Q&A: Bonne Finken and Sharika Soal

Bonne Finken (left) and Sharika Soal (right) // Photo courtesy of Des Moines Cityview

Written by Chad Taylor of Des Moines Cityview   Ed Note: The following Q&A is the transcript from Chad’s time with Bonne Finken and Sharika Soal. Read the story here. Sex sells. It’s probably the least original opening ever, but that doesn’t make it … Continue reading

Concerts at Grinnell College (IA) That You Can’t Miss

Photo borrowed from KDIC88.5's website, Grinnell's college radio station

Written by Trey Reis With the excitement of the new semester comes the anticipation of the release of the Grinnell College concert schedule. Often taking a less heavy-handed approach to booking shows than Iowa State University’s Maintenance Shop, Grinnell College’s … Continue reading

Q&A (NYC): EdTang & The Chops

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New Jersey-based band Ed Tang & The Chops  is out with a full-length album, “Goodbye, Zen5, Sushi Dinner.” A gravelly vocal set mixed with a sticky sweet feminine balance throughout, this borderline folk/indie/alternative/slightly country has a song for everyone. If you’re … Continue reading

Show Preview (DSM/NYC): Science!

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Science! is back for more! Tomorrow night in Des Moines at the Vaudeville Mews, 7pm, all ages, $10. Manhattan music fans: Catch them at The Bitter End on Friday, September 6th at 8pm. Bring your ID (it’s 21+) and some … Continue reading

Q&A (DSM): Jason Klobnak Quintet

Photo cred: Sarah Klobnak

The Jason Klobnak Quintet will be making a stop in Des Moines tonight and tomorrow night. Tonight’s show: Star Bar, 9pm-12am. Tomorrow night’s show: Vaudeville Mews, 7pm-9pm. This Denver-based group recently released their album, “Mountain Move,” on Monday. Read a … Continue reading