Saturday, September 16, 2017

EPISODE 51: Iowa Hip-Hop and Rap 2 (and 3 episodes of the Iowa Block Radio rap podcast)



Well, we once again look at the hip-hop and rap music in Iowa.

There are other genres I haven't even covered yet, but the submissions are piling up, so here we are!


And if you want to hear more Iowa hip-hop and rap, don't forget about the podcast, Iowa Block Radio, that deals exclusively with hip-hop and rap from our fair state! You can find them at https://www.spreaker.com/user/iowa_block_radio.

They don't seem as active as they once were, but they got 105 episodes running from 1 to 3 hours, so there's plenty there to keep you busy. In fact, I'll embed the last three episodes on the bottom.


And just a gentle reminder that all of these were submissions, and you can send me your submissions at iowamusicshowcase@gmail.com.


Other IMSC posts with hip-hop:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/hip-hop

Episode 30: Iowa Hip-Hop and Rap:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/06/episode-30-iowa-hip-hop-and-rap.html

Iowa Block Radio:
https://www.spreaker.com/user/iowa_block_radio

To download the podcast, click on the link below and hit "Save as...":
https://archive.org/download/IowaMusicShowcaseEpisode51/Iowa%20Music%20Showcase%20-%20Episode%2051_.mp3

Angle and Coolzey at Vaudeville Mews
Photo by Kristi Catrenich
No websites that I know of

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

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

Song 1 - "Let Em Know Part 2" by Chino ft Captain Smith
(https://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/09/ep-51-song-1-let-em-know-part-2-by.html)

Song 2 - "War wit My Goonz" by Alan N Mary
(https://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/09/ep-51-song-2-war-wit-my-goonz-by-alan-n.html)

Song 3 - "Good Night Bad Luck" by Chewy tha Hippie (prod nitetime)
(https://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/09/ep-51-song-3-good-night-bad-luck-by.html)

Song 4 - "Integrity" by Moecyrus (prod Brotha Gif)
(https://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/09/ep-51-song-4-integrity-by-moecyrus-prod.html)

Song 5 - "Shutup" by Gutshot Chayce
(https://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/09/ep-51-song-5-shutup-by-gutshot-chayce.html)

Song 6 - "OMG" by Angle
(https://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/09/ep-51-song-6-omg-by-angle.html)

Song 7 - "East Side" (clean) by King Meech
(https://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/09/ep-51-song-7-east-side-clean-by-king.html)

Song 8 - "sippin" by Phantom Flex
(https://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/09/ep-51-song-8-sippin-by-phantom-flex.html)

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

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


Next episode: The first of our Halloween episodes!

One year ago...
Other Sources: Four Recent Iowa Compilation Albums - http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/09/other-sources-four-recent-iowa.html

Two years ago...
Episode 15 - Iowa Metal and Hard Rock -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/09/episode-15-iowa-metal-and-hard-rock.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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Friday, September 8, 2017

OTHER SOURCES: An Iowa Noise Music Compilation

Although it doesn't have a big following, the noise music scene here is still strong. What the scene lacks in numbers, it makes up in dedication.

One of these days, I plan on doing a podcast episode on Iowa's more experimental music, including noise. But for now, I can give you this compilation put together by The Centipede Farm, an Iowa record label that has supported the noise scene for many years.

But in the meantime, here's a compilation put out by Centipede Farmer, who is well known to the noise and metal music scenes.


Other IMSC posts with noise music:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/noise%20music

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

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





One year ago...
PLAYLISTS: Two YouTube Playlists of Fairfield Musicians -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/09/playlists-two-youtube-playlists-of.html

Two years ago...
Episode 15 - Iowa Metal and Hard Rock -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/09/episode-15-iowa-metal-and-hard-rock.htmll

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, September 1, 2017

PLAYLISTS: New Iowa Music on Bandcamp 1

This is our first of many playlists featuring new releases from Iowa music from BandCamp.

This time around we feature indie pop, alternative folk rock, synth pop, and drony noise music!


More IMSC posts featuring New Iowa Music on BandCamp playlists:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/New%20Iowa%20Music%20on%20BandCamp

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

More IMSC posts featuring new music:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/new%20music

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



One year ago...
Other Sources: Four Recent Iowa Compilation Albums -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/09/other-sources-four-recent-iowa.html

Two years ago...
Episode 15 - Iowa Metal and Hard Rock -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/09/episode-15-iowa-metal-and-hard-rock.htmll

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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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

EPISODE 50: Nepotism



Sorry! I have been helping the missus get the house ready to sell and get ourselves ready to move, so that why this is so late! Sorry again!

I was trying to decide what to do for my 50th episode for a while. I thought about doing my favorites, but I've played most of them already.

Then I saw that Brian Compos, for the Pants Off Podcast's 100th episode, had Brian Campos as the guest! I thought if he can get away with being so narcissistic, I could get away with being self-centered and playing a bunch of people I know.

So this episode features music acts that have either a friend of mine, a family member, or a family member of a friend.

Well, all except one. It has a member who has the same name as an old high school friend of mine. And I only found out last week that it wasn't his band!

So, yes, this episode once again proves it doesn't matter what you know or if you're talented.  Long as you have connections, you too - after 49 episodes and almost 3 years - could appear in one of my podcasts!


To download this podcast, right click on the link below and hit "Save as...":
https://archive.org/download/IowaMusicShowcaseEpisode50/Iowa%20Music%20Showcase%20-%20Episode%2050_.mp3

Cover by Dan OlderMusicGeek using BitStrips

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 - "Tip of My Tongue" by Hold for Swank
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/08/ep-50-song-1-tip-of-my-tongue-by-hold.html)

Song 2 - "Body Drive" by Dharma Street Groove
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/08/ep-50-song-3-body-drive-by-dharma.html)

Extra 1 - Extra 1: My stepson playing piano in his school jazz combo and percussion in his middle school band
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/08/ep-50-extra-1-my-stepson-playing-piano.html)

Song 3 - "Mona Lisa Overdrive" by Head Candy (plus the video of their unreleased song, "Thunderbolt Raft")
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/08/ep-050-song-4-mona-lisa-overdrive-by.html)

Song 4 - "Waterside" by The Winfield Middle School Varsity Marching Band
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/08/ep-50-song-5-waterside-by-winfield.html)

Extra 2 - My daughter in her high school marching band
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/08/ep-50-extra-2-my-daughter-in-her-high.html)

Song 5 - "Loretta" by Exit
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/08/ep-50-song-6-loretta-by-exit.html)

Song 6 - "Ember Mountain" by David Goes to Boarding School
(http://iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2017/08/ep-50-song-7-ember-mountain-by-david.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: Another look at Iowa's hip hop!

One year ago...
Other Sources: Four Recent Iowa Compilation Albums - http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/09/other-sources-four-recent-iowa.html

Two years ago...
Episode 15 - Iowa Metal and Hard Rock -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/09/episode-15-iowa-metal-and-hard-rock.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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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

PLAYLISTS: A Playlist for Street Heat and the Eclipse

Sorry, again, running late. Seems trying to get my house ready to sell and going to see the eclipse didn't leave me time to do the podcast this week. So instead of the podcast, you get yet another playlist!

But you get two actually!

The first one one actually comes from another Spotify user, Zoey Miller, who put together a playlist for the Street Heat music festival going on the Sunday before Labor Day, Sept 3, on 4th Street in Des Moines.

I have to admit though, about half of these bands are from Minneapolis and one from Chicago. But I guess I can show some neighbourly love.

Street Heat website:
https://streetheatdsm.com/

IMSC posts with playlists:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/playlists

IMSC posts using Spotify:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/Spotify

IMSC posts that discuss music festivals:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/music%20festivals




The second playlist is just one I put together on Spotify to honor the eclipse. This one is all Iowa artists!


One year ago...
Episode 32: Iowa Electropop and Electronic Music -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/08/episode-32-iowa-electropop-and_20.html

Two years ago...
Episode 15 - Iowa Metal and Hard Rock -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/09/episode-15-iowa-metal-and-hard-rock.htmll

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, August 13, 2017

PLAYLISTS: Random Iowa Music Spotify Playlist 6

Just another in our series of randomly picked music by Iowans. This time around we use Spotify.

And our random picks include punk rock, metal, soul, folk, electronic and classical music. Quite the blend this time around.


IMSC posts with Random Iowa Music Spotify playlists:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/Random%20Iowa%20Music%20Spotify%20Playlists

IMSC posts with random playlists:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/random%20playlists

IMSC posts with any kind of playlist:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/playlists

IMSC posts using Spotify:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/Spotify


One year ago...
Other Sources: An Iowa folk and ethnic music compilation -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/08/other-sources-iowa-state-fair.html

Two years ago...
Episode 14 - Lipstick Homicide Retrospective, Part 2 of 3 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/08/episode-14-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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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

PLAYLISTS: Iowa Stock 2017 Spotify Playlist

Sorry this is so late. Family matters kept me from working on my side project, this website.

This week is, I hope, the first of numerous playlists featuring acts from the Iowa Stock music festival going down this Labor Day weekend.

UPDATE 12 Aug 2017 - Iowa Stock has announced that it will have to cut back on some of the acts - http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/entertainment/music/2017/08/10/really-believe-after-few-calls-and-emails-still-going-solid-event-even-if-im-not-one-bring-home/555560001/. So with that being said, I won't be doing any more playlists since I'm not sure who will be playing.

If you haven't heard, for 4 days, in St Charles, you will be able to check all Iowa music acts from various genres on various stages. You can check out all the details here - https://iowastock.com/

But basically, this is the kind of music festival that Iowa Music Showcase would put on if we had the money and the time. Kind of like a gigantic version of Iowa Music Showcase Live, the show we did back in February.

So I put together a playlist featuring all the Iowa Stock acts that I could find on Spotify. If I missed anyone, please let me know!

The Iowa Stock music festival website:
https://iowastock.com/

Other IMSC post featuring the Iowa Stock music festival:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/Iowa%20Stock%20music%20festival

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

Other IMSC posts featuring Spoitfy:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/Spotify




One year ago...
Other Sources: Iowa Blues Showcase Podcast and the Best of the Blues in Des Moines website -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/08/other-sources-iowa-blues-showcase.html

Two years ago...
Episode 14 - Lipstick Homicide Retrospective, Part 2 of 3 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/08/episode-14-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, July 30, 2017

PLAYLISTS: Random Iowa Music YouTube Playlist 2

Just another in a series of playlists featuring Iowa music picked at random. This time from YouTube.

The random selector picked some punk, alternative music, metal, and singer/songwriters.

If you're an Iowa (or Omaha, Quad Cities, or Sioux Falls) music act, and you have a YouTube channel, let me know and I'll follow you!


IMSC posts featuring Random Iowa Music YouTube playlists:

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

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





One year ago...
Playlists: Random Iowa Music Spotify Playlist 4 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/08/playlists-random-iowa-music-spotify.html

Two years ago...
Episode 14 - Lipstick Homicide Retrospective, Part 2 of 3 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/08/episode-14-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, 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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