The Des Moines Music Coalition is accepting band submissions for this year’s Little BIG Fest until Monday, Aug 5. This year’s festival will take place in the East Village on Nov. 15 and will be headlined by New Orleans brass ensemble, The Soul Rebels Brass Band. Any local bands interested in being added to the lineup are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org with an mp3 and a link to a music video (if available), as well as a name, email and contact phone number. Selected bands will be notified on or before Aug 13. For more information, check out www.desmoinesmc.com.
Abe Goldstien has unveiled the lineup for this year’s Jazz at Caspe Terrace series. Events will include Dave Burrell Conception on Sept. 17, Lee Shaw on Nov. 5 and The Dave Douglas Quintet on Dec. 5. Advance tickets to Dave Burrell and Lee Shaw are available for $25. Advance tickets to Dave Douglas are $30, or packages for all three can be had for $75. For more information, contact Abe Goldstien at email@example.com.
Local master of metal Dead Horse Trauma is heading out of town on Friday, Aug. 2, on the start of the “Shoot” Tour with Minnesota-based American Head Charge. The band won’t be gone too long, however, before the tour brings it through downtown Des Moines on Aug. 4. Check out the show at Wooly’s, where the two bands perform along with Blue Felix, September, The Boomstick Revival and This Sudden Darkness before hitting the road again the next day. In the meantime, the band’s newest single, “Reckoning Day,” is now on regular rotation on Sirius XM’s Channel 40 Liquid Metal program, thanks to a flood of fan requests.
On Thursday, Aug. 1, Taylor Swift comes to town, courtesy of Wells Fargo Arena. The show starts at 7 p.m. and will probably feature at least one song about a break-up. Tickets are available at the Wells Fargo box office or through Ticketmaster and range from $31.50 to $86.50. The event is all-ages.
Gas Lamp has reggae act Ballyhoo! performing on Friday, Aug. 2. The show starts at 9 p.m., and tickets are $7 in advance through www.gaslampdsm.com or $10 at the door.
Sound Notes Pick o’ the Week: On Aug. 2, Wooly’s plays host to Philip H. Anselmo and The Illegals, playing along with Author and Punisher, Warbeast and Green Death. The all-ages show starts at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $25 through www.woolysdm.com.
Then on Saturday, Aug. 3, Cold Filtered rocks the Iowa Speedway in a post-race show. Tickets to the all-ages show run from $20 to $70 and naturally include the race itself.
Also on Aug. 3, Hessen Haus has the Bolzen Beer Band kicking out polka jams starting at 6 p.m. No cover.
On Sunday, Aug. 4, Hoyt Sherman Place and First Fleet Concerts present “Weird” Al Yankovic. Tickets to that all-ages show range from $39.50 to $59.50 and are available at the Hoyt Sherman box office or through www.hoytsherman.org.
Then on Tuesday, Aug. 6, Java Joes brings in Omaha, Neb., singer/songwriter Ally Rhodes. The music will commence at 7 p.m., and the show is all-ages. Mahalo. CV