So let’s say you want to be a musician. You’re
sitting at home thinking to yourself, “Man,
I could totally be in a band, if I just had
stuff to play music on!” Or maybe you’re already
a musician, and you’re thinking, “My stuff is
great, but maybe it’s time for different stuff.”
Either way, House of Bricks can help you out.
On Sunday, July 15 House of Bricks is hosting
a musician’s swap meet. Bring in your guitars,
mics, amps, speakers and other sundry accessories
to sell or trade for new stuff, or just come
on in empty handed and see if there’s stuff
you’d like to buy. The event runs from 5 p.m.
to 9 p.m. and is free to attend.
Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar features Eddie Lawrence,
Todd Cutshaw and Tony Bonenkamp on Tuesday,
July 12. The ivory ticklin’ starts at 8 p.m.
Get your California ska on down at Wooly’s on
Friday, July 13. Reel Big Fish plays the venue,
along with Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban
Legends and The Maxies. Show starts at 7 p.m.,
and tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the
Another option for your Friday the 13th is to
spend time over at The House Of Bricks. Madam
Jules, Cover Girls and 2AM kick off their show
there at 9:30 p.m.
Rapper Kirko Bangz’ show, originally slated
for the Val Air Ballroom, has been moved to
People’s on Court. The show is still scheduled
for Saturday, July 14 with doors opening at
7 p.m. Tickets for the event are $25 in advance
and $30 at the door. Advance tickets are available
Also on July 14, you can head over to Hessen
Haus and enjoy the polka stylings of Barefoot
Becky’s Ivanhoe Dutchmen. Show starts at 6 p.m.
The Jazz in July series continues this Sunday,
July 15 with a performance by The Soya Vista
Jazz Orchestra with Gina Gedler. The all-ages
concert kicks off on the State Capitol lawn
at 7 p.m.
Monday, July 16 has Cincinnati’s The Dopamines
playing at the Gas Lamp. Show starts at 8 p.m.,
and admission is $5 at the door. Lipstick Homicide
and Muddy Rails open.
The Vaudeville Mews plays host to central Iowa
classic rockers Deadnote on Tuesday, July 16,
along with Red Stinger, Well Aren’t You Precious
and the delightfully named Rhonda is a Dead
Bitch. Show starts at 10 p.m., and $5 will get
you in the door.
On Tuesday, July 17, join the good folks of
Indianola for Bluegrass Tuesdays. This week’s
concert will include performances by Southern
Reign, Gillenwater Girls and Jim Johnston. The
all-ages show starts at 6:30 p.m. and takes
place on the Indianola courthouse lawn.
Finally, on Wednesday, July 18, the SoundNotes’
Pick o’ the Week is “Iowa Brew Night” at the
Blank Park Zoo. Starting at 5:30 p.m. you can
sample great local beers while listening to
Standing Hampton. Admission is free for zoo
members and $11 for non-members. Mahalo. CV