Icon Lounge

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 17, 2019 Show 578 Hour 1

The band Humbletown joins In the Moment for a performance from the SDPB Sioux Falls studios. Musicians Morgan Lee (banjo), Dylan James (guitar), Connor Pederson (cello), and Josh Rieck (bass) play for a studio audience.


In The Moment ... February 19, 2019 Show 518 Hour 2

Kids In the Hall co-founder Kevin McDonald headlines the SnoJam Comedy Festival in Sioux Falls this weekend. On Saturday, he's holding a comedy writing workshop followed by his stand-up act at Icon Lounge.

SDPB's Steve Zwemke visited with McDonald about his career which spans stage, screen and film.

SnoJam Comedy Fest begins Thursday and runs through Saturday.

Carolina Story Comes Home

Aug 9, 2018
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... August 9, 2018 Show 397 Hour 2

Carolina Story (Ben and Emily Roberts) are in South Dakota with a full band for two dates.  They perform Thursday (8/9) at Icon Lounge in Sioux Falls.  The next night they're off to Emily Roberts' hometown, Lennox, for a show at The Only One.

Carolina Story performed songs from their new album Lay Your Head Down during a Moment in Sound session on In The Moment.


Reina del Cid kicks off her summer tour with a stop in Sioux Falls at the Icon Lounge. She joins SDPB's Lori Walsh for a conversation about how this English Major turned singer/songwriter creates music worth showing up for.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... April 24, 2017 Show 078 Hour 1

April is National Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. Today we bring you insight from a new theatre company in Sioux Falls. It's called the Good Night Theatre Collective. The company presents their first full-length production this weekend at the ICON Lounge in Sioux Falls. It's called "Ball: a Musical Tribute to my Lost Testicle." It's creator survived testicular cancer and wrote the musical during chemotherapy treatment. Ruth Sturm and Max Wotjanowicz join us.

Burlap Wolf King At Icon Lounge

Jan 9, 2017

Burlap Wolf King is Thomas Hentges' stage name.  It's also the name of the powerful band which he fronts.  In its full band form, Burlap Wolf King also includes Megan DeBoer, Adam Jones, John Myers, Phil Mueller and Alex Olsen. 

The Sioux Falls based group was recorded live, in one of their very first shows together, at Icon Lounge in Sioux Falls on September 10, 2016.  Fans were treated to new music which Burlap Wolf King will release in May on an album titled Bitter Honey.

Charlie Parr

Jun 10, 2016
Jason Rosewarne

What's not to like about Charlie Parr?  He likes to sleep in his car while on tour and, like George "Skrap Iron" Gadaski (All-Star Wresting fans will remember), he's pretty good at whipping up a healthy tin-foil meal using his car's exhaust manifold!  Maybe that's just Parr being frugal...or maybe it's his way of experiencing a slice of life that his father passed on through his stories of growing up during the depression and hopping trains to see the country.  Parr's stories are fueled by his resonator guitar - Piedmont blues style.  Enjoy Charlie P

Saxophonist Bob Reynolds has toured extensively with John Mayer and has recorded and performed with everyone from Snarky Puppy to Willie Nelson to Usher. This week he serves as guest conductor for the SD All State Jazz band in Aberdeen, and he performs tonight with the JAS Quintet at the Icon Lounge in Sioux Falls at 7 p.m.

Bob Reynolds sat down with Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to dig in to the creative process. It’s a conversation about art, about fear, and about loosening the shackles of music conservatory to find an authentic and original sound.

Grinkie Girl Photography/Christie Williams

Davina and the Vagadbonds' music doesn't fit in any easy category. It's a jumpin' mix of both retro and modern sounds rooted in rollicking piano and plucky horns. There’s some Fats Waller swing, a little New Orleans rhythm and blues, some Aretha Franklin soul and even a smattering of girl group pop.

Hey Marseilles

Mar 28, 2014

Don't get the wrong impression when you hear that Hey Marseilles is a Seattle band.  Based in Seattle - yes.  But Hey Marseilles swirls from indie/folk to orchestral-pop as Matt Bishop's vocals embrace an instrumental pallete.  The band released their first album, "To Travels and Trunks," in 2008.  It was re-released two years later with an additional song.  In October, 2010, Hey Marseilles performed on NPR's "Tiny Desk Concert" podcast.  NPR called their record "sublime and heartfelt."  Their second album, "Lines We Trace," was released last March to critical acclaim.  The band logged seve

The Moondoggies

Feb 7, 2014
Hardly Art

The Moondoggies played The Icon Lounge in Sioux Falls on October 8, 2013.  It was the first concert in a 20-date run for the band from Everett, Washington.  Formed in 2005, The Moondoggies highlight dirty hooks, sweet harmonies, plaintive pleas and an electric edge.  The band has released three albums and one EP on the Hardly Art label.  Their most recent, "Adios I'm a Ghost," introduced listeners to 12 new songs last year.  Of the title, front man Kevin Murphy says he heard the phrase on a Phil Hendrie podcast!  In his high school days, Murphy played in the punk rock band The Familiars alo

Award winning jazz pianist and vocalist Elizabeth Doyle returned to her native Sioux Falls to headline the George B. German Music Archives fundraiser on September 12, at Icon Lounge in Sioux Falls. 

Hear the second half of the concert this week as Doyle is joined by Jami Lynn and the Dakota Jazz Collective featuring Jim Speirs, Joel Shotwell, Andrew Reinartz, Jeremy Hegg and Jim McKinney.  Doyle performs songs such as "I Got the Sun," "My Old Flame," "Lets Eat Now," and "I Love Being Here With You."

Sioux Falls native Elizabeth Doyle came home to headline a concert at Icon Lounge, a fundraiser for the George B. German Music Archives, on September 12.  Doyle is German's granddaughter.  The vocalist/pianist/songwriter was joined on stage by the Dakota Jazz Collective (Jim Speirs, Joel Shotwell, Andrew Reinartz, Jeremy Hegg and Jim McKinney).  Vocalist Jami Lynn opened the show with backing from the Dakota Jazz Collective.

Elizabeth Doyle Performing In Sioux Falls

Sep 12, 2013

Elizabeth Doyle, vocalist/pianist/songwriter from the Chicago area, returns to her roots in Sioux Falls to perform at the Icon Lounge in a fundraiser for the George B. German Music Archives. Doyle has been featured on NPR's Piano Jazz and has been a mainstay in the Chicago jazz scene for several decades. In recent years, she has concentrated on special shows, including the music of Peggy Lee and a performance of the music of the Prohibition.