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Special Delivery: Andrew W.K. Brings Energy to Des Moines

By Angela Ufheil Andrew W.K. has a grin that takes over his entire face. It’s a face that is hard to forget, and not just because it beams from various Music University promotions. Andrew W.K.’s face sticks in your head because it perfectly represents the man himself: enthusiastic, uninhibited and over-the-top. This “multi-faceted musician and… Read more »

Talking Music with Tobi Parks of Sony Music and Station 1 Records

By Jordan German   A self-proclaimed Midwesterner at heart, Tobi Parks left her life in New York, to move to Iowa’s capital with her wife and children. A music industry veteran, Parks knows the ins and outs of the business and has worked her way up the ranks at Sony over the past 10 years…. Read more »

Greg Kot wants you to make it in the music business

By Katie Bandurski The hobby started as a way to get free records. Greg Kot, music critic for the Chicago Tribune, began covering the music beat in college and it’s a love affair that has lasted over two decades. Kot’s work has been featured in Rolling Stone among others, he is the author of several… Read more »

From R. Kelly to the Beatles: Journalist Jim DeRogatis Talks Music

By Hannah Little   Jim DeRogatis is more than just a musician. Though he is the drummer for Vortis, an indie-rock band, his true calling is journalism. His work has been featured in the Chicago Sun Times, Rolling Stone, Request and Spin. He also co-hosts the weekly music-review gone radio show, “Sound Opinions,” with Chicago… Read more »

Widespread Panic Coming to Iowa

Legendary jammers, Widespread Panic announces shows in Cedar Rapids on October 28 and Ames on October 29. Tickets go on sale on Monday, August 25 at 10:00 a.m. With more than 25 years of traveling under its belt, Widespread Panic is one of the most storied and experienced touring bands in the music scene. From… Read more »

GDP Band Hype: Sky Patrol

This article was written by DMMC volunteer contributor Jill Dykstra. Interested in contributing to this website? Contact us! Sky Patrol play GDP on April 12th. Click here to buy advance passes and save $5! Even though it doesn’t look like it, Tanner Buckley has been in the music scene for a long time. He began his first band… Read more »

GDP Band Hype: North of Grand

This article was written by DMMC volunteer contributor Jill Dykstra. Interested in contributing to this website? Contact us! North of Grand plays GDP on April 12th. Click here to buy passes to GDP before March 28th and save 50%! – It’s never a dull moment with the North of Grand guys. When I spoke to them about the… Read more »

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