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Sound Notes Pick o’ the Week


Want to see some shows on the cheap? Got a little time to trade? Head down to Wooly’s on Mondays. That’s when you can get free tickets to shows in exchange for volunteering a couple hours to hang fliers around the metro area. Just stroll on in to Wooly’s between noon and 6 p.m. on those days and ask for Josh.                

The Hull Ave. Tavern re-opens its doors this week, after shutting down on New Year’s Day for renovations. Re-opening festivities begin at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17 and continue all weekend, so get up there and check out the facelift on Des Moines’ oldest bar.                

Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar has Andy Paczak, Jeremie Malotke and Pete Moran performing on Thursday, Jan. 17, starting at 8 p.m.                

If you want to have a good time this week, it looks like Friday, Jan. 18, is a night chock full of options for you.              

For starters, Vaudeville Mews has a big show on tap, headlined by The Poison Control Center, supported by Mantis Pincers, Derek Lambert and The Prairie Fires and Wolves in the Attic. Doors open at 7 p.m., and admission is $7 at the door.                


On that same night, The Standard has Lesson Seven starting at 9 p.m.                

Also that night, House of Bricks hosts a hip-hop event featuring Izzy Dunfore, Rypt the Ripper, Hoozia and B-Lo Zero, Side Weighs, DJ Pappa Calv and John Tilton. That one starts at 9 p.m. as well, and admission is $8 at the door with proceeds going to Blank Children’s Hospital.               

Finally on Jan. 18, The Underground is home to The House of Ska, featuring traditional and two-tone ska, reggae and dance music, hosted by DJ Cosmo.              

Moving on to Saturday, Jan. 19, Wooly’s is hosting the Summer Camp Music Festival’s On the Road Tour. Show starts at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $5.                

Also on Jan. 19, House of Bricks has two shows lined up for you. First up, Everything Must Die, Junkie Nun, Thee Annunaki and Hours of Decay metal things up in the early show. That one starts at 5 p.m., and admission is $7 at the door.                

Then, in the evening slate, Nest of Snakes, As For You and Murder Earth all take their turns on the stage. The late show starts at 9:30 p.m. and is $5 at the door.                

If all that sounds too heavy for your Saturday evening, head over to Hessen Haus instead and check out Bob Malek’s Fisherman Band.                

Then on Sunday, Jan. 20, Gas Lamp has two-piece New England electro-rock in the form of Crunk Witch. Show starts at 8 p.m., and it’s $5 at the door. Moodie Black, Stoopid and Prettygirlhatemachine also perform.             

On Monday, Jan. 21, Vaudeville Mews plays host to Duluth, Minn., punk rockers, The Cold Starts, playing along with Bigger Than Dan, Die Mutts and Super Powers. The show starts at 5:30 p.m.       

Finally, El Bait Shop has three shows to close out the coverage week, starting with Fruition on Sunday, Jan. 20. After that there’s Thankful Dirt on Tuesday, Jan. 22, and finally the Evergreen Grass Band on Wednesday, Jan. 23. All three shows start at 8 p.m., and there’s no cover. CV

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