As you might expect, the biggest note of the
week is the impending 80/35 Music Festival,
this Friday and Saturday, July 6-7. The main
stage will feature acts like Death Cab for Cutie
and Dinosaur Jr, as well as homegrown performers
like Bright Giant and the winner of the 80/35
play-in. Additionally, there will be free stages
with local, regional and national performers
throughout the two-day festival. For complete
line-up details and to get your main stage tickets,
check out the 80/35 section in this issue.
Ames soul/pop rockers Ladysoal have signed a
development deal with a Nashville-based label.
Vocalist Sharika Soal says band will be working
with producer Dustin Kirkendall under a deal
that “will include marketing and recording and
building our image which we hope will lead to
a major label recording contract.” Congrats,
ladies and gents!
Hoyt Sherman Place will welcome Rock and Roll
Hall of Famer Lindsey Buckingham to Des Moines
on Saturday, Sept. 1. Tickets go on sale June
6 ranging from $47.50 to $67.50. There are also
a small number of VIP tickets available for
$127.50 that will include a pre-show meet and
greet. Tickets are available at the Hoyt Sherman
box office and through Ticketmaster.
The Civic Music Association has sworn in its
new board members for the 2012-13 season. Members
include Dr. Judith Conlin, Kathryn Dickel, Kristen
Hall, LouLou Kane, Karen Jackson and Devin van
On Thursday, July 5, Devotchka plays Wooly’s
at 9 p.m. Tickets are $17.50 in advance, $20
at the door. Seedlings open.
Once you’ve had your fill of 80/35’s day one
on July 6, you’ll be in the perfect spot to
head on over to Gas Lamp and catch The White
Elephant. Show starts at 8 p.m., and $5 gets
you in the door.
Then, after 80/35 wraps up for the weekend on
July 7, keep the party going by hopping over
to Vaudeville Mews to catch The Poison Control
Center. The show kicks off at 11 p.m. and admission
is free. Pure Gut opens.
Or, if you crave something a little harder on
July 7, House of Bricks has got you covered.
SoundNotes’ Pick o’ the Week is Superchief,
Handlebar, Stutterin’ Jimmy and Viva Montesa.
All four bands are ready to rock you like a
hurricane, and the show starts at 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 8, Wooly’s plays host to indie-folk
ingénue Lissie, performing with Randy Burk and
the Prisoners. Show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets
are $15, available through ticketfly.
On Tuesday, July 10, People’s presents Halestorm,
performing with New Medicine and Emphatic. The
all-ages show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets
are $16.50 in advance through ticketfly, and
$18 day of show.
Finally, on Wednesday, July 11, head back to
House of Bricks and catch The Convalescence
with Era of the End, Agrenix, Purple Hearts
and Zombie Marmalade. The all ages show starts
at 4 p.m. and tickets are $8. Mahalo. CV