Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Posted April 20, 2016in Sound Notes

  Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is the latest addition to the Iowa State Fair’s Grandstand lineup, performing Aug. 20. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster and will run $45-$65. You wanted the best, you got the best. KISS will bring its legendary brand of hard rock to the 2016 Iowa State

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Posted April 13, 2016in Sound Notes

  Thus far, 2016 has been a hard year in the world of artist deaths. April shows no signs of slowing the trend, as Merle Haggard passed away last week, on his 79th birthday. Diana Ross announced a show at the Civic Center this July 21. Tickets went on sale

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Posted April 06, 2016in Sound Notes

The Des Moines Music Coalition made its initial lineup announcement for 80/35 this week, and it included headliners The Decemberists and Nas. Also among the bands announced were Lotus, Wolf Parade, The Black Lips, Jeff Austin Band, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Craig Finn, Lizzo, Colleen Green, as

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Posted April 01, 2016in Sound Notes

The Des Moines Symphony is putting on a special concert showcasing “Engelbert Humperdink’s Favorite Songs to Hum.” Eschewing their instruments, the avant garde performance will feature the symphony performing such Humperdink hits as “Release Me,” “The Last Waltz” and “After the Lovin’” through “a variety of non-verbal vocalizations.” Contact the

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Posted March 23, 2016in Sound Notes

Garth Brooks may never leave Des Moines. The country music legend has added a stunning five shows to his initial stay in town, and the six total events have combined to sell nearly 80,000 tickets. Salisbury House has announced the spring lineup for its appropriately named “Music Series at Salisbury

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Posted March 16, 2016in Sound Notes

The Iowa State Fair continues to roll out grandstand artists for this year’s event. Most recently, a trio of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers were announced, as Cheap Trick, Joan Jett and Heart will play on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Tickets go on sale on March 26 and will run

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Posted March 09, 2016in Sound Notes

Slipknot announced its first Des Moines show in seven years. They’ll be playing Wells Fargo Arena on Aug. 5, along with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice and Men. Tickets went on sale Friday, March 4 at www.hy-veetix.com and start at $45. The Iowa Blues Challenge Society is now accepting applications

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Posted March 02, 2016in Sound Notes

Paul Simon is coming to the Des Moines Civic Center for a show on May 18. Tickets went on sale last week and are available at the Civic Center box office or through Ticketmaster. Slipknot is returning to Des Moines for the first time in more than seven years to

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Posted February 24, 2016in Sound Notes

The Hinterland Music Festival announced the lineup for the second-year event in St. Charles. Headlining this year’s festival, which will be held Aug. 5-6, is the legendary Willie Nelson, who will be joined by Cold War Kids, Ray LaMontagne, Grace Potter, Shovels & Rope, Houndmouth, Turnpike Troubadours, Hayes Carll, Pokey

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Posted February 17, 2016in Sound Notes

Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams has been forced to postpone his entire 2016 tour due to his recent hip replacement surgery. The shelving of the 21-city tour knocks out his scheduled April 13 performance at Hoyt Sherman Place. Anyone who has previously purchased a ticket can get a

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