"Kinky does not wish to discuss politics."
In prepping for my phone conversation with legendary songwriter and humorist Kinky Friedman, his manager makes the parameters of the phone call clear: no politics. So naturally, exactly four minutes and 28 seconds into the call, Kinky starts talking about politics.Read More
A friend recently posed a question on their Facebook page: what is your favorite rock band in Des Moines? The answers received were a crushingly disappointing mixture of defunct acts, cover bands (oh so many cover bands) and, of course, Slipknot.
On the other side of that coin, there are a small number of bands in town who somehow always manage to be recipients of an amount of praise and admiration that is inordinate compared to their output and, frankly, talent level. Both of these situations vex me, and for exactly the same reason.Read More
If you thought that family life would slow Nate Logsdon down, you were sadly mistaken. Proud Ames native Logsdon has brought his boundless energy and positive attitude to everything he does, which has included fronting the band Mumford's, his own solo music, booking shows for DG's Taphouse, co-founding indie label Maximum Ames Records, and running the Maximum Ames Music Festival.Read More