Maximum Ames Music Festival, Pridefest Canceled Over Coronavirus

Organizers of the annual Maximum Ames Music Festival announced in a Tuesday morning press release that the 2020 festival has been canceled in the...

A Call to Cultivators

The reaction from the National Corn Growers Association to a recent Bud Light ad depicting the inclusion of corn syrup as a negative recipe...

The Poison Control Center’s Patrick Tape Fleming: The Informer Interview

Patrick Tape Fleming is a longtime central Iowa musician best known as the frontman for indie rock band The Poison Control Center, which released...

The Separate World of Taco Trucks in Des Moines

Around lunch time on a mid-October day on Des Moines’ east side, just past the gleaming and gold domes of the state Capitol building,...

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...