Sunday, December 31, 2017

PLAYLISTS: Happy New Year's - Iowa Style

Happy New Year, everyone! And at long last, Iowa Music Showcase presents a New Year's post.

We have a Spotify playlist featuring songs about years, starts, beginnings, and ends.- and, as always, from various artists and genres.

So sit back and let Iowa music bring in your new year!





PREVIOUSLY ON IOWA MUSIC SHOWCASE:

- YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 11: Patrick Tape Fleming -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/your-own-private-iowa-episode-11_30.html

- JAZZMAN JOE VIDEO - DMACC Chorus Ensemble with Simon Estes on Dec 8, 2017 -
https://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/jazzman-joe-video-dmacc-chorus-ensemble.html

- YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 10: H.D. Harmsen -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/your-own-private-iowa-episode-10-hd_28.html

- It's Christmas! I got nothing! -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/its-christmas-i-got-nothing.html

- JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS: Sounds of the Season with Soprano Chelsea Smith at Our Lady"s Immaculate Church in Ankeny, Iowa, on Dec 10, 2017 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/jazzman-joe-videos-sounds-of-season.html

Two weeks ago...
FESTER RAGE VIDEOS: A Testament of Youth (ATOY) at The Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines on August 31, 2007 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/fester-rage-videos-testament-of-youth.html

Three weeks ago...
JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS - Soya Vista Jazz Orchestra With Gina Gedler at Noce on November 18, 2017 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/jazzman-joe-videos-soya-vista-jazz.html

One month ago...
YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 5: Pink Neighbor -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/11/your-own-private-iowa-episode-5-pink.html

Three months ago...
PLAYLISTS: Iowa Halloween Music (on Spotify and YouTube) -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/10/playlists-iowa-halloween-music-on.html

Six months ago...
PLAYLISTS: Random Iowa Music SoundCloud Playlist 3 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/07/playlists-random-iowa-music-myspace.html

One year ago...
PLAYLISTS: Iowa Music Showcase LIVE!! -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/12/playlists-iowa-music-showcase-live.html

Two years ago...
Episode 23 - Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2015, The Blizzard Edition -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/12/episode-23-happy-hawkeye-holidays-2015.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, December 30, 2017

YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 11: Patrick Tape Fleming

It was such a treat getting to sit down with Patrick of Gloom Balloon and The Poison Control Center this week. From dissecting his songs, to some fasinating Iowa music history and stories of touring and the mysterious Bethany inspiration, Pat opens up on his musical career. He manages to provide some memorable and beautiful acoustic tunes as well!

This podcast is powered by ZenCast.fm All Recordings done in the Studio at [88.5 KURE Ames Alternative]







https://www.facebook.com/yourownprivateiowa/

BandCamp:
https://yourownprivateiowa.bandcamp.com

Gloom Balloon's home page:
http://gloomballoon.com/

Gloom Balloon on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/gloomballoon/


PREVIOUSLY ON IOWA MUSIC SHOWCASE:

- JAZZMAN JOE VIDEO - DMACC Chorus Ensemble with Simon Estes on Dec 8, 2017 -
https://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/jazzman-joe-video-dmacc-chorus-ensemble.html

- YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 10: H.D. Harmsen -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/your-own-private-iowa-episode-10-hd_28.html

- It's Christmas! I got nothing! -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/its-christmas-i-got-nothing.html

- JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS: Sounds of the Season with Soprano Chelsea Smith at Our Lady"s Immaculate Church in Ankeny, Iowa, on Dec 10, 2017 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/jazzman-joe-videos-sounds-of-season.html

- YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 9: Courtney Krause
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/your-own-private-iowa-episode-9.html

Two weeks ago...
FESTER RAGE VIDEOS: A Testament of Youth (ATOY) at The Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines on August 31, 2007 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/fester-rage-videos-testament-of-youth.html

Three weeks ago...
JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS - Soya Vista Jazz Orchestra With Gina Gedler at Noce on November 18, 2017 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/jazzman-joe-videos-soya-vista-jazz.html

One month ago...
YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 5: Pink Neighbor -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/11/your-own-private-iowa-episode-5-pink.html

Three months ago...
PLAYLISTS: Iowa Halloween Music (on Spotify and YouTube) -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/10/playlists-iowa-halloween-music-on.html

Six months ago...
PLAYLISTS: Random Iowa Music SoundCloud Playlist 3 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/07/playlists-random-iowa-music-myspace.html

One year ago...
PLAYLISTS: Iowa Music Showcase LIVE!! -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/12/playlists-iowa-music-showcase-live.html

Two years ago...
Episode 23 - Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2015, The Blizzard Edition -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/12/episode-23-happy-hawkeye-holidays-2015.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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Friday, December 29, 2017

JAZZMAN JOE VIDEO - DMACC Chorus Ensemble with Simon Estes on Dec 8, 2017

From Jazzman Joe on the YouTube page: THE ANKENY CAMPUS OF DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESENTED THEIR WINTER CHORAL ENSEMBLES CONCERT WITH GUEST SIMON ESTES..12/8/17. SIMON ESTES SINGS JUST PAST 32:00 MINUTE MARK."



Jazzman Joe's YouTube page:
https://www.youtube.com/user/jazzmanjoe100

DMACC Choir's page on the DMACC website:
https://dmacc.edu/music/Pages/choirs.aspx

DMACC choir program on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/DmaccChoral/


PREVIOUSLY ON IOWA MUSIC SHOWCASE:
One week ago...
JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS: Sounds of the Season with Soprano Chelsea Smith at Our Lady"s Immaculate Church in Ankeny, Iowa, on Dec 10, 2017 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/jazzman-joe-videos-sounds-of-season.html

Two weeks ago...
FESTER RAGE VIDEOS: A Testament of Youth (ATOY) at The Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines on August 31, 2007 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/fester-rage-videos-testament-of-youth.html

Three weeks ago...
JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS - Soya Vista Jazz Orchestra With Gina Gedler at Noce on November 18, 2017 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/jazzman-joe-videos-soya-vista-jazz.html

One month ago...
YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 5: Pink Neighbor -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/11/your-own-private-iowa-episode-5-pink.html

Three months ago...
PLAYLISTS: Iowa Halloween Music (on Spotify and YouTube) -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/10/playlists-iowa-halloween-music-on.html

Six months ago...
PLAYLISTS: Random Iowa Music SoundCloud Playlist 3 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/07/playlists-random-iowa-music-myspace.html

One year ago...
PLAYLISTS: Iowa Music Showcase LIVE!! -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/12/playlists-iowa-music-showcase-live.html

Two years ago...
Episode 23 - Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2015, The Blizzard Edition -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/12/episode-23-happy-hawkeye-holidays-2015.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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Thursday, December 28, 2017

YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 10: H.D. Harmsen

I sit down with H.D. Harmsen this week. As a huge fan of his music, specifically his album Papoose, i was pretty stoked to have him in the studio! We got so engaged in conversation that we both realized he had only played one song an hour in! Listen to us talk about the Des Moines music scene when H.D. Started making music, writting a song for his daughter, Our mutual love for Lou Reed and so much more! It was so much fun getting to talk to and know H.D.

This podcast is powered by ZenCast.fm All Recordings done in the Studio at [88.5 KURE Ames Alternative]






Home page:
https://media.zencast.fm/your-own-private-iowa

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/yourownprivateiowa/

BandCamp:
https://yourownprivateiowa.bandcamp.com

HD Harmsen on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/HdHarmsen


PREVIOUSLY ON IOWA MUSIC SHOWCASE:
One week ago...
YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 9: Courtney Krause -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/your-own-private-iowa-episode-9.html

Two weeks ago...
FESTER RAGE VIDEOS: A Testament of Youth (ATOY) at The Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines on August 31, 2007 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/fester-rage-videos-testament-of-youth.html

Three weeks ago...
YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 7: Foxholes -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/your-own-private-iowa-episode-7-foxholes.html

One month ago...
YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 4: Fertile -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/11/your-own-private-iowa-episode-4-fertile.html

Three months ago...
PLAYLISTS: Iowa Halloween Music (on Spotify and YouTube) -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/10/playlists-iowa-halloween-music-on.html

Six months ago...
PLAYLISTS: Random Iowa Music SoundCloud Playlist 3 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/07/playlists-random-iowa-music-myspace.html

One year ago...
PLAYLISTS: Iowa Music Showcase LIVE!! -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/12/playlists-iowa-music-showcase-live.html

Two years ago...
Episode 23 - Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2015, The Blizzard Edition -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/12/episode-23-happy-hawkeye-holidays-2015.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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Monday, December 25, 2017

It's Christmas! I got nothing!

It's Christmas! And I already put up all the podcasts and playlists for this year! So there's really nothing to do at this point.

If you want Christmassy stuff, here's a link to all the Christmassy stuff we have - http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/Christmas


Friday, December 22, 2017

JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS: Sounds of the Season with Soprano Chelsea Smith at Our Lady's Immaculate Church in Ankeny, Iowa, on Dec 10, 2017

From Jazzman Joe's YouTube page: THE FIFTEENTH ANNUAL SOUNDS OF THE SEASON GALA AT OUR LADY'S IMMACULATE HEART CHURCH, ANKENY, IOWA, PRESENTED CHELSEA SMITH, SOPRANO, WITH HOLIDAY SONGS INCLUDING HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING, ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH, DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR, JINGLE BELLS, I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, OH CHRISTMAS TREE, DECK THE HALLS, HAVE YOURSELF A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS, SILENT NIGHT, OH HOLY NIGHT, & JOY TO THE WORLD....



Jazzman Joe's YouTube page:
https://www.youtube.com/user/jazzmanjoe100


PREVIOUSLY ON IOWA MUSIC SHOWCASE:
One week ago...
FESTER RAGE VIDEOS: A Testament of Youth (ATOY) at The Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines on August 31, 2007 -
(http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/fester-rage-videos-testament-of-youth.html)

Two weeks ago...
JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS - Soya Vista Jazz Orchestra With Gina Gedler at Noce on November 18, 2017 -
(http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/jazzman-joe-videos-soya-vista-jazz.html)

Three weeks ago...
JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS: Home for the Holidays with Max Wellman and Tina Findlay Haase at The Bridge in Johnston on December 20, 2015 -
(http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/jazzman-joe-videos-home-for-holidays.html)

One month ago...
YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 2: Nate Logsdon -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/11/your-own-private-iowa-episode-2-nate.html

Three months ago...
PLAYLISTS: New Iowa Music on YouTube 2 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/09/playlists-new-iowa-music-on-youtube-2.html

Six months ago...
PLAYLISTS: A Father's Day Playlist -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/06/playlists-fathers-day-playlist.html

One year ago...
Episode 40: Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2016, Part 3 of 3 - The Spiked Eggnog Edition -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/12/episode-40-happy-hawkeye-holidays-2016.html

Two years ago...
Episode 22: Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2015, The Snow Edition -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/12/episode-22-happy-hawkeye-holidays-2015.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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Thursday, December 21, 2017

YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 9: Courtney Krause

Courtney Krause comes in the studio this week, and compleatly blows me away with her music. Emotional, real singer-songwriter tunes that clearly have a strong impact on her and the audiance. We talk about this and so much more with in the show, making for an amazing conversation about her new album, recording in general and our passions for local music. Oh, and I almost forgot...9 is her lucky number!

This podcast is powered by ZenCast.fm All Recordings done in the Studio at [88.5 KURE Ames Alternative]







https://www.facebook.com/yourownprivateiowa/

BandCamp:
https://yourownprivateiowa.bandcamp.com

Courtney Krause's home page:
https://www.courtneykrausemusic.com/

Courtney Krause on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/CourtneyKrauseMusic/


PREVIOUSLY ON IOWA MUSIC SHOWCASE:
One week ago...
FESTER RAGE VIDEOS: A Testament of Youth (ATOY) at The Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines on August 31, 2007 -
(http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/fester-rage-videos-testament-of-youth.html)

Two weeks ago...
YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 7: Foxholes -
(http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/your-own-private-iowa-episode-7-foxholes.html)

Three weeks ago...
YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 5: Pink Neighbor -
(http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/11/your-own-private-iowa-episode-5-pink.html)

One month ago...
YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 1: Ben Schrag -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/11/your-own-private-iowa-episode-1-ben.html

Three months ago...
PLAYLISTS: New Iowa Music on YouTube 2 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/09/playlists-new-iowa-music-on-youtube-2.html

Six months ago...
PLAYLISTS: A Father's Day Playlist -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/06/playlists-fathers-day-playlist.html

One year ago...
Episode 40: Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2016, Part 3 of 3 - The Spiked Eggnog Edition -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/12/episode-40-happy-hawkeye-holidays-2016.html

Two years ago...
Episode 22: Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2015, The Snow Edition -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/12/episode-22-happy-hawkeye-holidays-2015.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

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 8: QuërVo

What an impressive show QuërVo put on in the studio this week! Electronic music is something I did not know much about going into this episode, and honestly soemthing I didnt know Jose did, I had only seen him drum in Mumford's and play guitar with I.B.AIBU. I was compleatly blown away by his set, and the fact that he explained everything to me and the listener was a great way to show the entire set off. He plays and makes some really cool electronic music, as well as playing songs from other projects like Dr. Murdock. Jose gets really passionate and into everything he talks about, making for one of my most interesting episodes yet!

This podcast is powered by ZenCast.fm All Recordings done in the Studio at [88.5 KURE Ames Alternative]






Home page:
https://media.zencast.fm/your-own-private-iowa

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/yourownprivateiowa/

BandCamp:
https://yourownprivateiowa.bandcamp.com

Doctor Murdock on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/doctormurdockband/

Mumford's on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/mumfords/


PREVIOUSLY ON IOWA MUSIC SHOWCASE:
One week ago...
Iowa Music NEEDS Net Neutrality - and So Does Iowa Music Showcase! -
(http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/iowa-music-needs-net-neutrality-and-so.html)

Two weeks ago...
EPISODE 57: Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2017, Part 2 of 3 - The Snowman -
(http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/episode-57-happy-hawkeye-holidays-2017.html)

Three weeks ago...
YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 4: Fertile -
(http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/11/your-own-private-iowa-episode-4-fertile.html)

One month ago...
PLAYLISTS: Thanksgiving - Iowa Style -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/11/playlists-thanksgiving-iowa-style.html

Three months ago...
EPISODE 51: Iowa Hip-Hop and Rap 2 (and 3 episodes of the Iowa Block Radio rap podcast) -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/09/episode-51-iowa-hip-hop-and-rap-2-and-3.html

Six months ago...
PLAYLISTS: A Father's Day Playlist -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/06/playlists-fathers-day-playlist.html

One year ago...
Episode 40: Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2016, Part 3 of 3 - The Spiked Eggnog Edition -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/12/episode-40-happy-hawkeye-holidays-2016.html

Two years ago...
Episode 22: Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2015, The Snow Edition -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/12/episode-22-happy-hawkeye-holidays-2015.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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Monday, December 18, 2017

PLAYLISTS: Iowa Holiday Music on Various Websites

Ho ho ho! Although we presented now with NINE different podcast episodes of Iowa Holiday music, we still have plenty of other music for you.

So we present playlists from SoundCloud, YouTube, Spotify, and BandCamp!


Some we have presented in the previous year, but all have been updated with new music I've found. If you know of any I miss, then let me know iowamusicshowcase@gmail.com.

You should also check out "A Conquered Christmas" featuring Christopher the Conquered and various central Iowa and Iowa in general music acts!

2015 - http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hear-conquered-christmas-studio-one-live-set

2016 - http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hear-conquered-christmas-2016-studio-one-live-set

So have yourself a corny Christmas! (Get it, cus Iowa grows corn?)













PREVIOUSLY ON IOWA MUSIC SHOWCASE:
One week ago...
EPISODE 58: Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2017, Part 3 of 3 - Scrooge -
(http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/episode-58-happy-hawkeye-holidays-2017.html)

Two weeks ago...
EPISODE 57: Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2017, Part 2 of 3 - The Snowman -
(http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/episode-57-happy-hawkeye-holidays-2017.html)

Three weeks ago...
EPISODE 56: Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2017, Part 1 of 3: Nestor -
(http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/11/episode-56-happy-hawkeye-holidays-2017.html)

One month ago...
PLAYLISTS: Thanksgiving - Iowa Style -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/11/playlists-thanksgiving-iowa-style.html

Three months ago...
EPISODE 51: Iowa Hip-Hop and Rap 2 (and 3 episodes of the Iowa Block Radio rap podcast) -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/09/episode-51-iowa-hip-hop-and-rap-2-and-3.html

Six months ago...
PLAYLISTS: A Father's Day Playlist -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/06/playlists-fathers-day-playlist.html

One year ago...
Episode 40: Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2016, Part 3 of 3 - The Spiked Eggnog Edition -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/12/episode-40-happy-hawkeye-holidays-2016.html

Two years ago...
Episode 21: Happy Hawkeye Holidays 2015, the Flurries Edition -
http://feeds.feedburner.com/IowaMusicShowcase


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, December 16, 2017

FESTER RAGE VIDEOS: A Testament of Youth (ATOY) at The Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines on August 31, 2007

Okay, this is the first in a new monthly series we will have on Iowa Music Showcase.

Fester Rage was an amateur videographer who from August, 2007, to September, 2015, recorded various live shows here in Des Moines, both from local acts and national. On this website, we will be only featuring the Iowa artists. But you can watch all his videos on his YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/unclefesterrage.

The first show he recorded was actually a reunion show from a popular 80s Des Moines punk band, A Testament of Youth, or ATOY as they were commonly called.



"Formed in 1981 by Factory Records aficionados Paul Standard and Dave Edwards, A Testament of Youth or ATOY (pronounced AE-TOI) were Iowa's first Post-Punk band. ATOY were Paul and Dave's response to the bland Styx and Journey-inspired rock that was prevalent throughout the midwest during the late 70s and early 80s. Looking to do something darker and more arty, guitarist Paul and producer Dave set out to forge a new midwest sound. Brad Roth, who was then singing in and playing bass for the power-pop trio The Blue Cruisers was recruited as a front man. With the addition of newcomers Mark Penner on bass and Lonnie Urich on drums, ATOY was set to play the now legendary 1981 2 day Iowa punk/new wave festival, Music For No-Man's Land. A surprise hit at the festival, ATOY contributed two songs to the 'Music For No-Man's Land' release, Roth's Television-inspired "Chemical Boys" and Standard's epic dirge "Requiem for a Priest". ATOY were soon playing gigs throughout Iowa. Due to differences in vision, Dave Edwards soon left the group. ATOY's music at the time was thin, brittle and experimental using rhythm machines, tape loops and incorporating short-wave radio broadcasts into their live shows. Brad's onstage antics were legendary, often getting the group banned from some of the more mainstream rock clubs. Paul decided to return to college late in 1981, leaving the band looking for a new guitarist. Greg Owen, who had played with Brad Roth previously in the Blue Cruisers joined in early 1982. Owen brought a tough, shredding guitar style to ATOY which propelled their sound into a more aggressive stance. Penner and Urich similarly toughened up their sound and Roth's wild stage persona evolved into a dadaist Iggy Pop. Brad's lyrics began to take a darkly poetic turn and led to him being called 'the Baudelaire of the heartland'. Over the next year and a half, the band began touring around the midwest to ever increasing crowds. During that period, many of ATOY's most popular songs, such as 'Stickmen', 'Creeps with Forks' and 'Cut and Restored' were written. The group gained in popularity and the now defuct nightclub So's Your Mothers, opened another venue, Mother's Underground, to regularly showcase ATOY and other Iowa underground bands. The volatile mix of personalities in the band began to take it's toll and in the Spring of 1983 ATOY decided to call it quits. Their final show was recorded and release on CD many years later. A videotape of that last show called "The Final Plunge" was aired on Des Moines TV... In 2005 ATOY were asked to do a reunion show. The success of that show surprised them as much as their fans. This led to the band resuming playing again. The volatile mix of personalities did lead to a couple of false starts, but ATOY is officially back together, writing new material and playing to new fans as well as old. Since ATOY never really sounded like anyone else, the band's music doesn't sound dated to new fans. New material has been written as well as a number of Buick McSnake songs being reworked into ATOY's sound...and then after a dozen or so gigs it all came crashing down. The volatile chemistry of the band once again blew up. As a longtime fan of the band remarked 'If everyone were mature and responsible, it wouldn't be ATOY. You guys have broken up for good before. Hopefully you'll do it again.' Here's to hoping that it'll happen again."
- from their Underground Archives entry



Fester Rage's YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/unclefesterrage

A Testament of Youth/ATOY on Underground Archives:
http://01.iowaunder.com/content/testement-youth


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