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Sound Notes Pick o’ the Week


The Greater Des Moines Music Coalition has made the first lineup announcement for this year’s 80/35 Music Festival. The event taking place on July 5 and 6 will be headlined this year by the Wu-Tang Clan, as well as David Byrne and St. Vincent. Other bands scheduled to perform during the two-day festival include Deerhunter, Yeasayer, Umphrey’s McGee, Wavves, Tea Leaf Green, Kitty Pryde, Jon Wayne and the Pain and Roster McCabe, as well as Iowa acts House of Large Sizes, Euforquestra, Mr. Baber’s Neighbors, Tires, Trouble Lights, The River Monks, Dustin Smith and The Sunday Silos, Mumford’s and Annalibera. For more information, check out

On Thursday, April 11, First Fleet Concerts and Wooly’s present Clutch, playing with Orange Goblin, Lionize and Scorpion Child. The all-ages show starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $20 in advance through, or $25 at the door.

Then on Saturday, April 13, the DMMC presents its Gross Domestic Product music festival. The event is divided up between three stages this year, with paid stages located at Vaudeville Mews and the Fourth Street Theater, while free action takes place outside at the Vaudeville patio. Bands include Trouble Lights, The Olympics, Dustin Smith and The Sunday Silos, Land of Blood and Sunshine, Handlebar, The Seed Of Something, Wolves in the Attic, The Wheelers, Twins, H.D. Harmsen and The Electrophones, MR. NASTI, Lesbian Poetry, Kris Adams, Annalibera, Jordan Mayland and The Thermal Detonators, As for You, Is Home Is, Madison Ray and All The Single Ladies, and the festival is headlined by House of Large Sizes. Everything kicks off at 5 p.m. For ticket information and stage breakdowns, head over to

If the indie rock thing isn’t your bag, House of Bricks has your April 13 alternative on tap. Starting at 7:30 p.m., you can head to Bricks to check out a show featuring comedian Don Jamieson, playing along with 2AM, Uhmerikun Zen, Scott Lemon and the ever popular Superchief. Tickets are $13 and can be had in advance through

Then on Sunday, April 14, el Bait Shop has Joe and Vicki Price, starting at 8 p.m. No cover.

Prep Iowa

Sound Notes Pick o’ the Week: On Monday, April 15, Gas Lamp is excited to bring Good For You to town. Featuring Black Flag founding member Greg Ginn and pro skateboarding pioneer Mike Vallely. Good For You rocks the Lamp starting at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door.

Also on April 15, Vaudeville Mews has roots rocker Justin Jones performing at 5:30 p.m. along with The Colt Walkers and Pets With Human Names. Admission is $5 at the door, and the show is all-ages.

Finally, on Tuesday, April 16, the Des Moines Civic Center presents Celtic Woman. The ensemble performs a series of traditional Irish ballads as well as contemporary standards and classics. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are available now through Mahalo. CV

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