Our Puppet Selves – The Wind That Is One Glenn Jones (That I Mean)

This is an old review of a show Glenn Jones played in my hometown of Dubuque, Iowa in 2011. Having seen Jones pass through Iowa again relatively recently, I figured I'd post this lil' write up from the days of yore. As much as things change, they stay the same, and Jones continues to be a force and inspiration to a newly revitalized American prim…

Dubuque – Sound of Perseverance

Every now and then we dig up Ruixes past. Here are a handful of reviews of recordings by bands from our home base of Dubuque, Iowa, dug up from one of our prints zines published in 2015.  All these artists are still active - check 'em out. Young Indian - Handsome  Iowa has been getting a fair amount of positive press lately from the…

Thollem’s Hot Pursuit of Happiness

  For our first entry in Ruix's archival series, we have an essay from 2013 about the prolific musician and peripatetic traveler Thollem McDonas. Thollem is presently on tour, playing and singing his songs, presented under the name Hot Pursuit of Happiness.  With Thollem playing at Monk's Kaffee Pub in Ruix's home base of Dubuque, I…