First Bands Announced For 80/35!

All perceived bias aside, I love 80/35. I got involved with DMMC because Des Moines needs 80/35. We need something viable every year that people from all over the country can come to and see what this town has to offer. They need a reason to come to Des Moines and maybe see The Envy Corps or Poison Control Center for the first time.

Here is one of my favorite stories of all time. Patrick Tape Fleming of Poison Control Center told me once that they were in Louisville and played a cover of Christopher the Conquered’s “I’ll Stop Loving You” and someone in the crowd recognized it because they went to 80/35 and fell in love with Christopher the Conquered. We need 80/35 because if we can’t bring our talent to the world, we need to bring the world to our talent.

So how do we get the world to Des Moines? By bringing in the best the world has to offer. This year is arguably the most stacked linep I have seen and we are just getting started. Three of Iowa’s best, Maxilla Blue, Mumford’s and Leslie and the Lys are confirmed. So who do we bring in to play alongside? This is just a small sampling.

Death Cab For Cutie

Avett Brothers

Dan Deacon

Dinosaur Jr. (Also maybe my favorite video ever)

Freddie Gibbs

Oh and


This is just a sampling. Go to for full details.


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