Thursday, June 30, 2016


Posted June 29, 2016in Sound Notes

  There is more good stuff coming to you courtesy of Hoyt Sherman Place. Last week, the venerable Sherman Hill venue announced the addition of “The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute” to its schedule. The Beatles tribute show will come to the venue on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.

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Posted June 22, 2016in Sound Notes

Radiohead

  “A Moon Shaped Pool” XL Recordings   There is a lot about “A Moon Shaped Pool” and the events surrounding it that could be construed as Radiohead giving up. There was the complete deletion of its online presence, the album’s alphabetical track listing and the nearly hook-less construction of

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Posted June 15, 2016in Sound Notes

Slipknot front man Corey Taylor underwent back surgery last week, which will keep him sidelined through the originally scheduled start of Slipknot’s summer tour. To accommodate the recovery time, the first 12 dates of the tour have been rescheduled, pushing the start of the tour back to June 28 in

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Posted June 08, 2016in Sound Notes

Tegan and Sara

“Love You to Death” Vapor   Tegan and Sara, the identical twin musical geniuses from Calgary, reached what could have been considered their artistic apex in 2013 with the release of “Hartthrob,” a synth-heavy throwback that featured some of the best musical writing of the twins’ careers. But for their

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Posted June 01, 2016in Sound Notes

  The Iowa State Fair announced its free stage lineups last week, and the results are the expected combination of nostalgia, fun and crazy. Acts include Color Me Badd, Billy Bob Thornton, Brett Michaels, RATT, and the usual crop of Fair stalwarts like The Blue Band, The Nadas and Hairball.

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Posted May 25, 2016in Sound Notes

  The curators of the annual 515 Alive Music Festival are bringing a new festival to the Des Moines area later this year. Dubbed the Kosmos Music Festival, the event is geared toward electronic music fans and will feature music, yoga, live art, camping and more. Slated for the Avenue

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Posted May 18, 2016in Sound Notes, Uncategorized

  The Des Moines Music Coalition announced more bands for this summer’s 80/35 concert, including Dilly Dally, Jade Reed b2b Brad Goldman, Jeanna Calvert, Ravyn Lenae, France Camp, Lucky Chops, Dem Boyz vs RAGEthat, DJ Raj and Strobe Trotters. For a full list of acts, stages and times, check out

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Posted May 18, 2016in Sound Notes

CD REVIEWS

  Meghan Trainor “Thank You” Epic Meghan Trainor wants to be seen as the modern day embodiment of Girl Power. Problem is, she does not really seem to get the concept. As an album, even though “Thank You” has a more modern feel than her debut release, it ultimately rings

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Posted May 11, 2016in Sound Notes

  Local indie label Station 1 Records is getting ready for its first summer in the city and is kicking things off with a pre-release listening party for its first release, Sires’ “Soul for Sale.” The event takes place at the Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry St., on Thursday,

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Posted May 04, 2016in Sound Notes

  The Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce has announced the dates and acts for this year’s “Chill on the Hill” summer series. Music will be provided by acts including Standing Hampton, Abby Normal and Gimikk among others. For a full rundown of event times, a list of bands and other

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