I just got back from a vacation in Seattle
where, ironically, I got to watch Ames’ very
own Parlours play a set. The show at Seattle
institution The Crocodile was part of the band’s
recently-completed west coast tour that included
stops in Colorado, Idaho, Washington, Oregon,
California, Arizona and Colorado, all leading
up to the band’s CD-release party this past
week at Wooly’s. Small world, indeed.
Denver’s Coles Whalen comes back to town on
Sept. 6 at People’s. The show starts at 9 p.m.,
and tickets are $10 at the door.
Also on Sept. 6, Gas Lamp hosts its “Open Jam,”
featuring the Scott Long Band. That show kicks
off at 9 p.m. as well and is free.
On Friday, Sept. 7, check out the Des Moines
Art Center’s “First Friday” series. This month
the series features the incomparable Tina Haase
Findlay and Bella Soul. The show starts at 5
p.m., and while you’re there, you can enjoy
the cash bar and the Art Center’s top-notch
collection of… well, art. Admission is free
to Art Center Members, $5 for the proles.
House of Bricks has a couple of shows on Sept.
7 as well. At 5 p.m., check out Shatter and
4onthefloor for $5, and then Shatter, Dark Mirror
and In Troubled Times at 9:30 p.m. for the same
The Sound Notes Pick o’ the Week is at Wooly’s
on Saturday, Sept. 8. The Viva Montesa CD-release
party kicks off at 9 p.m. and also features
The Austin Taft Soundtrack and Resurrection
Mary; $5 gets you in, and CDs will naturally
be for sale also.
Also on Sept. 8, House of Bricks has an all-ages
show, starting at 5 p.m. The lineup includes
As For You, Screaming for Silence, No Good Deed
and Soundstill; $5 at the door.
The Mills Street Band plays at Two Saints Winery
in St. Charles on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m.
It’s free to get in, and there’s wine for sale
by the bottle or by the glass.
Also on Sept. 9, Los Angeles rock outfit Attaloss
will play the Vaudeville Mews at 5 p.m. The
all-ages show is $10 at the door and will also
feature Hollowpoint, Twenty 2 Salute and Kick.
Also at Vaudeville Mews is Detroit hardcore
group Negative Approach. That all-ages show
is on Monday, Sept. 10 and starts at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets are $12 at the door, and Knuckled Down
Get your fill of both hip-hop and Jewish auteur-related
puns at Wooly’s on Tuesday, Sept. 11 when New
York City’s Hoodie Allen comes to play. Tickets
for the 7 p.m. show are $17.50 in advance and
$20 at the door. Advance tickets are available
through ticketfly.com. G-Eazy also performs.
Finally, on Wednesday, Sept. 12, it’s time for
another installment of Nitefall on the River
at the Simon Estes Amphitheater. This week,
Umphrey’s McGee takes the stage, starting at
8 p.m. Tickets for that event range from $20-$25
and are available through ticketfly.com. Mahalo.