Pantorium Sessions


Upcoming Pantorium Sessions


Past Pantorium Sessions

Chris Myers & the Bad Dads Thursday October 10, 2019
Chris Myers Band

Ames local musicians led by singer songwriter Chris Myers, known for his bluesy voice and guitar playing, in genres including acoustic, folk, Americana. The Chris Myers Band also features Nadav Mer (guitar), Chris Delaney (bassist), and Tony Stevens (drums). They are Ames locals who just got together and jammed in their homes and Nadav’s coffee Shop (Morning Bell Coffee Roasters), then discovered they had something and started gigging around town.
Lojo Russo Wednesday October 9, 2019
Lojo Russo

Russo, a self-taught singer and guitarist performs mostly as a solo touring artist, and is known for her charisma and her memorable connection with audiences. She plays a wide range of genres based in her eclectic background of playing guitar, bass and mandolin in folk, funk, jazz, jam, Irish and indie bands. She was nominated for a "Mammy" (MN Music Award) for "Best Folk Artist" and the title of "Best Female Artist" from MN Women's Press. Lojo spent her formative years as a musician in Minneapolis and currently lives in the Quad Cities, by the big river. Performing is her passion.
Vinyl Vagabonds Thursday July 18, 2019
Vinyl Vagabonds

The Vinyl Vagabonds are an upbeat R&B, Funk, Soul, and Roots Rock band based in Ames, Iowa. Their zeal for these genres of music is evidenced by the abundance of spirit on-stage. Vinyl Vagabond's ace-in-the-hole is singer Mook Bascomb. Mook's classic alto voice delivers both lead and harmony backing vocals with authenticity and joy. Co-lead singer Jeff Hart’s love of music and energy flows into his vocal and harmonica performance. Guitarist Kent Johnson not only drives the band with his funk-oriented rhythms and stark Blues-Rock leads, his is the crucial third voice in the three-part vocal harmonies that accentuate much of V.V.’s song list. The groovy rhythm section is composed of bassist Sean Ryan and drummer Todd Cumming, who keep it rocking steady for all the high steppers and hip shakers that can’t help but get out on the dance floor. 

Dan Tedesco Wednesday July 17, 2019
Dan Tedesco
Royce Johns Wednesday June 19, 2019
Royce Johns Band
Marc Bailey Wednesday May 22, 2019
Marc Bailey
SLICE Thursday April 25, 2019
Cameron Rayburn

Otherwise known as SLICE the Celestial Sorcerer, known to amaze crowds with his interstellar beats and astronomical lyrics. SLICE, now an Ames local, is an accomplished hip-hop artist who honed his mind-bending lyrics, heart-grooving beats, and energetic performance while living in Chicago.
Barn Owl Band Wednesday April 24, 2019
Barn Owl Band

Central Iowa's "go-to" bluegrass band, existing for 28 years, featured on Prairie Home Companion. Good, old-fashioned, toe-tapping, foot-stomping entertainment brought up to date with fresh renditions of time-honored songs, as well as new compositions.
Stay after the music for presentations by KHOI board members and a reception with refreshments with something for everybody to eat.
Cheshire Moon Tuesday April 23, 2019
Cheshire Moon

Husband-and-wife duo Lizzie Crowe and Eric Coleman make music that brings old gods and folk tales into the modern day, and faerie tale princesses into the realm of dark magic. These hidden treasures of Ames are two-time national Pegasus Award-winners in the genre of "filk", folk music associated with science fiction and fantasy. Weaving journeys of song and story, they entice their listeners to come along with generous helpings of laughter, wit and charm.
Movement515 Monday April 22, 2019
Spoken Word

Movement 515 graduates Sarah Ha and Brenda Vasquez share their spoken word poetry and reflect on the impact of Movement 515, a Des Moines-based arts program where high school students and mentors collaborate to express their passions through spoken word poetry and become agents of change.
Iowa No Mountain Boys Wednesday March 27, 2019
Iowa No Mountain Boys

This traditional bluegrass band is centered around regular gatherings at the Ames home of Mark Hargrove. Mark has played banjo in Iowa area bands for nearly twenty years and has been with Lori King and Junction 63 for the last five years in which he has traveled from North Carolina to Texas and throughout the Midwest.
Jim Danger Coppoc Thursday February 28, 2019
Jim Coppoc

Randy Burk & the Prisoners Thursday February 27, 2019
Randy Burk & the Prisoners

Rocky Raccoon Wednesday December 12, 2018
Rocky Raccoon

Andrew Hoyt Wednesday November 14, 2018
Andrew Hoyt

Lizzy Poppyseed Tuesday November 13, 2018
Lizzy Poppyseed

Erik Timmons & Dipayan Mitra Monday November 12, 2018
JinErik & the Offbrands

Caleb Corona Monday November 8, 2018
Caleb Corona

Nick Muhlbauer Wednesday July 11, 2018
Nick Muhlbauer

Erik Timmons & Dipayan Mitra Wednesday June 13, 2018
Erik Timmons & Dipayan Mitra

Ryne Doughty Wednesday May 9, 2018
Ryne Doughty

Jon Marko & Jeff Livengood Wednesday April 25, 2018
Jon Marko & Jeff Livengood

Tres Hombres April 11, 2017
Tres Hombres

The KHOI FUN Drive edition of Pantorium Sessions April 11th featured Tres Hombres (Larry "Red" Stoltenberg, Steve Carter, and Tom Eckart). Rock classics. Righteous RnR.
Wally & Adam April 10, 2017
Wally & Adam

Evan Campbell For Real March 16, 2017
Evan Campbell For Real

Obsidian's Dream February 18, 2016
Obsidian's Dream


The complete Pantorium Sessions Roster