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Posted September 30, 2020in The Sound

Too much time on their hands

It’s March 16, 2020. The governor of Iowa just shut down bars to slow the spread of COVID-19. Local musicians who perform at dozens of venues each week are suddenly out of work. They practice, they strum instruments, and they sing, but when will they perform again for a live

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Posted September 02, 2020in The Sound


When twins Walter and Wagner first played the violin at age 11, they never imagined they would be filming a music video on a private jet 20 years later. They thought they’d be in their home country of Brazil, playing classical music in an orchestra. The twins, Walter and Wagner

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Posted August 05, 2020in The Sound

Red Wanting Blue

Red Wanting Blue, a heartland indie rock and roll band, returns to Wooly’s for a concert on Aug. 19. CITYVIEW recently caught up with lead singer and guitarist, Scott Terry. The band formed 20 years ago in Ohio, where their midwestern roots developed. Terry says that, as a college student,

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Posted July 01, 2020in The Sound

The beat goes on

When the pandemic silenced live music at bars and music venues, Iowa musicians and music lovers mourned. Pre-coronavirus — on any given week — the area offered more than 65 live music opportunities. Fortunately, persistent musicians and venues found a way to offer live local music to satisfy both the

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Posted June 03, 2020in The Sound


At-Home Movie Night with BrightFocus Foundation, June 4-10 BrightFocus Foundation, a nonprofit organization funding scientific research and promoting public awareness to end diseases of mind and sight, announced a special, free virtual presentation of the award-winning documentary “LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE” on June 4-10. The at-home movie

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Posted April 01, 2020in The Sound

Delbert McClinton

When Delbert McClinton comes to Hoyt Sherman Place on April 24, he’ll be in his 62nd year of touring. The accolades didn’t stop early on in his career after his first Grammy award in 1992. Just this year, McClinton won a Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album for his “Tall,

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Posted March 04, 2020in The Sound


When MercyMe performs at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on March 26, they’ll play from nine different albums. With 67 multiformat No. 1 hits, more than a dozen music awards and nominations, MercyMe is synonymous with Christian rock. MercyMe bassist Nathan Cochran spoke to CITYVIEW and explains their success

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Posted February 05, 2020in The Sound

Eli Young Band

Breaking in dusty boots and Little League gloves. During their 20 years of performing, the Eli Young Band members have steadily churned out hit songs. With Billboard hits, Grammy nominations and a Country Music Song of the Year Award for “Crazy Girl,” the band’s success in the country music arena

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Posted January 01, 2020in The Sound

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Husband-wife musicians bring tour to Ames on Jan. 22. Everyone enjoys a twofer, when you can get two for the price of one. What’s special about this musical twofer is the incredible talent of the Tedeschi Trucks Band, which brings its tour to Stephens Auditorium in Ames on Jan. 22.

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Posted December 04, 2019in The Sound

Straight No Chaser

Urbandale native sings with a cappella group. The a cappella singing group Straight No Chaser performs iconic venues such as The Chicago Theater and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. But for one group member, the Civic Center in Des Moines is his favorite place to perform. Tyler Trepp, who grew

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