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Posted May 04, 2022in Sound Notes

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The month of May includes Mother’s Day (hint, hint) so why not buy tickets to an upcoming concert? Mother’s Day gift idea No. 1: Buy tickets to Shaun Cassidy, who [...]

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Posted April 06, 2022in Sound Notes

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Spring is here, and that means the summer music festival season is close behind. After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the 80/35 Music Festival is back on July 8-9. The nonprofit [...]

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Posted March 02, 2022in Sound Notes

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Eli Alger, a native of Des Moines, spent weekends performing country tunes with The Little Liquor Band while attending the University of Iowa. He recently embarked on a solo career [...]

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Posted February 02, 2022in Sound Notes

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The Central Iowa Blues Society 2022 Winter Blues Fest will be held Feb. 11-12 at the downtown Des Moines Marriott Hotel, featuring more than 20 rock and blues greats from [...]

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Posted December 01, 2021in Sound Notes

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Are you ready to ring in 2022? Music venues in Des Moines are gearing up for New Year’s Eve celebrations. A quick note, check with the venue in advance regarding [...]

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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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