Video: Holy White Hounds documentary

Des Moines band Holy White Hounds is being immortalized in a music documentary from Jessica Kaemmer, who’s spending her own money to showcase their journey: from when they met, to their first project (The Dig Angees) to their current project.

Show Preview: Blues Pills, Jan. 19 at Headliner’s

While on hiatus from Radio Moscow, bassist Zack Anderson and drummer/guitarist Cory Berry began working on a side project with Zack’s girlfriend, Elin Larsson, called Blues Pills. While retaining the rhythmic intensity of Radio Moscow, having Elin on vocals took Blues Pills in a different direction, emphasizing melody and molding the blues/psychedelic sound into more of a Led Zeppelin direction, while also having its own sense of identity (Elin sings one of the band’s most popular numbers in her native Swedish tongue).

On-stage dispute mars Radio Moscow show in Ames

A psychadelic blues-rock group comprised of central-Iowa natives Parker Griggs, Zach Anderson and Cory Berry has disbanded after an on-stage dispute Jan. 7 in Ames that ended in a flying guitar and more than a dozen stitches.


According to a video posted on YouTube, bassist Anderson and drummer Berry had agreed to do a last tour with the current Radio Moscow lineup. But they then cancelled the tour and announced a break-up due to conflicts within the band – conflicts that were highlighted in the video.

Central Iowa Blues Society sets Winter Blues Fest for Jan. 28

It might be cold outside, but the Des Moines Downtown Marriott Lobby, Ballrooms and Rock River Lounge will be smokin’ hot Sat., Jan. 28, when the Central Iowa Blues Society welcomes 10 acts on 6 different stages.


Wristbands for BluesFest are $12 in advance and available online at Price is $15 at the door.


This year’s Winter Blues Fest has something to satisfy everyone’s Blues Soul!

Daymoths at Vaudeville Mews Jan. 12

St. Paul indie-pop duo Daymoths will be at the Vaudeville Mews on Thursday, Jan. 12 with Dresden Style and Hearts Without People. The 21-and-over show starts at 10 p.m. Tickets are $5.

Make Music with the Des Moines Music Coalition

dmmcwithDMMCDear Friend, 


When you think of the arts and culture activities that make a region a place you want to live, what comes to mind? If you’re like many in our community, you think of music. 




Because you know that music is the cornerstone of a creative, vibrant culture.  Music has the power to bring people together, to energize young and old alike and to revitalize communities. 


The Show: Fri., Dec. 30 at Adventureland


Singers, rappers, musicians, are you ready to put on a show? LaunchPad DMI Entertainment wants to help you “Launch Your Talent” at “The Show” where your city’s best talent will be competing for $5000 cash. Friday, December 30, 2011 at Adventureland Palace Theater.

PCC song featured in Shaun White video

A song from local indie-rock favorites The Poison Control Center provides the background music for a new Burton Snowboards video featuring Shaun White.


The song is “Underground Bed (Instrumental)” from the album Stranger Ballet.

Home for the Holidays II at People’s Court on Dec. 22

The Iowa-natives-turned-Colorado-residents, Eufórquestra, return home December 22nd for the second installment of a special holiday concert benefiting the Food Bank of Iowa. “Home For The Holidays II” takes place at People’s in Des Moines and will feature a headlining set by Eufórquestra, as well as supporting sets by Iowa City-based American-roots songwriter David Zollo and Des Moines-based singer/songwriter Maximilian Eubank.


The doors open at 8 p.m., with the show starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. The show is 21-and-over.

Help the Val Air Ballroom – from the DMMC President

valairFriends and Volunteers of the DMMC:


Part of the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition’s mission is to support the music economy of Central Iowa.  One of the most important music venues in our region, Val Air Ballroom, is in trouble and needs help.  You may have heard about a group of residents in Des Moines’ Waterbury neighborhood who have complained about noise from the Val Air.  While the Val Air has tried its best to adhere to the city code, and address the issues, complaints continue to come from this group of residents. Sound readings taken from the Waterbury neighborhood are consistently well below the legal threshold, but since the law requires that the readings be taken on the Val Air property, a number of tickets have been issued.  Now, the the Val Air management is evaluating the long-term viability of operating the venue.