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Iowa Scores

The Daily Palette is pleased to present "Iowa Scores," a new feature spotlighting Iowa's musical artists. From classical string-quartets to electronic noise bands, Iowa's musical community is creatively rich and diverse.


Jake Dilley has been an artist his entire life.  By the age of three, he was drawing every day.  He picked up the guitar as a ten-year-old, and was playing lead in his brother's high school band when he was only a sixth grader.  He began experimenting with recording himself at 15 and eventually released his first full-length CD, For Emergency Use Only (on which he played every instrument), in 2002, when he was 18.  While in college at the University of Iowa, he fronted the Jake Dilley Band, with which he toured the Midwest for two years before releasing Nothing Good Ever Lasts in the Fall of 2004.  In 2006, he released Jake Dilley and the Color Pharmacy, a Senior Studio Art Honors Project that was part concept album, part abstract video, and part performance piece designed to sync up perfectly with the 1971 film, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  After signing with two Twin Cities booking agents last Fall, he moved to Minneapolis and completed work on his second "alternate soundtrack/video art project", creating original music and video this time to accompany the 1957 French film, The Red Balloon.  The new performance boasts multiple video projections, pre-recorded audio, and has recently expanded to include a revolving door of musicians, artists, and filmmakers to aid the ever-evolving creation process that is Jake Dilley and The Color Pharmacy

Jake Dilley and the Color Pharmacy

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