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DaVo's Vlog #5

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. This was the location of Safari Nite Club, Hairy Mary's and currently Lefty's Live Music.

 

Also live music from Emily Davis and the Murder Police, Barnyard Stompers and Mountain Sprout.

Personal Blog

Des Moines Punk Rock Takeover

Oh yes the Punk Rock the curse and the joy of my life. That evil mistress that first called me many bad ideas ago and still makes the hair on my neck stand on end. Though my musical taste may have branched out over the years, it's still the bench mark and maybe that was what is was always meant to be. It wasn't so much a movement as much of a standard to which everything that came after should be held to. Maybe I'm prejudicial because though Punk might not have not been my first musical love interest, it's been my longest.

Promoting Shows

Bands

Bands DaVo's Did Show With

This is not a complete list.

  • 3 PILL MORNING*
  • ABANDONED BY BEARS*
  • Ancient Posse*
  • ACUMEN NATION
  • ADOLESCENTS
  • AGENT ORANGE
  • AGNOSTIC FRONT
  • A GLOBAL THREAT
  • AFI
  • AIR BORN CATHOLICS
  • ALBINO SPIDERS
  • AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN
  • AMEN
  • AMERICAN HEADCHARGE
  • AME
Music History

Chapter 9 - It's Ain't Over - Lefty's Live Music

From that last day in 2007 to April of 2005, I would often drive by the building that once housed Safari and Mary's. Some nights it would be packed with drunken under age college students but especially toward the end, The Dublin would be closed or empty most night of the weeks. In early 2015, I heard that the building was up for sale and even got a phone call from a realtor asking me about the history of the building. I spent a few minutes covering the basic historic background on the building. Then went about my business thinking nothing more of it.

 

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