KZUM pledge drive; new Des Moines music festival; Orenda Fink at Reverb tomorrow

Nebraska’s only full-power community radio station is raising money right now for its Spring Pledge Drive.

KZUM has been on the air in Lincoln for 37 years broadcasting alternative community-driven radio. Hear Nebraska hosts Hear Nebraska FM on the channel every Monday night from 8-10 p.m. with Nebraska music and news as well as live guests and on-air features.

Gifts are available to donors at certain levels, including the shirt below for donations of $89.30 and the compilation CD for $120.

Please consider contributing to KZUM through Thursday to help keep the station on the air and thriving. You can donate with a credit card or paypal here. Consider donating in Hear Nebraska FM’s name.

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80/35 will no longer be the only national-billing festival in Des Moines. This year will mark the first Hinterland, July 31 and Aug. 1. Hinterland will be held in Water Works Park in the center of Des Moines.

Old Crow Medicine Show, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Future Islands, TV on the Radio, Brandi Carlile, Yonder Mountain String Band, St. Paul and the Broken Bones and Joe Pug will perform, with more to be announced.

The festival is put on by First Fleet Concerts, an entertainment company that has been operating in Des Moines and around the Midwest since 2003. First Fleet also owns Wooly’s in Des Moines. First Fleet also books shows at The Waiting Room, Slowdown and Sokol Auditorium and Underground in Omaha. For example, First Fleet is bringing Silverstein to Sokol Underground in June and Mod Sun plays The Waiting Room on March 15.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. and they’re available for $75. Get them here.

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Lastly, here’s your day-early reminder Orenda Fink plays Reverb Lounge tomorrow with  Thayer Sarrano & Mike Schlesinger. (RSVP). It’s notable, for one, because Fink’s dreamy, vocally pristine songs will likely sound transcendent in Reverb’s room. Second, it’s a rare (let’s say) ordinary performance from Fink. She’s a Nebraska musician who handles her booking like a national act — and international, as she’s just finished touring Europe. November’s Slowdown show was essentially a US tour stop. Don’t miss her tomorrow just playing one for Omaha.