It’s Christmas time. Many venues are dark this week because everyone is spending time with loved ones, and I’m hoping that you are all doing the same. Reflect upon the time that we have had this year, look forward to the things that are coming next year, and wish a little goodwill to our fellow man. This is my fifth Christmas as Cityview’s music writer, and I consider every day of it to be a privilege. We have a good town here, Des Moines. Let’s spend 2016 making it even better together.
This week’s Pick o’ the Week is down at the Basement Bar in the Des Moines Social Club. Get down there at 8 p.m. on Dec. 29 to check out Hookshot, Aiming for Average and Underdog Story. The all-ages show will cost you $5 at the door. Mahalo. CV
Chad Taylor is an award-winning news journalist and music writer from Des Moines who would love to take his talents abroad if the rent were not so much more affordable in Des Moines.