80/35 Weekend Recap

   Great music, amazing food, good friends…it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see why this year’s 80/35 music festival was the best yet. With attendance upwards of 35,000 people, Des Moines was overrun with people looking for a fun time, and boy did they deliver. I wasn’t sure that it would be worth the 5.5 hour drive from Chicago, and I was pleasantly surprised. … Continue reading 80/35 Weekend Recap

Jenny Lewis at 80/35

Preceded by her band and a mysterious cup with a Bernie Sanders sticker across the front, Jenny Lewis took the stage to a grand applause. She launched into the Rilo Kiley song “Silver Lining,” the first of many older tunes played in the set. Beach balls were flying, Lewis and her band were all smiles, and the positive vibes were flowing through the now-much-larger 80/35 … Continue reading Jenny Lewis at 80/35

The Official 80/35 Preview

  It’s been 7 years since I last walked across the hallowed grounds of Gateway Park in Des Moines, Iowa. Year 1 of the 80/35 music festival was quite a surprise for those who doubted a Midwestern summer music fest outside of Chicago or Milwaukee could be successful right off the bat. The people organizing did a fantastic job getting bands that had a wide appeal … Continue reading The Official 80/35 Preview

(Kari’s) Top Concert Photos Of 2014

It’s been a great year, and between Kari and I we’ve taken probably tens of thousands of photos at concerts and festivals. Of those, about ten of mine were good. Kari had a much higher quantity of great shots, which is probably why I just shoot occasionally and she shoots for Pop’Stache and Brooklyn Vegan, as well as for this little site. Here are her … Continue reading (Kari’s) Top Concert Photos Of 2014

Worst Disappointments Of 2014

We still have a month left in 2014, so there’s plenty of time for me to be disappointed by everyone. But we’ll take a couple weeks off for the holidays, and once you take out time for sleeping and eating it’s basically just a couple days-a weekend really. Better get it over with now. These are the 10 things I was most disappointed by in … Continue reading Worst Disappointments Of 2014