The seventh annual Gross Domestic Product takes
place April 14 at the Hotel Fort Des Moines.
Most folks polled have praised the Des Moines
Music Coalition for the show’s mix of talent,
but not everyone is entirely impressed. “I hope
there’s plenty of PBR for sale” one fellow told
me. “Because that lineup sure is hipster-heavy.”
Speaking of line-up announcements, 80/35 has
unveiled its headliners for the 2012 festival.
Friday, July 6th will feature The Avett Brothers
headlining, playing along with Freddie Gibbs,
Fucked Up, and Dinosaur Jr. Saturday the 7th
will be headlined by Death Cab for Cutie and
also includes Dan Deacon, Mumford’s, Maxilla
Blue, Leslie and the Ly’s, Greensky Bluegrass,
The Sundogs and Leftover Salmon. Stay tuned,
as acts continue to be announced between now
More 80/35 goodies: The first batch of Early
Bird VIP passes for the festival sold out in
30 minutes, which is by far the fastest they’ve
left the building, according to sources. Passes
for the festival can still be had at midwestix.com,
and go $29 for a one-day pass and $49 for both
days. Get ’em while their hot.
Grab a heaping helping of Americana at the Vaudeville
Mews Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m. when Indiana
four piece Murder By Death brings their sound
to town, with help from our own Derek Lambert
and the Prairie Fires, and The River Monks.
Tickets are $14, available on Tikly, and the
show is 21+.
On April 7 at 8 p.m., Hoyt Sherman Place plays
host to musical comedy act Here Come the Mummies.
Tickets run $25, $30, $35 and $50, available
through TicketMaster. It’s a band full of mummies,
and they are Bob and Tom regulars, so adjust
your brows accordingly.
For what it’s worth to ya, here’s SoundNotes’
Pick of the Week: April 11 at the Gaslamp, you
can check out Pink Kodiak, Holy White Hounds,
and Longshadowmen, and all for the low price
of $5. Show starts at 9 p.m.
Hip Hop trio Travis Porter makes it rain at
the Val Air Ballroom on Friday, April 13. Doors
open at 7 p.m. and tickets are available at
the Val Air ticket office or through TicketMaster,
and will run you $28 if you buy them ahead of
time, or $33 day of show.
Renovations continue at a steady pace down at
House of Bricks with the expected completion
date still set for early May. Bricks is open
through the renovation, and those who’ve had
sneak peeks at the work are excited for the
changes. “It’s going to be amazing,” one reader
told me. The new rooftop patio is expected to
have seating for about 240 and will provide
a great view of the bar’s little corner of the
East Village. While the rooftop will feature
music, the question of rooftop shows remains
unanswered, thus far. House of Bricks has always
done its part to be good neighbors, and any
changes to the status quo will no doubt be considered
Lazerfest added four more bands to its line-up
including Sabastian Bach of Skid Row, Black
Stone Cherry, P.O.D. and Art of Dying, the winner
of the “LAZERfest Battle of the Bands.” CV