Lipstick Homicide plays MAMF from a garage

Maggie Mcginity

A garage in Ames, a type of space usually reserved for cars, tools and lawn equipment, will become a Maximum Ames Music Festival venue. Playing in this unique venue is Lipstick Homicide, a girl power band from Iowa City.

Lipstick Homicide will play on 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. For $5, music lovers of all ages can come to 208 Howard Ave., dubbed The Garagenous Zone for the purposes of Maximum Ames Music Festival, and listen to Lipstick Homicide, whose sound was described by Lipstick Homicide’s bassist/singer/songwriter Rachel Feldmann as “punk rock with poppy vocal melodies and harmonies”.

We started our band when we were 16- and 17-year-olds in high school because we had lots of excess energy and wanted to rock out,” Feldmann said.

Lipstick Homicide will share this youthful energy for Maximum Ames, a festival they decided to play after being invited by their friend and Maximum Ames’ co-founder Nate Logsdon. This energy is also found on their latest album, “Out Utero,” which is available for download now and will be coming out in both CD and vinyl formats through Iowa’s Bloated Kat Records, according to Feldmann.

Listeners hardcore enough to listen to pop punk in a garage are encouraged to check out Lipstick Homicide’s show.

You should definitely come see our show if you like to rock … out and bounce around to fun and catchy songs, and if you want to see a band that’s probably different sounding than any other band playing Maximum Ames Fest,” Feldmann said.