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July 12, 2012
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By Chad Taylor

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. No cover.

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 door.

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 through

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

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