Category: GDP

GDP Alums the Wheelers Embark on Tour

GDP 2013 alums and local band the Wheelers are taking their newest album on the road with them, starting this weekend! Here’s a music video from that album: Check out their tour dates: T E N T A C L E  – T O U R : SEPTEMBER 27th – CZAR BAR – Kansas City, MO. w/ FIDLAR… Read more »

Land of Blood and Sunshine- Live at GDP 2013

Land of Blood and Sunshine recently posted a playlist of their set at the Vaudeville Mews for this year’s Gross Domestic Product Festival. Watch them shred through their set of 13 songs, including Eat People, Waymaker, and Tale of a Tapeworm.  
Photo courtesy of Iowa Concert Photographers

Gross Domestic Product 2013 – Thank you, Iowa!

Greetings, friends! Another fantastic year of our annual Iowa music festival, Gross Domestic Product, has come and gone, and on behalf of the volunteers and staff of the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition, I have to say “Thank you, Iowa!” Over 600 of you came out to support over 120 musicians, hailing from 7 different… Read more »

GDP Band Hype: Lesbian Poetry

Rice-a-roni. Butts. Kissing. Lesbian Poetry is hard to define because Lesbian Poetry means a little something different to everyone. I’ve seen Elliot play more times than I can probably count. The first time I ever listened to Elliot’s music was on his couch in 2009, and he offered me some cereal and we didn’t talk… Read more »

GDP Band Hype: Annalibera

This year’s Gross Domestic Product is set to host one of the deepest rosters of local talent the Des Moines area has even seen. With 19 exciting and diverse acts committed to the lineup, there truly will be something for everyone. While a few of the bands playing are more established, others are just coming… Read more »

GDP Band Hype: Trouble Lights

You’re standing in a half empty bar and the lights go down, Trouble Lights take the stage.  The music starts and pretty soon you’re nodding along with the beat.  Adrien Daller’s vocals hit you like a siren (the kind from Greek mythology) and pull you in.  Next thing you know you’re dancing along and pumping… Read more »

GDP Band Hype: Twins

For self-proclaimed power pop band Twins, music is a family affair. Originally starting out as The Teddy Boys, these Cedar Valley natives found musical fusion through family members. Including brothers and cousins, the group played shows and toured all over the continental United States. Upon splitting up, the band formed two new separate groups. Twins,… Read more »

GDP Band Hype: Land of Blood and Sunshine

Gross Domestic Product is my second favorite event of the year (behind 80/35, tickets on sale now!). I love getting all of these local bands together in one gigantic event and I love being able to learn new things about bands that have been right under my nose this whole time. This year’s event, held on April 13,… Read more »

Local Businesses, Artists, and more: Join us at GDP!

Our annual Iowa music festival is fast approaching! 19 bands from 7 different Iowa cities will descend upon Des Moines on April 13th. If you are a local business, artist, or organization with goods to sell, something to promote, or a message to share, we welcome you to apply for vendor space at the event…. Read more »

GDP Band Hype: The Olympics

The Olympics could be given a lot of genre names — personally, I’ve heard “pop”, “post-myspace punk rock” and “dad rock” used before — but, first and foremost, they’re an experimental band. It just doesn’t seem like they are because they never break any of their beakers with their experiments. It’s what happens when a… Read more »

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