With a lot of venues taking Thursday off to prep for the July 4 holiday, Thursday's concert calendar is much shorter than usual. Here is a look at three shows for you to take in on July 3 to get your pre-Independence Day live music fix.
Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy (featured video) will headline at the Gas Lamp in Des Moines on Thursday night. The Wichita "brass and 'grass" collective brings a unique mix of bluegrass, brass, punk, folk, rockabilly, ska, and Americana to the stage. The band released their latest album, Hatchetations, last September. Fellow Wichita multi-genre band, and perennial tourmates, The Calamity Cubes will open the show for Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy tomorrow night. The music will kick off at 9 p.m., and there will be a $10 cover charge at the door. This will be a 21-and-over concert event.
Lubbock, Texas Americana act Colin Gilmore will take the stage at Vaudeville Mews tomorrow night. Gilmore's 2013 release The Wild and Hollow was named the "Best Americana/Singer-Songwriter Album of 2013" by Mike Ragogna of The Huffington Post. The Dave Wolf Band will open the show on Thursday. Doors for the concert will open at 6 p.m., and the music will kick off at 6:45 p.m. The show is open to all ages, and there will be a $10 cover charge. Stick around after the show for a free 80/35 Pre-Party at the PBR Bar outside Vaudeville Mews. DJ Pretty Good and DJ Fairly Comprehensive will start spinning tunes at 9 p.m., and the pre-party is a 21-plus event.
The Dueling Guitars of Brian Congdon and Brad Seidenfeld will perform at Jasper Winery on Thursday as part of the winery's summer concert series. The West Des Moines-based duo will play from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the lawn in front of the winery. The winery will have wine, sangria, beer, and a variety of food options available for purchase on site. The concert is free and open to the public.