LIVE: Maximum Ames Records Showcase and Listening Parties + Blues Pills Tour Europe + LOOK: Trouble Lights Live at 80/35

July 17, 2013


So that poster pretty much says it all about the showcase we’re hosting in Des Moines. The show only costs $3 and we’re going to cut $3 off the price of all Max Ames releases at the show, so that’ll be badass! Click here to RSVP on Facebook!

We’re also hosting two listening parties next week, one at RAYGUN in Des Moines right before the show at Wooly’s on Thursday, July 25th (details here) and one at the Octopus in Cedar Falls on Wednesday, July 24th (details here) before Christopher the Conquered & H.D. Harmsen hit the stage at The Hub with Twins and Dylan Sires & Neighbors. Apparently that one is going to have free pizza. They’ll both have free something or other. Beer, soda, water, food. Things like that. Legit.

In closing, check out these incredible photos from Trouble Lights’ set at 80/35! Oh, and if you’re in Europe, be sure to check out Blues Pills, who’ll be wandering around there this fall! Dates and more info right here.

Much Love & Pizza,

Maximum Ames Music Festival Lineup Announcement: The Zombies + Greg Brown & Bo Ramsey + Murder By Death + The Meat Puppets + The Hood Internet + The Pines + More

July 15, 2013

Yep. More lineup announcements coming soon. Get your all festival pass to see over 130 bands right here.

LISTEN: The Wheelers – “Ride by Fire” & Mumford’s – “Caster” + LOOK: Gloom Balloon at 80/35

July 12, 2013

We’re gonna keep this simple. Listen to this incredible track from the Wheelers‘ new LP. It’s called “Ride by Fire”, and our friends at Iowa Public Radio just debuted this on air the other night! Now it’s time to listen to the original version (not the radio edit, yo!). Be sure to download for free and give to everyone you love. And then buy the record.

Since it’s Friday, we’re all about partying to new jams, which is why we’re extremely excited to present the first listen to a track from the upcoming 2XLP from Mumford’s. The track is “Caster” and the album is Immediate Family. We’re dropping the record in the 4th quarter, gonna be the game-winning score, we think! While you wait, pick up the band’s previous record Triple Trinities and get some religion for a change.

Last, check this video that our friend Tony Galloro (who just got married, much love to him and his lovely bride!) took of upcoming Maximum Ames artist Gloom Balloon performing at 80/35, which features the songwriting and vocal styles of The Poison Control Center‘s Patrick Tape Fleming and the something or other of Christopher the Conquered‘s Chris Ford. You’ll also spy Derek Lambert (of The Prairie Fires) and Trent Derby (Iowa music celebrity, if you know, you know) in this video. Enjoy!


Much Love,