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The Thermals (a band I had to all but arm wrestle my editor to let me include in the music section for the Oct/Nov issue) released a video for the first single from their upcoming album Personal Life. The song is called "I Don't Believe You," and it features Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney guitarist and KRS label mate) running around in some leisure wear. That's really all there is to say on the matter, other than the fact that sometimes it really does seem like ... Read More
  For one night only Leslie and the Lys took over the Des Moines Social Club by pushing back all the tables and chairs and creating the ultimate dance party. With lessons and games and DJ Mona Bones on the decks, nobody went home without getting up on the dance floor.  The following is the photographic proof with captions by Leslie Hall. "This crew I would consider top tier providers of lovely-ness. When they show up they have style class and a pinch of ... Read More
    Okay, so this Sunday he's celebrating his 90th birthday. And okay, so this is not the first song to lionize a specific writer or even just being a writer, but dude. Dude. Rachel Bloom is adorbs, you can't get it out of your head once it worms its way in there, and really, you can totally dance to it. I give it a Fahrenheit 69.   You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this ... Read More
After several years of applying for Iowa's state fair, Leslie Hall was finally granted her childhood dream come true . With weeks of preparation which included rehearsals, new videos, and the construction of massive state fair specific props , Leslie  and the Lys set the stage at 9am on a Tuesday in the pouring rain! However, this didn't stop her and the Lys from giving the crowd of early risers their all.  Proving yet again Mother Gem is a true ... Read More
Why walk together when you can rock together?  Such must have been the mentality of lovebirds-turned-songbirds Jenny and Johnny. Jenny and Johnny is the musical pairing of indie rock queen, Jenny Lewis, and her equally talented beau Johnathan Rice. The couple met back in 2005 through Bright Eyes front-man Connor Oberst and have been inseparable ever since--Rice joining Lewis’ tour in 2006 for the release of her debut solo album Rabbit Fur Coat. Jenny and ... Read More
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