Q&A (DSM): Jason Klobnak Quintet

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

Shoot the Chutes: Sleepy Kitty

PBR-sponsored Shoot the Chutes (named after the infamous water ride at the historic and long gone Riverview Amusement Park), is taking over the Vaudeville Mews and the PBR Bar August 24th. That means you only have 9 days to get to … Continue reading

Show Review: Science!

My first show in NYC was quite the success—and not entirely different from the venues/atmosphere I’ve come to love in Des Moines. Seattle-based band Science! took the stage at The Rock Shop in Park Slope (a really nice, hipster-esque part … Continue reading

Q&A: sami.the.great

Brooklyn-based musician sami.the.great (Sami Akbari) has already made her stop in Des Moines, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give her music a good hard listen. Slightly reminiscent of Eisley and Lilly Allen (in my non-professional opinion), Sam spent part … Continue reading

Q&A: Fredrik Kretz of Swedish Metal Band Outshine

Something ridiculously cool happened to me a few weeks back. I got asked to interview an international band. And not only an international band, but a Swedish metal band. I grew up with a friend who thrived in the presence … Continue reading