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Posted August 30, 2017in Sound Circuit - Online Exclusive

The inevitability of Broken Social Scene

As you read through articles about the Canadian band Broken Social Scene, the word “collective” is used a lot. The band’s membership ranges from around a dozen people to approximately every Canadian musician ever. That includes fixture members like Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning, as well as collaborators like Emily

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Posted June 27, 2017in Just Released, Sound Circuit - Online Exclusive

MELISSA ETHERIDGE unabated: See her on July 22 at Hoyt Sherman Place

By Adam Rogan Melissa Etheridge holds many titles. Rocker. Guitarist. Singer. Advocate. Grammy Award winner. Lesbian. Kansan. Cancer survivor. She’s kind of a new-age hippy, even though she grew up during the hippie generation. Consistent, at the very least. Etheridge is all about peace and love and acceptance. She practically

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Posted June 01, 2016in Sound Circuit - Online Exclusive

The luckiest guy in the world

Kansas vocalist Ronnie Platt talks to Cityview about his good fortune and what it’s like to front an iconic rock and roll band. Ronnie Platt used to be a truck driver in Chicago before getting a text message in mid-2014 that led to the long-time cover band singer becoming the

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Posted April 06, 2016in Sound Circuit, Sound Circuit - Online Exclusive

He ain’t heavy

For years, Aaron Earl Short has been known as half of the husband and wife duo The High Crest, where his sharply honest lyrics and bluesy sound have drawn fans from around the country. However, when The High Crest has some down time, Short indulges in an act he formed

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Posted April 01, 2016in Sound Circuit - Online Exclusive

Barking up the right tree

  Mickey Davis has proven himself to be one of the brightest young minds in the city. Serving as the Des Moines Social Club’s program director, Davis has brought innovative, highly successful classes and performances to the downtown space and has helped establish the Kum & Go Theater and The

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Posted May 13, 2015in Sound Circuit - Online Exclusive

Rock hard, ride free

As a youngster growing up in a predominantly farm-based community in northwest Iowa, my musical palette consisted of heavy AM radio doses of Hall and Oates, Lionel Ritchie and the Village People. The music I heard was whatever was being fed to me on the radio by Wolfman Jack and

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