Sunday, May 24, 2015


Posted March 11, 2015in Sound Notes

The Hinterland Music Festival has already experienced healthy success in terms of sales for its inaugural season: VIP tickets for the event sold out in 10 seconds. Now, festival organizer Sam Summers is listening to fan requests and adding camping space for the two-day event. Camping passes will range from

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Posted March 04, 2015in Sound Notes

The Iowa State Fair is starting to roll out its musical lineup for the coming summer. Grandstand shows announced thus far include Casting Crowns on Aug. 13; Justin Moore on Aug. 14; Def Leppard, Styx and Tesla on Aug. 15; Reba McEntire on Aug. 16; and Alabama on Aug. 20.

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Posted February 25, 2015in Sound Notes

It is once again time for the Nate Niceswanger’s monthly Des Moines Music Collectors Show. The event takes place at the downtown Holiday Inn and features collectors hawking CDs, LPs, cassettes and maybe the occasional wax cylinder — whatever floats your musical boat. This month’s show is unique, however, because

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Posted February 18, 2015in Sound Notes

The Des Moines music landscape has been running a bit gun shy during the past couple months as a number of venues — House of Bricks, Hull Ave. Tavern and El Bait Shop — have either closed or dramatically cut back on their music. Those jitters have been given new

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Posted February 11, 2015in Sound Notes

The good folks at music blog BandBombshell.com have come up with an interesting new series. Every Wednesday for the next two months, the site will feature a different local band performing a cover, with each band taking a stab at the same song. The full lineup is being kept secret,

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Posted February 04, 2015in Sound Notes

Jason Mraz has announced a show date in Ames this spring to kick off the next leg of his “Yes” tour. Mraz will perform at Stephens Auditorium on March 9, with tickets going on sale on Friday, Feb. 6. Tickets will range between $25 and $75 and will be available

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Posted January 28, 2015in Sound Notes

Sad news, Linkin Park fans: frontman Chester Bennington suffered a leg injury during a recent tour stop that has necessitated the cancellation of the rest of the band’s tour, including the Feb. 6 stop in Des Moines. Refunds are being given at your point of purchase. Lose a band, add

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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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