Sunday, January 25, 2015

Annual Manual

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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Posted December 24, 2014in Sound Circuit

Covering bases

  Tony Bohnenkamp has played with the Nadas and released an album of original material a couple years ago. He is generally regarded as one of the most talented performers and instrumentalists around, but odds are that you know him for playing covers.   It is exactly that high degree

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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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