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Des Moines hip-hop artist Jordan Shade, a.k.a.
J Shade, won $5,000 cash after capturing the
top spot at “The Show” held Dec. 30 at the Adventureland
Palace Theater. The contest was produced by
local promoter Bo James, owner of Launchpad
Of note this week at the Vaudeville Mews: Minneapolis
indie-pop duo Daymoths ($5) and openers Dresden
Style and Hearts Without People perform Thursday,
Jan. 12 at 10 p.m., followed by Americana act
He’s My Brother She’s My Sister ($7), which
includes a tap-dancing drummer, on Friday, Jan.
13 at 8 p.m. with openers Cashes Rivers, Dustin
Smith & The Sunday Silos and Elizabeth Arynn.
Then on Saturday, Jan. 14, it’s a double dose
of “Asklandaganza 5,” in honor of the club’s
talent buyer Ladd Askland, beginning with an
all-ages show at 6 p.m. by Mantis Pincers, The
Seed of Something and Eric Kennedy ($7) to be
followed by a 10 p.m. show for those 21 and
older featuring The Poison Control Center, Wolves
in the Attic and Darrell Hamburger & the
Ketchup Boys ($7).
The House of Bricks hosts three all-ages rock
concerts this week including 12 Stones, Fatal
Addiction, Aren’t We All and Lake of Fat Kids
($15) on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 5 p.m.; Blue Felix,
September, Shatter and Bloodtied ($10) on Friday,
Jan. 13 at 5 p.m.; and Boondox, The DRP, Cousin
Cleetus, Agony of Defeat and Mars ($20) on Sunday,
Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. Tickets are available at the
door or Midwestix.
The Metro Arts Alliance of Greater Des Moines
reminds local venues and jazz musicians that
the deadline to apply to be a part of the 2012
Jazz in July concert series is Friday, Jan.
13. This year marks the 30th anniversary of
the longest running concert series in Greater
Des Moines. Last year, more than 20,000 people
attended free jazz concerts across the metro.
For an application, call 280-3222 or visit http://www.jazzinjuly.org.
The Botanical Blues series continues with a
performance from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan.
15 by Cindy Grill and Alan Smith of Hot Tamale
& The Red Hots. Admission is $5.
Blues-rock guitarist Hamilton Loomis plays the
Gas Lamp on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Admission
is $12. Also, Iowa singer-songwriter Chad Elliott
plays a free show there on Wednesday, Jan. 18
at 9 p.m.
7 Flags Events Center announced the following
new shows: Kutless (Feb. 24, $22) and the “Metal
Alliance Tour” featuring nine bands like Devildriver,
The Faceless, Dying Fetus and 3 Inches of Blood
(April 11, $22). Tickets are available at http://www.greatticketsnow.com.
Hairball returns to the Jacobson Center on the
Iowa State Fairgrounds for a head-banging ’80s
rock tribute show on Feb. 25. Tickets are $15
in advance or $23 day of show at http://www.iowastatefairgrounds.org.
Legendary singer Tony Bennett performs March
5 at 7:30 p.m. at Prairie Meadows with special
guest Antonia Bennett. Tickets, $60-$125, are
available through Ticketmaster. CV