What do you do when you’re snowed in and don’t want to venture out? Why not download free music by Des Moines musicians? The Greater Des Moines Music Coalition and the Greater Des Moines Partnership put together four volumes of music from local musicians: www.dsmpartnership.com/living-here/things-to-do/attractions–events/music-mix.
Chicago-based band Thompson Springs performs its newly recorded hit, “Maybe We Be Dreamin” at Vaudeville Mews on Feb. 7. Nashville artist JD Simo opens. Tickets $12.
Rock out to an AC/DC cover band, Shoot to Thrill at Wooly’s on Feb. 16. Tickets $10; $12 day of show.
Relive your MTV days at the Fremont on Feb. 16 with their “Halt and Catch Fire – 80s Videos” event. Dsm DJ Chop Shop spins all types of big-hair 1980s videos.
On Feb. 21, Bryce Vine, a rapper/R&B singer, performs his hit song, “Drew Barrymore,” with Kid Quill opening at Wooly’s. Tickets $20-$23.
Steve Berry performs songs popular from 50 years ago at the “Music of 69” concert at Noce on Feb. 23. Tickets cost $20-$50.
On Feb. 23, catch Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal at Lefty’s Live Music. The group hails from Lincoln and released its fourth album, playing a combination of soul, funk and R&B. Their Des Moines stop is one of 50 performances in the first half of 2019. ♦