80-35: First Announcement!

Early lineup details have leaked for the annual Des Moines Independence Day romp known as 80-35. In it’s third year, this two-day outdoor celebration of music, nice weather, and the increasingly rad geography of downtown Des Moines promises to fill your days with a variety of indie, jam, and hip-hop. The first announcement includes indie gods Spoon, ’70s soul rockers Earl Greyhound, jam band Railroad Earth, and reggae-jammers Slightly Stoopid. Those bands alone should guarantee a fairly diverse audience though the rumor-mill also has those New York/DC prepsters responsible for the 2002 anthem of upper-middle-class disillusionment, “Wake Up”, in the running as well as the indie mainstays behind such classic EPs as Everywhere and his Nasty Parlour Tricks and Interstate 8. 80-35 will make more official announcements on their site every Monday until they’ve filled up the itinerary.

Important Deets…

Where: 80-35 takes place in Western Gateway Park in Downtown Des Moines

When: July 3 - 4, 2010

Tickets: 2-day passes are $40 / Go to Midwestix

Why: Because if you live in Des Moines this is your annual hometown jam and if you don’t live in Des Moines this is a great way to enjoy the state capitol of Iowa.

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