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Posted June 13, 2021in

Music Under the Stars

74th season of free concerts on the west lawn of the Capitol featuring central Iowa’s finest musicians performing a variety of band and instrumental music with special guest vocalists. Bring [...]

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Posted March 05, 2014in Sound Stage

Run to you

Labeling Canadian singer/songwriter Bryan Adams a rock n’ roll refugee from the 1980s is akin to saying the Grand Canyon is nothing but a hole in the ground. No, pause [...]

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Posted January 08, 2014in Sound Circuit

Getting real with Des Moines punk

The Real Action is garage-punk played for kicks by guys who grew up when garage-punk was new. It’s a lark. It’s also loud, fast and really fun. Assembled primarily from [...]

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Posted December 25, 2013in Sound Stage

The making of Moxie

Iowa City-based Velcro Moxie is a five-piece, but most of what the band is about comes from two sources: vocalist Jasmine Terrell and guitarist/vox-man Nick Carney. “(Velcro Moxie) came from [...]

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Posted December 11, 2013in Sound Stage

Controlled chaos

Dan Green has a lot of irons in the fire. Splitting his efforts between performing on stage as SUBliminal Chaos, and acting as the driving force behind Des Moines’ 515 [...]

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Posted October 30, 2013in Sound Stage

Music in a void

The biggest mistake four-piece Broncho made in its set this past weekend was performing it in Des Moines on a weeknight. The difficulty in getting people to turn out for [...]

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Posted October 30, 2013in Sound Stage

Woes of a cyberphobe

Hello, my name is Patrick Boberg, and I suffer from a minor case of cyberphobia. I have developed websites from nothing, built databases and programmed applications. I enter every software [...]

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Posted October 23, 2013in Sound Stage

Poorly dressed

The Vaudeville Mews puts together shows like a 4-year-old picks out its own clothes. Take, for example, last Saturday night: Brooklyn, N.Y., indie four-piece Grooms came through town, and Des [...]

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Posted October 16, 2013in Sound Stage

Holy cow

Gas Lamp was a sold-out venue last Saturday for Holy White Hounds’ EP-release show, and all who showed up got their money’s worth. Kicking things off in proper fashion were [...]

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Posted October 09, 2013in Sound Stage

Not as gloomy

The Mews’ late show was kicked off by Patrick Tape Fleming’s Gloom Balloon. I’ve been critical of Gloom Balloon in the past, for reasons that are too complicated to indulge [...]

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