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Posted May 02, 2018in Sound Notes

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Looking for a Mother’s Day gift? Here are a few mom-worthy options. The Oakridge Boys bring their country, gospel quartet concert on May 6. Leslie Odom, Jr., a Grammy-winning soloist from the hit Broadway show, “Hamilton,” performs with The Des Moines Symphony on May 12. Or, consider crooner Johnny Mathis

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Posted April 04, 2018in Sound Notes

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A man who needs no introduction, Willie Nelson, will be singing and playing country music on April 11 at Wells Fargo Arena. The event starts at 6 p.m., and tickets are $49.50-149.50. The next night, April 12, contemporary Christian band MercyMe takes the stage at Wells Fargo Arena. The event

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Posted February 28, 2018in Sound Notes

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The Irish are lucky, and so is Des Moines. During the month of March, big names in music are coming to the metro. Miranda Lambert is bringing her authentic country music to the stage at the Wells Fargo Arena on March 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $41.75-$76.75. Wells

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Posted January 31, 2018in Sound Notes

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Feb. 2 will bring Hazer into the area. They will be performing at Wooly’s, and tickets will range from $10-$15. The following day, Feb. 3, Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October will be performing at Wooly’s. The ticket prices range from $30-$35. On Feb. 8, Mickey Avalon & Dirt Nasty will

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Posted January 03, 2018in Sound Notes

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Iowa Public Radio kicks off another year of its Studio One Underground live broadcast series on Thursday, Jan. 4 (artist TBA) at The Basement at the Des Moines Social Club. The event takes place from 7-10 p.m. and is free. “Antichrist Superstar” singer Marilyn Manson performs at Seven Flags on

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Posted December 06, 2017in Sound Notes

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Celebrate the season with Christopher the Conquered and friends for his third annual “A Conquered Christmas” at The Basement in the Des Moines Social Club on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. This is part of Iowa Public Radio’s Studio One Underground series and will be broadcast live. The event

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Posted November 01, 2017in Sound Notes

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Those still nostalgic for MTV’s “The Hills” will remember Justin “Bobby” Brescia. Catch him and his band BobbyrocK at the Gas Lamp on Friday, Nov. 3. The doors open at 8:30 p.m., and the music starts at 9 p.m., with a $10 cover at the door. For more information, visit

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Posted October 04, 2017in Sound Notes

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The Vaudeville Mews has a pair of notable acts rolling through toward the end of the month. Indie-pop duo Cults and their infectious tunes play the Mews on Thursday, Oct. 26. This is an all-ages show and starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15. A few days later, Minnesota native

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Posted September 06, 2017in Sound Notes

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The summer of festivals isn’t over yet, and there’s at least one more you should attend if you care about hip-hop, or local artists, or both. Fresh Fest, Iowa’s annual hip-hop festival, is on Sept. 23 at Brenton Plaza. The event is hosted by a flurry of local crews: Des

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Posted August 02, 2017in Sound Notes

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This August, don’t restrict your live music attendance to festivals like the Iowa State Fair and 515 Alive. The Rocket Summer, a one-man alt-rock project, is touring in honor of the 10th anniversary of “Do You Feel,” The Rocket Summer’s major label debut. Wooly’s is set to host a mid-tour

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