Des Moines might not have any major league teams but there are more than enough minor league teams to make up for it. Des Moines is home to the Iowa Wild Hockey, Iowa Cubs Baseball, Iowa Energy Basketball, Iowa Barnstormers Football, and the Des Moines Menace. Needless to say there are sports for every fan in your family. From the typical baseball, football and basketball, there are multiple hockey teams as well as Australian Football (better known as a combination of rugby and American football.) But the really amazing thing about all of the sports teams in Des Moines is that the cost of tickets to their games won’t break your bank. Continue reading “8 Reasons Why Millennials Love DSM”
Each Spring during Drake University’s Relays Track and Field Competition, the University hosts the Beautiful Bulldog Contest. I was able to get a behind the scenes look into the selection process of one of this year’s competitors: Rolly. Continue reading “Drake’s Beautiful Bulldog Contest: A Look into Rolly”
One wouldn’t assume that the hip-hop scene in Des Moines is thriving; but Station 1 Record’s House Party is working on changing that. The non-profit label for local artists has had concerts at the Drake University neighborhood venue, Lefty’s, in the past year with more of an alternative-rock vibe. With recent rap/hip-hop signee, MarKaus, Station 1 is making the bold move to reinvigorate the hip-hop scene in Des Moines.
When Station 1 Records signed MarKaus, Director Tobi Parks and label realized “It’s important to create a space for hip hop in the Des Moines music scene…. it’s there but limited.” And the outline for The House Party began. Continue reading “The House Party: Bringing Life Back into Des Moines Hip-Hop”