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Posted December 02, 2020in Sound Notes

Sound Advice

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 be low-key, virtual and filled with at-home events. But, we can still hope for at least a few rockin’ out,

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Posted November 04, 2020in Sound Notes

Sound Advice

What happens when you put together the sounds of arcade games along with the Nutcracker Ballet? A new album, of course! Tyler Larson, an Ankeny native who now lives in Windsor Heights, has played and taught piano for 20 years. He grew up with a Gameboy in his hand but

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Posted September 30, 2020in Sound Notes

Sound Advice

We’d love to provide a full calendar of music opportunities, but who knows what the pandemic may bring? Before heading out, please check with the venue first to make sure it’s a go. Oktoberfest at Adventureland is on for Oct. 3. The five stages of musical entertainment will include local

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Posted September 02, 2020in Sound Notes

Sound Advice

Oakridge Neighborhood’s major annual fundraiser is going virtual for 2020. Jazz, Jewels & Jeans, An Evening at Noce, will feature cool jazz from your home. Featuring The Max Wellman Quartet, the event will be streamed live on Sept. 11 on YouTube@OakridgeNeighborhood and Facebook @OakridgeNeighborhoodServices. You can play Rock Star Bingo

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Posted August 05, 2020in Sound Notes

Sound Advice

“Revive the Live Drive-in Concert Series” takes place inside Water Works Park in a grassy area. Concertgoers who purchase advance tickets can drive their vehicles in, park and listen to a live concert in social distancing style. Bring your own chairs, snacks and beverages to this unique concert venue. Catch

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Posted July 01, 2020in Sound Notes

Sound Advice

With the pandemic, music venues and bars are slowly reopening. Be sure to check with each venue to verify each show’s details, as things are continually changing and seating may be limited. That’s our quick disclaimer…and now for some music advice. There are still lots of free live-streaming concert options

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Posted April 01, 2020in Sound Check

Sound Advice

Since we’re unsure of live music venues in April, we’ve featured two local band’s new albums, so you can continue to support local music. A new album by Dust Radio, “Zenith” is available as both a vinyl and a CD. Zenith is a Midwest rock and roll sound and includes

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Posted March 04, 2020in Sound Check

Sound Advice

Saint Patrick’s Day is on a Tuesday this year, and central Iowa will surely have plenty of green beer and live entertainment. If you want a head start, Standing Hampton will play on March 14 at Bennigan’s on Merle Hay Road during the restaurant’s annual St. Paddy’s Day party. There

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Posted February 05, 2020in Sound Notes

Sound Advice

Valentine’s Day might be for lovers, but it’s also for live music. With cupid throwing arrows on a Friday night, you’ve got musical options. Jake Owen brings his Valentine’s Day acoustic set, “Down to the Tiki Tonk Tour,” to Hoyt Sherman Place with special guest Larry Fleet and support from

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Posted January 01, 2020in Sound Notes

Sound Advice

Tease up your big hair and put on your black rocker T-shirt for some 1980s fun at Wooly’s. Redd Hott, A Tribute to Motley Crue, and Poison Overdrive, a Poison tribute band, perform Jan. 10. Tickets cost $10; $15 day of show. How about coming out of the cold to

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