Urban Chicken Farming in Ames

Editor's note: This article was originally published in October 2009 in Volume 4 Issue 2 of the now-defunct Ames Progressive zine. Unlike in neighboring...

Album Review: Contakta EP

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

Gloom Balloon: Drying the Eyes of the Goddess of Gloom Underneath the Stars and...

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

White WDM Couple Opening Hip Hop-Themed Cafe Serving Chicken and Waffles

Update, 7/20: In a Facebook post Wednesday, Me So Hungry announced it has changed its name to Eggs & Jam. "We have officially renamed...

Album Review: TIRES, LP1

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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Album Reviews: Wisconsin Roundup

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...

Cyclones Tight Ends Coach Sued for Allegedly Forcing Athlete at Former School to Play...

Alex Golesh, a tight ends coach for the Iowa State University football team, is one of seven defendants in a lawsuit filed Friday by...

Goat: Requiem (Sub Pop) Review

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

The Workshy (Self-Titled) Review

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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7 Overlooked Albums of 2016

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...