Saturday, September 5, 2015


Posted September 02, 2015in Sound Notes

Des Moines will soon be home to a new jazz club. Des Moines jazz vocalist Max Wellman will be overseeing the operation of Noce, a club that is set to occupy space at 1326 Walnut St. While a firm open date is still dependant upon renovations to the space being

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Posted August 26, 2015in Sound Notes

Tickets are now available for all of the Des Moines Symphony’s Masterworks concerts. The 2015-16 season kicks off on Sept. 26 with Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Individual tickets will run you $15-$60, with students getting half off those prices. Tickets to all shows, along with a full schedule, can

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Posted August 19, 2015in Sound Notes

Hoyt Sherman Place has been added to the Iowa Rock ’n’ Roll Music Association’s 2015 Hall of Fame induction class. Over the years, the historic Sherman Hill venue has been home to some of the most wide-ranging, important shows in the city, and it has consistently provided a gorgeous backdrop

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Posted August 12, 2015in Sound Notes

The Bone Thugs N Harmony show, originally scheduled for this Friday, Aug. 14, has been canceled. The band has announced no reason, and the Val Air Ballroom was unavailable before press time. No makeup date has been announced, and refunds are being given. The Des Moines Metro Opera has received

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Posted August 05, 2015in Sound Notes

Roving rockabilly act Urban Pioneers swings through town this week to play a free show at The Fremont on Aug. 6 at 9 p.m. That night is also “steak night” at the bar. So, you know. Go get some steak. The Pick o’ the Week is down at Gateway Park

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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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