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Michael Roeder

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...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Oct 23, 2015

Danny Dysentery My Fangs Are Wet dannydysentery.bandcamp.com For every rabid fanbase there is a genre of music, it seems. For example, there is a crossing of horror fan culture with...

Tom Jessen - Hunting Season
Posted by Michael Roeder | Aug 31, 2015

Tom Jessen Hunting Season www.tomjessen.bandcamp.com At the bottom of the back cover of Hunting Season—Tom Jessen’s first album since 2002’s Night—is a dedication to the late frontman for The Clash,...

Dickie
Posted by Michael Roeder | Aug 7, 2015

Since 1998 Dick Prall has been spinning his particular flavor of “sad bastard” pop music (to quote Barry from the film High Fidelity). A couple of brilliant power pop releases,...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Jul 16, 2015

Gemma Rose and Miranda Lee are Dagmar—a band born from the eight-year groundwork laid by their previous trio Rock Paper Scissors, which created music of an acoustic jazz and vocal...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Jul 3, 2015

In the American South you will find the keys to our chief musical exports in blues, jazz, bluegrass and rock and roll, the keys to our national literary ...

Mad Monks
Posted by Michael Roeder | Jun 23, 2015

Mad Monks The Dark Retreat facebook.com/MadMonks Mention “concept album” and many will picture the recorded excess of bands like The Who, Rush, Styx, Pink Floyd, Yes, ELP -- the list...

Mirror Coat - Whispers
Posted by Michael Roeder | Apr 24, 2015

“Shoegaze” was the genre of a group of late ‘80s and early ‘90s bands primarily from the U.K. who shared a common musical esthetic. Part Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound”...

Volcano Boys
Posted by Michael Roeder | Feb 25, 2015

On paper, Volcano Boys looks like another project from the prolific Jordan Mayland (Jordan Mayland and the Thermal Detonators, Keepers of the Carpet, Nuclear Rodeo, Electronidoll and Tires), who is...

Peas and Carrots
Posted by Michael Roeder | Jan 19, 2015

When Iowa Public Radio asked Peas and Carrot lead singer and guitarist Audrey Robinson who her vocal influences were during a recent in-studio interview, she snapped back, “NOT Janis Joplin!”...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Nov 14, 2014

The musician credits of Kelly Pardekooper’s new album Milk in Sunshine is a who’s who of Eastern Iowa country, folk and blues legends including Bo Ramsey, Dave Zollo, Dave Moore,...