The Ames Scene: July 29, 2016

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...

Army Corps Approves Bakken Pipeline Permits

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday approved federal permits for Dakota Access LLC's Bakken pipeline project — the last major regulatory step...

The Ames Scene: July 22, 2016

Rasputina at the M Shop this Fall The M Shop has been releasing a few names here and there for their fall program and there...

The Ames Scene: July 15, 2016

Adam Faucett at Prairie Moon Winery The Arkansas-based singer-songwriter Adam Faucett has been a regular in Ames for nearly a decade as he carries out...
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Blues Pills: Lady in Gold (Nuclear Blast) Review

Blues Pills have an interesting history, in that their story began here in Iowa, with a couple of brothers, Zack Anderson and Cory Berry,...

Story County Sheriff’s Deputy Defends “Civil War” vs. Police Comment

Last week, after a gunman fatally shot five Dallas cops during a Black Lives Matter protest against recent police killings of African American men...

Polk Co. Sheriff’s Office Launches Investigation into Jailer’s Racist Social Media Posts

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has opened an investigation into the offensive social media posts published by jailer Alan Blaylock, office Sgt. Brandon Bracelin...

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Acknowledges Jailer’s Bigoted Social Media Posts

Update, 7/12: Polk County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Brandon Bracelin has further confirmed to the Informer that an investigation into Blaylock's posts has been launched. Original post: On Friday, Des...

The Ames Scene: July 8, 2016

The Top Five Acts to See at 80/35 It has arrived. The ninth annual 80/35 music festival starts tonight and continues an annual tradition of...

Ernst Nabs Prime RNC Speaking Slot, Dismisses VP Rumors

Freshman Sen. Joni Ernst is often described in the media as a GOP rising star and is continuing to embrace that title, this week...