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DaVo's Best of 2016

DaVo's Best of 2016

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. There is a lot of music from bands and artist that just aren't on Spotify. What this collection is either from Albums released in 2016 or new bands that I was exposed to 2016. I'm sure I missed a few but here is a good overview of my musical life in 2016.

 

Space to Suck and New Music Mondays

Space to Suck and New Music Mondays

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. When I was younger it was small hall shows or house parties. From time to time DIY spaces but when I was first starting to play it was straight to the venue stage.

 

November 2016 - Fort Defiance, Tossers, Dickies, Queers, SWMRS and Frights

November 2016 - Fort Defiance, Tossers, Dickies, Queers, SWMRS and Frights

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. Where all the stars aligned and I either saw a great number of shows or booked a number of shows in a short period of time. November was one of the biggest. November 2016 will go down in the history of Des Moines Live music and Lefty's Live Music as a month of incredible music. Oh and this is just the highlights. When you see about 20 or so shows a month often it's hard to remember everyone that stood out. So, if you aren't mentioned here.

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