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The House of Bricks will host all-ages rock
shows by Bobaflex, Royal Bliss, Geardown and
Lake of Fat Kids ($12) on Thursday, Jan 26 at
4:30 p.m. and I, The Breather, Hallowed Hysteria
and Wolves Among Ruins ($12) on Saturday, Jan.
28 at 5 p.m.
NAACP Best New Artist and R&B singer Kenny
Lattimore headlines this year’s I’ll Make Me
A World in Iowa event on Friday, Jan. 27 and
Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Polk County Convention
Center. Several local musicians will also perform
during “Celebration Day.” Visit http://www.worldiniowa.com
Lady Antebellum, winners of 2011’s CMA and ACM
Vocal Group of the Year, plays Wells Fargo Arena
on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. Darius Rucker
and Thompson Square open the show. Tickets are
$27-$49.50 at http://www.dahlstickets.com.
Colorado singer-songwriter Teresa Storch brings
her blend of funky folk with a hint of jazz
to the Anchor Coffee House at Westminster Presbyterian
Church on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets
are $10 in advance (274-1534) or $12 at the
Attack Attack! is on tour supporting its new
album, “This Means War” (see a review in SoundCheck)
on Rise Records, and performs Tuesday, Jan.
31 at 7 p.m. at People’s Court. Tickets are
The Gas Lamp will host Glen Matlock of The Sex
Pistols, Hugh Cornwell of The Stranglers and
Clem Burke of Blondie on Feb. 29. North of Grand
will open. Tickets are $15 at the door.
Here Come the Mummies, known for their Egyptian
mummy costumes and pop-funk sound, will perform
April 7 at Hoyt Sherman Theater. Tickets, $25-$35,
are available through Ticketmaster.
Veteran Des Moines pianist-singer Scott Smith
plays every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Palm Italian Cafe,
1238 Eighth St., West Des Moines. Admission
Des Moines native and jazz singer Max Wellman
is launching his “Songbook” project in which
he will release 10 albums this year covering
composers like Duke Ellington and Cole Porter
with the help of pianist Nick Rieser and sound
technician Steve Capp of Capp Audio Productions
in Norwalk. Wellman has already completed three
albums. Only fans who subscribe to the project
for $99 will receive the albums (studio and
live) as well as discounts on tickets to future
performances by Wellman. Visit http://www.myspace.com/maxwellman.
Local director, producer and composer Kristian
Day, whose new film about Templeton Rye plays
in Chicago on March 22 during Whiskey Fest,
has issued a new album, “In the Company of Soldiers,”
and recorded Brad Morgan’s independent release,
“Guitar Man.” Day tells us that he’s also working
on a lounge/exotica album with Kevin Moll (MC
Wrenn/Diamonds for Eyes). Visit http://www.kristianday.com.
Twenty-two musicians, promoters, ballrooms and
radio stations will be inducted into the Iowa
Rock ‘N’ Roll Music Association’s Hall of Fame
on Labor Day weekend. Among the honorees for
the 2012 class are Split Second, Night Flight
and Rich Casciato of Des Moines. Longtime local
jazz musician Jim Oatts will receive the Matousek
Family Lifetime Achievement Award. Visit http://www.iowarockandroll.com.