Album Review: “Make Way” by Rusty Maples

Rusty Maples could’ve easily fallen into that black hole classification of “indie rock.” But they didn’t. Instead, they take a  massive mix of indie sounds to create their own steez–including everything from poppy lyrics and classical cello solos (seriously) to … Continue reading

Gloom Balloon Video Release

Kino323 (Kee-no three twenty-three) is a new project from photographer and cinematographer Dan Welk, based out of Des Moines. Kino323 videos are collaborations with musicians, artists, poets, and other performers. They produce simple, intimate videos to showcase the talents of artists … Continue reading

New Single from Dustin Smith & The Sunday Silos

Local fave Dustin Smith & The Sunday Silos dropped a new single today. “Let’s Ride It” from their upcoming album Northerner is funky, sexy, and totally catchy. Lead singer Dustin is backed by powerhouse singer Paige Harpin and a great group of … Continue reading

Little Big Fest Preview

This weekend marks the 7th annual Little BIG Fest! Hosted by the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition, this series of concerts at three different venues will keep you jamming all Saturday long. This festival showcases local and regional bands in … Continue reading