Sunday, July 23, 2017

EPISODE 49: Iowa Rock Music



This month's podcast features rock music from Iowa that really hasn't fit nicely or neatly into any other category we featured before. So we have thrown all this mish-mash together in this one episode for your listening pleasure.

But it should give you an idea of the variety and breadth that Iowa's rock music can and does take.


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

To download the podcast, right click on the link below and hit "Save as...":
https://archive.org/download/IowaMusicShowcaseEpisode49/Iowa%20Music%20Showcase%20-%20Episode%2049_.mp3

Photo by Allan Cotton
http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-
the-definitive-rock-and-roll-guitar-
with-the-iowa-state-flag-seal-121932438.htm

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

Opening - Iowa Music Showcase theme by Dylan Boyle
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2015/01/intro-and-closing-dylan-boyle.html)

Song 1 - "Nets" by Clay Carnivore
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/07/ep-49-song-1-nets-by-clay-carnivore.html)

Song 2 - "Frenzied and Furious" by Flannel Season
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/07/ep-49-song-2-frenzied-and-furious-by.html)

Song 3 - "Helionauts" by Mad Monks
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/07/ep-49-song-3-helionauts-by-mad-monks.html)

Song 4 - "On Our Way to Jupiter" by Kevin Simnacher
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/07/ep-49-song-4-on-our-way-to-jupiter-by.html)

Song 5 - "Rat Rod Patrol" by Rat Rod Riot
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/07/ep-49-song-5-rat-rod-patrol-by-rat-rod.html)

Song 6 - "Floyd Bumpers Jr" by knubby
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/07/ep-49-song-6-floyd-bumpers-jr-by-knubby.html)

Song 7 - "Authors of Fate" by Dave Paris
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/07/ep-49-song-7-author-of-fate-by-dave.html)

Closing - Iowa Music Showcase theme by Dylan Boyle
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2015/01/intro-and-closing-dylan-boyle.html)

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


Next episode: My nepotism episode featuring family, friends, and family of friends!

One year ago...
Episode 31: Iowa Soul, Rnb, and Funk Music -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/07/episode-31-iowa-soul-rnb-and-funk-music.html

Two years ago...
Epsiode 13: Iowa Folk and Acoustic Music -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/07/epsiode-13-iowa-folk-and-acoustic-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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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sunday, July 9, 2017

OTHER SOURCES: Pants Off Mixtape Vol. 1

We here at Iowa Music Showcase are actually big fans of the Pants OFF! Podcast!

If you haven't heard of it, you should give it a listen. "Pants OFF! Podcast is a FREE podcast: Everything music, art, & entertainment. Just two people having a conversation about the latter and other bullcrap."

"Now going on it's third year of existence, Pants OFF! Podcast has become an ever-evolving platform of information about bands and artists not just from the Des Moines area, but continually expanding its reach outward. Interviews have been conducted with nationally renounced artists like: Buzz Osborne (Melvins), Steve Brooks (Torche/Floor), Bob Nastanovich (Pavement), Trevor Strnad (Black Dahlia Murder), Josh Newton (Shiner), and many others.

"Constantly spotlighting native Iowa talent and continuing to seek out nationally recognized bands, Pants OFF! Podcast has been featured in stories on websites: Rollingstone, NME, Billboard, Stereogum, The PRP, Lambgoat, and others.

'These long form (mostly) one on one interviews give a retrospective look at a particular artist's body of work while examining their inspirations, successes, and struggles. The goal is to gain insights into the projects they are creating across a variety of mediums. At the very least, find some relation on a basic human level."
- from its Facebook page


I admit that we don't talk about it much here, because the main focus of this website is expose to the music itself. But if you're interested in hearing the back story to a whole bunch of Iowa music, the Pants Off Podcast is a great source!


But, now to celebrate doing over 100 episodes, they have put out an album featuring Iowa artists of various genres, as well as bits of their interviews!

And you should buy a copy, because all the money is going to directly to Iowa food charities. So you get some good music and get to do good at the same time! To quote Cityview music reporter, Joe Lawler, "So don’t be a cheap bastard, donate a few dollars and download a copy."


But feel free to get a listen on the embed below!

Pants Off Mixtape Vol 1 on BandCamp:
https://pantsoffpodcast.bandcamp.com/releases

Pants Off podcast of Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pantsoffpodcast/

Pants Off podcast on SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/pantsoffpodcast


More IMSC posts and podcasts featuring Brian Campos:
http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/search/label/Brian%20Campos

More IMSC posts and podcasts with compilation albums:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/compilation%20albums

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

Art design and layout by Kristy Rahm


One year ago...
Other Sources: Free live music shows -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/07/other-sources-free-live-music-shows.html

Two years ago...
Epsiode 13: Iowa Folk and Acoustic Music -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/07/epsiode-13-iowa-folk-and-acoustic-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, July 1, 2017

PLAYLISTS: Random Iowa Music SoundCloud Playlist 3

Well, I tried to present a MySpace playlist, but it caused me nothing but problems and headaches. So I went back to a source that I knew would work - SoundCloud.

This is the third random playlist we've made on SoundCloud. The random sampler picked quite the variety - hip-hop, alternative, country, rock, and even some Arabic music and a parody!

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

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

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




One year ago...
Playlists: An Iowa 4th of July Playlist -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/07/playlists-iowa-4th-of-july-playlist.html

Two years ago...
Episode 12: Lipstick Homicide Retrospective, Part 1 of 3 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/06/episode-12-lipstick-homicide.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, June 25, 2017

EPISODE 48: Iowa Classical Music



Classical music has long been a part of our state. It goes beyond Dvorak's summer visit to Spillville!

"Music institutions and venues Iowa is also home to the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, Des Moines Metro Opera, Quad City Symphony Orchestra, Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, Cedar Rapids Opera, Orchestra Iowa (Cedar Rapids), Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra, and the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra.

"The three major University music institutions in Iowa include the Iowa State University School of Music in Ames, University of Iowa School of Music in Iowa City, and The University of Northern Iowa School of Music in Cedar Falls. Other colleges with music programs include Wartburg, Luther, Cornell, Morningside, and Drake, among others. Also, there is the Celtic Music Association of Des Moines. Major venues include the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines.

"The Nordic Choir at Luther College in Decorah has performed around the world, appearing in Norway, England, Germany, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Baltic countries, Mexico and the Caribbean. The Nordic Choir has also appeared throughout the United States, performing in well-known concert halls as Lincoln Center in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Additionally, Luther College has the largest collegiate choral program in the United States with almost 600 student singers."
- from the Wikipedia entry, Music of Iowa

And the Iowa Composers Forum (http://www.iowacomposers.org/), created by 7 Iowa classical composers, features a musical festival and concert event every year celebrating Iowa's own classical works. It evens has a catalog (http://www.iowacomposers.org/?page_id=112) featuring 144 classical pieces written by Iowans, many of which linked to a spot where you can hear the works!

So although I have an a classical tune occasionally on a podcast or playlist (http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/classical), I'm happy to finally present an episode fully dedicated to the classical music scene here!


Two pieces had to be cut down for space, "Wellington Victory, Symphony" and "Entreat Me Not to Leave You". Full versions of each song is below on the post and each song's individual post.


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

To download the podcast, right click on the link below and hit "Save as...":
https://archive.org/download/Episode48IowaClassicalMusic/Episode%2048_%20Iowa%20Classical%20Music.mp3

Composer and mezzo-soprano singer Lisa Neher
Photograph by Mike Newman
TRACK LISTING:
For more information, click on the link below the track.

Cover by Mike Newman
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/06/ep-48-cover-by-mike-newman.html)

Opening - Iowa Music Showcase theme (classical version) by Jessica Villegas
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/06/opening-and-closing-iowa-music-showcase.html)

Song 1 - "Wellington Victory, Symphony" (truncated) written by Ludwig van Beethoven and performed by Jason Weinberger and the wcf (Waterloo-Cedar Falls) symphony
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/06/ep-48-song-1-wellington-victory.html)

Due to time constraints, I had to cut some bits out of this song on the podcast. Here is a complete, unedited version:


Song 2 - "Weihnachten (Frohlocket, ihr Völker, No. 1 of Sechs Sprüche, Op. 79)" written by Felix Mendelssohn and performed by The Wartburg Choir
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/06/ep-48-song-2-weihnachten-frohlocket-ihr.html)

Song 3 - "I Will Not Leave You Comfortless" written by William Byrd and performed by The Wartburg Choir
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/06/ep-48-song-2-weihnachten-frohlocket-ihr.html)

Song 4 - "Siren (Waterhouse)" written by Randy Wells and performed by Mariya Akhadjanova
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/06/ep-48-song-4-siren-waterhouse-written.html)

Song 5 - "Snapshots Song Cycle": "Crocodiles"/"Rain"/"Sneaky Squirrels"/"A Simple Request"/"Turtle Fence"/"Tuesday and Thursday"/"Spoiler Alert!" written by Lisa Neher and performed by Olivia Betzen and Nate Salazar
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/06/ep-48-song-5-snapshots-song-cycle.html)

Song 6 - "Polymetric Phrygian Plainchant" written and performed by Paul Hertz
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/06/ep-48-song-6-polymetric-phrygian.html)

Song 7 - "Entreat Me Not to Leave You" (truncated) written by Dan Forest and performed by Luther College Nordic Choir
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/06/ep-48-song-7-entreat-me-not-to-leave.html)

This song had to be cut down on the podcast for time reasons, but you can hear the complete version on this video:


Closing - Iowa Music Showcase theme (classical version) by Jessica Villegas
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/06/opening-and-closing-iowa-music-showcase.html)

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


Next episode: I'm not really sure! Got three possibilities but waiting to hear from some people before deciding! But Episode 50 is my nepotism episode featuring friends, relatives, and relatives of friends!

One year ago...
Other Sources: The "Under the Mic" compilations -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/06/other-sources-under-mic-compilations.html

Two years ago...
Episode 12: Lipstick Homicide Retrospective, Part 1 of 3 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/06/episode-12-lipstick-homicide.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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