Iowa Music Informer

Last week started out rough, with the loss of Tom Petty. I'm still sort of processing that, and keep pulling out Wildflowers and realizing...

Contakta is a new Iowa group based in Des Moines, a project based on the singing and songs of Diana Weishaar, the featured singer...

One of the things that Patrick Tape Fleming does perhaps better than anyone is to write confessional songs that are heartfelt, but not whiny,...

TIRES will always have a special place in Ames’ heart because the band started here at the tail-end of the legendary Liberty House era...
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Brett Newski: Land Air Sea Garage (Make My Day Records) Brett Newski is a singer/songwriter out of Milwaukee who’s toured large chunks of the world...

This past summer, after poring over the first two albums by Swedish psychedelic Afrobeat revivalists Goat for the past four years or so, I...

Former Ames jam band The Workshy moved to Colorado a few years ago, and have been keeping busy playing gigs, teaching music lessons, learning...
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2016 has been a pretty incredible year for music, depending on what you’re into. We’ve had “surprise” albums from Beyonce and Radiohead, Guns ‘n...

Person Whale, Ghost Balloon Iowa is the most landlocked, beach-free place you can possibly imagine, so it seems fitting that when Person Whale plays surf...

Electric Jury Album Release Show at DG's The Ames prog-metal-via-the-blues quartet Electric Jury is celebrating the release of its first LP (on Nova Labs) at...