Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

7 Music Things I Love About Des Moines

7 Music Things I Love About Des Moines

Aug 17, 2015

I made my name on this blog (as much of a name as I could make, I suppose) but I’m willing to bet that my most read piece wasn’t here. It was at my now mothballed blog, IowavesMusic.com. My 2012 review of 80/35 brought in a huge number and still pulls in readers three years later, for some reason. I ended that review with a bit about my daughter and niece,...

My 2015 80/35 Plan

My 2015 80/35 Plan

Jul 9, 2015

For the past few 80/35‘s, I’ve used this space to list a bunch of bands I think you should go see, to let you make over your own mind about the festival. Meanwhile, over at my now cobwebbed personal blog, I used that space to tell you who I wanted to see. You see at DMiNB, I like to guide people into making their own decisions based on what I like. But...

Ready for 80/35? Canby – Alive Inside

Ready for 80/35? Canby – Alive Inside

Jul 2, 2015

I like to think I am pretty solid with words. I mean, I have been doing this for a bit now and I think I have a pretty okay grasp on the whole “written word” thing (grammar, much less, but I digress). However, what I still cannot grasp properly are titles. Every title I have ever come up with has been complete garbage. It’s why most of the titles of these...

A is Jump – Weird Nostalgia

A is Jump – Weird Nostalgia

Jun 19, 2015

This blog is called Des Moines Is Not Boring. I like to stick to Des Moines and what makes Des Moines great, because, it’s the title of the blog and all. Now, I know I dance around what actually makes up the Des Moines scene, because Cedar Falls/Waterloo, Iowa City, Ames and Fairfield all have great bands that wouldn’t call themselves Des Moines bands, they...

Monday Mourners – Never Going Home

Monday Mourners – Never Going Home

May 21, 2015

You know how most people have a junk drawer that acts as a catch all for when you just don’t have a better place to throw stuff? My dad had a junk room. I say had because a while back, my sisters and I went through and helped him de-clutter the various copies of Sports Illustrated, dog-eared Louis L’Amour novels and scorebooks from softballs games from...