Reflecting on St. Paul and the Broken Bones

I had low expectations for the North Liberty Blues & BBQ festival, which hints at the unmentioned “brews” in the space of the ampersand. In part this is due to my opinion of North Liberty as a cookie cutter town, the perfect setting for Radiohead’s “Fitter, Happier” from OK Computer to serve as a constant […]

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North Liberty announces exciting headliner for its 10th year of Blues & BBQ

St. Paul and the Broken Bones at Blues & BBQ Centennial Park — Sat., Jul. 9 at 9 p.m. North Liberty has hit an exciting milestone in their yearly summer celebration, and they are celebrating in style. This July marks a full decade of the always free, family-friendly event Blues & BBQ. The community has […]

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Hinterland 2015: ‘The Lands Behind’ are far ahead

One does not simply go to the Hinterland. The organizers — or perhaps the gods — made this abundantly clear during the festival’s inaugural year when flooding demanded a last-minute shift away from the original location in the heart of Des Moines, to a space more worthy of the Teutonic title — “Hinterland.” In German, […]

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