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    80/35 Music Festival Rumors?

    Anyone got any rumors on who the 80/35 musical festival might bring in this year?

    First announcement is April 4th.



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    Re: 80/35 Music Festival Rumors?

    Quote Originally Posted by weisr2002 View Post
    Anyone got any rumors on who the 80/35 musical festival might bring in this year?

    First announcement is April 4th.
    I don't know. I hope they bring in someone like Jane's Addiction or maybe a couple of punk acts. I really want to support this but haven't been able to make myself yet. Too heavy on jam bands.


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    Re: 80/35 Music Festival Rumors?

    I'm hearing the name, Josh Groban, being tossed around a lot.



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    Re: 80/35 Music Festival Rumors?

    Doing a little research. Eddie Vedder is playing In Minneapolis on July 2nd, and has nothing scheduled on the 3rd.

    His solo show tickets are $75.00 so may be a little out of the budget.



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    Re: 80/35 Music Festival Rumors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cymon View Post
    I don't know. I hope they bring in someone like Jane's Addiction or maybe a couple of punk acts. I really want to support this but haven't been able to make myself yet. Too heavy on jam bands.
    I am a jam band fan, but I thought they were pretty diverse in their selections, especially last year. (If it was me, I would prefer more Jam Bands.)

    Modest Mouse and Spoon aren't really Jam bands though. I understand they probably don't appeal to the Punk fans either.



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    Re: 80/35 Music Festival Rumors?

    Eddie Vedder would be phenomenal, but I'm not holding my breath. Bands I'd like to see (within reason):

    Wilco
    Lucero
    The Hold Steady
    Drive-By Truckers
    Todd Snider
    Flaming Lips
    The Decemberists
    Gaslight Anthem
    The Avett Brothers
    Mumford and Sons
    Slobberbone
    Hayes Carll
    James McMurtry
    Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
    Umphrey's McGee

    There are a lot of other bands that would warrant going, these were just a few off the top of my head.


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    Re: 80/35 Music Festival Rumors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cymon View Post
    I don't know. I hope they bring in someone like Jane's Addiction or maybe a couple of punk acts. I really want to support this but haven't been able to make myself yet. Too heavy on jam bands.
    I'm kinda in the same boat... I think it's a great event and a benefit to Des Moines it just hasn't brought in the acts to appeal to me yet. Of course I'm getting older and less cool by the day.




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    Re: 80/35 Music Festival Rumors?

    Looking at Joe Lawlers music blog.

    80/35 possibility: String Cheese Incident, and who is Skybombers? | Metromix Des Moines

    The String Cheese Incident are Headlining a June 30th Festival date in Michigan. I would love to bring them to DSM, haven't seen them since college. That would bring the Hippies here for sure.



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    Re: 80/35 Music Festival Rumors?

    I've volunteers for the 80/35 festival every year & know the DMMC people pretty well. The 1st two years they operated in the red b/c the headliners cost too much. I dont see them getting too big of name & trying to grow the event so they can afford bigger acts...

    So I recommend you recommend going to all of your friends... The big thing I've learned going is that many of the acts you dont know are pretty good. 80/35 has a very diverse range of bands & they do this purposely to make you (& me) a more diverse fan.

    I've done the VIP pass & bought mine on Friday for $100 a pretty sweet deal.

    This year will be a little different as the DSM Social Club has moved (they are actually in process of moving to the Kirkwood Hotel Ballroom on 4th & Walnut).

    BTW, its DMMC's Gross Domestic Project event this weekend...

    6th Annual Gross Domestic Product Lineup Announced



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    Re: 80/35 Music Festival Rumors?

    I understand that money is an issue with who they get. My dream would be to have a band or two or something like them included.

    Mudhoney- have to be cheaper now
    Alkaline Trio- From Chicago
    Goodyear Pimps- From Illinois
    Peeping Tom- Mike Patton
    Pavement-still reunited?
    Sonic Youth
    Seaweed-low cost
    Beastie Boys- too spendy?
    Jon Spencer Blues Explosion?
    Melvins- having a jam band come on after them would be great.
    The Evens
    Descendents
    2 of these bands or even 1 would get my attention.


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    Re: 80/35 Music Festival Rumors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cymon View Post
    I understand that money is an issue with who they get. My dream would be to have a band or two or something like them included.

    Mudhoney- have to be cheaper now
    Alkaline Trio- From Chicago
    Goodyear Pimps- From Illinois
    Peeping Tom- Mike Patton
    Pavement-still reunited?
    Sonic Youth
    Seaweed-low cost
    Beastie Boys- too spendy?
    Jon Spencer Blues Explosion?
    Melvins- having a jam band come on after them would be great.
    The Evens
    Descendents
    2 of these bands or even 1 would get my attention.
    Yeah the Beastie Boys would be great…but IMO they'd blow their already modest budget on one band with nothing else left…thus the tricky thing about a multi-day festival. How do you get some "names" but also have $$ left to fill the bill? Not an easy thing to accomplish.


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    Re: 80/35 Music Festival Rumors?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUonthemove View Post
    I'm hearing the name, Josh Groban, being tossed around a lot.
    Is that a serious post or did you just forget the jimlad?



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    Re: 80/35 Music Festival Rumors?

    Quote Originally Posted by jbindm View Post
    Is that a serious post or did you just forget the jimlad?
    The fact that you had to question this is even more comical.



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    Re: 80/35 Music Festival Rumors?

    Scott Lucas and The Married Men?

    (I haven't heard them yet, but there was a flyer inside the CD case of Local H's "Awesome Mix Tape #1" CD that my wife got me for my b-day promoting his new side project.)


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    Re: 80/35 Music Festival Rumors?

    I'd love to see Mumford and Sons. I'd buy a ticket just to see them.



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