The Claypool Lennon Delirium: Monolith of Phobos (ATO) Review

I was a big fan of Sean Lennon’s 1998 album, Into the Sun. There was a lot of whimsy, and a lot of relaxed...

The Ames Scene: May 27, 2016

Christopher the Conquered's Album Release Show It's been a whirlwind year for the Des Moines artist Christopher the Conquered, having already toured the US and...

Talking Touring with Extravision’s Ryan Stier

The impossible and the actual are never very far apart. "These kinds of things just don't happen here" is forever the mantra of the...

An Interview with Singer-Songwriter Ben Schrag

Ben Schrag moved to Ames with his family only a couple years ago but if you didn't know better you'd probably peg him as...

The Ames Scene: May 20, 2016

Prairie Moon's Live at the Crib Summer Series Highlights The local winery and vineyard Prairie Moon - which shares a large countryside property with the...

The Ames Scene: May 13, 2016

Druids at DG's Tap House The Des Moines metal trio Druids will be appearing at DG's on Friday night as they prepare for the release...

Patrick Tape Fleming’s 15 Greatest Songs (So Far)

Little by little by little we are all getting older... An obsession with death runs through the work of Patrick Tape Fleming but that doesn't...
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Radiohead: A Moon Shaped Pool (XL) Review

The new Radiohead album came out today, after a long gap (King of Limbs, their last album, came out in 2011) and some...

The Ames Scene: May 6, 2016

Nova Labs Album Release Show DG's is hosting another edition of Nova Labs' ongoing monster album release parties (which always feature some type of free...

In Memory of Prince, 1958-2016

We’re only a third of the way into 2016, and have seen the deaths of what feels like a higher number than normal of...