By Sam Abrahms Ames247 Staff Writer I’ve got to say one thing before I write anything else: Lil Wayne is irrelevant, to me at least. I’m probably harsher than I should be on a guy who’s dealt with prison by getting chopped and screwed by any means necessary since his release. Codeine, sizzurp, lean, whatever [...]
By Sam Abrahms Ames247 Staff Writer After taking gold in the 100 meter in London last year, Usain Bolt predictably caped his country’s flag over his back and galloped around the track for the world to see. This demonstration followed a remarkably gutsy performance that ultimately revealed what happens when an athlete steps up right [...]
By Samuel Abrahms Ames247 Staff Writer It’s no secret that lead single “Open” popped up on the web mysteriously last year without much of a disclaimer. The poignant vocals of Mike Milosh were featured over a bevy of progressive snaps and building chords, which ushered my ears into unchartered territory. Then the surrounding landscape becomes [...]
By Samuel Abrahms Ames247 Staff Writer After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010, Steven Markowitz started working at Google as an associate. Not long after, Markowitz, citing difficulties managing his music career alongside his corporate career, jumped at the chance to start performing live shows. Donning the name Hoodie Allen, he was set to [...]
By Samuel Abrahms Ames247 Staff Writer For Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, their fourth studio album, “Good Light,” represents their highly underrated understanding of emotion rather than their growth as a group during the past year. If these guys are strangers to you, consider jumping right in and hitting play to get acclimated to their [...]
Passion Pit, the indie rock band from Cambridge, Mass., will be playing at Hilton Coliseum on Thursday as part of their tour. With two albums and a number of popular songs, fans will be experiencing a show to remember.
By Cole Komma Ames247 Staff Writer With the semester in full swing, students and the people of Ames can add another band to the roster. Wildman, a pop punk band will feature some familiar faces to the Ames music scene. Brian “Wildman” Stout will sing in the new Ames band, and Mumford’s frontman Nate Logsdon [...]
Nationally recognized touring ensemble the Boston Brass, will be joining the Iowa State Wind Ensemble for a concert at the Ames City Auditorium on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
By Ames247 Staff Seth MacFarlane hosted the 85th Annual Academy Awards live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on February 24th, 2013. If you didn’t get the chance to see the show on Sunday night, here is a recap of what you missed. [<a href="//storify.com/itsstillmichael/the-85th-academy-awards" target="_blank">View the story "Oscar Night 2013" on Storify</a>]
By Samuel Abrahms Ames247 Staff Writer The direction that many big-name, big-label artists choose to go nowadays is often the result of trends in an industry dominated by sensationalism and hype. With the hype comes an expectation to prove that an artist is who he says he is, and that he can bring something to [...]