Author: Patrick Fleming

Interview: Alyssa DeHayes of Riot Act Media

I met Alyssa DeHayes (Riot Act Media) a few years ago when she came to see my band the Poison Control Center at the Caledonia Lounge. To her it was probably an unmemorable meeting but to me, looking back on it, I have realized that she was probably the only person watching us that night who could understand… Read more »

Interview: Adam Hill of Ardent Studios

During his career as a record producer, Jim Dickinson worked with Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones and The Replacements. When asked who he thought was the best producer ever, he said, “John Fry.” When John Fry needed to work on music for an upcoming Big Star Documentary, who does “the best” call in to help? Well,… Read more »

Album Review: ‘Change’ – Crystal City

This review was written by volunteer contributor Patrick Tape Fleming. Want to write for this website? Contact us! ### Crystal City’s new album Change represents the results of a well-conceived collaboration between Dave Helmer and Sam Drella, two artists who’ve built up considerable goodwill in the Iowa music scene with first-rate song craft. In the past few years… Read more »

GDP Band Hype: Max Jury

This article was written by DMMC volunteer contributor Patrick Tape Fleming. Interested in contributing to this website? Contact us! Max Jury plays GDP on April 12th. Click here to buy advance passes and save $5! Max Jury is a singer-songwriter from Des Moines, playing gently fingerpicked acoustic guitar and piano, embellished a bit more often with drums, harmony… Read more »

GDP Band Hype: MAIDS

This article was written by DMMC volunteer contributor Patrick Tape Fleming. Interested in contributing to this website? Contact us! MAIDS play GDP on April 12th. Click here to buy advance passes and save $5! What happens when a modern day electronic composer starts writing songs with a folk singer with sweet vocal chords? MAIDS happens! What started off… Read more »

Music University Interview: Marc Hogan (Music Writer)

Marc Hogan has so much music spinning in his head. One of the only people I have ever met who could carry on a great conversation about John Mayer, Britney Spears, Jimi Hendrix, R. Kelly, Wilco, or The Beatles all at the same time. Marc is a fantastic writer whose last sentences in his reviews… Read more »

Music University Interview: Bob Nastanovich of Pavement

Bob Nastanovich is a certified musical legend. He is the second drummer and cheerleading face of arguably the greatest indie-rock band ever, Pavement. He has also played on classic records by Silver Jews and tour managed such bands as The Frogs. Do you know that song by Blur called “Song 2,” the one that goes… Read more »

Music University Interview: Matt LeMay of Pitchfork.com

Matt LeMay has been a cornerstone of indie rock since he was 16 years old.  That is also the year he started writing for Pitchfork Media. Matt has played shows around the world, interviewed some famous musicians, and has even recorded some of them, as well!  If you follow him on Twitter you know he… Read more »

Music University Interview: Joan Hiller of Riot Act Media

Joan Hiller is a music industry renaissance woman. Joan owns and operates Riot Act Media in Brooklyn, NY, where she, along with her phenomenal team, publicizes bands, music-related books, and music-related films. She’s been a music publicist for 14 years (first in Chicago at Hopper PR, then in Seattle at Sub Pop Records, and now with Riot… Read more »

GDP Band Hype: Wolves in the Attic

  Raw, swirling, and remarkably brash, Wolves in the Attic are an indie rocker’s dream come true. A band loud enough to get a birthday party shut down by the cops (I would know), with their layered, guitar-heavy approach and driving energy, their debut album and recent EP, Pink Mist, feels like an artifact from… Read more »

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