Last week, we talked about Hath No Fury and
their unusual fan mail. This week, it would
appear that it’s become a serial case. Industrial
metal outfit September received an envelope
at a recent show, addressed directly to “Wonderful
Vocalist Lucas Brighton,” care of House of Bricks.
Brighton forwarded me a scanned copy of the
three page letter, and it’s definitely from
the same person, displaying the same handwriting
and curious period abuse of Hath No Fury’s letter.
Brighton said the letter also came packaged
with “some small handouts about my presumed
close relationship with alcohol and how it relates
to my presumed lack of relationship with Jesus.”
At press time I’d heard rumors that Black Storm
Alice had received a similar letter, but haven’t
gotten to look at it. So congratulations once
again, anonymous letter writer: You’ve piqued
Nitefall on the River has added three more names
to the summer lineup: mark your calendars for
Ingrid Michaelson ($25), performing with Greg
Laswell on Thursday, July 12 at 7 p.m.; Grace
Potter & The Nocturnals ($25-$25) on Thursday,
July 26; and Andrew Bird ($32) on Tuesday, August
21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased now
through ticketfly.com, or at the Wooly’s boxoffice.
The semi-finalists for the Wellmark 80/35 Play-In
have been announced. The semi-finalists will
each play live on IPR’s Studio One at 7:30 p.m.
on various days. Online fan voting will be held
until May 25, and the three finalists will be
announced on May 31, with the eventual winner
getting a slot on the festival’s main stage
Saturday, July 7. Studio One has already played
host to Ladysoal on April 30, Emperor’s Club
on May 1, and The White Elephant on May 2. Remaining
acts are: The Beat Strings (May 3), Seedlings
(May 7), The Wire Frames (May 8), Holy White
Hounds (May 9) and Love Songs For Lonely Monsters
Oregon based singer-songwriter Beth Wood comes
to the Ritual Café on Friday, May 4, in support
of her eighth album, “The Weather Inside.” Show
starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10.
SoundNotes’ pick o’ the week: Hank III comes
to Wooly’s on Saturday, May 5. Tickets are $20
in advance/$22 at the door and are available
through ticketfly.com, or at Wooly’s. The show
starts at 9 p.m.
The Des Moines Community Orchestra performs
its spring concert on Sunday, May 6, at the
Sheslow Auditorium in Drake’s Old Main. The
show starts at 2 p.m, and admission is free.
Dirty Rotten Imbeciles comes to the Vaudeville
Mews on Monday, May 7. The all-ages show starts
at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are $15. Dark Mirror
Former American Idol contestant Casey James
plays People’s on Wednesday, May 9, at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $12 in advance/$15 at the door.
And finally, a shout out to Greg Waldrop of
DMI Photography. He took the Superchief photo
featured in last week’s Sound and does some
good work. CV