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Posted November 03, 2021in Sound Notes

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Zach Bryan, an outlaw country musician, brings his “Ain’t for Tamin’ Tour” on Nov. 5 to the Val Air Ballroom. Tickets start at $35 from firstfleetconcerts.com.  Looking for a boy [...]

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Posted October 06, 2021in Sound Notes

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The local musical duo of Tom Buckmiller and Brian Schwager won the 2021 Iowa Blues Challenge on Sept. 19 at Lefty’s Live Music in Des Moines. There were four acts [...]

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Posted September 01, 2021in Sound Notes

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Outdoor summer music venues are winding down, but you still have options with Music in the Junction every Thursday evening at Valley Junction in West Des Moines. There are five [...]

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Posted August 04, 2021in Sound Notes

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Now that most venues have reopened, here’s your chance to catch a show at xBk — a Drake/Dogtown music venue that holds 250 patrons. On Aug. 18, The Claudettes take [...]

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Posted June 30, 2021in Sound Notes

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The temperature is heating up this summer and so are the hot outdoor musical acts. Jazz in July returns to Hoyt Sherman Place on Tuesdays, starting July 13. A free [...]

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Posted June 02, 2021in Sound Notes

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If you’re looking for country music this summer, you’ve got lots of options. The Big Country Bash is on for 2021, and the two-day festival takes place at the Avenue [...]

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Posted March 03, 2021in Sound Notes

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In March 2020, bars shut down right before St. Patrick’s Day. Shamrock-wearing, green-beer revelers are hoping that’s not the case for 2021. Many St. Patty’s Day celebrations include mask wearing [...]

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Posted February 03, 2021in Sound Notes

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The Botanical Blues is back! Held at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden on Sundays, concert times have changed to limit capacity. Choose from two concert times by the same [...]

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Posted January 06, 2021in Sound Notes

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Wine and music go together, right? That’s what Brandie Ubben thought as she created her own rockin’ bottles of wine, called “Vine’yl Anthems.” Each bottle takes a spin on a [...]

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Posted December 02, 2020in Sound Notes

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Typically during this time of the year, Sound Advice would focus on New Year’s Eve events. Since we’re unsure of the ever-changing mandates regarding Iowa’s COVID-19 precautions, NYE will mostly [...]

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