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Posted November 19, 2014in Sound Notes

Winter is indeed a season of change. Last month, JC Wilson announced that House of Bricks would book its last heavy metal show this November before undergoing a remodel, rebrand and name-change. Now word is coming down the mountain that, beginning in 2015, el Bait Shop will stop being a

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Posted November 12, 2014in Sound Notes

Taylor Swift is coming back to Des Moines, but don’t get your line-camping tents out just yet. The show isn’t for another year. That’s right, in a move that bucks just about any kind of conventional thinking, “Tay-Tay” has announced a year’s worth of shows all at once. Because there’s

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Posted November 05, 2014in Sound Notes

The Des Moines Music Coalition has announced the three “community selected artists” for this year’s Little BIG Fest taking place on Nov. 21 and 22. After weeks of votes from the public, the three acts rounding out this year’s lineup are Lily DeTaeye, Luke Fox and Mighty Shady. DeTaeye and

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Posted October 29, 2014in Sound Notes

Max Wellman has announced five concert dates at Drake University’s Turner Jazz Center. Wellman, long a fan of the criminally underused space on Drake’s campus, now has shows running at the Center from November to June of 2015, including his popular, annual “Home for the Holidays” show. The first event,

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Posted October 22, 2014in Sound Notes

The Des Moines Music Coalition has named most of the lineup for this year’s Little Big Fest, along with details of an expanded event that spans two days and five venues. Kicking things off on Friday, Nov. 21, at the Cowles-Kruidenier Auditorium in the State Historical Building is a panel

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Posted October 15, 2014in Sound Notes

The Des Moines Music Coalition has announced the show dates for its ninth annual Little BIG Fest, and this year marks the first time the event has been expanded into two days. This year’s festival will again be a multi-venue event, with shows taking place at the Temple for Performing

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Posted October 08, 2014in Sound Notes

This year’s Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 19. Hosted by the Community Jazz Center (CJC), this year’s ceremony will take place at the Adventureland Inn in Altoona, and inductees will be guitarist Jay Alcorn, composer Gabriel Espinosa and bassist Steve Charlson. In addition, the

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Posted October 01, 2014in Sound Notes

The Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC) is hosting its second annual Music University conference at Drake University this Oct. 4 and 5. This year’s speakers include reggae rapper Matisyahu and former Husker Du guitarist Bob Mould. Music University will also include panel discussions on show production, songwriting, marketing, website development

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Posted September 24, 2014in Sound Notes

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Des Moines’ new public pianos yet, there are a few chances coming up to listen to them played by some folks who know what they’re doing. On Oct. 1, the cast of “Carrie: The Musical” will be performing at the Gateway

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Posted September 17, 2014in Sound Notes

The Des Moines Social Club has announced its production lineup for the 2014-15 season of its Kum n Go Theater season. Shows in the upcoming season include the musicals “Carrie: The Musical,” “Fame Jr” and “Rent,” along with productions of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” “A Christmas Carol,” “The Diary

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