Reliving the musical vibes of this year’s 80/35

The summer is in full force in Iowa — July 4 festivities came and went, and the city of Des Moines was once again overtaken by 80/35. In its ninth year, the festival featured images of cats on their signage and advertising signifying the 9 lives the festival. But the music, as always was the […]

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PHOTOS: Purple pilgrimage

Paisley Park, the personal sanctuary and recording studio of the enigmatic purple one, Prince, beckoned my friends and me to Minnesota last Saturday — specifically, to Chanhassen, an unassuming business park some 20 miles southwest of Minneapolis. Built in 1988, this studio was the birthplace of some of the biggest pop songs of the last […]

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Photos: Daytrotter Downs recap

Last Wednesday was the kick-off for Daytrotter Downs. The Thursday night show brought an expanded crowd to Adler Theatre, not even a full block from Daytrotter’s new Davenport studio/night club. There was something to satisfy nearly every music lover on Thursday night. The 10-year anniversary show featured a typically eclectic mix of Daytrotter music, from […]

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