September 11, 2013
August 28, 2013
Ok, so Maximum Ames Music Festival is nearly upon us (and uh, yeah, The Zombies are actually playing, see the video above), which means its time to get nuts. We’ve got loads of rad ways you can win free stuff, get deals, and more, so check out the full list below:
- Every purchase of a Maximum Ames Records album from our online store gets you entered into a drawing to win a free pass to MAMF ($100 value). Buy two records and double your chances! Or something like that. You have to pick up a record before September 12th to be considered for the drawing. Check out our full selection of beautiful Iowa music right here.
- Every purchase of a MAMF pass gets you:
- A free Maximum Ames record of your choice.
- Entered into an epic drawing to win a $500 Maximum Ames gift card. This can be used towards tickets to future Maximum Ames events (including the festival), Maximum Ames Records, or the Iowa Music Store. This drawing will only take place if we sell 100 or more All-Access Passes! So tell your friends to commit for a chance at MA Glory!
BUY YOUR ALL-ACCESS PASS RIGHT HERE. IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO. WHAT WOULD JESUS DO? HE’D BUY A PASS, FOR CHRIST’S SAKE.
Ok, next? the Wheelers are coming to a glorious hole in the wall near you! Our fellas in black (metaphorically speaking) have just announced a fall tour schedule which will find them wandering aimlessly around the Midwest and changing lives while they’re at it. Here are all the dates for the Tentacle Tour:
SEPTEMBER 27th – CZAR BAR – Kansas City, MO.
w/ FIDLAR + The Orwells.
SEPTEMBER 29th – MAXIMUM AMES FESTIVAL – Ames, IA.
w/ Mumford’s, Land of Blood and Sunshine, The Beat Strings + H.D. Harmsen.
OCTOBER 4th – VICARIOUS SESSION – Des Moines, IA.
OCTOBER 5th – OCTOPUS – Cedar Falls, IA.
OCTOBER 6th – WISCO – Madison, WI.
w/ Shallow Effect + Dharma Dogs.
OCTOBER 7th – QUARTERS – Milwaukee, WI.
w/ Static Eyes.
OCTOBER 8th – DAYTROTTER SESSION – Rock Island, IL.
OCTOBER 9th – TOWNSHIP – Chicago, IL.
w/ Paul Cary and The Small Scarys, Mawrcrest + 13 Monsters.
OCTOBER 10th – CBGB – St. Louis, MO.
w/ Burrowss + Boreal Hills.
OCTOBER 11th – REPLAY LOUNGE – Lawrence, KS.
w/ Psychic Heat + The Sluts.
Last? Christopher the Conquered did his thang in Colfax, Iowa with the Conquered Trio and some honorary members of the Black Gold Brass Band. Check out their cover of Ray Charles’ “Let the Good Times Roll”. It should make your soul jiggle ever so slightly.
Check out the full covers series here, then go find something better to do with your time, if you can.
Peace On Earth And Funky Tidings To All,
August 22, 2013
It’s really no big deal, we’re just bringing some bands to Ames. Well, like 130 bands. Including The Zombies (yes, those zombies) . And Greg Brown and Bo Ramsey. And Murder By Death. And The Meat Puppets. Ok, that’s actually a pretty big deal. 130 bands for $100. Too good. Get passes here. Learn more about the fest here. Watch this video to get pumped:
Oh and you can get the brand new Maximum Ames t-shirts from 8|7 Central for only $10 with purchase of a pass! Check it:
Or you can buy it for $15 right here.
And get tuned in to the whole series over at MaximumAmesTV (which is almost to 100,000 views!!!).
Last up: UPCOMING RELEASES! We aren’t announcing dates right now, but we can say the following albums will be released before the end of the year:
- Gloom Balloon – She Was The One That Got Away – 7″ vinyl w/ exclusive download of Leonard Cohen cover
- Gloom Balloon – You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Disaster w/ The Finezza Quartetto conducted by H.D. Harmsen b/w Fix The Sunshine Pts. 1-7 (An Ode To Bill Doss) – 12″ vinyl (45 RPM), CD, DL
- Mumford’s – Immediate Family – 2XLP, CD, DL
- Max Wellman – You Must Believe In Spring – LP, CD, DL
Stay in touch and go make something!
Your Universal Soldiers In Eternal Brotherhood,
-da MAd Cru