This past week, I was able to sit down with Nate Carabaugh (known as XIX) to talk about the local rap and hip hop scene in Iowa. Although they’re a rare breed around these parts, XIX discusses his upbringings as a musician with plans for future projects. His newest EP, “Hello :)”, can be found on Spotify and Apple Music right now, and you should definitely check it out!
With being one of the greatest soul rock bands (being biased here, but seriously!), Alabama-natives St.Paul & The Broken Bones have been on the rise since 2014. Their latest album, “Young Sick Camellia”, has definitely tested the band with bringing blues, soul, and a little southern rock to their sound. St.Paul will also be playing at Hinterland Music Festival in St.Charles, IA next week! I had the chance to chat with Paul Janeway, the lead vocalist and frontman of the band.