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In Photos: 80/35 Music Festival 2009

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    If we were to tell you that one of the best new music festivals is in the middle of Iowa, you wouldn’t take us seriously, right? Yeah, nobody would. But, it’s the doggone truth, folks. No, we’re not bluffing you. No, this isn’t our “poker face.”

    Truth is, Des Moines, Iowa is kicking up some dust (sorry, couldn’t help myself), as it’s home to the Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC for short), where this year, they held the second annual 80/35 Music Festival. After last year’s monumental success with headliners The Flaming Lips and The Roots, the DMMC went the extra mile bringing big names not only as headliners but also as day shows.

    Though our photographer Joni Richter, didn’t make it out on Friday (the nerve, right?), here are some great sets from Saturday’s festivities.

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    Cymbals Eat Guitars – 5:15pm @ Meredith West Stage

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    Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s – 6:15 @ Meredith West Stage

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    Broken Social Scene – 7:00pm @ Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Main Stage

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    Brother Ali – 8:00pm @ Mediacom East Stage

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    Ben Harper & Relentless7 – 9:00pm @ Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Main Stage

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