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The Zombies, Greg Brown, Murder by Death and more top Maximum Ames Music Festival 2013

Published on July 15th, 2013 | by Joe Lawler

The Maximum Ames Music Festival has announced its first round of acts for the Sept. 26-29 festival in Ames. Rock and roll legends The Zombies will headline this year. Last year the festival was headlined by Jeff Mangum and Wanda Jackson, and in 2011 by Mountain Goats and Xiu Xiu.

Festival passes are $100 through Individual passes will go on sale at a later date. More than 130 bands will play the festival at various venues around Ames.

Here’s a breakdown of some of the top acts.

The Zombies – A 60s English rock group best known for the hits “She’s Not There” and “Time of the Season.” The band released its fifth album, “Breathe Out, Breathe In,” in 2011.

Greg Brown & Bo Ramsey – Brown is an Iowa folk musician and founder of Red House Records. His songs have been covered by Willie Nelson, Ani DiFranco, Carlos Santana and Joan Baez. Brown released his 25th album, “Hymns To What Is Left,” last year.

The Meat Puppets – A Phoenix group that blends punk, country and rock whose music was an influence on Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr., Soundgarden and others. Their song “Backwater” was a hit and they performed three of their songs with Nirvana on the “Unplugged in New York” album.

Murder by Death – An Indiana folk rock group that performed at Wooly’s in June. The band ran one of the most successful music Kickstarter pledges to date, raising $187,000 to fun its sixth album, “Drink Bitter, Bitter Moon.”

The Hood Internet – A Chicago mash-up duo that combines hip hop with indie rock. The Hood Internet’s mixtapes can be downloaded free on its website.

Also announced for Maximum Ames were:

BeJae Fleming, The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, Trey LaTrash & Cher Noble, Lipstick Homicide, The Pines, The Beat Strings, Eros and the Eschaton, Brooks Strause & the Gory Details, Obsidian’s Dream, The Wheelers, Little Ruckus, Samuel Locke Ward & the Garbage Boys, Dear Rabbit and H.D. Harmsen & The Electrophones.


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Joe Lawler covers music and more for Juice Magazine. E-mail him at or follow his updates on Twitter @JoeLawler

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