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March 17th, 2011 |
By Michael Swanger


Local hard rockers Calous, Screaming For Silence, 12 Days Silent and Downglory play an all-ages show at the House of Bricks on Saturday, March 19 at 5 p.m. ($7) as does The Estate, Justin Payne and By It’s Right Name on Sunday, March 20 at 5 p.m. (admission TBA) and Hemlock, Caustic Vision, September and Section Hate on Wednesday, March 23 at 5 p.m. ($10). Visit

People’s Court hosts three shows this week. Rock bands Forever the Sickest Kids and This Century play an all-ages show on Thursday, March 17 at 5:30 p.m. ($15), followed by Jon Wayne and the Pain with Come Unity on Saturday, March 18 at 9 p.m. ($10), and “The Strange Noize Tour” featuring Krizz Kaliko, Johnny Richter, Kurt Calhoun, Potluck, Saigon and J Hornay for an all-ages concert on Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. ($15). Tickets are available through Midwestix.

The Ritual Cafe hosts two shows this week. Australian singer Martine Locke performs a CD release show on Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10. Then on Friday, March 18, Bitch and Rae Fehring play at 7 p.m. Admission TBA.

Kong vs Kong and 2U (a U2 tribute act) play the Bombay Bicycle Club on Thursday, March 17 at 7 p.m. Admission TBA... In other BBC news, The Bishops play a free show on Friday, March 18 at 10 p.m.

Australian blues musician Harper performs Friday, March 18 at 9:30 p.m. at All Play. Admission is $10.... In other All Play news, Too Slim & the Taildraggers play April 30 at ($10) and bluegrass group Crooked Still performs June 2 (tickets TBA). Visit

Des Moines rockers Bright Giant and the Soapbox Prophets play Friday, March 18 at 9 p.m. at Club 504. Admission is $5.

Violinist Jonathan Sturm of the Des Moines Symphony performs Friday, March 18 at 8 p.m. at the Salisbury House. Tickets are $22.50. Call 274-1777.

Local folk singer Mary McAdams plays Saturday, March 19 at 7 p.m. at the Anchor Coffee House. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Call 274-1534. Free childcare is available during the show.

Chris Bell and Finn Miles play a free show on Saturday, March 19 at 7 p.m. at Mars Cafe.

The CJC Jazz Band plays a free show on Sunday, March 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Java Joes Coffeehouse.

Canadian fingerstyle guitarist Bob Evans performs April 1 at the Windsor Heights Community & Events Center in Colby Park at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Sawyer Brown plays Prairie Meadows on April 21. Tickets are $19-$39 through Ticketmaster.

Marshall Crenshaw and Freedy Johnston perform May 10 at People’s Court. Tickets are $15-$25 for cabaret-style seating through Midwestix.

The Bled plays an all-ages show on May 22 at the House of Bricks. Tickets are $10 through Midwestix.

Quiet Riot plays June 16 at the Val Air Ballroom. Tickets are $20 through Ticketmaster. CV