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Sound Notes Pick o’ the Week


Wooly’s kicks off the coverage week with a big show on Thursday, May 16. On that evening, First Fleet Concerts and Metro Concerts Live come together to present Mushroomhead, performing along with Corvis, Lydia Can’t Breathe, Ionia, This Sudden Darkness, The Boomstick Revival and Apathy Syndrome. Tickets are $18 in advance through or $20 at the door. Show starts at 7 p.m., and the event is all-ages.

Also on May 16, Throw the Fight, Screaming for Silence and Mistaken for Halos perform at Krazee Kafe. Show starts at 7 p.m. and is 18 and older. Admission is $7 for folks ages 18-20 and $5 for the drinkers.

Then, on Friday, May 17, the Val Air Ballroom presents the Insane Clown Posse and its “Might Death Pop!” tour. That show kicks off at 8 p.m., and general admission tickets are $20 through, with reserved box seating available for $50.

Also on May 17, James Biehn performs over at Gas Lamp. One of the city’s finest guitarists, Biehn takes the stage starting at 9 p.m., and admission is $5 at the door.

On Saturday, May 18, Vaudeville Mews has two good shows lined up. First, in the early slot, there’s the best thing to come out of Chicago since “Mr. T. and Tina,” The Locals. The indie poppers perform starting at 5:30 p.m. with admission of $5 at the door. Wolves in the Attic, Satellite State and Spidercake all open, and that show is all-ages.

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Then, in the late show, Mews has local countrified roots-rock in the form of Randy Burke and The Prisoners. That one kicks off at 10 p.m. with admission running $7 at the door.

Also on May 18, The Underground has acoustic Ska, courtesy of Chris Murray, performing along with DJ Cosmo at 9 p.m. No cover.

Additionally on May 18, The Hull Avenue Tavern has Superchief, playing along with Minneapolis-based Red Desert and southeast Iowa’s Damn the Gods. Show starts at 9 p.m., and there’s no cover.

Sound Notes Pick o’ the Week: House of Bricks is the place to be on Sunday, May 19, as Richard Arndt and Jen Allen both perform in an all-ages show starting at 5 p.m. Five bucks at the door gets you in.

Also on May 19, The Des Moines Community Orchestra performs its Spring Concert at Drake University’s Sheslow Auditorium. The concert starts at 2 p.m. with a pre-show talk with the conductor taking place at 1 p.m. and a reception with the musicians to be held immediately after. The event is all-ages and free.

El Bait Shop gets you through the early part of your week with shows on back-to-back nights. First, on Tuesday, May 21, there’s Ben Wantland, and on Wednesday, May 22, the same stage will be graced by the Monday Mourners. Both shows start at 8 p.m., and neither has a cover.

Also on May 22, The Standard has Sons of Norway performing during happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. No cover. Mahalo. CV

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