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Sound Notes

June 28, 2012
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By Chad Taylor

Voting for the 80/35 Play In ended on June 24, and the winner will be announced this week on IPR’s Studio One. Tune in on July 2 at 7:35 p.m. to find out who’s going to kick off the Main Stage activities on July 7.

Ames’s own Mumford’s have announced a national tour to take place this fall. Pairing up with Japanese rock n’ rollers Depaysment, Mumford’s will be hitting the road from Oct. 9 through Nov. 20 for a tour that “will span both coasts of the United States and everything in between,” to quote the release.

The Iowa State Fair has announced the addition of Pistol Annies to the Miranda Lambert show on Sunday, Aug. 12. Check out full concert info at

On the last Thursday of every month, House of Bricks is home to “Songwriter Night,” hosted by Thankful Dirt. The show kicks off at 8 p.m. and is free. If you’re interested in performing in upcoming months, drop a line to for more info. The performers for the June 28 edition include Brian Jones, Kat Darling, Todd Partridge, John Price and Tim Verdon.

SoundNotes’ Pick o’ the Week: On Friday, June 29, check out Superchief playing with Fatal Addiction, The Maw and KingMoonRazor at Wooly’s. The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $5.

Also on June 29, Iowa City’s Datagun comes to the capital city to play at the Vaudeville Mews. Show starts at 9:30 p.m. and tickets are $5. The Olsen Twinns and Love Songs for Lonely Monsters open.

On Saturday, June 30, The Underground is playing host to Maximilian Eubank at 9 p.m. No cover.

Also on June 30, Wooly’s will host a free show, starting at 9 p.m. Acts include Unknown Component, Diamonds for Eyes, Gentleman Savage and Rebel Creek.

And if none of that is getting your motor running on June 30, head on up Ingersoll Avenue to The Marquee and check out Useful Jenkins and Dead Larry. That show starts at 9:30 p.m. and cover is $5.

Go get your death metal fix at the Vaudeville Mews on Sunday, June 1, as North Carolina’s Wretched plays an all-ages show starting at 5 p.m. Opening acts include King Conquer, Through the Darkness and Ancient Elm. Tickets are $12 at the door, or through

Also on June 1, House of Bricks has Tinsley Ellis playing at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door, or $15 in advance at

What are you going to do with your post-explosions Fourth of July? If you’re looking for something to do after the fireworks have been used up and the last hotdog is gone from the grill, Gas Lamp has you covered by bringing Minnesota troubadour Luke Redfield to town for a show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5. Brave Julius also performs. Mahalo. CV

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