Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Annual Manual

Posted January 21, 2015in Sound Notes

The Iowa Events Center announced that Kenny Chesney’s tour would be adding Des Moines to its roster in May. Ticket information hasn’t been announced yet, but the show date is May 30. Keep hitting refresh on www.iowaeventscenter.com to get more info as it is released. Local jazz singer Max Wellman

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Posted January 14, 2015in Sound Notes

It’s covered in this week’s Sound Circuit but bears repeating: If you can make it down to Wooly’s this Friday, even for a moment, do so. Dawn of Destruction vocalist Matt Nyberg has put a lot of time and sweat into the local music scene, and this is the chance

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Posted January 07, 2015in Sound Notes

Let’s be honest: It is January, and there is not much going on news-wise. It will pick up soon, but in the meantime, here are TWO picks o’ the week. Pick o’ the Week #1: Get down to Gas Lamp on Friday, Jan. 9 and check out the first candidate

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Posted December 31, 2014in Sound Notes

It is a slow time of the year, thanks to the holidays and the cold weather. As an added bonus, this is the first time since I’ve began writing for Cityview that an issue will drop on the start of a new year. Given that, I thought I’d take a

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Posted December 24, 2014in Sound Notes

  Iowa jam-band natives Euforquestra have announced the dates for the 12th annual “Camp Euforia” music festival, held every year in Lone Tree, Iowa. This year’s festival will take place July 16–18, with this year marking the first time the event has been taken to three days, with the addition

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Posted December 17, 2014in Sound Notes

Native sons Slipknot have found themselves back on top of things with the release of their latest album, “.5 The Gray Chapter.” Now that success has culminated in a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance, along with Motorhead, Anthrax, Mastodon and Tenacious D. The suspense will end on Feb 8.

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Posted December 10, 2014in Sound Notes

It has been a weird few weeks for local music venues and drinking establishments. House of Bricks played its last metal show last month before immediately closing down for renovations and rebranding. El Bait Shop announced the cessation of music at its venue after December. The past couple weeks have

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Posted December 03, 2014in Sound Notes

The Des Moines Social Club has announced the full lineup for its New Year’s Eve “Bash to the Future.” In addition to interactive art installations, photo booths and a human ball drop, the Bash will feature musical performances by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, as well as Holy White Hounds,

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Posted November 26, 2014in Sound Notes

The Metro Arts Alliance is now taking applications for sites and bands to be part of the 2015 Jazz in July season. This season means a lot to the Alliance, as it marks the group’s 40th anniversary. Alliance Executive Director Kim Poam Logan is looking to highlight as many different

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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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