shaping up to be a big year. As the front man of Christopher the Conquered, Ford has already proven himself to be the guy who ruins the bell curve on creativity in this city, but he has also never been one to rest on his

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Posted January 14, 2015in Sound Circuit

Helping Our Own

Cancer, I don’t mind saying in plain language, is a son of a bitch. There is not a person on the planet who hasn’t been touched by the blighted disease at some point or another in his or her life, and none of us would wish it on our biggest

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Posted January 07, 2015in Sound Circuit

More than a trio

After moving to Des Moines in 2010 and getting involved in the music scene through another act, California native Steve Pellow decided to create his own outlet. He handpicked a few musicians and set about crafting SP3′s dance-infused funk personality. “All of us had played in two different groups,” Pellow

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Posted December 31, 2014in Sound Circuit

Ebb and flow

  There is a duality to music. The art form carries with it an ebb and flow that can be felt as surely as the rise and fall of your chest as you breathe. It is a soothing, tranquil rhythm that Conrad Bascom appreciates.   “One of my most deep-seeded

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