In mid-September, more than 100 acts descended on Ames for the 2016 Maximum Ames Music Festival. On the four days of the sixth annual festival, music could be heard in Ames bars, restaurants, and even the public library. Relive the exciting weekend with our gallery below.
By Kelly Schiro The M-Shop has been a place for artists to come back to again and again within it’s 40-year history. On Jan. 8th, 1974, the Maintenance Shop–or M-Shop–was first opened to the public, according to co-director George Potter. Back in the day it, was used for free movies and theater performances. The M-Shop […]
By Abby Gilman Five friends sat in the mid-afternoon light in a janky loft studio amid the Hollywood hills. Blowing off steam from the pressure of management, they went to the kitchen and threw back some drinks. After getting their buzz on, the group wandered back into the studio and began to jam. They worked […]
In 2007, Nate Logsdon was not a musician. But that was before Don Mumford. On a warm night in July, Nate, an ISU student studying English literature, left his West Street apartment in search of dinner. Walking south on Campus Avenue, he was stopped by a middle-aged man on a red bike. “Hey, man,” the […]