Saturday, June 25, 2016

Other Sources: The "Under the Mic" compilations

Before there Iowa Music Showcase... Before there was CarpeDM... Even before the likes of  "Des Moines 4 Track Compilation", "Iowa City Song Project", or "Sonic Harvest"... There was the Under the MIC(roscope) compilations!

Back in 2000's, central Iowa musicians, Adam Haug and Micah Sturdevant, came up a crazy idea.

"The mission is to have local musicians support one another regardless of style or status and to give everyone a proper analysis for the current state of music in the area. Let's put ourselves under the mic- We are bound to discover something we never knew about each other and most importantly how we can operate more effectively as a community of one."
- from the description for one of their live show at The Vaudeville Mews

They sent out requests for music from central Iowa regardless of the genre. Then they put the first 80 minutes worth they got into a compilation, and gave it away as a cassette. They did this 5 times, using cd's later.

And they put on some live shows to pay for it.

"Last Saturday, ten area bands descended on the Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines for the latest iteration of Under the Microscope.

"The concert is part of a project to help highlight bands from Ames and Des Moines.

"'It's good for local music,' said organizer Adam Haug. 'It gets bands that are known and unknown on stage.'

"The concert is only the final part of the project. Now in its third iteration, Under the Microscope is held approximately every six months, and consists of both a compilation CD and a live show. The UTM staff solicit bands in the 515 area code using such tools as MySpace and 515crew.com, a music-oriented message board.

"Haug said the staff received a great deal of submissions, and putting together the lineups for the CD and the concert was difficult.

"The CD has 25 bands on it, but the show can only host ten to twelve.

"Bands are selected for the project with an eye toward variety and a good performance."
- from Iowa State Daily article by Bill Clearly


Well, the last 3 compilations are now up on Bandcamp! Giving you all a chance to hear what was going on musically in Des Moines in mid 2000's!



Under the Mic Bandcamp site:
https://underthemic.bandcamp.com/

Other IMSC articles and podcast episodes on compilations:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/compilation%20albums







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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Episode 30 - Iowa Hip-Hop and Rap



This podcast episode is dedicated to my college student daughter who gave this middle age man a lesson on what trap music is with examples!

But I would like to point out that I still knew what EDM meant but she did!



WARNING: Adult language and situations are featured in some of these songs.

This week, we present a podcast featuring some of the hip hop and rap music being made in our fair state.

To outsiders, Iowa might seem a strange place to find hip hop, but if anybody does even half a search, they would find plenty be made here.

The only issue is it hasn't got the coverage it should. I'm happy to help fight against that with this episode and these 7 songs, and two excerpts of an eighth!


As a postscript, I would like to point out 5 of these songs are submissions. If you'd like your song, hip hop/rap or any other genre, send an audiofile or link to iowamusicshowcase@gmail.com!

Other podcast episode and website posts featuring hip-hop:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/hip-hop


To download (right click and hit "Save as..."):
https://archive.org/download/IowaMusicShowcaseEpisode30/Iowa%20Music%20Showcase%20-%20Episode%2030_.mp3


TRACK LISTING:

Intro - "Catch Me in Iowa" (excerpt) by Czheck Productions
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/06/ep-30-intro-and-outro-catch-me-in-iowa.html)

Song 1 - "Girl Rappers" by Gracious and kFc
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/06/ep-30-song-1-girl-rappers-by-gracious.html)

Song 2 - "Tales of a Wet Dream" by JD Rosa
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/06/ep-30-song-2-tales-of-wet-dream-by-jd.html)

Song 3 - "The Movement" by B Hunt B Hunt
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/06/ep-30-song-3-movement-by-b-hunt-b-hunt.html)

Song 4 - "Repressed" by Lyric
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/06/ep-30-song-4-repressed-by-lyric.html)

Song 5 - "Gone with the Wind" by Dylan Carter
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/06/ep-30-song-5-gone-with-wind-by-dylan.html)

Song 6 - "Trap Masterpiece" by Bro Senio & Cliffy the Kid
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/06/ep-30-song-6-trap-masterpiece-by-bro.html)

Song 7 - "Suspect Sound" by Unidentified Suspects
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/06/ep-30-song-7-suspect-sound-by.html)

Outro - "Catch Me in Iowa" (another excerpt) by Czheck Productions
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2016/06/ep-30-intro-and-outro-catch-me-in-iowa.html)

Other posts and podcast episodes featuring hip hop and rap:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/hip-hop

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Next episode: We get down and groove to the smooth sounds of Iowa's soul, RnB. and funk!

Iowa Music Showcase can be listened to and/or downloaded on the following sites:
Home page: http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/
Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=81014&refid=stpr
TuneIn Radio: http://tunein.com/radio/Iowa-Music-Showcase-p829174/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iowa-Music-Showcase/364796883703114
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/iowa-music-showcase
Bandcamp: https://iowamusicshowcase.bandcamp.com/
Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/@iowa_music_showcase#uploads
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXMPcIaIvvs0Aj4zk2JbXdQ/feed
ReverbNation: https://www.reverbnation.com/iowamusicshowcase
Google+: https://www.google.com/+IowamusicshowcaseBlogspotPodcast
Tumblr: http://iowamusicshowcase.tumblr.com/
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/IAMusicShowcase/

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

Other websites:
Spotify profile:
https://play.spotify.com/user/iowamusicshowcase
Spotify playlist:
https://play.spotify.com/user/iowamusicshowcase/playlist/28c74Ooze3Wk9sH9VezvMf
Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamusicshowcase
Instagram: https://instagram.com/iowamusicshowcase

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Playlists: Iowa Pride Hip Hop

My very first blog and podcast featured songs about Iowa by Iowans.

I tried to get a hip hop song or two on there, but was unable to get hold of any of the artists. I ended up putting links for for the hip hop tunes about Iowa.

But now I realized I could have just put up a playlist! So I have!

Below you will find The Iowa Pride Hip Hop Playlist featuring hip hop songs about Iowa by Iowa rappers. Enjoy!

Other IMSC posts and podcasts featuring hip hop:http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/hip-hop

The IMSC Iowa Pride podcast featuring songs about Iowa by Iowa artists:http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/01/episdoe-1-iowa-pride.html




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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Playlists: "Fake" Iowa Bands!!

While looking for Iowa artists on Spotify, I came across a couple of fake Iowa bands! They reference our wonderful and beautiful state, but, it turns out, they are NOT from here! In fact, some aren't even from our country!

Well, it's time to out these fakers and expose their masquerade! So I present not one, not even two, but THREE playlists featuring all the non-Iowans that pretend to be us. So give it a listen, so you know who these would-be Iowans are!

And for the bands that hide their Iowa impersonations from Spotify, YouTube, and SoundCloud, I present their BandCamp music! Theses imitators think they can hide from us, but I have pushed them into the light!

One band, though, does not deserve to be associate with these other rascals. Iowa Park from Texas come by their name honestly, as Texas has a town by that name. So I give them a reprieve!

Links to all the bands are below.
















Four artists or bands that actually go by the name of "Iowa"...

- The Belorussian/Russian band:
Home page:
http://www.iowamusic.ru/
Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/4taNEgwodZ6ngSK8WW7Xa9
SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/iowaband

- The Australian band:
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/iowasounds/
BandCamp:
https://iowa.bandcamp.com/
Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/album/2EZ0eKisZFqQRiRoPftTSf

- The Israeli artist:
BandCamp:
https://iowaproject.bandcamp.com/

- The North Carolinan artist:
Home page:
http://iowamusic.weebly.com/
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Iowa-185170994868116/
BandCamp:
https://iowamusic.bandcamp.com


Bands and artists with names that refer to Iowa:

- Big in Iowa from Ohio
Facebook:
https://facebook.com/BigInIowa/
YouTube:
https://youtube.com/channel/UCtcZE_OYQjp7drGuwtNqkPw

- Hawaiian Iowans from Colorado
BandCamp:
https://hawaiianiowans.bandcamp.com/

- Hello Iowa from Portugal
Facebook:
https://facebook.com/Hello-Iowa-1490498187921466/
Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/5mQykGygCSsePUVzVHwLS2
YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQn6ubZ8Fx8uGUU-tVKEb3wsSxxy_c-Rp

- Iowa Jai from Oakland, California
Home page:
http://www.iowajai.com/
Facebook:
https://facebook.com/pages/Iowa-Jai/350552855076961
YouTube:
https://youtube.com/channel/UCmWO-fZbvNfU38IBGCHqAvw

- Iowa Park from Texas
Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/4vCQXCI9MIuxw4ucFwJNV4

- Iowa Super Soccer from Poland
Facebook:
https://facebook.com/Iowa-Super-Soccer-305524951847/
Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/09j4UTVH7vk7fVfVB71roU
YouTube:
https://youtube.com/channel/UCkmAwEHHkJm9lrF0cD8yVjA

- Iowan from France
Soundcloud:
https://soundcloud.com/iowan-1

- Iowan from Russia
SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/iowan

- Max Iowa from Ukraine Facebook:
https://m.facebook.com/djmaxiowa/
Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/0VEfTFcIfWIRMC1IcMu9Su
YouTube:
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL15CFRIbMRe31JIWiEa1QAVpZPT2-vluL

- Scary Iowa from Florida
Facebook:
https://facebook.com/ScaryIowa/
Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/2bIw0UBAJZCt8AeRXGLgAG
YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqwCOhqM7i7AgJzNvOZAR6IjaOL_QzOUJ

- Why Iowa from Denmark
Facebook:
https://facebook.com/whyiowa/
Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/5IA8MMrGkkNxPwjNPjfFiJ
SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/why-iowa

- With Iowa in Between from Minnesota
Facebook:
https://facebook.com/withiowainbetween/
Bandcamp:
https://withiowainbetween.bandcamp.com/
Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/2HLzfg2TxrkX7yKLKdGE5I

- You, Me, & Iowa from California
Home page:
http://youmeandiowa.com/
Facebook:
https://facebook.com/YouMeAndIowa
Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/7tqY0xA7fCCeLyV6ZX5Xmx


Bands that refer to towns in Iowa:

- Des Moines from Canada
BandCamp:
https://desmoines.bandcamp.com/

- Rocket to Des Moines from Kentucky
Facebook:
https://facebook.com/rockettodesmoines/
BandCamp:
https://rockettodesmoines.bandcamp.com/
Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/6WOWeq0uCx7g0eFndkWavZ

- Sioux City Kid from California
Facebook:
https://facebook.com/SiouxCityKid/
BandCamp:
https://siouxcitykid.bandcamp.com/
Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/2yhq6PgXlitlzeJwtvix7Z

- Council Bluffs from DC:
Facebook:
https://facebook.com/councilbluffs/
Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/732ZqbpoUVLl1rhKGVnmPg
YouTube:
https://youtube.com/channel/UCNPD5kd-ofWi0G95S9f1jRg

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