mu-2016-showcase-flierMusic University 2016 and the Des Moines Music Coalition are proud to present this year’s MU Showcase featuring performances by featured guests and talented Iowa artists. The MU Showcase is designed to highlight forward-thinking musical artists based in central Iowa and beyond.


All Ages
Tickets: $15 adv/$20 dos
Attend the MU Conference and the MU Showcase is included with an All-Access pass: $50 adv/$60 dos
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FM SUPREME (Chicago Hip Hop)

Born and raised in Chicago, Jessica Disu, also known as FM Supreme, uses language as a tool for positive change. She is a seven-time international performing poet, artist, peace activist, MC and educator who describes herself as a “humanitarian rap artist.”


MORE TEETH (Brooklyn, double drums)
ft. Mindy Abovitz of Tom Tom Magazine
Mindy Abovitz is a self taught drummer and drum machine programmer with a Masters in Media Studies from The New School. She started Tom Tom Magazine; the first and only magazine about female drummers, in 2009. More Teeth is a 2-piece band based in Brooklyn, NY and features TWO drummers.


Kitsch (Cedar Falls, jazz grunge)
Kitsch is a 2-piece featuring Emily Otis and Donny Halbmaier. They describe their music as “That sinking feeling you get when you realize that everything you’ve done, hope to accomplish or want is pointless, dull and selfish. #mortal


Squirrel flower (Boston/Grinnell, ambient folk)
“A subtle but powerful and nuanced work of thoughts, words, feelings, and melodies for your private moments. It is as equally poignant and ephemeral as the recollections you might have going back over your day, contemplating your choices and interactions while laying in bed before sleep, taking in the dark and the silence around before you drift off.” – Folkadelphia