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The House of Bricks celebrates the eighth anniversary
of Say What! by hosting an evening of poetry
and open mic performances on Thursday, March
15 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5. The club also
hosts an all-ages concert by Los Angeles rockers
Modern Day Escape (on tour promoting its forthcoming
album, “Under the Gun”) with Switchblade Saturdays,
Darkhorse and Simple Sighs ($12, Ticketfly)
on Sunday, March 18 at 5 p.m. and The Growlers,
Night Beats and TRMRS ($10, Tikly) on Wednesday,
March 21 at 7:30 p.m.
The Ritual Cafe hosts performances by The Honeybees
on Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m. and Big John Burns
on Saturday, March 17 at 7 p.m. Admission TBA.
The Gas Lamp will host its first annual St.
Pabst Day on Saturday, March 17, a street party
featuring live music by Green Day tribute band
American Idiots, Misfits tribute act Horror
Business, Boom Chick, Strangefellows, Black
Box Revelation, DJ Richie Daggers, Lipstick
Homicide, Rebel Creek and No Good Deed. Admission
is $20 and includes all you can drink. Gates
open at 9 a.m.
Jam band Strange Apartment ($7) plays the Vaudeville
Mews on Saturday, March 17 at 9 p.m. followed
by singer-songwriter Rachel Platten ($10) on
Sunday, March 18 at 7 p.m., metal bands Warbringer
and Dark Mirror ($12) on Monday, March 19 at
5:30 p.m. and alt-rock groups Design the Skyline,
The Browning, From Atlantis, Nightmares for
Dreamers and Corpse ($12) on Tuesday, March
20 at 5 p.m.
Celtic musician Sarah Hobart plays a free show
on Saturday, March 17 at 7 p.m. at Java Joe’s
Rebelution, The Green and Pep Love perform Wednesday,
March 21 at 8 p.m. at People’s Court. Tickets
are $15 through Ticketfly.
Des Moines native jazz singer Max Wellman plays
March 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church
in Clive. Admission is a freewill offering.
Stephen’s Auditorium in Ames hosts The Fab Four
- The Ultimate Tribute ($20-$33) on March 23
and the vocal ensemble Chanticleer ($20-$32)
on May 1. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.
The Village People play Terrible’s Lakeside
Casino on March 23-24 at 8 p.m. Tickets are
The Greater Des Moines Music Coalition has announced
the lineup for its seventh annual Gross Domestic
Product concert on April 14 at the Hotel Fort
Des Moines. Ten bands will perform on two stages,
including Hath No Fury, Mumfords, The River
Monks and Christopher the Conquered & His
Black Gold Brass Band. Tickets are $10 in advance
through Tikly. Visit http://www.desmoinesmc.com
for the full lineup.
Big Red Dog Productions has booked The Cold
Hard Cash Show ($10), a tribute to Johnny Cash,
to play the Gas Lamp on April 16 and blues-rock
guitarist Chris Duarte ($12) to play the House
of Bricks on May 6. Visit http://www.bigreddogmusic.com.
Tickets to Jimmy Buffett’s April 17 concert
at Wells Fargo Arena are sold out.
Folk music singer, author and social activist
Judy Collins, 71, plays Hoyt Sherman Theater
on April 29. Tickets are $38 through Ticketmaster
and the box office. CV