Rueben Koroma casually smoked a cigarette outside of DG’s Taphouse, speaking with a couple of women who would soon witness his music, spreading the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars’ message of love and experiences living in a war torn country. The other members of the band walked around Main Street sporting caps bearing the colors [...]
The Campustown Action Association, partnered with the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau, aims to provide community members a chance to experience what the businesses in Campustown have to offer mixed with entertainment during Summerfest In Campustown. The event, according to CAA Events Committee Chair Anne Taylor, will be focused around Campustown’s offerings for families in [...]
Christopher the Conquered & His Black Gold Brass Band recorded a Daytrotter session, which will be Chris Ford’s second session with Daytrotter. The session does not have a release date currently, but updates will be made through the Daytrotter site and Twitter account. What songs did you record? We recorded tracks from the new album, [...]
Patrick Fleming of the Poison Control Center recently produced Max Sollisch’s upcoming “Dolfish” album. Fleming and Sollisch are both a part of Afternoon Records, and the record was made in Des Moines with strong ties to the Ames community. Sollisch recorded the album in the basement of Maximum Ames artists Chris Ford and Derek Lambert, both [...]
By Dale Johnson Ames247 Staff Writer Area musicians, booking agents and promoters met at the Orange Gentleman to exchange experiences and ideas on how to create a successful tour during the the Music University event in Ames. Chris Ford of Maximum Ames and Jill Haverkamp of the Des Moines Music Coalition organized and moderated the evening [...]
Though Ames’ population declines heavily during the summer, plenty of outdoor music festivals in the area still draw students and residents alike. Anyone looking for live entertainment this summer season will have no difficulty finding a wide variety of events.
Stout is a senior in music who plays trombone, tuba, coronet and more. “Wildman,” as he is called when playing with many local bands, will soon record his tracks for Mumford’s latest album.
Local record label Maximum Ames announced today that its second annual music festival will take place from Sept. 20 – 23.
Touring bands like The Poison Control Center, Mumford’s, Christopher the Conquered, The River Monks and more have volunteered their musical talents for Aquapalooza, a benefit concert to help nonprofit Clean Water Movement build a well in Uganda.
Both touring artists and local bands are active on Ames music scene this Spring weekend.