Category: GDP

GDP Band Hype: Foxholes

Foxholes has been consistently stepping up their game since they began playing shows around Iowa in 2012. Formed as a three-piece indie-rock outfit, the band has now evolved into a five-piece sonic assault ensemble. Their 2014 debut album, Can’t Help Myself, boasted eight straight-shooting rock n’ roll jams which carried themselves with the late 20th… Read more »

GDP Band Hype: VaJ of Courage

One of the best things about Gross Domestic Product is the eclectic nature of its lineup. The festival consistently serves as a snapshot of the year in Iowa music. It seamlessly books artists from all genres throughout the state alongside one another in a way that speaks to the liveliness of Iowa culture moreso than… Read more »

GDP Band Hype: Bob Bucko Jr.

Remember when you were little and you’d eat all the marshmallows vowels out of your bowl of Alpha-Bits cereal, leaving only the soggy, buoyant consonants bobbing in the discolored milk? The leftover letters would group together to form unpronounceable, nonsensical words and sentences. Half the fun of eating it was making sense of your meal…. Read more »

GDP Band Hype: Glitter Density

Glitter Density consists of Des Moines natives and lifelong pals, Catherine Lewin and Louise Bequeaith, both of whom attend Theodore Roosevelt High School. Though they hail from musical families and had been playing together since 2011, it wasn’t until early last year that they began playing around Des Moines. Both ends of the band’s musical… Read more »

GDP Band Hype: Fetal Pig

Making music since before the members of Glitter Density were born, Fetal Pig represents a Des Moines DIY punk scene that’s been around since before nearly all of the currently active music venues and festivals in the city. Their take on post-hardcore incorporates elements of noise and punk rock, taking a page from acts like… Read more »

2016 GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT – TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS The 11th annual Gross Domestic Product has been scheduled for Saturday, May 28th, at venues around the East Village of Des Moines, IA. Read below for details and the full lineup of our yearly celebration of local music.   Where: East Village, Des Moines, IA Venues: Wooly’s (All-Ages) The Blazing Saddle (All-Ages until 9pm) FREE all-ages… Read more »

Open Poll for GDP 2016 Community-Selected Artists

The 11th Annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 28th in the East Village! The main stage will be at Wooly’s with performances and pop-up shows hosted in other spaces throughout the neighborhood. Fourteen local artists will perform and two of these spots will be selected through an online survey! For… Read more »

❤️ Valentine to our Volunteers ❤️

The heart of the central Iowa music scene could not beat without the support of the hundreds of dedicated DMMC volunteers who set up, welcome, clean, guide, sell, support, promote, donate, and pour huge amounts of time, energy, and money throughout the year. Volunteer Darlis Honnold has donated her time since the second annual 80/35… Read more »

Submit to Play GDP 2016!

The 11th Annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 28th in the East Village! The main stage will be at Wooly’s with performances and pop-up shows hosted in other spaces throughout the neighborhood. Approximately 14 local artists will perform and two of these spots will be selected through an online survey…. Read more »

Listen to GDP 2015 Artists

Gross Domestic Product, our annual celebration of local music, is this Saturday in Des Moines’ East Village! Get your ears ready with this playlist featuring some of the artists who will perform at the festival. It should convince you to buy your tickets now and save some bucks! Or maybe it’ll persuade you to volunteer…. Read more »

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