July 14, 2011 |
by Michael Swanger


Newly announced shows include Los Lobos and The Fabulous Thunderbirds ($19-$39) at Prairie Meadows on Sept. 8; Blue October ($30) at Hoyt Sherman Theater on Sept. 28; Pretty Lights and Orchard Lounge ($25) at the Val Air Ballroom on Oct. 9; and Frankie Valli ($35-$125) at the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines on Oct. 28. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.

The Ingersoll, a new restaurant and entertainment venue owned by Colleen McClintock located at the site of the former Ingersoll Dinner Theater and Copa Cavana, recently opened and, according to the venue's Facebook page, will host live music by big bands, crooners and jazzers, as well as comedy and DJs.

To clarify an item in last week's Scene Scribe, admission is free to the Jazz in July Finale Festival on July 30 at Jordan Creek Town Center that features several bands. "Jazz Books," which include $500 in coupons, however, are $50.

Little Feat plays Hoyt Sherman Theater on Thursday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $37.50 through Ticketmaster. Last August, the band's founding drummer and Iowa native Richie Hayward died at the age 64. A live recording of Hayward's last performance with the band in Vancouver is available for purchase at

Breathe Electric plays an all-ages show on Friday, July 15 at 5 p.m. at the House of Bricks. Tickets are $10 at Midwestix.

Cinderella, Dokken, John Corbai, Downtread and Cold Filtered perform Friday, July 15 at 7 Flags Event Center. Tickets are $29.50 through and the box office.

Nick Moss & the Flip Tops play Friday, July 15 at 9 p.m. at All Play. Tickets are $12 in advance at or $15 at the door.

Camp Euforia, the annual music festival hosted by Euforquestra, returns July 15-16 in Lone Tree. Featured performers include the host band, Hot Buttered Rum, Cornmeal and several others, as well as a late night "Silent Disco" by Silent Frisco in which fans will wear headphones to appease (err, mock?) officials enforcing a new noise ordinance for the event. Tickets are $65 through Midwestix.

Local hard rockers Dead Horse Trauma celebrates the release of its new album, "Tellus Hodiernus Caducus," with a free, all-ages show at the House of Bricks at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 16.

"Live at the Creek," a free concert series at Jordan Creek Town Center's amphitheater, returns Sundays at 5 p.m. Bands include Dueling Pianos (July 17, 31, Aug. 14, 28), Final Mix (July 24), Hello Dave (Aug. 7), Boomerang (Aug. 21) and Flipside (Sept. 4).

The Flying Mango hosts The Sharon Little Trio ($20) on Sunday, July 17 at 7 p.m. and Carrie Rodriguez ($30, see "Soundcheck" for a CD review) on Monday, July 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Midwestix.

Two all-ages shows this week at the Vaudeville Mews: Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Static Cycle and Drive A perform Saturday, July 16. Hellogoodbye, Fake Problems, Fences and A Great Big Piles of Leaves play Tuesday, July 19. Both shows start at 5 p.m. and tickets are $15 through Midwestix. CV