Sunday, June 18, 2017

PLAYLISTS: A Father's Day Playlist

Sorry, I try not to put up two playlists in a row. And I try to put out a podcast every four weeks. But family going-ons got in the way.

I have it recorded, but I'm not going to write the accompanying web posts.

So in honor of the day today, I haphazardly slapped this playlist together so I'd have something up this week.

Happy Father's Day to all my fellow dads out there!

IMSC posts and podcasts featuring playlists:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/playlists

IMSC posts and podcasts featuring Spotify:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/Spotify

IMSC posts and podcasts featuring fathers:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/fathers




One year ago...
Playlists: Iowa Pride Hip Hop -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/06/playlists-iowa-pride-hip-hop.html

Two years ago...
Episode 11: Guest Producer Bryon Dudley -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/06/episode-11-guest-producer-bryon-dudley.html

Other IMSC websites and links:
Feed:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/IowaMusicShowcase
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iowa-Music-Showcase/364796883703114
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/iamusicshowcase
Instagram:
https://instagram.com/iowamusicshowcase

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

PLAYLISTS: Random Iowa Music BandCamp Playlist 1

This time our playlist of random Iowa music comes from BandCamp.

Our random picker has chosen experimental, electronic, and folk music for you all.

Hope you all enjoy it!

Other IMSC posts and podcasts featuring BandCamp:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/Bandcamp

Other IMSC posts and podcasts featuring playlists:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/playlists




One year ago...
Playlists: Iowa Pride Hip Hop -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/06/playlists-iowa-pride-hip-hop.html

Two years ago...
Episode 11: Guest Producer Bryon Dudley -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/06/episode-11-guest-producer-bryon-dudley.html

Other IMSC websites and links:
Feed:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/IowaMusicShowcase
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iowa-Music-Showcase/364796883703114
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/iamusicshowcase
Instagram:
https://instagram.com/iowamusicshowcase

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

OTHER SOURCES: Lock N Load show and YouTube channel

Damn, I am started to feel like the kiss of death. By the time I get to a number of websites and such, it seems they have already died! Or maybe it's because I'm an old man and can't keep up with the cool happenings and going-ons of the youths!

I don't know, but here is a recently died website and show that featured a lot of bands from the Sioux City area as well as other parts of western Iowa and from Nebraska and South Dakota too!



"Before the Lock N’ Load Show aired live musical performances by local musicians on its Internet radio program, it was a sports talk show...

"It was a disaster, according to Foster. The interview didn’t go well and there were unwanted moments of silence – a rough start but the show must go on...

"The show has since found its niche with mixing comedic banter with fun segments like “Craigslist Missed Connections” and “Love and Lust Advice” while also including special guest appearances from local bands looking to promote their music. Episode 39 featured Johnny V and Big Earl from the blues rock band Premium Draft, who also performed live on air. The show brought in more than 1,200 viewers/listeners.

"MUTUAL PARTNERSHIP

"But 'back in the day,' the show was struggling to find background music to fill intermissions. Mainstream music was out of the question for obvious copyright reasons, so Foster and Lock N' Load producer Brandon Sorgdrager reached out to local artists to fill that empty portion of the online broadcast.

“'In return, we would do interviews with them,' said Sorgdrager. 'We were looking for a couple guests to come on and join us and it kind of went into the music and that went really well for us.'

"After a while, more musicians showed up on the Lock N’ Load Show, which is now becoming a promotional stop for local bands. The interviews are fairly relaxed and time is not a big factor.

“'It’s a half hour to an hour of them getting to talk about their stuff,' said Sordrager. 'It gives the audience a chance to get to know the artists.'

'Guests talk about their bands while their music gets played on the show during breaks. Foster said the show strives for an “equal opportunity” perspective when it comes to music genres featured on Lock N’ Load.

“'With the different artists, we like bringing in different genres,' he said. 'We have something for everyone. We’re not just hip hop or rock or country.'

"LOCAL MUSIC, WORLDWIDE AUDIENCE

"Clemons does not consider himself a rapper, per se. He condemns lyrics with violence and drug use, so instead he writes about his experiences. Clemons makes semi-regular appearances on the Internet radio show either as a guest promoting his new songs or just another guy to talk. He said he’s grateful for Lock N’ Load.

“'It means a lot knowing that we have someone that’s here in town able to push the music as well as they have,' said Clemons. ''They get it mainstream and give it to other listeners and viewers. This is the best way for everybody to share what they love doing.'

"Thanks to Lock N’ Load, Clemons was able to share his music video for the song 'Iowa Anthem,' a shout out to Sioux City. The video has received more than 3,500 views on YouTube and has maintained more than 80 likes.

"Dusty Ferris, bassist for local pop metal band Left Astray, said the Lock N' Load show is a 'blessing' for Sioux City musicians.

"'Local artists really don't have a voice anymore,' said Ferris. 'These guys are working with local artists so they can become regional, too.'

'Foster said he sets up a page for artists that appear on the show. He includes the links to bands’ and musicians’ social media and music (ReverbNation, Bandcamp) sites.

“'People worldwide can find them, read all about them, listen to their music and know how to get their music,' said Foster. 'It’s bringing the local music that we have here in Siouxland and making it worldwide.'

'The relationships the creators of the Lock N’ Load show made while supporting the Sioux City music scene have grown over time, according to Sorgdrager.

“'The artists have a need for us and we have a need for them,' he said.

'Foster describes it as a “mutual partnership” and never expected the success the show has gotten.

“'We help them by getting their stuff out there and they help us when we need them,' said Foster. 'The promoting of these artists or bands is our way of giving back to Siouxland. We all have our ways to give back -- well this is ours and we want the world to know Siouxland music rocks.'
- from the article, "Lock N' Load radio show forms mutual partnership with local bands", by Christopher Braunschweig in The Sioux City Journal's Weekender


For the purpose of this website, to expose you to music from Iowa, we will be dealing mostly with their YouTube channel and playlists.

But you can check out their interviews here - http://locknloadshow.com/category/episodes/

And you can check out their articles on music artists here - http://locknloadshow.com/category/music/


But if you want to HEAR some local music, mixed with some regional and national acts, then their YouTube channel is the place to go - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp-IspJHXZTnkfVhIHR8pow

Below I have featured only 5 of their many playlists that you can check out on their YouTube channel!


Lock N Load's home page:
http://locknloadshow.com/

Lock N Load's YouTube page:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp-IspJHXZTnkfVhIHR8pow

Lock N Load's YouTube playlists:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp-IspJHXZTnkfVhIHR8pow/playlists

Lock N Load's episodes:
http://locknloadshow.com/category/episodes/

Lock N Load's articles on music:
http://locknloadshow.com/category/music/

More IMSC posts featuring OTHER SOURCES:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/Other%20Sources

More IMSC posts featuring other podcasts:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/other%20podcasts

More IMSC posts featuring YouTube:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/YouTube

More IMSC posts and podcasts featuring playlists:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/playlists


Live In Studio Performances


Some of the Talented Musician's We have Featured


Battle of the Bands 2016


2016 SITP live stream of The Abe Stage


Rock The Halls 2015


Other Lock N Load YouTube playlists:

Summer SolFest 2015 -
https://youtu.be/-R_Vwbgdweg?list=PLDUZXkrKTHk-eZHh0Co0vWJlug3AEpala

Saturday in the Park 2015 -
https://youtu.be/uIE_2DV6bGg?list=PLDUZXkrKTHk8vViS11NfQRhAS5L31wrcF

2015 Cans for the Bands -
https://youtu.be/tRvWYUzKs0E?list=PLDUZXkrKTHk8cVnlJl-riExQleG2ZxUxo

2015 Battle of the Bands -
https://youtu.be/EZ2cSGqS38Y?list=PLDUZXkrKTHk-I-0XRxm4BIwPJQpeXfWlY

6 Rounds of Rock -
https://youtu.be/ezApfOXD6Go?list=PLDUZXkrKTHk-Afkp3EMesrHCz2NJzsUr9


One year ago...
Playlists: "Fake" Iowa Bands!! -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/06/playlists-fake-iowa-bands.html

Two years ago...
Episode 10: Iowa Country Music -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/06/episode-10-iowa-country-music.html

Other IMSC websites and links:
Feed:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/IowaMusicShowcase
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iowa-Music-Showcase/364796883703114
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/iamusicshowcase
Instagram:
https://instagram.com/iowamusicshowcase

Saturday, May 27, 2017

PLAYLISTS: New on Our YouTube Stream 1

Okay, after all that Star Wars stuff, it's time to relax. So you all get another one of our playlist.

This time, I'm presenting just some of the stuff that has popped recently on our subscription list of YouTube.

I follow all the Iowa music YouTube channel I can find. But feel free to send me more at iowamusicshowcase@gmail.com!

Other IMSC posts and podcasts featuring playlists:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/playlists

Other IMSC posts and podcasts featuring YouTube:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/YouTube

Other IMSC posts and podcasts featuring new music:






One year ago...
Playlists: Random Iowa Music Spotify Playlist 3 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/05/playlists-random-iowa-music-spotify_30.html

Two years ago...
Episode 10: Iowa Country Music
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/06/episode-10-iowa-country-music.html

Other IMSC websites and links:
Feed:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/IowaMusicShowcase
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iowa-Music-Showcase/364796883703114
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/iamusicshowcase
Instagram:
https://instagram.com/iowamusicshowcase

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

EPISODE 47: Iowa Star Wars Music, Part 6 of 9 - Return of the Iowa Jedi



Welcome to the last of our 4-part series honoring 40th anniversary of the greatest movie ever made!

We took a detour with the last 2 parts, one with non-Iowan midwestern artists and one that feature Iowa artists but wasn't really Star Wars music. With this one, we return to music inspired by Star Wars from Iowa artists!

And as a bonus, we feature the second album from The Han Solo Project below!

So let's join some Iowans on a visit to a long time ago in a galaxy far. far away!

IMSC posts and podcasts featuring Star Wars:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/Star%20Wars

IMSC posts and podcasts featuring Spotify:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/Spotify

To download the podcast, right click on the link below and hit "Save as...":
https://archive.org/download/IowaMusicShowcaseEpisode47/Iowa%20Music%20Showcase%20-%20Episode%2047_.mp3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTdK5xXmcZ4

TRACK LISTING:
For more information, click on the link below the track.

Cover by Dan OlderMusicGeek through questionable means

Opening - "Set for Stun" (excerpt) by Echo 3
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/05/ep-47-song-7-and-theme-set-for-stun-by.html)

Song 1 - "Sunshine" by Dagobah
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/05/ep-47-song-1-sunshine-and-song-5-ones.html)

Song 2 - "Get on the Dark Side" by The Han Solo Project
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/05/ep-47-song-2-get-on-dark-side-and-song.html)

Song 3 - "A Dark Gift" by Jordan Mayland and The Thermal Detonators
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/05/ep-47-song-3-dark-gift-by-jordan.html)

Song 4 - "Luke, I am Your Father" by Keepers of the Carpet
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/05/ep-47-song-4-luke-i-am-your-father-by.html)

Song 5 - "The Ones" by Dagobah
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/05/ep-47-song-1-sunshine-and-song-5-ones.html)

Song 6 - "That's No Moon" by The Han Solo Project
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/05/ep-47-song-2-get-on-dark-side-and-song.html)

Song 7 - "Set for Stun" by Echo 3
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/05/ep-47-song-7-and-theme-set-for-stun-by.html)

Closing - "Set for Stun" (another excerpt) by Echo 3
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/05/ep-47-song-7-and-theme-set-for-stun-by.html)

All song are copyrighted by the performers and composers, and used by their kind permission.


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Next episode: A look at classical music coming out of Iowa!

One year ago...
Episode 29 - Guest Producer Craig Hlas of The Iowa Made Network, Part 2 of 2 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/05/episode-29-guest-producer-craig-hlas-of.html

Two years ago...
Episode 9: Iowa Jazz Music -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/05/episode-9-iowa-jazz-music.html

Iowa Music Showcase can be listened to and/or downloaded on the following sites:
Home page:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/
Feed:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/IowaMusicShowcase
Itunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/iowa-music-showcase/id1173339660
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iowa-Music-Showcase/364796883703114
Soundcloud:
https://soundcloud.com/iowa-music-showcase
Bandcamp:
https://iowamusicshowcase.bandcamp.com/
YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXMPcIaIvvs0Aj4zk2JbXdQ/feed

Iowa Music Showcase is also on Code Zero Radio every Tuesday and Thursday at 10pm central time:
http://codezeroradio.com/

Other websites:
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/iamusicshowcase
Instagram:
https://instagram.com/iowamusicshowcase
ReverbNation:
https://www.reverbnation.com/iowamusicshowcase
Archive.org:
https://archive.org/details/@iowa_music_showcase#uploads
Spotify:
https://play.spotify.com/user/iowamusicshowcase

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