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Michael Roeder

Posted by Michael Roeder | Sep 19, 2017

Des Moines-native singer-songwriter Ryne Doughty approached the production of his latest album, Date Night, with the desire to step away from the more stripped-down folk sound of his 2013 album,...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Sep 5, 2017

It’s impossible to talk about the history of Iowa modern rock without talking about Cedar Falls band House of Large Sizes. During their 17-year run (1986-2003) they released eight albums,...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Aug 25, 2017

Little Village is pleased to debut the video for “Seminole Valley Tea Sipper Society” — a song with its genesis in eastern Iowa. The song, by Mark Olson, one of...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Aug 16, 2017

Looking back over the past year since Dick Prall took over the former Mahoney’s bar in Cedar Rapids, the event calendar of live acts shows how special the re-christened Dick’s...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Aug 1, 2017

Iowa City band Crystal City’s newest record Bartenderly molds midwestern milieu into 17 tracks of honest-to-goodness barroom rockers and ballads — the kind not heard from perhaps since the Replacements...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Jul 11, 2017

As we look on the landscape of music generally described as “jam band” 50 years after the Summer of Love, it is dotted with pretty much every musical subgenre one...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Apr 18, 2017

In Cedar Rapids we appear to have a new trend of band names that are, um, a name: DICKIE, Colleen and the latest of these: NAOMI, which is named after...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Apr 4, 2017

The songs for Pieta Brown’s latest album, Postcards, were written while she was on a solo tour. The isolation and distance and the challenge to stay connected inspired the songs....

Posted by Michael Roeder | Feb 28, 2017

Last year was a landmark year for Daytrotter.com. It was the 10th anniversary of the website -- an almost impossible feat for any website, let alone a music site that...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Feb 28, 2017

Colleen Vol. 1 soundcloud.com/colleenband/sets/vol-1 Colleen is a Cedar Rapids-based husband and wife duo that delivers a beautiful, often soaring mix of bombastic live percussion and electronics buoying silvery vocals. Heather...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Jan 31, 2017

TIRES LP1 tires.bandcamp.com LP1 by TiresThe big, anthemic sound of Phil Young’s (the Wheelers) new instrumental project TIRES was inspired by the recent passing of his grandfather. “He was kinda...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Jan 17, 2017

The Pines Pasture II thepinesmusic.com During live shows the Pines will drop in traditional and cover songs, seemingly as much for their entertainment as for the audience. In 2015, they...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Dec 6, 2016

King of the Tramps Cumplir con el Diablo kingofthetramps.com Cumplir con el Diablo by King Of The Tramps Amidst the storm of internet reaction the day after the elections last...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Oct 31, 2016

Chris Morris (L) and Jim Glass, two of the four owners of Analog Vault. -- photo by Michael Roeder Cedar Rapids recently got its first new independent record store since...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Oct 18, 2016

SIRES Soul For Sale dsandn.com Dylan Sires is a sellout. Or, at least that is what he wants you to believe. After a few years slugging it out as Dylan...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Sep 26, 2016

Video still from "Didn't We Have History Together?" Quad Cities trio Chrash premieres a video today with the tune that wrapped up its latest album of songs about things frontman...