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A Weekend of Celebration in Des Moines

A Weekend of Celebration in Des Moines

Jul 7, 2015

For the rest of my life, the week surrounding July 10th will be spent celebrating one thing: my third daughter’s birthday. November 9th and January 11th are already holidays in our house (celebrating birthdays for daughters one and two) and last year we added July 10th to our list of special days. Until she someday decides to celebrate her birthday without...

Gross Domestic Product 2015 Preview

Gross Domestic Product 2015 Preview

Apr 23, 2015

While 80/35 will always be the crown jewel of the Des Moines Music Coalition’s projects, Gross Domestic Product is the event that I have to thank for turning me into the fan I am today. I bopped in and out of the local scene for a while, never really fully committing myself to embrace what we had to offer. Then I went to the second GDP in 2007 and was blown...

80/35’s 2015 Lineup Announcement: 48 Hours Later

80/35’s 2015 Lineup Announcement: 48 Hours Later

Apr 9, 2015

This time last year I was on the defensive. It’s true. I am slightly over-protective of 80/35 like a mother hawk when you get near her babies. I have a small and somewhat insignificant role with the fest every year, but it is consistently something I am proud to be involved with, both with it bringing great music to this town but also how it helps up the...

3 Upcoming Shows at the Des Moines Social Club

3 Upcoming Shows at the Des Moines Social Club

Jun 27, 2014

There are still plenty of people trying to catch their first glimpse of the Firehouse.  Now that the Des Moines Social Club had it’s grand opening, (you know, the night when about 4,000 people came through), the doors are open and the programming is picking up pace.  As a small sample, here are 3 upcoming shows that you can check out. THEATER: Fences...

What Kind of Band is Quick Piss Anyway?

What Kind of Band is Quick Piss Anyway?

Jun 12, 2014

I have had a lot of free time lately. I lost my job at the beginning of March and I have reached the unenviable point in my unemployment where I spend a great deal of time just sitting on my couch and combing areas of the internet I shouldn’t. That’s right, I search out Twitter for people I have never met and whose opinion’s I don’t necessarily respect...