Foxholes, Pink Neighbor, and Karen Meat at Gas Lamp
Foxholes (Des Moines, Iowa)
Des Moines indie rock group Foxholes features a propulsive rhythm section, jangling electric guitars, smokey vocals, and a healthy dose of reverb to define the band’s 80’s alt throwback sound. Following the band’s debut full-length ‘Can’t Help Myself,’ their sophomore release delivers more strong hooks and expansive tracks and can be found on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and the like. Foxholes' hard work and catchy indie rock tunes has opened doors to shows alongside national touring acts such as Broncho, Doe Eye, Holy White Hounds and GGOOLLDD in addition to slots at 80/35, Maximum Ames, and Gross Domestic Product music festivals. Currently the 5-piece is touring the Midwest supporting its newly released self-titled LP, booking new shows to support the album, and cranking out new tunes. You can reach out or listen to Foxholes at FoxholesMusic.com.
Trevor Holt - Vocals + Guitar
Jessica Villegas - Bass + Vocals
Pink Neighbor (Grinnell, Iowa)
Pink Neighbor is a lounge-folk group based in Grinnell, IA. Comprised of Midwest artists Katie In and Erik Jarvis, their music showcases exceptional songwriting and vocal harmonies.
The result is something both familiar and surprising, as they seamlessly blend their eclectic influences (60s psychedelia, film scores, Tin Pan Alley, baroque, and more) into one friendly sonic neighborhood.
Karen Meat (Des Moines, Iowa)
Karen Meat is a pop rock project of Arin Eaton based between Des Moines and Iowa City. The band itself is a moody character, a sequined oversized sweater, crooning melodies and lyrics of a bored generation. She's Drunk Like The Rest Of Us, Karen Meat’s recent November 2016 tape release, steers away from her DSM band (Brad Turk, John Huffman) as Eaton collaborates with her business partner Dana Telsrow. Karen Meat glitters with memorable beats, 60s-girl-pop inspired vocals, guitar solos by Dana, and coordinated outfits. Full band Karen Meat includes releases such as On The Couch (2016), and self-titled Karen Meat & The Computer (2015) - grumpy rock n’ roll songs with a tinge of partying and omnicord, with titles like “Who Cares?” and “Pizza and Beer”. Realistically, pop songs should be fun AND sad. Karen Meat embraces the power of rejection and depression as themes for her music, and her upbeat tunes are gems of sarcasm and truth. Follow Karen Meat on Twitter at @K_Meat for more declarations on how weird the world can seem.