Q&A: Bonne Finken and Sharika Soal

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

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

Song Debut: “5 to 9” by End The Wrld ft. Annalibera

End The Wrld’s Phil Young (bassist for Annalibera) and Annalibera have put together a electronic pop song that will get your groovin’ in your seat. Here’s a word from the duo on the years-in-the-making collaboration: “End the Wrld and Annalibera … Continue reading

Album Debut: Annalibera EP

Yesterday, Des Moines’ sweetheart Annalibera released their debut album. Three songs featuring Ryan Stier of The River Monks and Chris Marshall/Phil Young of TIRES make-up the EP: “Clouds,” “Vermillion,” and “Battle World.” (My favorite: “Battle World.”) A semi-new group to … Continue reading

Preview: Seldom Seen Music Festival

Tomorrow (June 28/29), Seldom Seen Festival—an event focusing on music, art, and literature—will take over a small farm in Monmouth, Iowa. The fest includes two days of camping on a gorgeous spot of land, but there are quite a few … Continue reading