Central Iowa Music venues and nightclubs have been in the news a lot lately, and this week has been no different. Here are some news and notes that you might have missed...
The Space for Ames (118 Haywood Avenue) will celebrate its fifth anniversary by holding a 15-hour non-stop music marathon on February 9. Entrance to the event will be $15, and the proceeds will help upgrade the club's sound system. TSFA has said on their Facebook event page that the event will have 55 bands on 2 stages. The bands for the event will be announced later this month.
Bombay Bicycle Club (8410 Hickman Road in Clive) has closed for a remodel and will open again as The Point on January 11 and 12. The Point will host live music and offer a full bar, a patio, pool tables, a dance floor, and more. Tacopocalypse will still handle lunch and dinner, just as they did with BBC.
Also making renovations, but keeping their name, is the Hull Avenue Tavern. The tavern, located at 834 Hull Avenue in Des Moines, is one of the city's oldest establishments. The Hull Avenue Tavern is scheduled to re-open on January 17 and will celebrate their re-opening the next day with a show featuring metal bands Dead Horse Trauma, Mars on Fire, and Absolute Power.
In other nightclub news, Cabaret has opened a new location at 2785 North Ankeny Boulevard in Ankeny. The new location will have a DJ every Friday night and will also host live bands on Saturday nights starting in February. Cabaret in Ankeny will offer food and will have a free wine tasting party the first Tuesday of each month, starting January 8.
There were also a number of concert announcements this week. Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines announced 3 new shows. First, on February 21, jazz/blues/rock guitarist Stephane Wrembel will take the Mews stage. The show will be an all ages affair, and tickets will be $15.
The final new show announced by Vaudeville Mews is Asklandaganza 6: Ganza666. The show will feature performances from The Poison Control Center (featured in the nearby video), Mantis Pincers, Derek Lambert & the Prairie Fires, and Wolves In The Attic. Ganza 666 will be a 21-and-over show on January 18, and tickets will be $7.
Wooly's also announced a new show this week. Death metal bands The Faceless and Decapitated will come to the Des Moines venue on March 17. Also on the bill that night will be Amass the Grave, Agrinex, Hours of Decay, and Violent Fade. Tickets for this all ages show are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show.