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 Copyright and bassist Tobi Parks to come in and help get things started at the label, which the press release describes as “a Des Moines-based non-profit record label committed to the patronage and development of emerging artists from the region.” and “committed to growing the creative economies of Greater Des Moines and Iowa.” To help explain the idea in more detail, the Social Club is hosting a panel discussion on April 30 at the Basement bar, at 6 p.m.
This week’s Pick o’ the Week is up at Lefty’s Live Music. Get up to the Dogtown venue on Thursday, April 23 to check out Bonne Finken and Peace, Love & Stuff starting at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m., so get there early and check the new venue out. Five dollars at the door gets you in. Mahalo. CV