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GDP Band Hype: Ramona & the Sometimes

In my live music experience, an act can usually give you show(wo)manship or an honest artistic expression. It’s rare to find musicians that manage to do both. Yet, Des Moines’ Jill-of-all-trades, Ramona Muse-Lambert, provides just such an experience with her always evolving project, Ramona & the Sometimes (a.k.a. Ramona & the Slimdudes, Ramona & the… Read more »

Backstage Ball 2017 – David Hurd Community Supporter of the Year Award

Congratulations Katie Byers on her recognition as the David Hurd Community Supporter of the Year at the 2017 Backstage Ball awards ceremony. Katie will be honored for her dedication to coordinating local house concerts and for helping create house venues across the country. Join us on February 24 at Streetcar 209 to celebrate individuals making noise in and about Des Moines’ music… Read more »

LBF Band Hype: Matthew James & the Rust Belt Union

  Sounds of the worked and tired, blue collar and swollen hands over broken homes and poverty.  American music reminiscent of the 1970’s country and blues bands with stories from the hard life sewn into the smooth and sometimes chaotic melodies. A raw, lamenting howl driven by thunderous drums marching to the upright bass and… Read more »

Volunteer at 80/35 (2015)

Volunteer with DMMC 2015 80/35 July 8th – 12th, 2015 As a volunteer, you will have access to the same things as the spectators – the music, the food, the fun and the party. You will play an essential role in the success of this entire event! This year, volunteer shifts for 80/35 are available… Read more »

Waukeye Music Festival // July 19, 2014

The festivals don’t stop at the end of 80/35! Waukeye Music Festival will be taking place on July 19th at Hawkeye Antique Acres, just west of Des Moines. Check out their Facebook page and get your tickets in advance at a discounted rate!

Volunteer at 80/35 2014

Organized and managed by the non-profit Des Moines Music Coalition, 80/35 requires hundreds of dedicated and responsible people to pull it all together. 2014 volunteer shifts last 4 – 5 hours and we have shifts a few days before, during and after the Festival. Activities range from checking wristbands, selling drink tickets and gate control. Volunteer shifts are available… Read more »

Kris Adams

Kris Adams’ beats will make you dance—the vocals will have you hooked. While most rap ensembles tend to be lyric heavy and rely on featured guests, Adams stands up to other hype all on his own. More spoken word than anything, he commands the stage in a modest way—playing off of the audience and keeping… 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 »

Listen to the CarpeDM Music Mix Now!

The Partnership and the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition are excited to announce the CarpeDM Music Mix. The selection process for the Mix began when nearly 50 Central Iowa musicians submitted a song to a local jury who scored the tracks based on a three criteria: 1) songwriting – the quality of original musical and… Read more »

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