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...

Des Moines Concert Completes Musical Bucket List

Des Moines Concert Completes Musical Bucket List

Jun 30, 2015

Several years ago I decided to make a “Top Five” list of my favorite artists/musicians. I can’t recall if someone asked me to make the list or if I decided to make the list ‘just because’, but either way I made this list quite some time ago and so far not one artist has been dropped in favor of someone new. In the years since I made the list, I made...

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...