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Michael Roeder

Posted by Michael Roeder | Jul 6, 2016

MAIDS These Days EP www.thisismaids.com Danny Heggen and Mickey Davis are the Des Moines electronic pop band MAIDS. They’ve been collaborating since 2012 on singles and some inspired remixes for...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Jun 14, 2016

TWINS Square America www.facebook.com/Twinstheband Iowa’s very own princes of guitar pop are back with another slab of black vinyl densely grooved with their trademark harmonies and chugging guitars. Their 2014...

Max Jury
Posted by Michael Roeder | Jun 3, 2016

Max Jury Max Jury www.maxjury.com A series of strong singles in 2014 established West Des Moines native Max Jury as able to craft instantly-classic songs influenced by laid back seventies...

Photo by Heidi Ehalt
Posted by Michael Roeder | May 19, 2016

Jayhawks The Englert Theatre -- Sunday, May 22 at 7 p.m. ($30) Photo by Heidi Ehalt 2016 marks 30 years since the release of the Jayhawks’ self-titled debut album. Formed...

Posted by Michael Roeder | May 10, 2016

Listening to Christopher the Conquered’s new album I’m Giving Up On Rock & Roll, I can’t help but compare the epic, theatrical sound of the album to Springsteen’s Born to...

Hello Clyde
Posted by Michael Roeder | Apr 25, 2016

Hello Clyde is the side project of Chris Rohr of The White Elephant, though Rohr tells me that he actually considers Hello Clyde his “main squeeze” while the other band...

Adia Victoria plays the Yacht Club as part of Mission Creek
Posted by Michael Roeder | Apr 6, 2016

Adia Victoria with Crystal City and Brooks Strause & The Gory Details Yacht Club -- Wed., Apr. 6 at 8 p.m. Adia Victoria joins Mission Creek Festival for a set...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Mar 31, 2016

The Pines and photographer Danny Wilcox Frazier FilmScene -- Fri., Apr. 1 at 3 p.m. The Pines, with Bo Ramsey Englert Theatre -- Fri., Apr. 1 at 7 p.m. The...

Halfloves
Posted by Michael Roeder | Mar 16, 2016

It’s a ballsy move to rename your band after you’ve had some notoriety. The Olympics decided to go back into the studio after their 2012 album with renewed commitment...

Freakwater
Posted by Michael Roeder | Mar 15, 2016

Freakwater The Mill -- Tue., Mar. 15 at 8 p.m. Freakwater hits The Mill tonight. Photo by Edward Neary.In this deep cut from Mike Roeder's interview with Freakwater, parts of...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Mar 8, 2016

Freakwater The Mill -- Tue., Mar. 15 at 8 p.m. Photo by Tim Furnish Janet Beveridge Bean and Catherine Irwin have been collaborating, writing and performing for over 30 years...

Lissie
Posted by Michael Roeder | Feb 18, 2016

Lissie My Wild West www.lissie.com “I want my forty acres in the sun” —“Hero” Lissie’s latest album My Wild West is at once a love letter and a breakup letter....

The Multiple Cat
Posted by Michael Roeder | Feb 5, 2016

Quad Cities producer and engineer Patrick Stolley has been releasing albums as The Multiple Cat since 1994 with a rotating cast of sidemen. Stolley is one of the founding members...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Jan 22, 2016

Listening to the Roots of Rhythm album from the trio of Lynne Hart, Pat Smith and Rich Wagor, I am transported to a Woody Allen film in my mind. Allen’s...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Jan 7, 2016

Pieta Brown Drifters www.pietabrown.com Listen to the album online. Pieta Brown and her band had a very productive four and a half days at Justin Vernon’s April Base Studios recording...

Holy White Hounds
Posted by Michael Roeder | Dec 4, 2015

The guys in Holy White Hounds have been kicking around the Des Moines/Ankeny area for a few years in other bands, but it was the 2013 reunion of high school...