I love my local music scene. I don’t get to very many concerts (partly because I’m busy, partly because I’m crazy self-conscious), but I love the fact that we have such a wide variety of local musicians. The music isn’t confined to just bars either. We have house concerts, a dedicated space for music and art, and a local community radio station that plays host to concerts. We also have a couple different series of concerts during the summer outside at a park, a series at the library, and a weekend festival of musicians at all sorts of different locations in Ames.
I love my local music scene.
Last Wednesday, I went to a house concert for SJ Tucker. Chesire Moon, a local group, opened up for her and I can’t say enough good things about the concert. Everyone was awesome and the music… It was fantastic.
This Saturday, I will be going to Aquapalooza at Ames High School. It is a fundraiser to help the Ames non-profit Clean Water Movement build a well in Uganda. For only ten dollars, I might finally get to see Poison Control Center! Utopia Park will be playing and they put on one crazy, crazy show (guy hanging from the ceiling upside down in a dress crazy. Seriously. That’s what happened last time I saw them. And he got stuck.). Christopher the Conquered and Mumford’s, both of whom put on great shows, will play along with a bunch of others.
If you are in Ames this Saturday, I suggest you drop anything else you have planned and get your butt down to the high school. You will not be disappointed.