Following last year’s self-titled debut and last month’s new single, “Wrong Songs,” Halfloves is becoming one of the Iowa’s premiere indie rock outfits. Their level of artistry and commitment is evident with every song and set. Tight is often a word used to describe a band, and while Halfloves certainly have command of their material and instruments and could be called a tight band, but there is a looseness, a freedom, to their performances.

GDP will undoubtedly be blessed with a set from Halfloves that will remind us all in Des Moines of the top tier music being created all over the state. But this Iowa City unit isn’t concentrated on just their home state. Through the last year alone, the band has played all over the Midwest and garnered some attention from numerous national music publications.

It has been a pleasure to listen to and watch this band grow into the Midwestern powerhouse it has become. Catch their performance as they close out this year’s GDP at 11:45 on the Vaudeville Mews stage.

Written by Bruce James Bales

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See Halfloves perform at GDP Music Festival 2017 on Saturday, April 29 – 11:45pm at Vaudeville Mews (212 4th St.)

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GDP is organized by the nonprofit the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC). GDP 2017 is made possible with the generous support of Bravo Greater Des Moines, Iowa TaproomYelp DSMConfluence Brewing CompanyVital Signs Display Graphics, VolunteerLocalSaturday Mfg.KFMG 98.9 FMVaudeville Mews, and 4th Street Theatre.


Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is an all Iowa music festival featuring musical artists from Greater Des Moines and across Iowa. Coordinated by the Des Moines Music Coalition and a team of volunteers, the goal of GDP is to organize an event that best supports Iowa musicians and their needs for growth in the music industry.

For 2017, our main objectives are (1) to boost exposure and build the audience for smaller, up-and-coming Iowa acts, (2) to bring more acts from outside Des Moines to expose local artists to new ideas, and (3) to continue supporting the genre diversity represented in the 2016 festival. As in the past, GDP continues to support primarily young and new artists who are taking their first steps into creative self-expression through music and doing so in a positive, collaborative way.

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