Author: NickelleStevens

Volunteer at 80/35 (2015)

Volunteer with DMMC 2015 80/35 July 8th – 12th, 2015 As a volunteer, you will have access to the same things as the spectators – the music, the food, the fun and the party. You will play an essential role in the success of this entire event! This year, volunteer shifts for 80/35 are available… Read more »

Summer Music Camps

The DMMC is excited to announce a collaboration with the Des Moines Parks & Recreation department to host two music camps this summer for middle school-age students (ages 11 – 15 yrs.)! Working as a team, under the guidance of experienced, local musicians and educators, students will create music in a fun, creative environment. They’ll… Read more »

Join the DMMC team!

DMMC Outreach Coordinator Start Date – April 2015 (20 hours per week – paid position) The Des Moines Music Coalition Outreach Coordinator will act as the primary office and outreach staff for the DMMC. Possessing strong organization and communications skills, this individual will respond to e-mail correspondence, manage the DMMC administrative functions and help to… Read more »

Submit a track for the “CarpeDM Music Volume II” Today

We’ve once again hooked up with the Greater Des Moines Partnership to help showcase the thriving music industry in the area by issuing a second “CarpeDM” music compilation. As voted by the public, last year’s compilation featured original songs by Brother Trucker, Gloom Balloon and Bonnie Finken, among others. Once again, the mix will be unveiled… Read more »

REVIEW: “Pop Sucker” – John June Year

Review by DMMC volunteer, Devin Wren John June Year is part of the thriving music scene in Cedar Falls/Waterloo area via Clinton, Iowa. They are a 5 piece band with 2 guitarist, keyboards, bass and drums. They have been attracting a lot of attention in music circles and recently released an EP that was produced… Read more »

Volunteer at 80/35 2014

Organized and managed by the non-profit Des Moines Music Coalition, 80/35 requires hundreds of dedicated and responsible people to pull it all together. 2014 volunteer shifts last 4 – 5 hours and we have shifts a few days before, during and after the Festival. Activities range from checking wristbands, selling drink tickets and gate control. Volunteer shifts are available… Read more »

Kris Adams

Kris Adams’ beats will make you dance—the vocals will have you hooked. While most rap ensembles tend to be lyric heavy and rely on featured guests, Adams stands up to other hype all on his own. More spoken word than anything, he commands the stage in a modest way—playing off of the audience and keeping… Read more »

Holy White Hounds

It’s tough to think of a more pure rock band in Iowa than Holy White Hounds. Everything about them, from the way they act, to the way they dress, to the way they play is the absolute height of rock and roll. Their music is dirty, grimy, and sexy. They’re a rock band through and… Read more »

Shy Boys

Many musicians will remember the first songs they wrote and recorded—probably with a tape recorder in a bedroom, or perhaps in a friend’s basement on a four-track cassette. The songs themselves are presumably a bit ramshackle but none-the-less heartfelt; the true artist will still shine thru even during the most primitive stage of a songwriter’s… Read more »

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