Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Music

A look at Wednesday night's top concerts: Duhks, LAZERfest qualifier, and more

See also

Wednesday, January 22 should be a good night for concerts in Central Iowa. Here are a few recommendations.

The Maintenance Shop in Ames will host the Canadian acoustic roots band The Duhks (featured in the nearby video) at 8 p.m. Wednesday night. The Grammy, Juno, and Americana Music Association Award winners are currently working on a new fan-funded indie album that they hope to release later this year. Tickets for this all ages show are $15 in advance ($10 for ISU students), and $2 more at the door. Advanced tickets may be purchased online through MidwesTix or at the M-Shop box office.

Also Wednesday night, the Keller Williams "What the Funk 2014 Tour" stops at DG's Tap House. The 8 p.m. show will also feature Williams performing with More Than a Little. The Fredericksburg, Virginia native classifies his music as "jazzfunkraggaelectronicagrass". Williams is current tour is in support of his 2013 release Funk. Tickets for this 21-and-over event are $30 in advance and $32 at the door. They may be purchased online through MidwesTix.

In Des Moines on Wednesday, Wooly's hosts one of the first preliminary round of the LAZERfest Battle of the Bands at 7 p.m. Battling it out to try to earn a spot on a LAZERfest stage will be Stone Park Ritual (Odebolt), Apathy Syndrome (Des Moines), Mistaken for Halos (Waterloo), Ashes Armada (Albia), and Green Death (Des Moines). Tickets to the all ages show are free and audience participation counts for 40% of the voting (the other 60% comes from the three judges).


Today's top buzz...

  • Backstreet Boys
    The Backstreet Boys have canceled several upcoming Israel shows, citing safety concerns
    Music Buzz
  • NFL
    The NFL is considering adding a stadium to Los Angeles, but is it a good idea?
    NFL Buzz
  • Hulk Hogan
    Hulk Hogan and Steve Austin are on board for this year's WWE SummerSlam
    WWE News
  • Paul McCartney
    Get an exclusive look at Paul McCartney's soundcheck for a recent performance
    20 Photos
  • Oscar contenders
    Oscar season is about to begin as fall festivals announce films
    9 Photos
  • Sammy Hagar
    Sammy Hagar is taking fans on a raucous history of rock on the road
    20 Photos

Related Videos: