Friday, April 24, 2015


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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Posted December 31, 2014in Sound Notes

It is a slow time of the year, thanks to the holidays and the cold weather. As an added bonus, this is the first time since I’ve began writing for Cityview that an issue will drop on the start of a new year. Given that, I thought I’d take a

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Posted December 24, 2014in Sound Notes

  Iowa jam-band natives Euforquestra have announced the dates for the 12th annual “Camp Euforia” music festival, held every year in Lone Tree, Iowa. This year’s festival will take place July 16–18, with this year marking the first time the event has been taken to three days, with the addition

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Posted December 17, 2014in Sound Notes

Native sons Slipknot have found themselves back on top of things with the release of their latest album, “.5 The Gray Chapter.” Now that success has culminated in a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance, along with Motorhead, Anthrax, Mastodon and Tenacious D. The suspense will end on Feb 8.

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Posted December 10, 2014in Sound Notes

It has been a weird few weeks for local music venues and drinking establishments. House of Bricks played its last metal show last month before immediately closing down for renovations and rebranding. El Bait Shop announced the cessation of music at its venue after December. The past couple weeks have

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