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80/35 Music Festival: Day 2

80/35 Music Festival: Day 2

Kate Lichter, Online Editor-in-chief

July 15, 2015

80/35 Music Festival Day 2: July 11, main stage doors opened at 12 pm Cloud Nothings|Main Stage|3:15 pm After choosing to stay in bed a while longer due to my messed up sleep schedule, I eventually made my way over to the main stage at 3:15 pm for Cloud Nothings expecting yet another indie band...

80/35 Music Festival: Day 1

80/35 Music Festival: Day 1

Kate Lichter, Online Editor-in-chief

July 13, 2015

80/35 Music Festival Day 1: July 10, main stage doors opened at 4 pm St. Lucia|Main Stage|5 pm For an opening act on the first day of the festival, St. Lucia definitely set the bar high for the other musicians to follow with their 80s style look and music. The pop band consisting of five...

Umphrey’s McGee’s brilliant instrumental talent hits Brenton Skating Plaza

Umphrey’s McGee’s brilliant instrumental talent hits Brenton Skating Plaza

Kate Lichter, Online Editor-in-chief

July 4, 2015

Friday, June 26 marks the day where my appreciation for man buns flew out the window, not even Harry Styles himself could bring the hairstyle redemption. Yes, long hair flew around past mens' shoulders or wrapped up close to the base of their necks, sending my original expectations of an older crowd...

Ed Sheeran’s one-man show brings flair to Wells Fargo

Ed Sheeran’s one-man show brings flair to Wells Fargo

Kate Lichter, Online Editor-in-chief

June 14, 2015

My first reaction to Ed Sheeran coming back to Des Moines was- must buy tickets. It’s not every day a more well known musician waltzes into Des Moines willingly to perform for our corn growing population, so I choose to pick up the opportunity with a smile. Soon after the thrill of purchasing tickets...

Royal Blood and Mini Mansions deliver strong presence

Royal Blood and Mini Mansions deliver strong presence

Kate Lichter, Online Editor-in-chief

May 31, 2015

Stepping into Woolys May 30 was like walking into a 90s rock concert just due to the crowd alone. Though smartphones and cameras still littered above, shoulder length hair whipped around and hands were up in the air bringing back the feel of the era. Going into the venue with an open mind I wasn’t...