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 entered in the event, which was hosted by the Central Iowa Blues Society. Buckmiller and Schwager will now compete in the International Blues Challenge held on the famed Beale Street in Memphis this upcoming Jan. 18-22.
Air Supply formed in 1975 and after signing with Arista Records in 1980, “Lost in Love” became the fastest-selling single in the world, leaping to the top of the charts. The band’s second single, “All Out of Love,” climbed the charts even quicker. Air Supply is still crooning, and it looks like “even the nights are better” at Hoyt Sherman on Oct. 14.
If you yet haven’t checked out the Tuesday night live music at Kinship Brewing Co., do yourself a favor and block off the evening of Oct. 19. The venue is gaining a good reputation for quality tunes, and Joshua Sinclair is a Des Moines artist working the stage hard and gaining traction. His style is appreciated by people who enjoy listening to Keith Urban, Ryan Adams, Jake Owen, Dashboard Confessional, Ed Sheeran, Thompson Square and The Cadillac 3. Kinship Brewing is in Waukee at 255 N.W. Sunrise Drive. The music is scheduled for 5-8 p.m.
Don’t forget the Val Air Ballroom when you’re looking for live shows. Theory of a Deadman stops in for an Oct. 29 date in West Des Moines. The band will be with 10 Years and Eva Under Fire. Visit www.theoryofficial.com for more information. ♦