Three top-notch concerts were scheduled for May 1 in Des Moines, but now only two of them will actually happen. Here are the details.
Bob Wayne and the Outlaw Carnies will headline a show at the Gas Lamp in Des Moines on Thursday night. The outlaw country band that splits time between Seattle and Nashville released their new full-length album Back to the Camper just a few weeks ago, and they are now out on tour in support of the album. Joining them on the Gas Lamp stage Thursday night will be The Fightin' Side and Franklin's Basement. Tickets for the 9 p.m. show are $5 in advance through MidwesTix. This is a 21-plus event.
Los Angeles indie electropop act Uh Huh Her (see embedded video) will perform at Wooly's in Des Moines on May 1. Camila Grey played bass and keyboards for Mellowdrone, Dr. Dre, Busta Rhymes, Kelly Osbourne, and Adam Lambert before teaming up with Leisha Hailey. Hailey (pictured) had previously performed with Gush and The Murmurs before temporarily giving up music to take a role on Showtime's series The L Word. Grey and Hailey (and a rotating cast of drummers) have released 3 albums and 3 EPs. Uh Huh Her's latest full-length studio effort, Future Souls, came out on March 25. Los Angeles DJ/electronic artist Kim Anh will open the 8 p.m. show. Tickets for the all ages event are $13 in advance through Ticketfly and the Wooly's box office and will be $15 at the door.
Earlier today, the House of Bricks cancelled the Paisty Jenny concert scheduled for Thursday night. The Des Moines venue did not give any reason for the cancellation on their website or Facebook page, but the Nebraska-based modern rockers had this to say on their Facebook page:
Very sorry to report [that] Paisty Jenny won't be playing in Des Moines on Thursday. There are no locals available to support the show, so it was postponed. We will set up another date soon. Stay Paisty!!