13 Reasons 2013 Was a Great Year For Iowa Music
A terrific article by Nate Logsdon (Ames Out Loud) who touches on the success of the Iowa music scene over the past year.
"Cedar Falls music scene hits its stride
One of the brightest spots in the Iowa scene this year was Cedar Falls. Anchored by killer rock and pop acts like Twins, Har-di-Har, Dylan Sires &the Neighbors and John June Year and supported by local-music-friendly clubs like The Hub and The Octopus, Cedar Falls built a strong reputation across the state this year.”
Check out the entire article HERE
Happy Holidays from JJY!
We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! If you happened to miss our rendition of “I Wish It Was Christmas Today”, here it is.
We’ve Been Featured on BuzzFeed!
JJY Live Cut of “Mind Boosting Secrets” Is Featured by Band Bombshell
A live cut of JJY original tune “Mind Boosting Secrets ” was featured on DSM blog Band Bombshell. The song was filmed by DEFT. Follow the link below to check out the video + a Q&A with Greg and Kyle.
"Mind Boosting Secrets" on Band Bombshell.
Afterhours Session #44 - Brick Breaker
"The patio was the perfect spot for John June Year, an indie pop powerhouse out of Cedar Falls, Iowa. The band seemed the type to be comfortable playing at big venues or, in our case, backyard barbeques–sporting easy-going guitar riffs wrapped around smooth vocals and succulent synth hooks." - Ben Handler of Afterhours Sessions
John June Year | Brick Breaker | Afterhours Session #44 from Ben Handler on Vimeo.
Another video will be debuted this Saturday. Check out Afterhours Sessions at www.macnpeas.com
"Watch Out Silver!" Live From Cedar Falls
Just a handful of terrific photos by our friend Stephanie Mathena. Ever wonder who the girl is on our Lounge Lizard / Dangerous Range album cover? That’s her!
Greg is getting some musical inspiration as we prepare for our first full-length album.
Just some pictures from the past 2 weeks!
Last Night: DES MOINES
Had an incredible time last night at The Gas Lamp in Des Moines! Our friends Dylan Sires and Neighbors joined us to help support Bright*Giant with their live CD release party. Mint and Holy White Hounds both made celebrity appearances as well. So many great rock bands all in one place. Thanks so much, Des Moines!
10/10 - The HuB Live Music (Cedar Falls) w/ The Envy Corps + Cardboard Kingdoms
Yesterday we filmed and recorded 2 unreleased songs for Afterhours Sessions before our Maximum Ames set. We will be releasing these videos in a couple weeks.
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MAXIMUM AMES FESTIVAL 2013
Here is a promo video for our show tomorrow. The song in the background? Could be a live recording of a brand new song. #MAMF2013
This Sunday (9/29) we will be playing the Maximum Ames Musical Festival!
Location: DG’s Tap House (Ames, IA)
Doors: 6:00 PM
More info at www.maximumames.com
This should be fun…
This Saturday we will be returning to Iowa City to play at Gabe’s. No worries, we are not playing during the Iowa Hawkeyes game at 2:30, we are playing around it.
1:30 - 2:30
4:00 - 4:15 (Halftime) *
6:00 - 7:00 *
*rough estimates (all depends on the speed of the game)
If you are not attending the game, Gabe’s has you covered. There are several big screen TV’s and a HUGE projector that will all be playing the game.
Admission is FREE // $10 all you can drink beer // Bloody Mary Bar