Alright, Iowa. You all know about it. You’re all excited about it. Now it’s time to make your schedule. Everything you need to know to get ready for April 13th follows. We’ll see you soon!
GDP will showcase 19 Iowa bands playing a range of progressive indie, rock, hip-hop, electronic, folk, soul, punk, and experimental music at five different 4th St. venues, allowing fans to walk from location to location throughout the night. New elements this year will include free music stages, an open mic stage and an event featuring local DJs spinning vinyl from their personal collections.
Paid stages at the Vaudeville Mews and 4th St. Theatre will anchor the event.
Vaudeville Mews Outdoor Patio (FREE)
5:30-6:15: Madison Ray and All the Single Ladies
7:30-8:15: Kris Adams
9:30-10:15: H.D. Harmsen
10:30-11:30: MR NASTI
VAUDEVILLE MEWS EARLY ($7)
5:15-6:00: Jordan Mayland & Thermal Detonators
6:15-7:00: As For You
7:15-8:00: Land Of Blood & Sunshine
VAUDEVILLE MEWS LATE ($12)
9:35-10:10: Wolves In The Attic
10:25-11:00: The Wheelers
11:30-1:30: House Of Large Sizes
4TH ST. THEATRE ($8)
5:45-6:30: Is Home Is
6:45-7:30: Lesbian Poetry
7:45-8:30: Dustin Smith & the Sunday Silos
8:45-9:30: Seed Of Something
9:45-10:30: The Olympics
10:45-Midnight: Trouble Lights
THE LIFT (FREE DJs SPINNING VINYL)
5pm: DJ All Jill No Jack (Jill Haverkamp) – Long time DMMC & 80/35 volunteer
6pm: DJ Pretty Good (Chuck Dusbabek)
7pm: DJ Scented Vinyl (Daniel Bosman) – Host of legendary Scented Vinyl & Barista at Mars Cafe
8pm: DJ’s Roland and Arthur (John Adrianse and Ryan Meier)
9pm: DJ Tone Zone (Tony Galloro) -Local music photographer and DJ of Back Stage Ball 2013
10pm: DJ Mona Bonez (Ramona Muse) -Local musician, artist, member of Leslie & the Lys, and The Lift Pub Quiz host!
11pm: DJ Bob Nastanovich (Bob Nastanovich) – member of indie rock legends Pavement
12pm: DJ Hogstyle (Marc Hogan) – Music writer for Spin, Pitchfork, and Emusic!
1am: DJ Up All the Way All the Time (Brandon Logsdon) –Vaudeville Mews employee
DES MOINES SOCIAL CLUB (FREE OPEN MIC “OPEN CIRCUS”)
OPEN MIC WITH SPECIAL APPEARANCES.
5-8PM: SIGN UP
8-11:30PM: OPEN CIRCUS
In-depth articles on featured bands, written by local music writers, are being posted daily from now until the event online at www.desmoinesmc.com.
Free Stages and Events
This year, GDP will feature free stages and stages specifically focused on an all-ages crowd on the patio at Vaudeville Mews, at The Lift and at the Des Moines Social Club.
DJs will begin at The Lift on 4th St. at 5 p.m. and admission is free. Featured DJs spinning from their personal vinyl collections will include DJ Bob Nastanovich, member of indie rock legends Pavement, and DJ Hogstyle (aka Marc Hogan), music writer for Spin, Pitchfork, and Emusic! DJs at The Lift will be curated by Patrick Tape Fleming of The Poison Control Center.
Open Mic Event
In collaboration with the DMMC, the Des Moines Social Club will present a special version of its open mic program, “Open Circus” at the Kirkwood. This location will also offer games, contests, and ticket giveaways, and other interactive elements.
Tickets for GDP
Advance passes for GDP are sold out. 50 more all-access passes will be available for $20 on April 13th at 5 pm, and include access to 19 bands. Passes can be picked up at the Kirkwood lobby. Individual tickets will be available day of show at the individual venues for the following prices:
Vaudeville Mews – 5-9PM Show – $7
Vaudeville Mews – 9PM-2AM Show – $12
4th St. Theatre – 5PM-12AM Show – $8
SPONSORS: Boulevard Brewing Co. and The Gramercy Tap