Entries Tagged as 'The AP Lounge'

Fairfield Artists Release Slew of New Videos and Material

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments

There has been a lot of activity coming out of the Fairfield scene in the past two weeks, adding to an already thick catalog of fascinating music and videos from a crew of artists largely associated with The Beauty Shop and the St. Mary’s Project. First, there’s the new video from the pop duo Trouble [...]

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Tags: Nate Logsdon · The AP Lounge

Remembering The Olivia Tremor Control’s Bill Doss

July 31st, 2012 · No Comments

http://inspireextraordinaryperformance.tumblr.com/ The Poison Control Center’s Patrick Tape Fleming, left, sings The Olivia Tremor Control song Jumping Fences with the late Bill Doss during a PCC tour in 2009 2008. ~ Bill Doss, who co-founded the Athens, Georgia-based Elephant 6 Recording Company in Denver 21 years ago and played in The Olivia Tremor Control and The [...]

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Tags: Gavin Aronsen · The AP Lounge

Jeff Mangum, Rockabilly Queen Wanda Jackson Headlining Maximum Ames Music Festival

July 16th, 2012 · No Comments

The first lineup announcement for year two of the Maximum Ames Music Festival (September 20-23) has just been released, and as promised it does not disappoint. Cutting to the chase: Jeff Mangum: Best known as the frontman for Neutral Milk Hotel of the Athens, Georgia-based Elephant 6 Recording Company, Mangum became a recluse after the [...]

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Catching Up with Three Maximum Ames Artists at 80/35

July 9th, 2012 · No Comments

Last weekend at 80/35, Ames Progressive photographer Tony Galloro tracked down some artists from the Maximum Ames Records label to pick their brains on the Des Moines music festival. Patrick Tape Fleming, Poison Control Center What’s been your favorite 80/35 performance? Three-way tie between the Flaming Lips, Yo La Tengo, and Christopher the Conquered 2012. [...]

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80/35 Project Manager Amedeo Rossi Chats with Ames Prog’s Nate Logsdon

July 9th, 2012 · No Comments

The Ames Progressive was at the 80/35 Music Festival last weekend and we’ve got some photos coming your way shortly, so stay tuned! In the meantime, check out this video of project manager Amedeo Rossi chatting with Ames Progressive editor-in-chief — and Mumford’s frontman — Nate Logsdon about the Iowa music scene:

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Ames Bands Set To Rock 80/35

June 30th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Ames is well-represented at 80/35 this year, a great affirmation of our music scene on the state level. This is the 5th anniversary of 80/35 and, in a way, its also the 5th anniversary of the current Ames music scene. Five years ago, the Boheme closed and The Space opened. (This was recently pointed out [...]

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Tags: Blogs · Nate Logsdon · The AP Lounge

Steering My Hustle Ship Through the Ocean of Consciousness: Week One as a Beauty Shop Music Resident

June 8th, 2012 · No Comments

Crossposted from peacetown, USA, a website celebrating the progressive community in Fairfield, Iowa, where Ames Progressive editor Nate Logsdon is participating in a monthlong residency program at DIY venue The Beauty Shop. ~ I came to this community with a vision of hustling. My first week as a participant in the Beauty Shop Music Residencies [...]

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Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars and the Meaning of Home

May 31st, 2012 · No Comments

About two years ago, shortly after getting home from a six-week-long national tour, I had a realization. I like being home. A lot. Home is where you know people, and where everything is just right, because, well, you’ve made it that way. It’s kind of a tough thought to deal with when you perform music, [...]

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Tags: Blogs · Chris Ford · The AP Lounge

The Beauty Shop Residency Program Celebrates Six Months of Solid Art!

May 29th, 2012 · 2 Comments

The southeast Iowa town of Fairfield is a mysterious and beautiful little community with a dynamic arts scene. I was first exposed to Fairfield in 2009, when Mumford’s traveled there to play at the local DIY space The Beauty Shop. In the intervening years, I have become deeply connected to this town. I’ve played countless [...]

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Ames Rock Lifers The Sundogs Set To Play 80/35

May 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Sundogs are one of the longest-running rock bands in Ames. Founded in 1988, they have survived through the decades, spreading their psychedelic style of reggae-inflected rock. This year they will be making their debut at 80/35 in Des Moines. Ames is well-represented at the festival and the inclusion of The Sundogs in the lineup [...]

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