Saturday, August 1, 2015


Posted May 20, 2015in Sound Notes

Bonne Finken has released a new music video for her song “Fall,” and it is a veritable who’s-who of Des Moines music and entertainment. The video features clips of 30 different local musicians, artists and entertainers (and yours truly — whatever you’d call me) lip-syncing the song, intercut with clips

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Posted May 13, 2015in Sound Notes

City Sounds, the Des Moines public piano project, is gearing up for its “season opener” event. On Saturday, May 15, five of the eight public pianos installed throughout the city will be put to good use, as local musicians ranging from Brother Trucker’s Andy Fleming to Annalibera’s Anna Gebhardt play

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Posted May 06, 2015in Sound Notes

Nitefall on the River has added four additional acts and one venue to its schedule this week. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (July 17, $30), The Ting Tings (July 23, $17.50) and Blackberry Smoke (July 25, $27) will all perform at Brenton Skating Plaza. Eric Hutchinson (Aug. 5, $15) will

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Posted April 29, 2015in Sound Notes

The Hinterland Music Festival announced its final three lineup additions for its inaugural year. Added this week were Justin Townes Earle, Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear, and Des Moines’ own Envy Corps. The Envy Corps will play on Friday, July 31, while Earle and Ward will both perform on

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Posted April 22, 2015in Sound Notes

The Des Moines Social Club is getting into the music business. The Club, which has hosted video production class and music lessons in its classrooms since opening the Firehouse, has announced the launch of its own music label, dubbed Station 1 Records. The Club has tabbed Sony Music Director of

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Posted April 15, 2015in Sound Notes

80/35 has made its initial lineup announcement this past week, with the headliners being announced as Wilco and Weezer. Other acts include Run the Jewels, Jenny Lewis, Talib Kweli and St. Lucia. For the full lineup (thus far), hit up www.80-35.com. In other festival news, the newly expanded 515 Alive

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Posted April 08, 2015in Sound Notes

The Iowa State Fair has announced its grandstand ticket prices for this year. They range from a low of $32 for Casting Crowns up to $60 to check out Carrie Underwood. Full prices and schedules are available at www.iowastatefair.org. Speaking of the Fair, on Sunday, Aug. 23, the grandstand will

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Posted March 31, 2015in Sound Notes

The Des Moines Music Coalition has announced that all of the free stages at this year’s 80/35 Music Festival will be populated by Tibetan throat singers… Indie darling two-piece MAIDS announced recently that they have actually just been playing the same song over and over, and they are a little

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Posted March 25, 2015in Sound Notes

The Iowa State Fair continues to roll out its Grandstand acts for this year’s edition. Latest to be added to the list: “All About That Bass” singer Meghan Trainor. Trainor will take to the stage on Saturday, Aug. 22, with opening act and ticket prices still to be determined as

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Posted March 18, 2015in Sound Notes

Shania Twain has announced a Des Moines date for her “Rock This Country” tour. The country superstar will hit Wells Fargo Arena on Aug 6. Tickets went on sale March 13, so grab yours soon by hitting up the Wells Fargo box office, www.iowaeventscenter.com, or one of the remaining Dahl’s

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