Entries Tagged as 'The AP Lounge'

Ladysoal and Rebel Creek Headed to Nashville for Industry Showcase

May 26th, 2012 · 7 Comments

This weekend, two of Ames’ finest rock bands are headed to Nashville to play a music industry showcase. The showcase is taking place on May 28 and will feature six different bands playing for a gathering of A&R representatives from a variety of Nashville-based labels. The bands are Ladysoal and Rebel Creek. The bands are [...]

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Tags: Blogs · Nate Logsdon · The AP Lounge

A More Worldly Ames

May 25th, 2012 · No Comments

Since I’m writing for a bunch of Iowans, I don’t need to go through all that “you would never expect Ames to be such a diverse city” mumbo-jumbo. This should be well-established by now: Ames is, in terms of the origins of its inhabitants, a microcosm of the world. I live in a Turkish-speaking household [...]

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Tags: Blogs · Ezgi Ustundag · The AP Lounge

Music University Comes to Ames

May 16th, 2012 · No Comments

When Ames Progressive editor Nate Logsdon and I first started seriously discussing the possibility of founding a record label based in Ames, we immediately put in place three pillars that would be cornerstones of the project: 1) It’s gotta be Iowan; 2) It’s gotta have a voice, be progressive, surprise people; 3) It’s gotta be [...]

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Tags: Blogs · Chris Ford · The AP Lounge

Fairfield’s Rabalais Brothers Sticking Together: Dr. Globe’s Remix of “Creeptown”

May 9th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Philip and Dominic Rabalais are a electronic music team that has no parallel in Iowa. They’ve been playing music together for years, starting with the hard garage rock band Spooky Nights, taking an electronic turn in the wild mash-up DJ project Porno Galactica, and morphing into the life-alteringly joyful synth-punk powerhouse Utopia Park. They are [...]

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Tags: Blogs · Nate Logsdon · The AP Lounge

Local Comedian Ben Gran Set to Rock Ames

April 26th, 2012 · No Comments

Last summer, I attended the wedding reception of my good friends Luke and Sally Hertz Gran. The whole evening was beautiful — I especially loved the traditional barn dance hosted by members of the Porch Stompers and Onion Creek Cloggers — but there was one moment in particular that really stuck with me: the toast [...]

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Tags: Blogs · Nate Logsdon · The AP Lounge

Friday at Mission Creek Festival

March 31st, 2012 · No Comments

My third day was packed with tarot, music, promotion, and comedy (among other things). I started off my day in Iowa City by visiting the home of my high school friend Jana, who does all kinds of spiritual and magical practices and is very professional. She gave me an amazing tarot card reading that illuminated [...]

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Tags: Blogs · Nate Logsdon · The AP Lounge

Thursday at Mission Creek Festival

March 30th, 2012 · No Comments

My second day at Mission Creek Festival started with a live on-air interview and performance hosted by the always-adorable Max and Kendall at KRUI, the local college radio station. I played a song I wrote for my roommate, hero, and spiritual brother Lesbian Poetry called “I Do,” and a Mumford’s ballad that’s gonna be on [...]

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Tags: Blogs · Nate Logsdon · The AP Lounge

Wednesday at Mission Creek Festival

March 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Wednesday was day two of Mission Creek Festival, but my first day at the fest. As soon as I pulled into Iowa City, I turned on the college radio station KRUI and my good friends Philip and Dominic Rabalais of the Fairfield joy volcano Utopia Park were being interviewed live. When I tuned in, they [...]

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Tags: Blogs · Nate Logsdon · The AP Lounge

Issue 2 of Ames Art Zine Gestalt Now Online

March 27th, 2012 · No Comments

The second issue of Gestalt, Ames’ new art zine, has just been published online. Check it out here. To contribute to the next issue, email your stuff to gestaltames@gmail.com by April 13.

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Tags: Blogs · The AP Lounge

Freaks and Beats: Trey LaTrash Is Having a Good Year

March 27th, 2012 · No Comments

Anyone involved in Ames nightlife knows that Trey LaTrash gets a lot done and looks amazing while doing it. The ISU student is well known for his progressive fashion sense and unmistakable makeup design. He often appears at parties and shows around Ames with a geisha-like white makeup foundation that accentuates the dark lipstick and [...]

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Tags: Blogs · Nate Logsdon · The AP Lounge