Since the birth of the DMMC, our major focus has been supporting local music. Whether it’s kicking back at our local music festival Gross Domestic Product, discussing all things music In the Birdroom, or rocking out alongside national touring acts at 80/35, we want to continue elevating our talented music scene!
Artist of the Month was a collaborative series between the Des Moines Music Coalition, Iowa Public Radio, and Good Morning Iowa highlighting Iowa musicians with special segments each month. Iowa Public Radio has continued the series as part of their All Access program. Continue supporting Iowa music by heading to the Iowa Public Radio page and dive into past Artist of the Month acts below!
- Penny Peach live In The Birdroom on Good Morning Iowa Local Channel 5.
- Penny Peach In The Birdroom DMMC Podcast interview and performances.
- Penny Peach Iowa Public Radio Video and Interview with Tony Dehner.
- Find Penny Peach on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
- Listen to the newest album, Brain Gamez, from Penny Peach!
- Live Video and Performance from No Touching Sessions.
June 2021- The Finesse
- The Finesse special segment and performance from Sonic Factory Studio on Good Morning Iowa on Local Channel 5.
- The Finesse In The Birdroom DMMC Podcast (also available on Spotify, Apple Podcast, & Stitcher.)
- The Finesse Iowa Public Radio Video and Interview with Tony Dehner.
- The Finesse at xBk Live/Juneteenth: The Movement Video and Performance.
- “Let’s Pretend” Video/Song Premier.
- Drinks with Friends Podcast and Video.
- The Finesse on Station 1 Records.
- Find The Finesse on Facebook, give em a like and keep supporting your local music scene.!
May 2021 – King Wylde
- King Wylde In The Birdroom DMMC Podcast (also available on Spotify, Apple Podcast, & Stitcher.)
- King Wylde Iowa Public Radio Video and Interview with Tony Dehner.
- King Wylde special segment and performance from Sonic Factory Studio on Good Morning Iowa on Local Channel 5.
- Check out the “Faultless” EP from King Wylde on Bandcamp. (Also streaming on Spotify, and Apple Music!
- “Hurricane” music video from King Wylde.
- King Wylde at xBk Live, June 11th Event Link.
- Follow King Wylde on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter.
April 2021 – Glass Ox
- Glass Ox Livestream Concert with special guests Nicholas Beard and Greg Wheeler & The Poly Mall Cops.
- Glass Ox featured in No Echo: Hardcore, Metal, & Everything In Between.
- New cassette, “Temptress,” by Glass Ox.
- Follow Glass Ox on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.
- Glass Ox In The Birdroom DMMC Podcast.
April 2021 – Hex Girls
- Hex Girls Iowa Public Radio Interview with Tony Dehner.
- Hex Girls Live Performance from Sonic Factory Studios on Good Morning Iowa (Local Channel 5).New album, “Pop Fluff,” by Hex Girls.
- Follow Hex Girls on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.
- Listen and check out more merchandise from Hex Girls.
- Hex Girls on In the Birdroom podcast.