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Posted December 02, 2020in Sound Circuit

Sons of Gladys Kravitz

With nearly 50 years of musical experience and showmanship, the Sons of Gladys Kravitz continue to rock while entertaining a loyal local following. Affectionately known as the “Sons,” the group originated as an acoustic duo in 1993 before morphing into a four-piece ensemble, the Subdivisions, and then expanding into a

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Posted November 04, 2020in Sound Circuit

Paul Micich

With all the varied talents Paul Micich possesses, CITYVIEW could have easily featured his artwork or videography. But for this issue, we’ll focus on his music. Micich is a musician with the WORLD PORT band, playing a unique instrument called the Electronic Valve Instruments or EVI. The EVI was created

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Posted September 30, 2020in Sound Circuit

Dustin Farrow

When Dustin Farrow learned to play the guitar, his favorite songs to play in his high school band were by hard metal band Metallica. But that was about to change. After graduation, he moved to Phoenix, attending college to become an audio engineer. Farrow completed an internship at Dark Horse

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Posted September 02, 2020in Sound Circuit

Pet Rock lived through the era

1970s smooth rock tribute band to play at Wooly’s on Oct. 24. Remember the sounds of the 1970s? Not the guitar-smashing hard rock, but the soft, flowing, sway-to-the-music melodies that had you humming? That’s what you’ll hear when Pet Rock plays at Wooly’s on Oct. 24. The band, based out

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Posted August 05, 2020in Sound Circuit

American Dookie

Fans of Green Day music can take a holiday and attend American Dookie: A Tribute to Green Day. American Dookie’s lead singer and guitarist Johnny B. Lentz talked to CITYVIEW prior to their upcoming concert at Wooly’s on Aug. 28. The band consists of three members, including Lentz, Travis Luchtenburg,

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Posted July 01, 2020in Sound Circuit

Fiddler extraordinaire

When you think of a violinist, you might envision a musician dressed in conservative black attire while expertly bowing her instrument to a Mozart song. Not for Kathryn Fox. Her recent repertoire includes the gamut of genres from western swing, to bluegrass, to classic rock. Her latest gig had her

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Posted April 01, 2020in Sound Circuit

Theory comes home

For the band Theory (also known as Theory of a Deadman), performing in Des Moines is like coming home. Theory was scheduled to perform at the Val Air Ballroom on May 5, with special guest opener, 10 Years, but the concert has been postponed.   Tyler Connolly, lead singer, explains

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Posted March 04, 2020in Sound Circuit

Justin Moore

Honest lyrics draw fans in. Growing up in Arkansas, Justin Moore listened to country music greats such as George Straight and Dwight Yoakum. Now he is fortunate to be touring with another admired musician, Tracey Lawrence. “It’s a huge honor to do a tour with Tracey,” says Moore. “I’ve been

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Posted February 05, 2020in Sound Circuit

RhythMatics

Seasoned musicians welcome crowd feedback. It’s one last “hurrah” for a new band of veteran musicians from Des Moines. The RhythMatics, who are all older than age 60, aren’t ready to pack up their musical instruments, not just yet. Band members of the RhythMatics have to their credit two Iowa

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Posted January 01, 2020in Sound Circuit

Burnin’ Sensations

Wireless mics offer audience participation. The band Burnin’ Sensations realizes its name might also indicate an uncomfortable medical condition, but the band’s co-founder, Tim Helgeson, says there’s one advantage. “At least it’s not a forgettable name,” he says. “We’ve gotten a lot of grief about our name. I’m guilty of

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