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Sound Advice

10/3/2018

Several classic “rocktober” shows await music lovers this fall at the Des Moines Civic Center. The Des Moines Symphony blends rock and classical music on Oct. 13 for the Music of Led Zeppelin. Guest conductor Brent Havens and singer Randy Jackson, along with the symphony and a rock band, perform Zeppelin favorites. Tickets range from $35-$90. The Music of Cream – a 50th anniversary concert, features family members from Cream, including Kofi Baker, Malcolm Bruce and Will Johns. The trio will perform an innovative interplay on screen with footage from the original Cream members. The show is Nov. 7. Tickets cost $37.50-$52.50. Tickets for both shows are available at https://desmoinesperformingarts.org/. Fleetwood Mac performs at Wells Fargo Arena on Oct. 14. The show doesn’t include original member Lindsey Buckingham. Instead, in his place are former Tom Petty guitarist Mike Campbell and Neil Finn, from Crowded House. Tickets run from $69.50-$199.50; www.hyveetix.com. The Yonder Mountain String Band, a bluegrass band from Colorado, performs at Wooly’s on Oct. 19, with Lonesome Days as the opening band. Tickets cost $27.50 and are available at ticketfly.com. A diverse musical band, Lone Pinon, performs at the Des Moines Social Club’s Basement on Oct. 19. The band from New Mexico plays acoustic conjunto — a type of Chicano string band, complete with an accordion, violin, bajo sexto and vocals. Tickets cost $12. Captain Roy’s, located on 1900 Saylor Road, offers free concerts Friday and Saturday evenings, beginning at 7 p.m. Catch Lost Tracks on Oct. 20. ♦

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