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The Gas Lamp hosts soul singer Allen Stone,
whose self-titled new album peaked at No. 2
on the iTunes R&B/Soul chart, on Thursday,
Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. Masquerade and Tommy &
The High Pilots open the show. Tickets are $10
Devon Allman & Honeytribe headline the “Bacon
Fest Shutout Party” on Saturday, Feb. 18 at
9 p.m. at People’s Court. Local blues trio Matt
Woods and The Thunderbolts open the show. The
concert includes an appearance by the Bacon
Queen from the Bacon Fest held earlier that
day, as well as 100 pounds of bacon. Tickets
are $12 through Midwestix.
The Celtic Music Association will host a concert
by Solas on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. at Hoyt
Sherman Theater. Tickets are $22.50 through
The Des Moines Symphony Academy welcomes back
Des Moines native and Grammy nominated Justin
Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players
for its annual Pajama-Rama fundraiser concert
for children and adults on Saturday, Feb. 18
at 11 a.m. at the Urbandale Performing Arts
Center at Urbandale High School. Tickets are
$15 for the concert or $20 for the concert and
lunch. Children are encouraged to wear their
pajamas and bring a pillow for the “kiddie mosh
pit,” as well as to arrive early for the instrument
petting zoo and a performance by the Des Moines
Symphony Youth Philharmonic at 10:45 a.m. Visit
Australian singer-songwriter Martine Locke returns
to Ritual Cafe for an intimate “living room
style show” on Sunday, Feb. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Admission is $10. Visit the venue’s new website
Jason Charles Miller of Godhead and Scattered
Hamlet play an all-ages show on Monday, Feb.
20 at 5 p.m. at the House of Bricks. Tickets
are $8 at Ticketfly.
All Around Hip Hop, an online radio station
launched earlier this month by Bryan Weber Jr.
of Des Moines, will host “Our Time to Shine,”
a showcase of hip hop artists including Nu Depths,
Horizon, Kemyst, Willah Suriel, R.J. Collier,
Dmise Ent and RJ4GOD on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at
the Vaudeville Mews at 5:30 p.m. “The event
is named that because DMI’s Hip Hop scene is
finally unifying and it’s our turn to be in
the spotlight. It’s the first of a monthly showcase
that will be touring around Iowa to show Iowa
that we have several types of Hip Hop in our
state,” said Weber in a statement. Admission
to the all-ages event is $5. Visit aahhradio.ning.com.
Shock rocker Marilyn Manson and The Pretty Reckless
play the Val Air Ballroom on May 8. Tickets
are $29.50-$35 through Ticketmaster.
Iowa State Fair officials announced a handful
of Grandstand acts. They include TobyMac with
Tenth Avenue North and Jamie Grace (Aug. 9),
“Happy Together Tour 2012” featuring Flo &
Eddie, The Monkees lead singer Mickey Dolenz,
Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, The Grass
Roots and The Buckinghams (Aug. 10), The Band
Perry (Aug. 14) and Hank Williams Jr.’s “Taking
Back the Country Tour” (Aug. 17). Tickets TBA.