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Posted June 11, 2014in Sound Notes

Well, it’s finally happened. After an increasingly tense wait, the Des Moines Music Coalition has announced the rest of the 80/35 lineup, with the festival’s second day being anchored by Cake. Also added to the lineup are Surfer Blood, Those Darlins and King Fantastic, as well as local acts Gloom

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Posted June 04, 2014in Sound Notes

Lavonne McRoberts of Peace Love & Stuff is putting on a benefit show to benefit autism awareness this week at Wooly’s. The second annual “Team Luca Benefit Concert” will feature Peace Love & Stuff, along with SP3 and DJ James Garcia. Admission is a $5 suggested donation, with all proceeds

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Posted May 28, 2014in Sound Notes

The Iowa State Fair has announced the lineups for its free stages this week, and it’s the usual delightful mix of bands you used to like, think you’ve heard of, and The Nadas. Highlights include Alien Ant Farm, the Romantics and Here Come the Mummies on the Fairview Stage, as

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Posted May 21, 2014in Sound Notes

The Belin Quartet is beginning its summer concert series on May 30. The free series of noontime shows will take place in various spots throughout downtown Des Moines and is open to all ages. The shows will run on Fridays throughout June and July and will take place this year

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Posted May 14, 2014in Sound Notes

Enrollment is underway for the Des Moines Symphony Academy’s Summer Camps and workshops. Running from May through August, the Academy classes will cover various instruments throughout the summer months, and children of all ages are welcome. For more information, head over to www.dmsymphony.org. The Pick o’ the Week is at

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Posted May 07, 2014in Sound Notes

The Downtown Community Alliance (DCA) is launching a new series of weekend festivals this summer. The monthly series, called “Music Under the Canopy” will start with its first installment on June 20. The first weekend will feature local acts including Josh Davis, Brother Trucker, Randy Burk and James Biehn and

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Posted April 30, 2014in Sound Notes

The Civic Music Association is in search of a new executive director. Outgoing director Carrie Clogg leaves the CMA on May 2, to take a position as Kum & Go’s new director of philanthropy, leaving big shoes to fill. Interested applicants can get the full details at www.civicmusic.org/news. The local Blues community comes

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Posted April 23, 2014in Sound Notes

Classic country music fans are going to be treated to previously unreleased Hank Williams material next month. Omnivore Recordings has re-mastered 24 tracks of previously unknown recordings from tapes found in the archives in Creston, Iowa, radio station KSIB-AM. Originally packaged in 15-minute radio segments, the tapes feature some classic

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Posted April 16, 2014in Sound Notes

It’s time once again for the start of “80/35 band announcement season.” The Des Moines Music Coalition gets things kicked off this year by announcing one of the two headliners: Connor Oberst. Joining Oberst in the first round of announcements are Ziggy Marley, Dr. Dog, Best Coast, Dawes, The Envy

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Posted April 09, 2014in Sound Notes

The Iowa State Fair has announced its grandstand lineup for this summer, starting off on Thursday, Aug. 7 with Newsboys and special guest Matthew West. The rest of the Fair’s schedule breaks down as follows: Friday, Aug. 8 — The Happy Together Tour starring The Turtles and featuring Flo &

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