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The Maytags will perform Feb. 18 at the Orpheum

The Maytags concert is Feb. 18The IVCCD Orpheum Theater Center will feature The Maytags in concert on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 7 to 9 pm. Known as a soulful and sultry seven-piece band with great horns, jazzy overtones and amazing vocals, The Maytags are a Des Moines band on several watch lists.

“With Valentine’s Day coming up, we feel confident that many will take this opportunity to spend a night on the town with their sweethearts and enjoy the romantic vibe of a band whose latest hit album, Love Lines, will evoke a gamut of emotions,” says Bob Untiedt, Orpheum Theater Center Director. “They’re cool, they’re jazzy, and they’ll bring their best music to an appreciative crowd at the Orpheum.”

Joe Lawler, Juice Magazine, writes, “It’s clear that the band is just wildly talented, not a wild card.” VICE adds, “The Maytags’ music swings. It differs from all of Des Moines’ other retro offerings by its sheer vibrancy – there’s just warmth lining every note.”

According to PopMatters.com, “Des Moines, Iowa, is no soul music capital by any stretch of the imagination. However, that hasn’t stopped the Des Moines-based band The Maytags from adopting the genre and making it their own. This band’s take on it is less ostentatious than many of soul’s classic records, and it has a decidedly contemporary feel.”

The Maytags bring a variety of influences to their music, including time in New York — where Dustin Smith studied jazz as a drummer — and the band’s recording sessions in Tennessee. Other band members have roots in St. Louis; all studied jazz, mainly in central and northern Iowa. The Maytags are Sam Mogerman, Nick Leo, Tim Sanders, Dustin Smith, Daniel Kreipke, Ben Chappel and Andy Poppen.

Tickets to the Feb. 18 concert are $12.50 each and can be purchased in advance at the Orpheum Theater Center, 220 E. Main St., Marshalltown. For more information, call the Orpheum at (641) 844-5921 or visit the Orpheum website at OrpheumCenter.com. There will be limited seating, but lots of standing room.

The Maytags will perform in the Orpheum’s Black Box Theater from 7 to 9 pm. The Orpheum Theater Center is administered by Iowa Valley Community College District.

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