Author: Timothy Schmitt

EP Review: Holy White Hounds – “Oh Mama”

Written by volunteer contributor Tim Schmitt. See Des Moines band Holy White Hounds at this year’s Gross Domestic Product on April 12th, 2014. Details here. ### Five songs. Seventeen minutes. Not a lot of time in which to leave an impression. On their Oh Mama EP Holy White Hounds take advantage of every second and… Read more »

Thrash for the Masses

Dark Mirror, one of the 515’s hardest working bands, is helping to bring Metal back to the capital city. Several years ago Des Moines metal band Dark Mirror had the rare opportunity to open for a legendary thrash band — New Jersey’s Overkill. The band, led by bassist and founder Marco Battaglia, was young and… Read more »

The Squids Speak on 20 years of Rocking in Des Moines

On one of my very first visits to Des Moines before relocating here for a job, I met a future coworker at the Yacht Club on Ingersoll for beers. She introduced me to Craig Jensen and described him as the drummer from Squidboy, the oldest and best punk band in Des Moines. That was more… Read more »

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