Early last year the Des Moines based band Parlours released their music on a 5 song EP. Less than 6 months later one of their songs was used in a prime time television program. This national attention helped give the band the resources to record a full length collection.
It’s common for musicians to collaborate in several bands. This weekend at the 80/35 music festival in Des Moines an active musician found himself playing in three bands during one afternoon. Iowa Public Radio’s John Pemble followed this busy artist from one stage to the next.
This weekend the annual alternative music festival Eighty Thirty Five marks it’s fifth consecutive year of bringing national acts like Avett Brothers and Death Cab for Cutie to Des Moines. For some these are new and unusual bands and festival organizers say this is one of the key reasons they put together this music event.