The good folks at the Waukee Arts Council are
getting ready to kick off another season of
their “Home Grown Talent” series. The monthly
lineup will showcase some of central Iowa’s
best talents, beginning Sept. 8. This season
includes the Timberline Brass Quartet, Thankful
Dirt, Bella Soul and others. Keep checking Sound
Notes as dates get closer, or get all the skinny
now (and order tickets) at http://waukeearts.org.
Let’s kick off the upcoming seven days at the
Underground. On Thursday, Aug. 16, you can get
your reggae fix with Leradee & the Positives
starting at 9 p.m.
Then, Gas Lamp brings in Jayson and the Haymakers
on Friday, Aug. 17. The show starts at 9 p.m.
and is $5 at the door.
Also on Aug. 17, grab your funnel cake and turkey
leg and head over to the Grandstand at the Iowa
State Fair for right-wing crazy person Hank
Williams Jr. on his “Taking Back the Country”
tour, along with George Thorogood and the Destroyers,
whose political and mental status remains undeclared.
That show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are
$39, available through Ticketmaster.
On Saturday, Aug. 18, Vaudeville Mews plays
host to Utah folk rockers Desert Noises. The
all-ages show starts at 4:30 p.m., and $5 will
get you in. Cains and Abels, Arynn, The Host
Country and Ryan’s Tigers & Bears also play,
giving you a lot of bang for your folk buck.
Also playing on Aug. 18, Hessen Haus presents
the Jerry Beauchamp Band, starting at 6 p.m.
Then on Sunday, Aug. 19, Snus Hill Winery in
Madrid hosts its “Caribbean Party” with Tropical
Steel. The event starts at 2 p.m., and it’s
a winery, so you know there’s going to be old
grapes to drink.
Also on Aug. 19, Wooly’s presents 4onthefloor,
supported by our very own Viva Montesa. That
show starts at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $10
in advance or $12 at the door. Advance tickets
can be had through www.ticketfly.com.
Go back to Gas Lamp for your entertainment on
Monday, Aug. 20. There you can check out jazz/bluegrass
quartet Milkdrive, along with Josh Davis and
Will Locker. Show kicks off at 8 p.m. and is
$5 as well.
Tuesday, Aug. 21 is time for another edition
of Nitefall on the River. Everyone’s favorite
waterfront concert series presents Andrew Bird
starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $32 and available
Kelly Hogan also performs.
People’s brings in a gaggle of bands on Wednesday,
Aug. 22. Get down there at 6 p.m., and check
out Static X, playing along with Davey, Suicide
9, Electric September, As For You, This Sudden
Darkness and Switchblade Saturdays. Tickets
for this bad boy will run you $20 in advance
and $25 at the door.
And finally on Aug. 22, it’s time for the Blank
Park Zoo’s “Zoo Brew.” This week’s theme is
“Ladies’ Brew Take Two” and will feature music
by Hollywood Burnout with Josh and Josie. Also:
fruity beer. Mahalo. CV