Category: Local Blogs

On Professionalism Featuring The Giving Tree Band and Twins

Twins at Vaudeville Mews – 5-15-14 I got my first taste of the “business” side of the scene back in 2008. For a couple of years, I was booking shows for the Des Moines Social Club and I pretty much knew about a quarter of what I should’ve in order to be truly successful. When… Read more »

On Professionalism Featuring The Giving Tree Band and Twins

Twins at Vaudeville Mews – 5-15-14 I got my first taste of the “business” side of the scene back in 2008. For a couple of years, I was booking shows for the Des Moines Social Club and I pretty much knew about a quarter of what I should’ve in order to be truly successful. When… Read more »

Unemployment Soundtrack: The River Monks – Home is the House

An empty Doritos bag makes a perfect toy for a one-year-old. The crinkle is an entrancing noise that he seems to love. It is different from the electronic beeps from his fake iPad, the singing kitty cat and the Tom Cochrane sampling motorcycle. He grabs the bag and shakes and smiles a five-toothed smile, does… Read more »

Unemployment Soundtrack: The River Monks – Home is the House

An empty Doritos bag makes a perfect toy for a one-year-old. The crinkle is an entrancing noise that he seems to love. It is different from the electronic beeps from his fake iPad, the singing kitty cat and the Tom Cochrane sampling motorcycle. He grabs the bag and shakes and smiles a five-toothed smile, does… Read more »

Premiere: End the Wrld featuring Adrien Daller – I Don’t Have Anything

(Photo by Cody Osen) Last year, I was introduced to End the Wrld, a project of Des Moines producer/musician Phil Young. End the Wrld’s first track, “5 to 9”, feautres vocals from Anna Gebhart and is this delightful disco-meets-Lady-Gaga-meets-Queer-Eye’s-theme-song-meets-the third-level-of-Double-Dragon track that kind of astounded me and made me very happy. One track in, and… Read more »

Premiere: End the Wrld featuring Adrien Daller – I Don’t Have Anything

Last year, I was introduced to End the Wrld, a project of Des Moines producer/musician Phil Young. End the Wrld’s first track, “5 to 9″, feautres vocals from Anna Gebhart and is this delightful disco-meets-Lady-Gaga-meets-Queer-Eye’s-theme-song-meets-the third-level-of-Double-Dragon track that kind of astounded me and made me very happy. One track in, and I got very excited… Read more »

Review: Lesbian Poetry – Self-Titled

My time as a shut-in has not been going well. I lost my job two months ago and I sort of assumed with all of my new free time I would be able to really dive headfirst into this whole writing thing. Maybe I could improve my editing skills a bit and really put some… Read more »

Review: Lesbian Poetry – Self-Titled

My time as a shut-in has not been going well. I lost my job two months ago and I sort of assumed with all of my new free time I would be able to really dive headfirst into this whole writing thing. Maybe I could improve my editing skills a bit and really put some… Read more »

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