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15 | ALBUM REVIEWS Trending now are three of our favorite new releases. Let us tell you a bit about them to help you decide which one to stream next.

22 | MAXIMUM AMES MUSIC FESTIVAL

If you happened to somehow miss this epic music festival don’t worry, our correspondent catches you up on what went down while you were away.

38 | BASSNECTAR As one of the biggest names in electronic music today, Bassnectar, came to Des Moines recently and proved dubstep is the sound that proves real is a feeling.

42 | WELCOME HOME It may be a small place but it comes with a big heart and its doors are always open. Come inside with us and take a tour around the Sloss House.

48 | GOOD MORNING AMERICA Those who’ve led us here have little in the way of answers and their solutions do little to patch the cracks in today’s collapsing social structures. And while it’s true that cultures are colliding who’s to say they need to clash?

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64 | SANS GENDER Fluidity has gone vogue. So we couldn’t help but wonder “Does fashion really have a gender?”

76 | CALENDAR OF EVENTS Highlighting all of the events you need to know and the places you need to go.

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ANN PROWELL AND KYLE KEIGAN Editors In Chief LIBBY ZUZEK Treasurer

TAYLOR TRAUGHBER Art Director

PAIGE BERG Special Events Coordinator

ADVERTISING EMILY SCHAUER Advertising Director

SARAH SYNOVEC Advertising Assistant

DESIGN DESIGNERS Sarah A’Hearn • Allie Adams • Sarah Buehler • Elise Crary • Sarah Fisch • Erica Gonnerman Natalie Heisterkamp • Annette Ivanisevic • Emerald Klauer • Emily Kudobe • Chloe Lim • Alex McDaris Dani Moore • Katelyn Reynolds • Cassidy Ringena • Simone Shafer • Stephanie Tupper EDITORIAL KRISTENE DONTJE Editorial Director WRITERS Richard Blanck • Allison Butler • Andrew Clawson • Elaine Godfrey Kate Hurley • Erica Lansman • Sarah Huempfner • Phillip Maze Kelsey Pedersen • Madi Rosencrants • Shari Sandler • Eleni Upah LEAH BELKNAP Copy Editor

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DESSA HARVEY Music Director

MICHELLE BOETTCHER Public Relations Director

MICHAEL JOLLIFFE Photo Director

MUSIC STAFF

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Hallie Bear • Andrew Clawson • Annie Hartnett Kate Nelson • Tess Rockey • Alex Struelens

Anna Moorse • Cady Longnecker • McKenzie Vogt

Kayla Brown • Allison Butler • Ryan Damman Alison Gamm • Claire Powell

FASHION MINDY KIM AND JORDAN DELZELL Fashion Directors ST YLISTS LaPorchia Davis • Paula Eisenbraun • Sasha Goldina • Katelyn Hall • Paige Harris • Paige Jensen • Amanda Jorgensen • Hannah Leavell • Hanna Mosley • Zoey Medlin • Kelsey Pedersen • Lynnely Parker • Madi Rosencrants • Erika Smith • Kiana Roppe • Andrea Tate • Chelsie Ver Steeg • Meredith Van Woert SPECIAL THANKS Andy Messersmith • Paul Bruski • Jeff ’s Pizza • Jaymi Pham

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THIS SEMESTER was a learning experience for all involved with this issue of Revival. We, as a group, worked through a lot of issues during the production process but are happy to have completed this issue for all of you to read. This semester especially, we fully realized what it takes to put together an on-campus publication and it is not an easy feat. So, we would like to commend all of the on-campus publications because they work just as hard as we do to deliver publications to students each semester. Support is a big word, especially with our magazine, so we would like to take a moment to thank those of you who have helped us get to the place we are currently. We simply could not have done it without you. We hope to continue to grow as a magazine and hope you all hang around to see what we, as a staff, have come up with each semester. So here’s to another semester, raise your glass—Cheers.

Ann Prowell and Kyle Keigan

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reflect the season of color and chill by combining cool metallic eyes with lips that warm in rich reds and organic plums.

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WEWOOD

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etween the ubiquitous TOMS Shoes and Gap’s RED campaign, the idea of “feel good fashion” isn’t new, and yet many still say there’s no better way to be stylish and green than to have a WeWood watch on your wrist. WeWood was founded in Florence, Italy in 2010 and has since moved its headquarters to southern California. The company focuses on being eco-friendly and sustainable with their products and processes. Each WeWood watch is made of all natural wood and is hypoallergenic. Because each watch is made from a different piece of wood, you are guaranteed to have a timepiece that is unique in both material and color. WeWood provides seven color options in styles

that work for both men and women, and each piece is adjustable to fit a wide variety of wrist sizes. In addition to using all natural materials, WeWood is partners with American Forests, the oldest non-profit conservation organization in the United States. The company plants trees around the world in an effort to restore natural landscapes that have been destroyed. Each WeWood purchase helps in that effort; one tree is planted for every watch sold. With watches available at stores like Nordstrom and retailing at around $120, a WeWood watch is a reasonable investment piece that you can feel good about every second of the day. HANNAH LEAVELL AND AMANDA JORGENSEN

Visit the WeWood facebook page, they give away a watch on Wednesdays! Their website is http://we-wood.us/

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LIGHTS Glow sticks. Sweat. Bass. These are essential to the experience of the banging mixture of electronica and dark 60’s soul fused in the eclectic music crafted by Derek Vincent Smith, hailing from Fort Collins, Colorado – a.k.a, Pretty Lights. Des Moines was no exception to the domino effect of sold-out shows across the U.S. Pretty Lights had the crowd in the palm of its musical hand in Val Air Ballroom. Collectively, the atmosphere was that of pure body-drenching bliss consisting of an ocean of swaying bodies. Any artist that provides their music for free via downloads and sells out shows across the U.S. and abroad probably considers the fans first priority. This show proved Pretty Light’s dedication. The music consisted of digital samplings that skipped from one genre to another like a hop-scotching five-year-old, including hip-hop, vintage funk, soul, and a little grime. Maybe just maybe, it got a little hot and sweaty. But let’s take a step back. It’s hard to talk about live music without mentioning fantastic set design. Set designer Martin Philips and Catalyst/LED technician John McGuire – the same designers responsible

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for the lighting of Kanye West’s “Glow in the Dark” Tour, not to mention the famous pyramid from “Daft Punk’s 2007 Alive Tour,” and (as if that weren’t enough) Deadmau5’s sets, as well. LED Lighting Technology played a heavy role in the concert, mounted in a series of erector-set style towers made to mimic a city skyline. Smith worked his magic from the center of the stage, with his booth wedged into stacked cubes. The ick-factor of jiving in a sweaty mass of bodies fades away in the hypnotic lights – the music is geared to get you out of your body and into the spirit of the crush and rhythm of the concert. A night of raw bass-heavy dubstep in ya face? We just can’t stop staring at those Pretty Lights. ERICA LANSMAN

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“It’s not about where you came from, it’s about what you’re doing about it now,” Says Chi Kaliwata, who hails from South Africa, but is now an Iowa Stater. Back in 2006, when Kaliwata and his friends were in high school, their goal was simple. They just wanted to record their lives. The music was meant to be a kind of diary of existence. “In the beginning, it was real ghetto, but then I learned how to produce music.” Kaliwata, who majors in music at Iowa State, admits to being a self-taught producer. What started with the very basics – a low-tech computer microphone – has since evolved into his own studio. Fully equipped with professional tools including Fruity Loop, a music recording software, he has come a long way since his baby microphone days. His studio is set up in his room, allowing him to spontaneously produce songs that he terms as ‘real stuff.’ For him, music is an escape. “I don’t stick to one genre. Hip-hop, rock, whatever appeals to what we’re trying to make, whatever best gets the message through.” The creative mind is inspired by everything around it, and Kaliwata’s is no different. Ordinary, everyday occurrences in his life aren’t immune to musical remix : “random stuff happens, and then we make songs about it.” Lupe Fiasco and Kanye West are his two main sources of stylistic inspiration, but he listens to a wide variety of music. Bob Marley, Regina Spektor, Bob Sinclar, even Carla Bruni who sings in French. “I take elements I like and put them in my own music,” says Kaliwata.

Not only does he produce and write music, he also freestyles and plays piano. The albums he produces use instrumental snippets he creates himself, as well as words with meaning straight from the heart. From start to finish, a song will take him three days maximum to complete. This artist’s love and need for music has grown into an international producing company. He is a co-owner and producer of Crownwood_Ent, based in the US and in South Africa. The various members work on separate projects but all work towards the goal of spreading music. They stay connected with Skype and collaborate during the summers. Members include: Winston Kangwa, Brandon Blackbeard, Kurt Reihmann, Jarrid Paulsen, Godfrey Rwechungura, and Dumi Mbulo. ALLISON BUTLER

Download Chi Kaliwata’s mixtapes on http:// www.datpiff.com/profile/crownwood and be sure to listen to his latest album titled MixeD Emotions.

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Tony Labat is a junior in music. Beginning in middle school, with a free flute (yes, he plays the flute), Labat moved up through the woodwind ranks to become the principal flute of the wind ensemble in his high school concert band. In high school, Labat preferred concert band to marching band, but that would change when he got to college and saw his first game at ISU. It only took one look at a well-practiced collegiate marching band having fun out on the field to get him hooked. As most people know, band is a social entity not unlike a cult. A band has its own subculture. Band isn’t just a place for music majors, either; tthey recruit for a wide range of educational calling. In fact, there are only eight music majors in the entire band. The rest are a sampler plate of ISU majors. “I didn’t even know there was a forestry major until I met one in the marching band,” Labat said. This diversity of students from across the college provides an incubator for friendships with students that would never meet outside of class. Or in class, for that matter. Of course, the marching band isn’t an exclusive group. “We like other people; we don’t just hang out with each other,” says Labat. Training begins in mid-August, and the first three days of band camp are dedicated to goal setting and leadership, discussing what direction the band will take that year. About a week before classes start for the fall, the rest of the band shows up and rehearsal begins. Marching band at the collegiate level is an enormous time commitment. Usually one or two people drop due purely to time constraints, but most of the members are extremely dedicated. Rehearsal ends in early January if ISU makes a bowl game. If not, band ends with the semester. Labat says the ISU Marching Band doesn’t compete against other bands, either. “That’s not our style.” Instead, they’re an entertainment band, and they’re “all about creating the atmosphere.” And the students who work with the staff of the band require even more time to prepare. They’re the first to show up for the season. The drum major (not as in an ISU major; it’s a position in the band) acts as the liaison between the band

and the staff; he or she has to know the music better than anyone else in order to lead. Marching band runs like a well-oiled machine. Auditions for leadership positions are held at the end of each year; people who work within the band are guides and section leaders. These students start leadership training before everyone else shows up in August.

The director is the brain, the staff does set up, and the drum major is everything else; basically he’s the face of the band. Labat plans on auditioning for drum major saying, “I can’t help but want to be more involved.” Labat believes he’s “got what it takes” and that he could contribute a lot of energy to the marching band. SARAH HUEMPFNER


ALBUM REVIEWS

BY: ERICA LANSMAN DESIGN: ALLIE ADAMS

BEIRUT, the rip tide

BLUE SCHOLARS, cinémetropolis

KIMBRA, vows

The nine songs that compose The Rip Tide are lean and regal. Beirut’s album is tuneful yet offbeat, meticulous yet heartfelt. A work to swoon over. The multi-instrumentalist album sends you through a journey of selfdiscovery. The Rip Tide overflows with gleaming folk-pop. The harmonious sound of ukulele to guitar, flugelhorn to trumpet, with accordion, trombone, and tuba accompaniment creates layers that can only be described as outright stunning. “Goshen”, an aching ballad march, has a calming vocal melody. The vibrato of the singer’s voice describes his pain in the telling of his story. “Santa Fe”, is an exciting foot-tapper. When the percussion enters, you can get lost in the building story, and the consistent layering of instruments excites your soul. Whether you feel your heart aching, mind wandering, or pulse racing, The Rip Tide is a journey to be savored.

The Seattle hip-hop duo Blue Scholars created the album Cinemetropolis, taking inspiration from the movies and their vast influence on modern life. Many track titles are dedicated to esteemed individuals, some directly tied to the film industry. This album represents how the moving image has become more of a reality than the world around us. Blue Scholars’ fan base donated money to finance the album’s release. With over 2,000 backers and over $60,000 in donations, rapper Geologic and producer Sabzi were able to release their most engaging and progressive album to date. The first song of the album, “Cinemetropolis”, prepares you for an outrageous and soulful experience. It’s an amazing hook leading into a brilliant album. The song “Slick Watts” is an ode to the city of Seattle and the Supersonics. Geo shouts out the various neighborhoods that make up Seattle in the first verse and name-drops former Sonic players in the second verse, tying the album to current events. Cinemetropolis is by far one of the best hip-hop releases this year.

Kimbra builds interweaving vocal lines and handclaps followed by shimmering harp-like sounds, gliding synths, string washes, and insistent piano, particularly in her opening single “Settle Down”. Her lead vocals are carried beautifully, her narratives full of lyrical curiosities sung in a smoky, jazzy style. Her song arrangements are full of incredible mood shifts that take the listener on a complicated journey of sound. One of the most impressive aspects of her musical style is her refusal to slip into standard singersongwriter mode. This album is a mix of exotic incidental sounds that pop up all over the place, creating a punchy yet silky beat, allowing her vocals to drive the songs home. This work is a prime example of the “album experience”, somewhat of a rarity these days, and shows that Kimbra has arrived and means business.

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or a store that opened on April Fool’s Day, Mayhem Comics is no joke. It has survived and thrived the ebb and flow of it’s comic book and gaming inclined fans for more than a decade, making a name for itself by continually bringing Ames the largest selection of comic books, graphic novels, board games, role playing games, collector’s card games, and video games. Recounting how Mayhem was started, co-owners Rob Josephson and Dave Cory say it all began when a friend suggested that because Rob knew a lot about comics he could start his own comic book business. The two were quick to discuss the casual proposition and agreed that combining Dave’s knowledge of business and Rob’s knowledge of comic books would make starting their own comic book business the best venture for both of them. They opened their doors with shelves stocked of only comics and baseball cards but soon realized that because baseball cards lacked popularity they were going to have to be dropped. It was a fortunate goodbye however because they chose to expand into the growing world of RPGs picking up the well known titles of Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: The Gathering. “Without Magic, Mayhem might not be here today,” Rob says, crediting much of the stores initial success to the release of the popular collector’s card game. Not only were Rob and Dave instrumental in bringing Magic to Ames but they have also helped foster a local comeback for comic books by syncing Mayhem’s selection of titles with the recent string of super hero movies and are always willing to offer rarer titles to those who want more. They proudly boast that their Death of Superman comics sold out within 5 hours of releasing at Mayhem going on to say that being near Iowa State University has been a critical part of their success. Thanking the stores fans and customers Rob says they have “really benefited from being here in Campustown” and while “most of [their] customers are college students” their faithful adult crowd has also helped make Mayhem a success since it’s opening. Had they set up shop in “a different spot where students had to drive to get to [them], [they] would not be where [they] are now”. And it’s true they have come a long way, since Rob and Dave first opened in 1990 they have not only expanded their selections but also their locations to bring a wider audience the quality comic book and gaming experience only they can provide. Today the duo are in the beginning stages of planning a third location already having established themselves in Des Moines and have

purchased the store space adjacent to their Ames location utilizing the basement of this specific locale to house extra merchandise. Regulars to the Mayhem in Ames will know that the extra space on the main level has been used for this locations most important aspect, it’s “Game Room”. Currently both the Des Moines and the Ames locations feature “Game Rooms” that are able to accommodate 120 and 60 people respectively . Rob says that they’ve “always wanted people to have a place to play, so [they’ve] made sure to have a game room” in all of their shops. These areas allow people to come in and play RPGs or demo any of the other games available making them the go-to meeting place for local RPG fans. They also host scheduled events such as Friday Night

Magic nearly every night and recently held a release party for the new Magic sets by opening the “Game Room” at midnight and hosting play till six in the morning. Always looking for ways to make Mayhem Comics better and to expand their business, Rob and Dave added video games to their stores in May offering buyers in-store credit and 20% more on trade-ins than other video game stores. The two have also set up a new website (http://www.mayhemcomics.com/) which will offer Blu-rays and CDs among other things to help in modernizing their stores. Dave Cory and Rob Josephson still have many ideas and plan to continue investing in their stores so we can know we will see a lot of Mayhem in Ames. PHILLIP MAZE

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EAST VILLAGE

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Whether you’re looking for some new threads with your friends, satisfying your hunger alongside your family, or just taking a stroll on a calm Sunday, the Historic East Village offers the charm to satisfy any need. The beauty of this village, located in downtown Des Moines near the Iowa State Capitol Building, is due largely to the local businesses and the unique people that welcome you to their shops. KELSEY PEDERSEN

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A small yet lively shop, Vanity and Glamour is tucked away on East 5th Street in the Historic East Village. The owner, Patrick Boltinghouse, is just as upbeat and eclectic as the store itself. With his own scientifically crafted brand of make-up, you can paint your face with anything from “Oh My Orange” to his newest custom shade, affectionately named “Moulin Rouge.” Patrick strives to create a line of cosmetics that’s “unique and

modern enough to be artistry-driven, with a varied collection of staple colors and quality formulas.” Vanity and Glamour’s philosophy is straightforward: “There is no right or wrong in the world of makeup; we all make it up as we see fit for every unique style.” From everyday wear to full-on costume make-up, Patrick and the rest of the Vanity and Glamour team can transform you to embody whatever unique look you please.


THE BARGAIN BASKET

Why spend your next paycheck on an expensive coat or a pair of heels when you can support a local cause, while also finding something to provide that little boost of warmth you need for your daily trek across the windswept wastes of central campus? In 1974, the Bargain Basket was a one-day rummage sale sponsored by the Junior League. In 1980, it evolved into a permanent store, located in the Drake neighborhood. In 2006, the current store opened its doors at 560 East Grand Street. Bargain Basket sells clothes for men and women, with a majority of the stock priced at a wallet-soothing $4 and up to $25. Lauren Burt, president of the Junior League and Iowa State University alum, says the Bargain Basket has raised over $1 million for the Junior League. The profits from the store fund Junior League programs, such as Girl Power, I-Ready, and after school tutoring. The Bargain Basket is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

ZOMBIE BURGER AND DRINK LAB Zombie Burger and Drink Lab, the new kid on the block, opened its doors in August. It offers a burger counter for a mealon-the-go and the drink lab for a more traditional sit-down experience. Aiming to be a favored destination during the yearly pilgrimage known as the Des Moines Zom-

bie Walk (google that sucker, it’s a sweet tradition), Zombie Burger offers a themed menu including all the essentials – soylent greens, the Zombie Bride Wedding Cake Shake, and a wide selection of delectable brains—er, burgers, which range from the Flamethrower and Boomstick burgers to the

Trailer Trash Zombie burger. Kori Teeter, an employee of Zombie Burger, claims the Raygun as her favorite treat. Teeter also stated that since opening in late August, business has been steady. Zombie Burger is open for all your horde-surviving needs from 11 a.m. to midnight daily.

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The Rose Tree A CRAFTER’S COMMUNITY “Knitting is not just for your grandma anymore,” said Michelle Eppert, the manager of Rose Tree Fiber Shop. The Rose Tree is a local shop in Ames that has been in business for 24 years as of this December. Rosemary Heideman, the owner of Rose Tree, opened her store in 1988 to help promote the use of all natural fibers in crafts, such as knitting, crocheting, hand-spinning, weaving and dyeing. In doing this, she created a community for crafters of all ages. “Our prime demographic is women ages forty to sixty who are still in the work force but are empty nesters,” said Eppert. But Rose Tree has a wide range of customers, from young homeschoolers to women in their 90’s; they even have several men who enjoy the craft. “I would say college students make up 10% of our demographic and I find they are usually fashion or engineering majors,” reported Eppert. “I think engineering majors enjoy it because they are programmed problem-solvers, so they like the challenge of making complicated designs with the fabric.” Rose Tree also returns a show of support

for Iowa State by organizing a tailgate outside the front of the store for the Iowa/Iowa State game. They listened to the game via radio while knitting and grilling brats. As fall closes in, Rose Tree prepares by planning out class schedules, because fall and winter are their high seasons. Knitting and crocheting is a popular past-time in winter months when locked inside due to frigid weather. “We order new yarn and equipment along with rotating classes and socials to help keep things fresh,” said Eppert. Rose Tree always welcomes new members, whether experienced crafters or those who are interested in learning. They have 30 classes covering all different skill levels in knitting, weaving, crocheting, handspinning, and dyeing. Rose Tree Fiber Shop encourages the use of high quality, natural fibers in crafting by creating a sense of community among crafters in the local area. KATE HURLEY DESIGN: NATALIE HEISTERKAMP PHOTO: ALISON GAMM


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POP SCEN E Around the World Taiwan After the People’s Republic of China was established, much of the music industry left for Taiwan. Language restrictions at the time, put in place by the KMT, forbade the use of Japanese language and the native Hokkien and required the use of Mandarin. Since then, Mandarin Pop, or Mandopop in Taiwan, grew to popularity throughout mainland China, Hong Kong, and even Japan. Today the People’s Republic of China has eased up on the censorship laws of the 1940’s, allowing the growth of the music industry in the mainland. Rene Liu: Mandopop Jay Chou: Pop, Rock, R&B, Hip-Hop Teresa Teng: Mandopop, Cantopop, J-pop MC Hotdog: Hip-Hop The Chairman: Rock, Indie

South Korea South Korea’s music market has grown alongside its economy to become one of the biggest producers in the world. While many similarities can be found in the music of South Korea, especially compared to Japan and China, significant differences remain. Hip-Hop’s popularity is much more widespread in Korea than in China or Japan. K-pop continues to be Korea’s biggest musical export, with Korean pop singers occasionally stealing spots from Japan’s Top 10. Witches: Ska, K-Rock Yoon Do Hyun Band: K-Rock Ignito: Underground Hip-Hop Verbal Jint: Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop Donawhale: K-Indie Outsider: Hip-Hop, K-Pop, World’s Fastest Rapper Epik High: Hip-Hop, Pop

Hong Kong Hong Kong can be thought of as the Hollywood of the Far East, with its enormous film and music industry. Some of Asia’s most famous actors and actresses come from Hong Kong, and many of those actors and actresses are also pop singers. Cantonese pop music, known as Cantopop, is most popular in Hong Kong, Macau, and Guangdong, but has found success throughout East Asia. Charlene Choi: Cantopop MC Jin: Hip-Hop Anita Mui: Cantopop Andy Lau: Cantopop

China For many years, popular music in China has been in the shadows of Hong Kong and Taiwan. Today the mainland is making a comeback. Similar to the United States, China in the 1990’s saw the rise of Heavy Metal and Alternative Rock. Today, China’s flourishing art scene is beginning to receive international acclaim with artists such as Ai Weiwei and photographer Li Wei. The mainland with its growth of pop stars has become a competing force against the long established Pop music markets of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea. China’s growing number of independent record labels has given music listeners and producers an alternative to Mandopop.

Japan Japan is the second largest music market in the world. Japanese pop, or J-pop, is popular throughout Asia, with artists such as Utada Hikaru reaching popularity in the United States. Heavy metal is also very popular in Japan. Japanese rock bands, while influenced by the West, have created a unique style unlike any bands outside of Japan. British and American rock bands of the 1980’s have influenced Japanese rock music with styles such as Visual Kei, a unique take on 1980’s glam rock. Hip hop is also popular in Japan, with DJ’s Krush and Baku gaining international success, but has not reached the popularity that hip hop has reached in South Korea. Love it or hate it, technopop deserves an honorable mention as a sound strongly identified with Japanese culture. Dir En Grey: J-Rock, Heavy Metal, Visual Kei Tokyo Incidents: Jazz, Rock, Lounge Yoshinori Sunahara: Electronic, Jazz, Lounge, Shibuya Kei DJ Krush: Hip-Hop, Turntablism DJ Baku: Hip-Hop, Turntablism Perfume: J-Pop, Technopop Meiko Kaji: Traditional/Enka Greeeeen: J-Pop, Rock The Gazette: J-Rock, Heavy Metal BY: ANDREW CLAWSON DESIGN: EMILY KUDOBE

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usic festivals are always the hottest spots to discover cool bands in a wide variety of genres. More importantly, it’s a place for people to come together for the sake of music. This year Ames hosted its first ever Maximum Ames Music Festival, September 22-25. The festival was spread out through various locations in Ames, switching up the scene for interesting vibes. One of the sweetest groups was Caroline Smith and The Goodnight Sleeps, who played at the Ames Progressive Space Friday night of the festival. Their style falls into a classy, folkish, original indie sound. “It’s easy listening and sends a ‘feel good vibe,’” says Hallie Bear, a festival music reviewer. The Sleeps are originally from Minneapolis, 22

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Minnesota, and the lead singer/songwriter is Caroline Smith, hence the group’s name. The rest of the band consists of Arlen Peiffer the drummer, Jesse Schuster the bassist, and David Earl the pianist. Caroline Smith started off as a single solo artist, but combined with the Sleeps in 2007 to create one fresh band. They are a fairly new music group and have released two new albums, “Little Wind” and “Backyard Tent Set.” Be sure to check them out! Folk indie music seems to be the trend, because The Mountain Goats rocked out the style at the DG’s Tap House Saturday night. “The vocals are blunt and bring realness to the music. They are a different sounding band,” Hallie Bear said. The band’s lyr-

ics are created from poems written by John Darnielle, the singer/songwriter. The bassist is Peter Hugh and the Drummer is Jon Wurster. Each member is very talented and brings pizazz to the band as a whole. The Mountain Goats originated in Claremont California in 1991, where John Darnielle started the band with a cheap guitar from a corner store. Check out the song “No Children,” one of the band’s fan favorites. To shake the festival vibes up, the up and coming experimental rock/pop Xiu Xiu played at DG’s Tap House late Sunday night. This group was a very friendly, laid-back bunch composed of Sam Mickens on guitar, Zac Pennington on the drums, and Jamie Steward on the guitar and vocals. “They use


background music with instrumental technical distortion which isn’t present in most bands. It’s what gives them their originality, along with their abstract vocals,” says Bear. They pronounce their band name as “ShooShoo” and got their name from a Chinese film called Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl. Their song “Boy Soprano” shows off their interesting sound and really displays the vibe of music they are going for. Though the Ames Music Festival played host to over 50 bands, the final review goes to Euforquestra. Originally from Iowa City, they played at Bandshell park Saturday evening and offered an afro-beat, funky reggae kind of music. “They have a super funky unique sound that makes you want to get

up on your feet and dance,” says Bear. The members of the band are Mike Tallman on guitar, mandolin (yes, a mandolin, google it), and vocals; Austin Zalatel with vocals and alto sax; Ryan Jetter, who does vocals as well as tenor sax; Matt Grundstad on percussion and vocals; Matt Wright on keys; and finally Ben Soltau on bass. The broad range of vocalists and different musical instruments helps to create their extraordinary sound. Listen to their hit “Soup” – it will revolutionize your world. Keep your ears and eyes opened for next years’ festival. This is sure to become an annual event due to its high success rate. SHARI SANDLER

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As a band that has toured all over the nation and performed in 32 states, the Mumford’s have stayed true to their roots through it all. “We hang an Iowa flag at all of our shows,” said band leader Nate Logsdon. Logsdon, a talented individual who plays trumpet, piano, and guitar as well as performing vocals, originally started as a solo act playing acoustic guitar. The band formed in 2008 and has transformed over the past three years. Logsdon described their style of music as “high energy rock with a horn section,” but their genre can also be identified as psycho folk. However, Mumfords’ music keeps its folksy vibe through narrative style lyrics. The songs tell stories with the added bonus of a heavy and dancey twist. The band also incorporates choreographed dances into their performances to help engage the audience. The band has another quirk to call their own: they’re nonexclusive. The band has a

policy of remaining open to meeting and playing with new people. Things come up, and members may have to move or leave the band for personal reasons, so the band has grown and adapted to accommodate. “The old bass player moved away, so that was when I came into the band, in 2009,” said bass player Chris Lyng. The band has had quite the member turnover since it was founded in 2008. Mumford’s recently released their album “Triple Trinities” in CD or vinyl, through Maximum Ames Records. They were also the first release on that record label. “We tour a lot so we can go out and promote the record,” said Lyng. When asked about the band’s creative process for writing songs, it came to light that the entire band has a hand in the creation as well as the singing, through collaboration and contribution of ideas. According to Lyng, Logsdon, the primary singer/song-

writer, comes to the band with an idea and all members can add any thoughts or suggestions. One of the most obvious distinguishing characteristics of the band is its name, of course. It is possessively punctuated for a reason. The name was chosen in memory of Don Mumford, a jazz musician from Lawrence, Kansas. Logsdon met Mumford in Ames, and they played together before Logsdon was into the music scene himself. While on tour, during a gig in Kansas, the locals informed the band that Mr. Mumford played Jazz there on Sunday nights. “It blew our minds. We even recognized the red rooms from pictures we’d seen of Mumford on the internet, and we were playing there on a Sunday night,” reports Lyng. It was an experience that no doubt excited and further united the band for a great show. ELAINE GODFREY DESIGN: ANNETTE IVANISEVIC PHOTO: CLAIRE POWELL REVIVAL MAGAZINE | F/W 11-12

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e’ve all probably thought the same thing upon hearing the words “theater major”. Images of extroverted, carefree students singing and dancing through life without any worries and or obligations other than memorizing a few lines and doing a little song and dance on stage pop into our heads and leave us feeling a little judgmental and maybe a bit jealous. However, the reality is far, far different for Kelsey Kovacevich, senior in acting and directing. A typical schedule for a dreaded Monday in Kelsey’s world kicks off with a P90X workout in Pearson at 8:30 a.m. Never heard of P90X? Basically, take some ass-kicking, throw in some masochist flakes, and add a side of pure hardcore determination, and call it a work-out. This is followed by a theater class from 10 to 2. In this class, she reads way too many plays and other works written by various playwrights and directors to stay sane. She also learns how to act the good old fashioned way, through experience. In a room with black painted walls, complete with mirrors and stage lighting, Kelsey does what she loves. “I spend half my day playing pretend,” she says. Often times, she will then rehearse scenes with partners. Sounds like common sense, I know, but this can get more complicated than your average lab partner. Sometimes partners are short-term, but occasionally they develop into long-term relationships – and not always for the best. “It’s like having a sibling you don’t get along with as well, but at the end of the day you love them.” After this, she attends rehearsals for

Chekhov Short Stories from 3:30 to 5:30, before going to another rehearsal for Love’s Labor’s Lost from 7 until 11. Oftentimes she’s up until 1:30 in the morning. By the end of the semester, things really start to pile up, but Kelsey says she wouldn’t have it any other way. “I wouldn’t have made it through 4 years if it wasn’t fun, but it’s still intense.” Kelsey has always had a love of theater, and she’s been pursuing it since the age of 14. She got heavily involved in school productions as well as community theater. She has been involved in approximately 50 productions throughout her short career. It was during her sophomore year of high school, when she was just 16 years old, that she was presented with the opportunity to be a director when the one assigned left for seminary. The production was the locallywritten musical, The 5 Ghosts of Ebenezer Scrooge. The cast consisted of members from 6 to 75 years old, and went so smoothly she still can’t explain it. “I don’t know what they were thinking to be honest,” she says. Whatever they were thinking, the production went off without a hitch. She says it was amazing, but definitely a learning experience. She has since directed 2 small-scale shows at ISU. She says this year will be a new challenge because the M-Shop no longer allows shows, so the objective is to get a production mounted through ISU itself. One of the major roadblocks to getting any show off the ground is finding a venue, particularly because of cost concerns. Stephens Auditorium is a separate entity from Iowa State, and in order to use it, you have to rent it. If you think renting textbooks is going to keep you eating ramen for a month, consider how

much a theater hall would set you back. Currently, Kelsey is hard at work on Love’s Labor’s Lost, a Shakespeare play directed by Matt Foss. The play is scheduled to open in November, and Kelsey says the play is really accessible to modern audiences. Additionally, she is also working on Chekov Short Stories which is not a play, but a collection of short stories that are aimed at “creating a piece of theater based on short stories.” And for VEISHEA, ISU Theater is presenting the musical RENT. Looking for a way to get involved? Kelsey says ISU theater is in full swing and looking for anyone who’d like to contribute. They are in need of 10-minute and one-act actors. Audition lists are posted on a bulletin board on the second floor in Pearson Hall, or online at the ISU Theater website. It only takes a short rehearsal to get your foot in the door. Not interested in acting, but want to be a part? They could definitely us a little TLC for set design and setup, which is primarily student-run. Kelsey hopes that in the future she’ll be able to take her career to Chicago to become an artistic director. Artistic director is a fancy way of saying she’ll help select shows for a venue to host, direct some of those shows, and, most importantly, bring her own flair to the theater productions. We here at Revival Magazine and everyone at ISU wish Kelsey all the luck in the world in achieving her dreams for her career. RICHARD BLANCK DESIGN: NATALIE HEISTERKAMP

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BEHIND THE SCENES OF SONGS

SOUND ENGINEERING

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or all you engineers out there looking to infiltrate the radio station scene with your awesome technical knowhow, not so fast. Being a good engineer doesn’t necessarily make you a great sound technician. As Darren Hushak knows, you need an ear for music and sound to take on that job. Studying electrical engineering, music and music technology, Hushak is well qualified for his position as the general manager and chief sound engineer for KURE 88.5, Iowa State’s own student-run radio station. During the past five years, Hushak has also worked at music venues such as Vaudeville Mews and Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, and DG’s Tap House in Ames. He does sound checks for Iowa State’s Music Department and is one of three sound technicians at the M-Shop. With instincts honed over years of experience, he was willing to spill a few detailes about the science of sound for Revival. Hushak lists three types of sound situations in the music industry: live sound, as in the precarious business of recording shows as they happen for those sweet live show renditions we love; studio recording for albums, or broadcasts for bands; and broadcasting, which exists in the turbulent waters between the two, involving more control than live, but less of the style-killing complexity of a studio. KURE’s mission is to eliminate the difference in quality of sound between a broadcast song and one played off an album and clarify the voice of the broadcast arists.

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Not all microphones are created equal. Mics are developed for one of three situations: live, studio, or broadcast. They vary in price and quality and have their own pros and cons. According to Hushak, mics range in frequency response, or their ability to pick up different types of sound, such as bass versus treble. Broadcast mics don’t aim for a range of extremes in frequency because a flat sound is what you need to transmit, while studio mics have a high sound sensitivity and low durability, making them less convenient for live shows. Choosing the right equipment, whether we’re talking a mic, cable, soundboard, instrument, or something as abstract as software, is crucial to music quality. We listen to the radio on a pretty regular basis, but do you ever wonder how it works? The results are straightforward enough that most people don’t care beyond the mechanics of sound goes in one end and comes out the other. While it would be cool it radio mechanics were as simple as Wonkavision, it’s obviously a little more complicated. Hushak explains the five-step procedure for sound travel. First, sound is picked up by mics, as previously discussed. From there it travels by cables to a pre-amp, which boosts the weak mic signal to a volume more suitable for electronics. The signal goes to an equalizer, which a sound tech uses to adjust the sound qualities based on creative preference or genre. From there, the sound segment is sent to a converter that records snippets of the analog signal and changes them to a series of zeros and ones before offloading them to an interface. Finally, the sound goes to the computer’s Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) where sound mixing happens.

Even fancy engineering knowhow doesn’t guarantee a perfect product. Hushak, a pro at sound technology, still has to think on his feet to deal with challenges that arise. He lists managing frequency as a key issue, which involves balancing the song; this is achieved by cutting the overlapping portions of a multiple instrument spectrum, balance keeps sounds from fighting each other. All this really comes into play when many instruments are on the same frequency making it harder for the human ear to differentiate, like in the bluegrass genre. Similarly, volume management is another tricky obstacle to good sound. Faders control the volume of sound coming from each instrument. A compressor narrows the dynamics of the sound, making it easier to move in the volume range of the song. So next time you’re jamming out to the radio or singing along at a concert, maybe you’ll think about the technology and hard work it takes to get the sound from the musicians to you. Go ahead, use this to sound smart at a party. And if you’re at all interested learning more or being a part of the action, stop in to the KURE station in the basement of Friley Hall, or fill out an application online. Funded by the Government of the Student Body, KURE 88.5 is a free-form station, offering music not heard on mainstream radio. Besides incorporating multiple DJ personalities to mix up the tunes, KURE also hosts local bands for live studio sessions on Saturdays at 5 p.m. ELAINE GODFREYBy ELAINE

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A CLOSER LOOK:

PARLOURS An Indie-folk-pop band hailing from Des Moines, Iowa? We had to get a closer look.

They’ve recently released their self-titled EP, and their soulful and nostalgic sound aims to please a very diverse audience. Parlours is made up of the regionally and nationally known acts Dana Halferty and Scott Yoshimura on vocals, Wayde Stover on drums, Erik Knudtson on guitar, and Steve Bergeron on the violin and keys. We had a chance to catch up with lead singer and guitarist Dana Halferty from Des Moines, Iowa, and this is what she had to say. ERICA LANSMAN

So where did the name of your band originate? I lived in Oak/Elm at Iowa State Universityand would go into the dorm hall/parlour to write music. On my computer I’d save the demos as “Parlours demo(s).” A couple years later I started recording music seriously and was debating names, I didn’t know what to call the band. I referenced the demo name.

How did you get started singing and writing music? I write all the lyrics and have been writing since I was 14. It’s a pretty simple process. I pick instruments that are typically rhythmic and start with them. Sometimes I think of it in the car and record on my cell phone.


How did growing up in the Midwest (and going to Iowa State) affect you as a musician as far as writing or touring? I live in Des Moines now, and I think the Midwest is an extremely relational place. My financé, not being from Iowa, comments on how Iowans and people of the Midwest are so “people focused.” We (Iowans/Midwesterners) really care about our friends. We aren’t as cool as other places, we don’t have the same fashion sense or culture, but we have a strong suit for relationships. And music is relationships. I write about people that I love, people that have hurt me or people who I’ve hurt. I love people. I love my friends. Relationships are me. Friendships within music can be built around the idea of “What can that person do for me?” But for me, it’s not what can that person do for me – it’s “Do you like that person?”

What are your musical inspirations? I hope that no one listens to our songs and says we’re ripping off another band. Hopefully we don’t give off that vibe. But there are definitely bands that I like a lot. I like Fleetwood Mac, Iron and Wine, and I respect Stevie Nicks for her music writing. I listen to random records my grandma gave me. Other bands would be Death Cab for Cutie; Ben Gibbered [the lead singer for Death Cab for Cutie] is a good music lyric writer. He knows what he’s doing and his words are spot on. He writes catchy melodies, and they have a distinguished sound.

Tell us more about recording the EP: I never stop writing music, and some of the things I write are never complete or shown to anyone. Some of the songs I wrote a while ago or the week before. The EP was an experiment and I wanted to record five songs, which is what I had a budgeted for. The other current band members, Eric and Scott, helped a lot with this process. We went into the studio and most songs had never been played live. Eric and Scott really helped build the songs, and since then they’ve completely helped define the Parlours sound.

I read on your website that you collaborated with Threadless.com. How was the experience? It was really great; he emailed us out of the blue. One of our songs was on a TV show, Chicago Code, and Threadless is based in Chicago. It was really fun and is the coolest place to work. It has an arcade room. They brew their own beer, and really good music was always playing. It was humbling and they were so generous to us. We are just a baby band; so new. Musicians like Kate Nash and other people I respect had played there before us.

I also downloaded Parlours Daytrotter session. How did that opportunity occur? How was that experience? Same situation as Threadless; I was so surprised they asked us. They asked to play us before we even realized the EP. The email read: “We would love to get you in the Daytrotter session.” We hadn’t played any shows yet… We thought it was a joke. But it was real! It was so awesome to be among the bands on Daytrotter. So many bands have done Daytrotter, so being invited so early on... It was surprising. We actually went to record in February [released in July]. We had been playing some shows in the Southeast, and they’re based in Rock Island, Illinois. You really just go in and do the songs. And that’s it! We were super new at that point. DESIGN: CASSIDY RINGENA PHOTO: RYAN DAMMAN

What do you hope for the future of Parlours? In the immediate future, we are quite a ways into recording full the length album. We hope to release early next year, and the album will be all new songs. After that we want to tour. I love being on the road! It is a giant excuse to travel and meet people. If I wasn’t in a band I would be a nomad in the world who would just travel and meet people. Playing music is great. I want to tour more and grow our fan base. We all love music. But we are better at being friends; we’re still working on the musician thing. They [bandmates] are first my friends and second, my bandmates REVIVAL MAGAZINE | F/W 11-12

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T H E B U T T E R F LY E F F E C T MIDWEST BISEXUAL LESBIAN GAY TRANSGENDER ALLY COLLEGE CONFERENCE The butterfly effect states that a butterfly is able cause a ripple effect of enormous proportions with one flap of its wings. A butterfly is a fragile creature. It starts as a caterpillar thriving on leaves before it curls into small cocoon for several months until it flourishes into a beautiful and developed butterfly. Through every stage it undergoes metamorphosis, growing and changing each and every time. It slowly crawls from its cocoon, its safe haven for the past months, and enters a world in which it’s able to start a new life. This fragile and amazing change is happening all around us at any given instant, unnoticed and seemingly insignificant. But the tiniest change in the insect’s environment can end its development. Isn’t it only fair that such a delicate animal could be responsible for massive changes in the same world that threatens it? The Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference, or MBLGTACC, was created in 1991 by students from Iowa

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State University and Drake University at a conference in Des Moines. Since its conception, it has been held in different locations around the Midwest, serving as a way for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and allied (LGBTQA) students to network and grow together in a safe environment. The mission of Mumble Talk is to allow LGBTQA students to engage with their dreams, develop their skills, and find the pride to follow their dreams into action. It is so easy for passion and dreams to be crushed at inception. But with a little nurturing, they can lead to societal hurricanes. With past attendance of over 1,000 patrons (damn, that’s a lot of new Facebook friends) the conference is a mecca for LGBTQA students to come together and be themselves, with the bonus of showcasing all they have to offer the world. We like that. A lot.

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SCHEDULE • Check-in: 12-8 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2012 • Location: Iowa State University Memorial Union • First workshop: 4:00 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2012

COST • The final workshop ends at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2012 • Closing ceremony following the final workshop, concluding at 1 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2012

• Before December 15, 2011 @ 11:59 p.m. = $60 per person • Between December 16, 2011 and February 7, 2012 @ 11:59 p.m. = $70 per person

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A NEW MAN How far would you go to feel comfortable in your own skin? Would you spend thousands of dollars for muscle damaging chest binders, ongoing rounds of shots or undergo invasive surgery? For Charlie Poulson, a junior in graphic design, none of these are questions. Instead these expensive treatments and sometimes risky procedures have been milestones that proudly mark his life as a transgender male, and all of them have been worth it. Born a female in biology only, Poulson is now nearing the end of a long journey to alter his physical form to match the person he really is. As with many transgender individu-

als, Charlie’s journey began when he was a small child. At 12 years old, Poulson asked his mom if there was a surgery to make him a boy and she tenderly responded “you’re too young for that.” It wasn’t a no so Poulson stayed hopeful and decided to dress in boyish outfits instead. For this Charlie endured early teasing and criticism but stayed strong growing up knowing that both come from challenging what people consider normal and that in the end they result in a stronger person. Some years later he legally changed his name to Charlie and began watching hundreds of YouTube videos of people who

shared the feeling of being a prisoners in their own bodies. It was after one such video that Poulson had a lightbulb moment, and after some more research, he found that there was an alternative to immediate surgery. Poulson says it was like the “clouds parted, it rained skittles, and unicorns descended from rainbows,” because all it would take was a little help from shots of the hormone testosterone, or “T” as Poulson now calls it, to bring him closer to manhood. It was nearly a year ago that he started his own self-administered regiment that includes shots of testosterone and a hormone cocktail specifically engineered for his body but it has given him quite dramatic results. He now sports facial hair along with a fair amount of muscle tone and a much deeper voice but it wasn’t all an instant success. Poulson says he “felt like a monster in his own skin” admitting that while he might’ve been ready to be a man mentally, his body felt otherwise, and the first four months of the shots were difficult as his body adjusted to the influx of hormones. An internal balance was achieved over time and Poulson felt that he had become a man after this time of puberty. After successfully adapting to the testosterone Poulson then looked to the next step in his transition: Top surgery. As one might guess, this is a physical transition of the upper body that removes the fatty tissue on a females chest to reveal a more “male” physique. It’s a $5,900 surgery, plus airfare and a week-long hotel stay for the immediate recovery time, which is a major portion from his college-student budget. So he decided to raise money with the help of his best friend Alison Gamm by turning his old shirts, which are now too small because of his muscle gain, into bracelets to sell. Dubbing their philanthropic endeavor “Save Charlie” to signify saving him from the body he has been trapped in for 20 years the two posted fliers around campus and after one month of selling the bracelets has raised over $1,200. Poulson says that every transition is different and that top surgery will be the end of his journey choosing not to pursue the surgery to transition the lower half of his body. Instead he will continue his shot regiment and would like to thank everyone who has shown support for his cause over the years. It’s been a long road but for this new man salvation is finally in sight. ALLISON BUTLER (Charlie is scheduled for surgery on May 10th of next year. If you’d like to support him “Save Charlie” bracelets can be purchased at The Sloss House Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) DESIGN: KATELYN REYNOLDS PHOTO: ALISON GAMM REVIVAL MAGAZINE | F/W 11-12

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Still coming off the high from the killer show at Maximum Ames, lead singer Sharika Soal divulges the workings of her band Ladysoal. The eclectic band, complete with Mike Meier on lead guitar, Mallory Crain on bass, and Justin Whisler on drums, represents some of the best of what Ames has to offer. ALLISON BUTLER

THE NITTY GRITTY: Q: How did the band start? A: I started the Ames band in the summer of 2008, and Mike joined in September. I played guitar and there was a djembe player and a bass player. The members have changed since then and I didn’t envision it would turn into something this big. Q: What’s the band’s style? A: Well, our band image is a mix of pop, rock and soul. Our sound is rock, soul, blues, and R&B. Q: Run through the music creation process. A: The band practices Sunday at The Space for Ames, which is run by Nate Logsdon of local band Mumford’s. The band works on new songs first and later runs through set list. Everybody gives their input about changing notes, words, endings, etc. Our goal is to make what we have even better. Q: How do you prep for shows? A: We coordinate beforehand and decide what we’re going to wear; it’s usually black with a pop of color. At the show, we huddle and assess the situation. We’re nervous but ready to go. Everyone is thinking about their parts, but we’re always looking out for one another, asking how each other is doing. We’re like a little family.

Q: What do you want to accomplish with your music? A: Be the best we can be, whatever it may be. We concentrate on growing our fan base, press, publicity, working on our image. Our band was picked up by Growlition, a team based in LA and Houston. We love working with such a professional company. Growlition has taken over a bunch of responsibility, allowing the band to focus on the music. I still work with social media, sending press kits, doing interviews. Having a manager has helped the band gain respect, keeps us sane, and really allows us to grow. Q: What are your inspirations? A: My emotions inspire me the most to write and create. I write about hard times, good or bad situations. I try to heal people with my words. Q: What’s your message to the public? A: My message is love... my parents, family, friends, band members... with love I’ve succeeded. As long as you’re aware of love, you’ll make it. Check out Ladysoal’s music videos Sunshine and That Girl on YouTube. DESIGN: DANI MOORE PHOTO: ALLISON BUTLER

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Around Town MOTHER’S PUB 2900 West Street, Ames Mother’s Pub sits just a stone’s throw from the west edge of campus. Nestled in a residential area, Mother’s Pub is one of just a few neighborhood businesses on West Street and is a true neighborhood pub. From the outside the pub looks a little rustic, complete with a faded mural and gravel parking lot. This is belied by the newly renovated interior. It has a small stage frequented by cover bands and travelling musicians. Cover charges average $3-$5, but unfortunately only those 21 and older can enjoy the live music. Mother’s offers a wide variety of beers and pretzels are available for visitors to snack on. Genres: Rock, Alternative, Cover bands, Blues, Folk, Country

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ZEKE’S

PEOPLE’S COURT

3329 Lincoln Way, Ames

216 Court Ave. 3rd Floor, Des Moines, Iowa

Zeke’s, located on the west side of Ames, is one of the city’s latest additions to its growing art scene. Zeke’s is a non-profit community center catering to the arts. It features live music and performing arts as well as playing host to art shows and exhibits. Located in an unassuming commercial building on Lincoln Way, Zeke’s and its neighbor Capanna Coffee and Gelato bring vibrance to a bland streetscape of gas stations, strip malls, fast food, and liquor. Zeke’s is an affordable form of entertainment for those under 21 and offers Ames an excellent alternative to the bar scene. With cover charges ranging from $5$12, you’ll still have enough money to enjoy a cup of coffee next door. Genres: Indie, Alternative, Folk, Instrumental

Located in downtown Des Moines, people’s court is a venue favorite among the Ames community. People’s Court has a wide variety of musicians representing each genre making it a venue you must see. This venue is pretty spacious, with seating around the outer edges of the concert floor. The venue is above Legends restaurant making it a bit of a climb upstairs to get to the space but the work is well worth it. The cover charge ranges from $5-$20. Genres: All Genres


VAUDEVILLE MEWS 212 4th Street, Des Moines, Iowa Vaudeville Mews is a true music venue in that it is only open when there is a show. The venue offers a wide variety of shows, ranging from underground Hip-Hop to Heavy Metal. This is the place to go if you want to see local bands and MC’s perform live. Shows range from local musicians to more nationally known. Although many of the shows are for all ages, some are restricted to 21 and older. Vaudeville Mews is a cozy yet accommodating venue with a narrow floor plan and a loft. One can stand up in the large open space near the stage, hang out at the bar nestled under the loft, or mingle upstairs. Cover charge ranges from $5-$20. Vaudeville Mews has a fully stocked bar and although food is not served here, a variety of food options are available on lively 4th Street. Genres: Hip-Hop, Heavy Metal, Alternative, Indie, Electronic

DG’S TAP HOUSE 127 Main Street, Ames DG’s Tap House, located in Downtown Ames, gives the 21+ crowd a more laid back alternative to the crowded and rowdy Campustown. Hidden away on the second floor of an old Main Street building, DG’s Tap House is a gem at the end of a narrow staircase. DG’s Tap House caters to beer snobs and music lovers, with a selection of 56 beers on tap and a great array of live music. Frozen pizzas from Iowa’s own Pasquale’s Pizza are available. Occasionally shows are free of a cover charge, however most shows cost $5-$8, with major acts costing $15-$20. Genres: Jam, Funk, Rock, Reggae, Folk, Indie, Hip-Hop, Electronic

THE HOUSE OF BRICKS 525 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa Located in the heart of the trendy East Village, the House of Bricks has been and continues to be one of Des Moines’ most popular places for live music. The House of Bricks hosts a wide variety of musical styles and, with a full kitchen and bar, visitors can have all the comforts of home. This relatively small one-story venue is currently being renovated and expanded. Plans include a fresh façade, a more modern interior, and a roof terrace. Genres: Hip-Hop, Rock, Heavy Metal, Open Mic., Comedy, Americana

GAS LAMP 1501 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa Gas Lamp is located at the former location of the legendary Blues on Grand. Gas Lamp has breathed new life into the old building and is continuing the long tradition of live music on the corner of 15th and Grand. Many updates have been made to the first floor of this old downtown apartment building. The bar has a fresh but vintage feel to it with its spray-painted televisions nested above the bar reading “gas lamp,” to its wooden tables, pinball machines, and Shepard Fairestyle wallpaper. Gas Lamp has a nice stage area near its large windows overlooking the Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Some shows are free, but most nights there’s a $5-$8 cover charge. The bar has a wide selection of Microbrews, imports, and the usual assorted others. No food is served at the venue, however on the weekends a food vendor will supply hot dogs and Italian Beef sandwiches until the wee hours of 2:00 a.m. Genres: Blues, Indie, Folk, Country, Alternative REVIVAL MAGAZINE | F/W 11-12

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WHAT A SHOW! Bassnectar hit Des Moines and rocked out the Val Air Ballroom with the wildest of wild concerts. September 28, Bassnectar came and blew the Iowan fans away! Though the show took place on a Wednesday, Bassnectar assured the crowd it was going to be a Friday night experience. Lorin Ashton, who goes by Bassnectar, is a hit sensation DJ who bases all of his jams on the dubstep genre of electronically synthesized music. He performs electric music mixes that combine both mainstream popular hits with low-key underground songs. A master in the genre, he is known for putting on a stellar upbeat performance that will move your mind, body, and soul. Adding to his bang-up vibe was an outrageously awesome setup for creating an out-of-this-world light show. The feel Bassnectar brings to a crowd is seductive and has succeeded in luring a diverse crowd. The show started with underground artist DJ Laura to pump the crowd up. An edgy start to the show, her music was full of energy and rhythmic remixes that made the crowd go insane as they moved to the vibe of each beat. As the opening DJ continued to jam out her sweet sounds, the dance floor started to fill in and quickly overflowed. DJ Laura hyped the crowd up and got them on their feet with her unique punk style. As the opening DJ wound down, the crowd absolutely lost it when Bassnectar hit the stage. He brought a frantic vibe to the audience and made it certain that the night was about to morph into some wild fun. The light show began with astonishing colors flashing to the beat and absolutely knocked the crowd off their feet. Everyone was jumping up and down with fierce motions, swaying left and right to get the full feel of the music. “The light show felt like a dream,” says Hallie Bear, who was lucky enough to witness the show. Added to the intense beams of light shooting across the crowd, a background screen displayed various intriguing pictures of the earth and stars, pictures of places and people around the world. The crowd danced to the eccentric music as rich images of the world flickered over the screen. When Bassnectar puts on a show he goes all the way and decks out his scenery with a dazzling glow. REVIVAL MAGAZINE | F/W 11-12

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The entire crowd jammed as the music sped up, and began to sway slowly back and forth as the tunes fell to a steady beat. The experience of a Bassnectar concert is all about the psychology and emotions connected with the music. Bear described the closeness of the crowd in the moment as like being “a body inside of a jello bowl of bodies.” The energy that dragged the audience into such a cohesive state is a part of the overall vibe of the dubstep genre and specifically the music Bassnectar creates. He played a mix of his new tracks with his older ones, like “Wildstyle Method,” “Time Stretch,” and “Coza Frenzy.” The scene that Bassnectar attracts is funky fresh. The crowd was full of a crazy variety as per the dubstep genre, which attracts people from an eclectic mix of musical backgrounds and creates a sense of unity within the music world. As always, the fashions on display at the Bassnectar concert showcased the spectrum of the audience’s enthusiasm. Literally. People came covered in face and body paint, some dusted with glitter from head to toe. The whole arena was swamped with glow sticks. The attire ranged from tutus and other funky costumes to casual flannel. The crowd was beyond diverse with wacky hair colors and styles, hip hats and fun skirts. Everyone is welcomed at a dubstep show, and BASSNECTAR is no exception. The diversity of the crowd connects to the music style’s mixture of genres combined in the heated banging beat. SHARI SANDLER DESIGN: SARAH BUEHLER PHOTO: MICHAEL JOLLIFFE

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WELCOME HOME A SAFE PLACE FOR EVERYONE

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e’ve all seen the Sloss House. Some of us pass by it every day on the way to class, that quaint old house nestled between Curtiss and Gerdin. It’s a sleepy-looking place, with an aging brick exterior and ivy winding in leafy helixes along the walls. But the true beauty of the Sloss House can’t be seen from the sidewalk. The Sloss House is home to the Margaret Sloss Women’s Center (MSWC), which is dedicated to advocating for the equality of all students on campus. Regardless of a student’s gender, sexual orientation, race, or religion, a comfortable environment can be found for studying, meeting, or just hanging out inside the house. The mission of MSWC is to create a “safe space” for every student or faculty visitor, both physically and emotionally. At the Sloss House, every student who visits should 42

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be able to converse freely, speak his or her mind, and feel completely at ease. The door of the house is the kind of glasspaned affair you can find on any residential home, coupled with a good old-fashioned screen door. And inside, visitors are immediately greeted by couches and cushioned chairs, lots of open windows, and if you’re lucky, the smell of freshly-baked cookies. The house is full of cozy rooms, including two lounges with brand-new carpeting and lots of seating, coffee tables, and a quiet atmosphere that has the library beat hands-down for studying comfort. And if you ever need to catch up on some much-needed sleep, the house is equipped with blankets and pillows to suit your napping needs. Connected to the lounge, the sun room contains two longer tables for spreading out, and its French doors

can be shut for quiet study. Also on the first floor is a computer lab with three desktop computers. Here, printing is free; just bring your own paper. Sloss is a converted house, and as in all old houses, its beating heart is its kichen. Equipped with all the commodities of home, including a dishwasher, oven, refrigerator, and cabinet space, anyone is welcome to store afternoon snacks. Cookies of all kinds can be found here daily, and coffee and tea are provided to keep those academic synapses firing. Besides the luxuries of the building, the atmosphere of the Sloss House is completely unique. The house is warm and friendly and, unlike most campus buildings, inviting. Depending on the time of day, it may be a tranquil retreat with only a volunteer or two reading in the corner. Or there may be people


everywhere, curled up on couches, reading books and writing papers. Sloss is a common meeting place for groups to discuss everything from politics to knitting techniques. According to Petey Peterson, a graduate student employed part-time at the house, this interaction between people is the most important element of the house.“Here, students always feel comfortable conversing,” she says. “The coolest part to me is just being able to walk up to someone and start a dialogue – about anything.” Peterson is one of four staff members employed at the house, including Director Chris Fowler, Assistant Director Som Mongtin, and Graduate Assistant Dustin Neff. “Our offices are just up the stairs,” says Peterson, “and one of us is always here, whether you need some help or even if you just want to talk.” The Sloss House is open every weekday from 8 to 5. Every Friday evening, movies are shown on the house’s brand-new flat screen T.V., and meetings are held weekly in the lounge for groups like the Vagina Warriors club and C.A.K.E. (Crafts, Arts, Knitting, & Everything else). And, as if that’s not enough, the house has baskets (baskets!) of items that are free for the taking – from feminine products and contraceptives, to razors, perfume, and deodorant. Students often come to the house with bags and fill them to the brim with freebies. And that’s the way they want it,

according to Peterson.“We get tons of items donated by the Thielen Health Center every year,” she says, “So take them. Seriously, take them!” But the Sloss House doesn’t only offer free stuff to its visitors. Besides its mission to provide a “safe space” and a comfortable study location, the purpose of the Sloss House is to nurture healthy dialogue and discussion. The Sloss House isn’t billed as an exclusive club. Neither is it meant to be a campus tourist trap to check off on your list of ISU experiences. The MSWC is a lifestyle for the open-minded. “Not everyone here at Iowa State has this community, this safe place to be,” Peterson explains. “The Sloss House offers an extra comfort. Whether you’re homesick or just need a place to talk, we try to be your home away from home.” “One misconception people have about us,” Peterson continues, “is that we’re not open to everyone. But our goal is to get the word out. The Sloss House is open to any and all students. And you can’t know what it’s like until you come here and experience the things we do.” MSWC caters particularly to women, but its facilities and activities are open to any gender, provided that the environment still remains safe and comfortable for everyone. Students are also able to volunteer at the Sloss House. Currently, the MSWC has about

fifteen regular volunteers, some of whom have gone through special training in order to provide counsel and act as peer advisors for other students. Volunteers cover a wide range of duties, from working with staff to create and lead programs to updating the bulletin boards and interacting with house visitors. “These volunteers are essential,” Peterson says. “Without them, we wouldn’t be able to be so open and available to every student.” And there is no doubt that the Sloss House provides that extra comfort many students need to succeed here at the university. Peterson herself was a regular at the house during her undergraduate years when she welcomed the Sloss House’s sense of community and safe environment. Now, she says, “One of the best parts of my job is getting to know the students here at the house. I love when they just pop into my office, and we can have a chat about anything.” Although the Sloss House is dedicated to welcoming everyone, its museum-like appearance doesn’t exactly radiate that warmth. But by simply walking inside,w you begin to understand the personal support and friendship found within the Sloss House. Regardless of who you are, what you believe in, or who you love, all are welcome. So, Peterson says, “Take the time to come in and check it out. Even if you just want a cookie.” ELAINE GODFREY

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Bright colors and a vibrant paisley mural lure the customers in upon entering 5th Street in Valley Junction. This building, which proudly wears this mind-bending ‘60s-inspired mural, is home to a real-life flaw in the spacetime continuum. This door doesn’t lead to a shop. It opens a portal through time. You have entered the Atomic Garage. The front hosts a display of accessories including costume jewelry straight from Audrey Hepburn’s stylist, from psychedelic sunglasses to vibrant purses, not to mention old school shoes – we’re talking Go Go boots here, honey – and wigs featuring vintage hairstyles.

Racks fill the back room, stuffed with one-of-a-kind clothes of every style and time period. The majority of these clothes are legit, too, relics from decades like the flirty ‘40s and the rockin’ ‘80s. There are no racks of identical blouses and matching pants here, either; no two garments are alike. Mixing clothes and accessories in the Atomic Garage is guaranteed to provide the makings for a great party outfit. And speaking of parties, the store also sells an eclectic mix of vintage records to provide for all your DJing needs. KIANA ROPPE

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RANDOM GOODS GOODS RANDOM I walked into Random Goods expecting your run-of-the-mill thrift store. That was a mistake. First step into the store and I’m staring at dress forms decked out in crazy costumes, from a gorgeous white Greek goddess costume (really, truly fabulous) to 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s attire. There were vintage Dolce & Gab-

bana jeans on a rack, a vast arrangement of zebra and cheetah prints for shirts, jackets, and pants. Overwhelmed? In the best way possible. Random Goods is owned by Cheryl and Tim Gleason. Over the years, Cheryl has collected a lot of costume-style garments and

accessories. She calls Random Goods a consignment, costume, and vintage store. Cheryl hates the term ‘thrift store’ because many people pair the word thrift with low quality clothing. Random Goods is anything but low-rent. Cheryl felt that there was a need for a place like Random Goods in Campustown, a place that appealed to college students. Why this location in particular? Well, it was conveniently vacant for 2 years, and looked like prime real estate for getting up close and personal to the students the store wants to attract. Cheryl has a few projects simmering to promote the store. She wants to team up with the ISU foundation in order to fundraise for a need-based scholarship. Another project would be restoring the 1930’s style theater side of the building. Cheryl says, “We could rent out the space.” “We can have dinner-themed parties like murder mystery dinners or movie nights. It’s so enjoyable watching people come in and to see their reactions, to see them laugh.” Another idea in the works is a regular karaoke night where participants can dress up and belt out their favorite tunes, snagging a discount in exchange for the entertainment. They’ve already had one of these nights, in fact; a student dressed up as Michael Jackson and landed a $50 gift certificate. Chelsey Twedt, a senior in fashion design, was hunting around in the store when I got there, so I asked a few questions. Chelsey explained that the store is trying to figure out what people need or want. If more people knew about Random Goods, she said, it’d be a hit, if only for the adventure: “The thrill is in the dig. The fun part is digging through one-of-a-kind stuff.” And of course, the prices in this store are phenomenal. A pair of heels ranges from $8 to $15, while a range of unique costumes can be found for less than $20 each. This is perfect for the college student who has a budget and wants an outfit comparable to the overpriced brand-names found at the mall for $50-70. Oh, and that gorgeous white Greek goddess dress I mentioned earlier? It was only $18. It’s in my closet now. ANDREA TATE DESIGN: ANNETTE IVANISEVIC PHOTO: ALLISON BUTLER

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WHO’S IN THE ISSUE

AUBRIE JAMES

CARA GRULA

Where are you from/hometown? Ames, Iowa

Where are you from/hometown? Aurora, IL

Do you have any pets? What are their names? Does a fruit fly count?

What is something you can’t live without besides your cell phone? Ke$ha

Where is your favorite place to study on campus? Anywhere with a snack zone component. Describe your perfect date. Silently observing Jay-Z and Beyoncé on a date.

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If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? If I could travel anywhere, I would go to Brazil... hello, they have the hottest people there. What is your favorite hobby or activity? Dungeons and Dragons and creating the illusion of populartity.

MEGHAN BERKLAND Where are you from/hometown? Emmetsburg, IA What is something about you that no one knows? When I was younger, I used to pretend I was the lost Russian Princess Anastasia because I loved the movie and Dimitri was hot. Oh, and I was also scared to turn 11 because I didn’t want to give up the fantasy that I would get my Hogwarts letter! What is your favorite hobby or activity? I love to paint. It’s something that calms me and lets me just be in my own little creative world. There is just something so magical about seeing a blank canvas and within a few hours having a work of art. It’s incredible.


MADISON KEATON SANDEMAN JERDE

NOAH WIKLE

Where are you from/hometown? Bettendorf, Iowa

Where are you from/hometown? Minneapolis, Minnesota

Where are you from/hometown? The Quad Cities-ish...

What is something about you that no one knows? I mean, I don’t hide it, but I am a Pokemon master. Trust me, my team is stacked.

What or who inspires your sense of style? Vintage clothing. Agyness Deyn. Cat eyeliner. Pearl earrings. Repurposed menswear. Thrift stores. Marc Jacobs. 40’s/50’s music.

What or who inspires your sense of style? People in bands, the elderly, and pretending I’m from England.

Where do you see yourself in ten years? I foresee cats. Many, many cats.

Describe your perfect date. Well, the date would start off with an Eastern European model and I going skydiving over a double rainbow. Then we would go roll around in a pile of kitties. After that, we would go back to my castle and get real weird.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? Paris- I’ve always loved the culture and I speak enough French that I probably wouldn’t get kidnapped.

What is your favorite television show or/and movie? Skins. Ondine, Black Swan, The Color of Magic.

Where do you see yourself in ten years? On a beach in New Zealand soakin’ up some cosmic rays, holdin’ a brewskie. What is something about you that no one knows? Got an imaginary Norwegian forest cat named Salsa, real party animal.

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GOOD MORNING

AMERICA Those who’ve led us here have little in the way of answers and their solutions do little to patch the cracks in today’s collapsing social structures. And while it’s true that cultures are colliding who’s to say they need to clash? That is why today is the day when dawn breaks over a band of outsiders who will pass the hours of their day fighting, smoking and telling stories. Finding themselves placed outside of their normal context these misfits gradually open up to one another and the world around them, enjoying a moment that can only be lived in the present. Beholden to no ones expectations they see that they fear the same thing. That they might repeat the mistakes of the generations before them and continue their trends of cynicism and perpetuate the fears that have fractured the world around them. Knowing not where the sidewalk ends they are happy to find that at least they take their steps and aren’t alone.

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This Page: Middle Picture: Lace shorts - Atomic Garage, cami - Salvation Army, tank - Salvation Army, pants - Goodwill, slippers - Salvation Army, pants Salvation Army, bandeau - Target, robe - Salvation Army, lingerie - Salvation Army, shirt - Goodwill, tank - Target, boxers - Target, shirt - Salvation Army.


From Left: Jacket - Atomic Garage, shirt - Random Goods, jeans - Random Goods, hat - Salvation Army, sweater Salvation Army, shorts - Goodwill, shirt - Goodwill, sweats Target, jacket - Atomic Garage, tank - Goodwill, necklace - Salvation Army, pants - Goodwill, shoes - Goodwill, sweater -Salvation Army, shorts - Salvation Army, sweatshirt - Salvation Army, pants - Salvation Army, shoes - Goodwill, vest - Salvation Army, pants - Goodwill, shirt - Goodwill, pants - Atomic Garage, shirt - Atomic Garage, shorts - Goodwill.


This Page: Shirt - Goodwill, vest Goodwill, dress - Salvation Army, shirt - Goodwill, shirt - Goodwill, skirt - Salvation Army, blazer Salvation Army, skirt - Goodwill, jacket - Goodwill, pants - Random Goods, pants - Goodwill.


This Page: Shirt - Goodwill - pants Salvation Army, scart - Goodwill, tank Salvation Army, pants - Goodwill, velvet blazer - Salvation Army, necklace and broche - Salvation Army, dress - Goodwill, shirt - Goodwill, pants - Goodwill. Right Page: Jumpsuit - Goodwill.


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The real animals of winter embrace mother nature’s chill by ditching their daily ski-jacket drill. Choosing to up the ante these women keep their heat set on high with classy heirloom frill.

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CLOSET CASE Admit it, your closet’s a case, so why put up a fight? Ignore their pleats and harness the potential in your shirts and slacks by breaking out of the tried and true to become uniquely you.

Admit it your closet’s a case, so why put up a fight? Ignore their pleats and harness the potential in your shirts and slacks by breaking out of the tried and true to become uniquely you.

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Left Page: Shirt (as dress) - Goodwill, tights - Goodwill. This Page: Sweater - Salvation Army, shorts - Goodwill.


Left Page: Tank - Goodwill, jeans - Goodwill. This Page: Sweater (as scarf) - Salvation Army, shirt - Goodwill, pants - Salvation Army.


This Page: Shirt - Goodwill, shirt (as pants) - Salvation Army. Right Page: Sweater - Salvation Army, pants Goodwill, heels - Salvation Army.


SANS GENDER No longer is role reversal fashion fetish, in fact the very concept of cross dressing has faded away entirely. And while complete androgyny is something only a brave few may be able to accomplish, the rest of us can participate in the new vogue of fluidity by asking ourselves, “Does fashion really need a gender?”

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On Madeline: Suspenders - Salvation Army, pants - Goodwill, heels - Goodwill. On James: Blazer - Goodwill, blouse - Salvation Army, shorts - Goodwill, socks - Target.


On Cara: Shirt - Goodwill, bow tie - Salvation Army. On James: scarf - Goodwill, shirt - Goodwill.


On Joe and Apajok: Dress - Random Goods. On Apajok: Heels - Target.


Right Page: Tracy - Overalls - Salvation Army, socks - Target, boots - Goodwill. Tracow - bowtie - Goodwill, pants - Goodwill. This Page: Striped sweater - Salvation Army, tights - Salvation Army, boots - Goodwill, red sweater - Goodwill, dress - Salvation Army, boots - Goodwill.


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ISU Men’s Basketball VS. Central Michigan -Hilton Coliseum @ 1:00PM, Ames

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4 11 18 25 ISU Women’s Basketball VS. UNI -Hilton Coliseum @ 7:00PM, Ames

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TUESDAY

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Final Examinations Start

MONDAY

SUNDAY

DECEMBER

ISU Women’s Basketball VS. Iowa -Hilton Coliseum @ 7:00PM, Ames

THURSDAY

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WEDNESDAY

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ISU Men’s Basketball VS. Iowa -Hilton Coliseum @ 7:00PM, Ames

ISU Symphony Orchestra -Tye Recital Hall @ 7:30PM, Ames

FRIDAY

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ISU Men’s Basketball Basketball VS. Mississippi Valley State -Hilton Coliseum @ 7:00PM, Ames

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Winter Break Begins

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The Nutcracker Ballet -Stephens Auditorium @ 1:30PM, Ames

“A Christmas Carol” -Fisher Theatre @ 7:30PM, Ames

SATURDAY


Sleeping Beauty Ballet -Stephens Auditorium @ 3:00PM, Ames

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SUNDAY

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University Holiday; No Classes

Classes Resume

2 9 16 23 30

MONDAY

JANUARY

ISU Men’s Basketball VS. Kansas State -Hilton Coliseum @ 8:00PM, Ames

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TUESDAY

Clubfest II -The MU Ballroom @ 5-9PM, Ames

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WEDNESDAY

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THURSDAY

Monday Mourners -Blues on Grand @ 8:00PM, Des Moines Men’s Hockey ISU VS. Kent State -Ames/ISU Ice Arena @ 7:30PM, Ames

Dance Marathon -The MU, Great Hall @ 9:00AM-12:00AM, Ames

Rude Punch & The Candymakers -Blues on Grand @ 8:00PM, Des Moines

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SATURDAY

Rude Punch -Blues on Grand @ 8:00PM, Des Moines

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FRIDAY


ISU Percussion Ensemble -Tye Recital Hall @ 7:30PM, Ames

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ISU Honor Choir -Music Building @ 7:00PM, Ames

MONDAY

2012

SUNDAY

FEBRUARY

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TUESDAY

1 8 15 22 29 ISU Jazz Combos -Tye Recital Hall @ 7:30PM, Ames

ISU Women’s Basketball VS. Oklahoma State -Hilton Coliseum @ 7:00PM, Ames

WEDNESDAY

“My Fair Lady” -Stephens Auditorium @ 7:00PM, Ames

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THURSDAY

“To Kill a Mockingbird” -Fisher Theatre @ 7:30PM, Ames

“Doubt” -Stephens Auditorium @ 7:30PM, Ames

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FRIDAY

ISU Symphony Orchestra Concert -Tye Recital Hall @ 3:00PM, Ames

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SATURDAY


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