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Sound Notes

August 23, 2012
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By Chad Taylor

The good folks at Hoyt Sherman Place are going to help you rev up your Christmas spirit this winter by hosting two performances of “Miracle on 34th Street.” The shows will take place on Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 for main floor and $43 for the balcony, and are available at the Hoyt Sherman box office and through Ticketmaster. Kids 12 and under get $5 off.

Sunday, Aug. 26, you can head down to the Holiday Inn at 1050 6th Ave. and check out the Des Moines Music Collector’s Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $1, and you can check out a couple dozen vendors selling music, posters, DVDs and other collectibles. For more information, call Nate at Zzz Records. 284-1401.

Your music week starts in Valley Junction, where the “Music in the Junction” series keeps on truckin’ on Thursday, Aug. 23. This week, check out Boomerang. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. for all ages.

Then on Friday, Aug. 24, the Sound Notes Pick o’ the Week is to grab a drink at the Underground with Hath No Fury. Show starts at 9 p.m., and there’s no cover.

On Saturday, Aug. 25, put your culture boots on and head down to the Temple for the Performing Arts, where you can check out a performance by the Symphony Academy piano students at 2 p.m. The show is both free to attend and all ages.

Also on Aug. 25, the Vaudeville Mews has a night of hip-hop ready to go, starting with the early show, where you can check out Tre D Crazi, playing along with Aeon Grey, Gadema, Ryan Nixon and Richie Daggers. It’s all ages, and $3 will get you in.

On the night of Sunday, Aug. 26, the Gas Lamp is playing host to California country/rock outfit The Atom Age. The show starts at 8 p.m., and admission is $5.

Get down to Wooly’s on Monday, Aug 27 and check out Built to Spill. The Idaho indie rocker’s show starts at 9 p.m., and tickets are $20, available at Wooly’s and through HELVETIA and Revolt Revolt also play.

On Tuesday, Aug. 28, it’s time to tease up your hair, find your stone washed jeans and head down to Wells Fargo Arena to check out Lita Ford, Def Leppard and Poison. That bad boy kicks off at 7 p.m., and tickets will range between $49 and $99. Tickets can be bought at the Wells Fargo box office, all Dahls Foods locations or

Finally, House of Bricks is the place to be on Wednesday, Aug. 29, to check out Hellbound Glory and Screamin’ J and his Rebel Yell. They are going to kick things off with an 8:30 p.m. show time, and there’s a $5 cover. Mahalo. CV

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