August 26, 2010
By Michael Swanger


Sid Wilson of Slipknot fronts his own metal band, Sid, on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Val Air Ballroom. Unvisioned and Blue Felix open. Tickets are $15.

“American Idol Live Tour 2010” plays Wells Fargo Arena on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 7:30 p.m. The top 10 contestants from “American Idol Season 9” will perform. Tickets are $40.50 to $70.50. Tickets from the original Aug. 31 date will be honored.

“2010 Summer Fest,” a battle of the bands, will be held Friday Aug. 27 and Saturday, Aug. 28 at Principal Park. Participating bands on Friday include Decoy (5 p.m.), Gimikk (6:30 p.m.), Sonny Humbucker Band (8 p.m.) and Toaster (10 p.m. - midnight). On Saturday, Katch 22 (4 p.m.), Heath Alan Band (6 p.m.), 17 Candle (8 p.m.) and Faculty Lounge (10 p.m. - midnight) will compete. Admission is $5 and children 13 and under will be admitted for free. Free parking is available.

The Hull Avenue Tavern will host a concert by Junk Poet, Cirrus Minor, Di-Fi, Only and Resurrection Mary from 2 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the bar and the Snuseville neighborhood. Admission is $5.

“Ingersoll Live” returns Saturday, Aug. 28 to the Ingersoll Avenue district and includes free performances by Brother Trucker (2:30 p.m.), Faculty Lounge (4:30 p.m.) and Freestyle (8-11 p.m.).

The Des Moines Music Collectors Show returns Sunday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the downtown Holiday Inn. Admission is $1.

Michael Markus, founder and director of Magbana Drum and Dance Co. in New York City, will teach West African drumming (noon-2 p.m., $25) and a dance workshop (2:30-4 p.m., $20) at Gateway Dance Theatre Studio in Des Moines on Sunday, Aug. 29. Call 282-3565.

Des Moines-based rockers Stone Sour play a show on Monday, Aug. 30 in New York City that will stream live on the Internet as a way to promote the Sept. 7 release of the band’s new album, “Audio Secrecy.” The concert can be seen at and beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Veteran rocker Ted Nugent plays Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. at 7 Flags Events Center in Clive. Val Halla opens. Tickets are $27 in advance and $30 day of show through Ticketmaster.

Local roots-rock band Brother Trucker plays the final “Behind the Barn” concert this year at Living History Farms on Wednesday, Sept. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free.

Chris Cagle’s Sept. 1 show at the Iowa State Center in Ames has been cancelled due to flood damage at ISU. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.

Former Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch plays Wednesday, Sept. 1 at the Downtown Church in Des Moines (East Fourth and Locust streets) at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7.50.

Bone Thugs ‘N’ Harmony play the Val Air Ballroom on Sept. 28. Tickets are $25.

The Eagles play Wells Fargo Arena on Oct. 24. Tickets go on sale through the arena and Dahl’s Foods stores on Friday, Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. CV

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