Saturday, July 23, 2016

Episode 31: Iowa Soul, Rnb, and Funk Music



If you google Iowa soul music, you get the following....

- A whole bunch of links to The Iowa Soul Festivals, which is more about bringing soul artists TO Iowa than about soul music FROM Iowa.
- Links to soul artists coming to Iowa
- The album "Eclectic Iowa Soul" by Rod Dugan, who seems to be from Texas but looks like he came from Iowa. If you want to check it out, it's on Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/music/artist/Rod_Dugan?id=Avh4vxljsd57kneffprrdrsljni&hl=en
- And if you look far enough, a couple of mentions of The Maytags, a mention here and there of other Iowa bands, and a couple of mentions of my hip hop episode!

If you google "Iowa soul music" with quotes, you get exactly 7 entries. Three are porn sites! Two link to The Maytags on Tumblr. One about Iowa folk musician, William Elliott Whitmore. And one about the writings of of a Ray Franklin.

Needless to say, soul and RnB, plus funk, are not produced widely in our predominantly rural and white state, But a few people besides Dustin Smith are playing this awesome genre. And I'm happy to present a few of them on this recent podcast episode!

To download (right click and hit "Save as..."):
https://archive.org/download/IMSCEp31/IMSC%20Ep%2031.mp3


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

Song 1 - "Why Me" by Dominique Morgan
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/07/ep-31-song-1-why-me-by-dominique-morgan.html)

Song 2 - "Are You Ready" by The Candymakers
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/07/ep-31-song-2-are-you-ready-by.html)

Song 3 - "Spirit of Love" by Sophia Landis
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/07/ep-31-song-3spirit-of-love-by-sophia.html)

Extra 2 - Videos of The Dick Danger Band
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/07/ep-31-extra-1-videos-of-dick-danger-band.html)

Song 4 - "Invest in This" by Soul Sherpa
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/07/ep-31-song-4-invest-in-this-by-soul.html)

Song 5 - "Beautiful Girls Put Yo Handz Up" by Polo Bandz
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/07/ep-31-song-5-beautiful-girls-put-yo.html)

Extra 2 - Videos of Faculty Lounge
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/07/ep-31-extra-2-videos-of-faculty-lounge.html)

Song 6 - "Too High" (radio version) by SP3
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/07/ep-31-song-6-too-high-radio-version-by.html)

Song 7 - "I'm So Sorry" by Dustin Smith
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/07/ep-31-song-7-im-so-sorry-by-dustin-smith.html)

Song 8 - "Betsy" (live and acoustic) by Ladysoal
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/07/ep-31-song-8-betsy-live-and-acoustic-by.html)

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

All rights reserved by the composers and performers. Used by their kind permission.

Other posts and podcast episodes featuring soul music:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/soul%20music

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Next episode: We drop some Iowa electropop and electronic music on you!

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Other Sources: A list of websites, podcasts, and playlists for Iowa Music

Well, I posted this in a comment section on a Facebook status from Wamza (http://www.wamza.com/index.php) had asking for websites and podcasts on Iowa music (https://www.facebook.com/wamzacom/posts/1338518342843701)....


Here's a list of websites and podcasts mentioned in the comments before me...

Pants Off Podcast - https://www.facebook/pantsoffpodcast/
Iowaves Music Blog -  iowavesmusic.com
Grace's Notes - http://gracesnotes.com/
DSM Shows - http://dsmshows.com/
Culture Myth - http://culturemyth.net/
The Bigfoot Diaries - http://thebigfootdiaries.blogspot.com/
Band Bombshell - http://bandbombshell.com/
Des Noise - http://www.desnoise.com/

And here's my comment. It features some sites I've already talked about and some I plan on featuring in some articles in the future.

Thanks to Ashley Sampson and Wamza for mentioning my site - http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/

 A lot of the podcasts and websites I mentioned before have already been posted, but here's some that weren't. Some aren't exclusively Iowa, but still have a lot of Iowa artists on them.

- Underground Archives - http://underground-archives.com/iowa
- Iowa Homegrown Music - http://www.iowahomegrown.com/
- Iowa Blues Showcase Podcast - https://itun.es/us/Nl0gdb.c
- Lock n Load - http://locknloadshow.com/
- Live at O'Leavers - http://www.liveatoleavers.com/
- All Lights Off - https://alllightsoffradio.com/
- Iowa Hardore - iowahardcore.blogspot.com

These are podcasts or website's per se, but you can hear plenty of Iowa music on them...

- DMMC on SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/dmmc
- David Derong on SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/david-derong
- Fester Rage's YouTube Channel - https://youtube.com/user/unclefesterrage?
- Jazzman Joe's YouTube Channel - https://youtube.com/user/jazzmanjoe100
- Quad City Underground YouTube Channel - https://youtube.com/user/QuadCityUnderground
- GriffleTV YouTube Channel - https://youtube.com/user/griffletv?
- Iowa Metal Music internet radio station - https://www.radionomy.com/en/radio/iowametalmusic/share

Friday, July 8, 2016

Other Sources: Free live music shows

"I want to see Iowa bands, but I don't know any.  And I'm afraid if I go to a show, they'll all suck! Then I'll have wasted my money!"

I have two things to say to you!

One - Don't be such a wimp! Most shows featuring local bands are only five dollars!

And two - There are a lot of places to check out local bands live for FREE!!

As I am writing this in my hometown of Des Moines, our arts festival - which featured 3 stages of music filled mostly by Iowa artists - was two weekends ago. Our town's annual Jazz in July - featuring local and national acts - is just beginning. And this weekend is 80/35 - featuring four stages with local and regional artists.

And you know what else is in common about these three besides the fact that they feature Iowa artists and bands? They're FREE! (Yes, 80/35 is not free, but those two stages are!)

I did a cursory look around Iowa on the internet to see what free festivals featuring local artists I could find. I put the ones I found below, but I'm sure I could find plenty more if I wanted to make the time.

It seems many towns and wineries have a free music series, where they have a local band play once a week for FREE. Also, many towns have local bands play at their town's festivals, again for FREE!

And to help you, below is a list of all the free music festivals and music series in Iowa that I found in my not very deep search! I'm sure you could find more and one near you if you don't see anything nearby on this list! So get out there and discover a band you're dying to see again!


The festival and series with free music that feature Iowa artists and bands (that I could find):

Ames
Roosevelt Summer Sundays Concerts
http://www.summersundays.org/

Ames
Maximum Ames Music Festival - certain events
http://maximumames.com/
http://maximumames.com/events/

Anamosa
Thursday Night Music in Wapsiana Park
Cedar Falls
Cedar Basin Jazz Festival
http://www.cedarbasinjazz.org/

Cedar Falls
Live to 9
http://liveto9.com/

Cedar Falls
Sturgis Falls Celebration
http://www.sturgisfalls.org/
http://www.sturgisfalls.org/Entertainment

Cedar Rapids
AsianFest

Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids BBQ Roundup

Cedar Rapids
Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival

Cedar Rapids
Make Music Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids
St Ludmila's Kolach Festival

Cedar Rapids
Three One Nine Music & Arts Festival
http://www.319fest.com/

Clear Lake
Lakeside DixieFest
http://showcase.netins.net/web/dixiefest/

Davenport
Celtic Festival and Highland Games
http://www.celtichighlandgames.org/
http://www.celtichighlandgames.org/pages/Performers

Davenport
Friday Live at 5
http://rivermusicexperience.org/Venues/Courtyard

Davenport
River Roots Live's Junior Jam Stage
http://www.riverrootslive.com/

Davenport
Street Fest
http://www.downtowndavenport.com/play/festivals/street-fest

Des Moines
80/35 Music Festival's Kum & Go Stage, Nationwide Stage, Generation Z Stage, and IPR Stage
http://2016.80-35.com/
http://2016.80-35.com/lineup.phtml

Des Moines
Des Moines Arts Festival
http://desmoinesartsfestival.org/
http://desmoinesartsfestival.org/livemusic/

Des Moines
Ingersoll Live
Downtown Friday Nights

Fort Dodge
Soldier Creek Winery's Sunday Vineyard Vibrations
http://dubuquearboretum.net/special-events/music-in-the-gardens/

Grinnell
Music in the Park
Iowa Arts Festival
Iowa City Jazz Festival
Iowa Soul Festival

Iowa City
Iowa Women's Music Festival
http://iwmf.weebly.com/

Iowa City
Mission Creek Festival - certain shows are free
http://www.missionfreak.com/

Iowa City
MusicIC

North Liberty
North Liberty Blues & BBQ

Solon
Beef Days

Swisher
Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery's Bourbon & Blues Festival

West Branch
Hoover's Hometown Days

West Branch
Music on the Village Green

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