So this kind of slipped through the cracks
back when it happened, but it seemed apropos
to mention it this week. After wrapping up their
successful set at GDP, Love Songs For Lonely
Monsters lost their bassist. Not like “call
the vet and see if he was microchipped” lost,
but more “walking wounded.” During load out,
LS4LM bassist Chris Lachky got his hand caught
in a freight elevator door, and the end result
was three broken metacarpals and seven surgical
pins. The band has been playing with a fill-in
bassist for the past month, and the hope was
for Lachky to rejoin the lineup for the band’s
May 26 show at Vaudeville Mews. But this week,
the band learned that he’ll be out longer than
anticipated, and they’re now eyeing their June
29 Mews show as the target return date. Hurry
up and heal, Chris!
The Des Moines Social Club is hosting its second
annual Arts Summer Camp the last week in July.
The camp is open to students in grades 5-8 and
will include classes like “Theater of Found
Objects,” “Stained Glass,” “Hip-Hop and Garageband
Composition.” Classes run Monday through Friday,
July 30 – Aug. 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
and will be held at the Des Moines Social Club
at 400 Walnut St. For more information and to
register, visit desmoinessocialclub.org/education.
Now that Lazerfest is done, a couple of other
radio stations have released their own concert
dates and lineups for the summer. STAR 102.5’s
All-STAR Summer Concert will be Saturday, July
28 at Water Works Park, and the lineup includes
Train, Adam Lambert and Neon Trees. Tickets
are $35 and are available at star1025.com.
If “American Idol” contestants aren’t your thing,
KIOA’s Party in the Park is being held in the
same park on the same day… at pretty much the
same time. Tickets for the show are $33 and
are available through KIOA.com. The oldies station’s
lineup will include Chuck Negron, Dr. Hook,
Pablo Cruise, the Spinners and KC & The
Sunshine Band and will be headlined by Joan
Jett and the Blackhearts. Joan Jett. The oldies
station. Just gonna let that sink in for a moment.
Tech N9ne comes back to town on Tuesday, May
29. The Kansas City rapper will be at the Val
Air Ballroom with his Hostile Takeover 2012
tour and is bringing Krizz Kaliko, Prozak, Stevie
Stone and Machine Gun Kelly along for the ride.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $30 in
advance, $35 day of show and are available through
ticketmaster and the Val Air boxoffice.
Smile Empty Soul is at House of Bricks on Wednesday,
May 23, along with Mars on Fire, Ionia and The
Veer Union. The all-ages show starts at 4:30
p.m., and tickets are $15 at the door, or $12
in advance off ticketfly.
Pick o’ the Week: Stutterin’ Jimmy & the
Goosebumps play the Gaslamp on Saturday, May
26. Show starts at 9 p.m., and tickets are $5.
Menage opens. Seriously good stuff. Mahalo.