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!
This past Sunday, I was lucky enough to catch the one and only Jade Bird at Wooly’s in Des Moines with some of our other KURE members. Our first time seeing her live was this past summer at Hinterland in St.Charles, IA. Since then, KURE has been blown away with her projects, including her newest self-titled album. This past weekend’s performance was no disappointment.
KURE has ventured to downtown Ames Mainstreet to experience Maximum Ames Music Festival. This nine year running DIY music fest showcases a wide variety of local talent we have right here in our community. Venues include bars, the public library, and even a church. There’s something for everyone, no matter your age or music taste.