Think about what it would be like if on every level you seemed to be a completely normal person but there was a genetic difference that caused you to stand out.
What if you never had to work again, what would you do with all the free time? Think about about that for a minute.
A while back I was watched a Ted Talk with Chris Thomas King and he reminded me of something I thought was a given but may need additional pointing out.
I know it's a few months late but I wanted to create a list of my best of 2016. What is include is more of a representation of music that I felt stood out.
Let me put on my old man hat for a minute, OK, Uggchaakosdsem, right, back in the years before the internet and before punk rock was played the radio, you had to seek out music.
If you would have asked me 30 years ago that I'd be writing a blog about the latest punk release in June of 2017, I would have first asked, "What the hell is a blog?" and then dismissed it because
Mountain Sprout Live at Lefty's Live Music in Des Moines, Iowa on August 24th, 2017
The key to every successful event is promotions. It doesn't mater what acts are on the bill, if no one knows who is playing, there will be no one there.
With any local music scene there needs to be space to suck. That space to develop, grow and learn how to promote either as a band or as musicians. That space has had many forms over the years.
I've going to shows since the mid 80s and promoting/talent buying off and on since the 90s. There are periods that stand out.
DaVo's Vlog #6 filmed at the home of the Axiom Body Piercing Studio, Skin Kitchen Tattoo. I give you a short tour of the place and footage from Wood Chickens and Beard & Co.
My 5th Personal Vlog. In this one I give a Guide Tour and short history of the build and the venues located at 2307 University Ave in Des Moines.
DaVo's Vlog #4 with Ted's Coney Island, Pork Tenderloin, and live Music from Lefty's Live Music in Des Moines, Iowa. Live footage of the Riff Raff's fist show.