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The Vaudeville Mews has announced plans to celebrate the venue’s 10th anniversary on Dec. 5. Having played host through the years to acts like Of Montreal, Fall Out Boy and Josh Ritter — to say nothing of the thousands of Iowa acts that continue to grace the stage every night — the venue will celebrate its first decade of life with Eternal Summers, Land of Blood and Sunshine and Love Songs For Lonely Monsters. There will also be trivia, commemorative posters and limited edition T-shirts. We’ll remind you again as the date draws near, but in the meantime, advance tickets can be purchased through www.tikly.co.

The Des Moines Music Coalition has announced the dates for next summer’s 80/35 Festival. Mark your calendars for Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6. Tickets are set to go on sale in March, but if you attended this year’s event, you can submit your best 80/35 photo to 8035contest@desmoinesmc.com for your chance to win a pair of VIP passes. Submissions must be received by Nov. 20, with the winner being announced on Nov. 27. Speaking of 80/35…

If you’re in a band and want to be considered for next year’s festival, submissions are now being accepted. Send your band info to 8035bands@desmoinesmc.com before March 1, 2013. If you’re not in a band, but have an idea for who you’d like to see at the festival, fan submissions are being taken at http://www.facebook.com/8035musicfestival.

Vaudeville Mews has jam band Ultraviolet Hippopotamus coming to town on Thursday, Nov. 15. Show starts at 9:30 p.m. and tickets are $5 at the door. Obsidian’s Dream open.

On Friday, Nov. 16, everybody should be down at Wooly’s as the venue will help Superchief say farewell to lead guitarist Ricc Terranova. Terranova’s last show with the band kicks off with a vengeance at 9:30 p.m. with On a Pale Horse. Then, after ‘Chief plays their last set with this line-up, the show will be closed out by Junk Poet. Go. Get drunk. Throw things. Rock.

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On Sunday, Nov. 18, Wooly’s stage is home to Sonny Landreth. The Louisiana blues rocker performs starting at 7 p.m., and tickets are $25 in advance through the Wooly’s website or $30 at the door. The James Biehn Band opens.

Also on Nov. 18, Vaudeville Mews plays host to the best thing to come out of Cincinnati since WKRP, Close to Home. The all-ages show kicks off at 5 p.m. and is $12 at the door. They Will Repent, For The Empire, Ignore The Script and Stoopid also perform.

On Wednesday, Nov. 21, Wooly’s presents William Elliott Whitmore. The Iowa folk icon takes the stage at 8 p.m., and tickets for the event are $15 and available through the Wooly’s website.

Sound Notes Pick o’ the Week: Also on Nov. 21, Gas Lamp features Chicago’s Dan Tedesco. Tedesco and his self-described brand of “folk rock on steroids” take the stage at 9 p.m., and $7 will get you in the door. Mahalo. CV

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