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Sound Notes Pick o’ the Week


As summer festival fans are already aware, Kanrocksas — the financially troubled Kansas City, Kan., music festival — has canceled its 2013 show due to low ticket sales. Anyone who had previously purchased a Kanrocksas festival ticket can receive $10 off the purchase of 80-35 Music Festival two-day passes. Just forward your Kanrocksas purchase confirmation to to get a discount code. Enter the code at and claim your discount.

Also in 80-35 news, the DMMC announced the final 13 acts for the two-day festival. Rounding out the bill are The Homemade Jamz Blues Band, Strange Names, I AM ZERO, Patient Zero, Jesse Jamz, M34N STR33T, SUBliminal Chaos, Richie Daggers with Gadema, The Other Elements, DJ Bui, DJ Flash, DJ Cosmo and Sphere. For complete information on lineup times and dates, head over to

On Thursday, June 6, Brother Trucker is rocking Valley Junction, starting at 5:30 p.m. The outdoor show is all-ages and free.

Also on June 6, Krazee Kafe has Royal Bliss, performing along with Framing The Red. Show starts at 7 p.m. and is 18+. Admission is $5 if you’re old enough to drink; $7 if you’re not.

Sound Notes Pick o’ the Week: Good cause alert! Head down to The Standard on Friday, June 7 for a musical benefit supporting autism research. Starting at 5 p.m., you can enjoy music from James Garcia, Luca Garcia and Sydney, Geoffrey Jr. and Peace Love and Stuff. It’s free to get in the door, and donations are being accepted.

On Saturday, June 8, the Hull Ave Tavern presents “Metal Fest 1” with music starting at 5 p.m. and going ’til the cops make them stop. The all-you-can-rock metal smorgasbord is all-ages until 9 p.m., then the 21+ crowd can keep hitting it till close.

Also on June 8, Nitefall on the River has The Nadas. Show kicks off at 7 p.m. and is all-ages. Tickets range from $15 – $20 and can be had at Miles Nielsen and The Rusted Hearts open. Owl City was recently added to that summer series line-up.

Then on Sunday, June 9, the Des Moines Civic Center welcomes in The Tenors. Performing a mix of originals and classics, The Tenors start at 7 p.m. The show is all-ages, and tickets range from $42 – $52, available at

The Temple Theater has the Ryan Montbleau Band performing on Monday, June 10, starting at 7:30 p.m. That show is all-ages, and tickets range from $22.50 – $42.50, available through Ticketmaster.

Also on June 10, Vaudeville Mews has Blue-Eyed Son starting at 6 p.m. That one is all-ages and is $5 at the door. Stone Mills and Lighthouse Band open.

Java Joes hosts an Irish Jam on Tuesday, June 11, at 9 p.m. That event is free and all-ages.

Finally, on Wednesday, June 12, Des Monks perform at el Bait Shop. Music starts at 8 p.m., and there’s no cover. Mahalo. CV

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