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The Des Moines Social Club is hosting “Artquake” on June 27 at the Firehouse. The interactive art and music event will feature performances from Tires, Satellite State and the debut of Dickweed, featuring Poison Control Center front man Patrick Tape Fleming and former Pavement glue man Bob Nastonavich. More information can be had at

The Des Moines Arts Festival announced its 2013 main stage headliners. On Friday, June 28, events will be topped off by Los Lobos, with Saturday, June 29 being anchored by Grammy-winner Aaron Neville. In addition to the headliners, the festival’s main stage will feature local acts including Chad Elliott, Bella Soul, and Fat Tuesday and the Greasefire Horns. More festival information — including concert times and full line-up information — can be found at

On Thursday, June 13, Wooly’s welcomes to town Candlebox, performing with Fatal Addiction and Shatter. The all-ages show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $20 in advance through or $25 at the door.

Also on June 13, Krazee Kafe has Framing the Red in a show that kicks off at 7 p.m. The event is 18+ with folks 21+ paying $5 to get in and those under 21 kicking in an extra $2. Drive and Slow Motion Victory also perform.

Sound Notes Pick o’ the Week: Friday, June 14 brings the summer return of “Rendezvous on Riverview” at 6th and Boston in Highland Park. Bella Soul kicks things off at 5 p.m. The event is all-ages and free.

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Also on June 14, Vaudeville Mews welcomes the best thing to come out of Seattle since “Frazier,” Hey Marseilles. The all-ages show starts at 7 p.m. and will run you $12 at the door. Phox also performs.

One final June 14 note: Here Come the Mummies perform at Nitefall on the River, starting at 7 p.m. The show is all ages and tickets range $20-$25.

Saturday, June 15, is the date for the “Heroes and Saints Rock Music Festival” at the Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater in St. Charles. The lineup includes local boys Richard Arndt and Decoy playing along with Tonic, Vertical Horizon, Sister Hazel and Better Than Ezra. The festival kicks off at 1:15 p.m., and tickets range from $35-$50 plus $5 for parking. For more information, check out

Also on June 15, the Hull Avenue Tavern has Pets With Human Names performing at 9 p.m. That show is free.

On Sunday, June 16, Wooly’s has Hurt, along with Righteous Vendetta, As For You, Kick, Shatter and Ashes Armada. That show is all-ages and kicks off at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 available at

Also on June 16, the “Heroes and Saints” festival hosts its second day, featuring Diamond Rio with Danny Whitson, Rebel Road, J.T. Hodges, LoCash Cowboys, Emerson Drive, Sawyer Brown and Mark Willis. Start time and ticket prices are the same as above.

Andrew Fleming plays el Bait Shop on Tuesday, June 18, starting at 8 p.m. No cover.

Finally, on Wednesday, June 19, Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar has Jeremie Malotke performing at 8 p.m. No cover for that one either. Mahalo. CV

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