Tuesday, August 4, 2015


Posted July 29, 2015in Sound Notes

Summer is now in full swing, but Nitefall on the River is not done making announcements for the summer season. The newest addition: Aaron Lewis. The Staind front man and country-fied solo act will take to the Brenton Skating Plaza stage on Sept. 24. Tickets range from $29.50 – $35.

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Posted July 22, 2015in Sound Notes

Jonny Lang announced a show at Hoyt Sherman Place for Aug. 23, and tickets went on sale this past Friday. Available through Ticketmaster, tickets will run $56-$63. Tickets are also on sale for the Civic Music Association’s 91st season. Performances include Gregory Porter, Cecile McLorin and Calmus, with individual tickets

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Posted July 15, 2015in Sound Notes

Iowa Public Radio’s popular music department, Studio One, is being expanded into a 24-hour, seven days a week, online stream. Available at www.iowapublicradio.org or through IPR’s Android or iPhone apps, Studio One will now bring great local music, along with the best new jazz, Americana, blues and more to listeners

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Posted July 08, 2015in Sound Notes

The River Bank Bash, washed out of Waterworks Park two weeks ago, is still keeping ticket holders in a state of flux. As of press time, full refunds are not being offered until event organizers can determine if a make-up date can reasonably be scheduled. In the meantime, ticket holders

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Posted July 01, 2015in Sound Notes

Nickelback, slated to play at Wells Fargo Arena next week, has canceled the rest of its current tour. Front man Chad Kroeger has developed cysts on his vocal chords and is on vocal rest until at least the end of the month, pending surgery. No makeup dates are in the

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Posted June 24, 2015in Sound Notes

Last week we told you about Bonne Finken’s quest to be named the opening act for Omaha’s annual “Bank of the West Celebrates America” music festival. The fan tally is in, and Finken has won, which means she will head to Omaha on June 26 to open for Joan Jett

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Posted June 17, 2015in Sound Notes

FairFest happens this week, down in tiny, weird Fairfield, Iowa. Get down there this June 19 through June 21 to check out 50 acts on three stages, including headliners Cyril Neville, Elephant Revival and Greg Brown. Other acts include Pieta Brown, Shook Twins, The Pines, Chad Elliott, Christopher the Conquered

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Posted June 10, 2015in Sound Notes

The Maximum Ames Music Festival has announced its lineup for this year. Headliners include Mount Goats, which headlined the very first Max Ames Festival, and Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famer Grandmaster Flash. This year’s festival takes place Sept. 10-13 and features nearly 100 performances. Check out www.maximumames.com for tickets,

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Posted June 03, 2015in Sound Notes

This week marked the start of one of the summer’s most popular traditions, Zoo Brew at the Blank Park Zoo. From now until the end of August, head on down to the Zoo every Wednesday evening to check out live entertainment and beverage sampling. Admission is free with your Zoo

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Posted May 27, 2015in Sound Notes

On Sunday, May 31, Girls Rock! Des Moines, in conjunction with the Des Moines Social Club, Confluence Brewery and Mullets, is presenting its “Girls Rock! Pedal Jam” benefit to raise money for the Girls Rock! program. Head down to the Social Club at noon on Sunday with your bike and

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