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The future of LKS, if any…

The future of LKS, if any…

The five of us have decided to bring Lesser Known Saint to an end, a little over decade since Rug and Jim started things. Axel decided to exit the band to focus on his family, and the rest of us figure there’s really no point in continuing on without any minorities to make fun of. [...]


Show this Thursday, interview available

Show this Thursday, interview available

A killer rock show this Thursday which you should attend. Do it!


Rest in peace, Ellen

Rest in peace, Ellen

Two years ago my close friend, Ellen Heitman, committed suicide. I will say now what I wanted (tried, and failed) to say at our show a year ago.


The Lines of History party, this Saturday!

The Lines of History party, this Saturday!

Lots of news related to our our most recent full-length album, The Lines of History!


Jim’s “Best Albums of 2010″ List

Jim’s “Best Albums of 2010″ List

This year it was actually quite a bit easier to create my “Best Of” list than last year. Some years I have a really hard time deciding 1-5 (like last year); or I’ll have a ridiculous amount of honorable mentions (like 2007 and 2008), which makes ranking 10-20 really difficult.  But this year, for whatever [...]


It’s Good To Have Friends (Who Make Great Music)

It’s Good To Have Friends (Who Make Great Music)

Long before I moved to Minneapolis (summer 2004), I was a big fan of the music scene here. During my time at Iowa State University, I had the opportunity to book many bands from the Twin Cities (and elsewhere) in the Ames/Des Moines area… and over time I’ve had the privilege to get to know [...]


Jim’s “Best Albums of 2009″ List

Jim’s “Best Albums of 2009″ List

2009 was an incredible year for new releases, which makes it particularly difficult for me to compile a ‘Best Of’ list and not have a bunch of honorable mentions. Anyway, here goes nothing…


2005.10.08 – Maintenance Shop [Ames IA]

2005.10.08 – Maintenance Shop [Ames IA]

Info New Years Project Release Party w/ The Envy Corps, If Ever Was A Fire Flier Links Flier 1(PDF) Flier 2(PDF) Images


2005.07.02 – Lumpy’s Bar [Davenport IA]

2005.07.02 – Lumpy’s Bar [Davenport IA]

Info w/ Mariannis, Head Held High, If Ever Was A Fire


2005.05.21 – Wong Residence [Ames IA]

2005.05.21 – Wong Residence [Ames IA]

Info w/ Marcato, Dennis Asher


2004.10.16 – Bali Satay House [Ames IA]

2004.10.16 – Bali Satay House [Ames IA]

Info Trash Talk 2K4 w/ The Envy Corps, Parallex Flier Links Flier 1 (PDF) Flier 2 (PDF) Flier 3 (PDF) Flier 4 (PDF) Flier 5 (PDF) Images


2004.09.11 – Maintenance Shop [Ames IA]

2004.09.11 – Maintenance Shop [Ames IA]

Info w/ Casanatra, Light In The Addict Flier Links Flier (PDF) Images


2004.07.24 – Mediocre Supercellar [Ames IA]

2004.07.24 – Mediocre Supercellar [Ames IA]

Info w/ The Envy Corps, Dave Tilly Flier Links Flier (PDF) Images


2004.07.18 – Gabe’s Oasis [Iowa City IA]

2004.07.18 – Gabe’s Oasis [Iowa City IA]

Info w/ She Sir Will Destroy You, Keepers Of The Carpet, Like Knives Flier Links Flier (PDF)


2004.07.10 – El Torreon [Kansas City MO]

2004.07.10 – El Torreon [Kansas City MO]

Info w/ National Fire Theory


2004.06.26 – Mediocre Supercellar [Ames IA]

2004.06.26 – Mediocre Supercellar [Ames IA]

Info w/ Down And Above, The Envy Corps Flier Links Flier (PDF) Images


2004.05.28 – Oaks Convention Center [Sioux Falls SD]

2004.05.28 – Oaks Convention Center [Sioux Falls SD]

Info w/ Light In The Addict, Sue Generis, Quiet Drive, Rule Of Nines


2004.05.16 – Mediocre Supercellar [Ames IA]

2004.05.16 – Mediocre Supercellar [Ames IA]

Info w/ A Jealousy Issue, The Envy Corps


2004.05.06 – House Of Bricks [Des Moines IA]

2004.05.06 – House Of Bricks [Des Moines IA]

Info Midwest Movement Showcase w/ Casanatra, Marcato


2004.05.01 – Heffernan Mall, Briar Cliff College [Sioux City IA]

2004.05.01 – Heffernan Mall, Briar Cliff College [Sioux City IA]

Info w/ Grasshopper Takeover, Anything But Joey, The Envy Corps, Fear Is Calm


2004.04.17 – The Garage [Burnsville MN]

2004.04.17 – The Garage [Burnsville MN]

Info w/ Casanatra


2004.04.10 – Prosound Warehouse [Ames IA]

2004.04.10 – Prosound Warehouse [Ames IA]

Info Hef’s Wedding Party w/ Like Knives, Keepers Of The Carpet, Stoplights


2004.04.04 – Lulac Club [Davenport IA]

2004.04.04 – Lulac Club [Davenport IA]

Info QC Battle Of The Bands Finals w/ Meth And Goats, Katalina, Sangween, Five Star Sequel, Lazy Susan Flier Links Flier (PDF) Images


2004.04.03 – Lulac Club [Davenport IA]

2004.04.03 – Lulac Club [Davenport IA]

Info QC Battle Of The Bands w/ Meth And Goats, Fallen To Ashes, Lazy Susan, Etta 100, Four Ways To Find It Flier Links Flier (PDF) Images