Maximum Ames

Arts and Culture
6:22 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Maximum Ames Looks to Take Label, Festival to Next Level

Nate Logsdon (left) and Christopher Ford (right) are both Iowa musicians and run the Maximum Ames music label.
Credit Clay Masters / IPR

The Maximum Ames Music Festival took place over the weekend. It featured 100 bands from the around the country and Iowa.  It’s organized by two musicians who also run a record label under the same name.  They started this event four years ago to expose the label’s Iowa based musicians to larger audiences, but now they’re changing their strategy.

Read more
Arts and Culture
4:45 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

H.D. Harmsen’s first release on vinyl “Papoose”

Dustin Harmsen has been in bands since he was a teenager but now this 25 year old Des Moines musician works under the name H.D. Harmsen. Harmsen says he relied on his musician friends to record his new album “Papoose”.
Photo by John Pemble

One of the biggest changes for the music industry is the shift from publishing music on CDs, to downloadable music files.  There are still artists who prefer their music be available on a tangible medium, even one as old as vinyl.  In Iowa the two year old label Maximum Ames Records, publishes all of its titles on vinyl, including H.D.

Read more