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Posted August 18, 2014in Status Quote

All or nothing

The Dead Daisies have just come off the road with the likes of Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd only to go back on the road with Kiss and Def Leppard. The trio of bands will be making a stop in Des Moines on Wednesday, Aug. 20, and Cityview’s Mark Skaar

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Posted June 04, 2014in Status Quote

A need to breathe

After playing together for more than 12 years, NEEDTOBREATHE needed to get back to its roots.  The South Carolina band experienced some growing pains recently during the making of its fifth album, “Rivers In the Wasteland,” which debuted No. 1 on iTunes and No. 3 on the Billboard 200. “During

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Posted June 04, 2014in Status Quote

Q&A: Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett has been hailed as the best interpreter of the Great American Songbook after the legendary Frank Sinatra. Following a rough period in the 1960s and ’70s, Bennett has surged back to become a popular and artistic success. He’ll be appearing on June 7 at the Des Moines Civic

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Posted April 30, 2014in Status Quote

Q&A: The Steepwater Band’s Jeff Massey

The Steepwater Band was formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1998.Their signature sound is a nod to early British blues, combined with a modern, raw and gutsy musical approach. Jeff Massey is the vocalist/guitarist of the band who talked to Cityview’s Mark Skaar prior to the band’s May 2 show at

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Posted April 10, 2014in Status Quote

The Hallelujah Road

Bon Scott, the unimitable lyricist/frontman for the rock band AC/DC during the band’s rise to prominence in the 1970s, once sang of life in a band: “Gettin’ had/Gettin’ took/I tell you folks, it’s harder than it looks/It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock n’ roll.”

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Posted November 28, 2012in Status Quote

Q&A: In Flames guitarist Bjorn Gelotte

Sweden’s In Flames are coming to the Val Air Ballroom on Dec. 4 in direct support of Lamb Of God. Cityview music writer Mark Skaar recently spoke with In Flames guitarist Bjorn Gelotte about the tour, their newest album “Sounds Of A Playground Fading” and the band’s longevity.   CV:

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