Des Moines' Christopher Ford is a large part of why the Central Iowa music scene has grown so much in the past several years. Ford is the CEO of Maximum Ames Records and spent a year as an administrator with the Des Moines Music Coalition. He is one-half of Gloom Balloon with the Poison Control Center's Patrick Tape Fleming, and he has also led his own progressive soul music collective Christopher the Conquered for almost nine years. (All that is just the tip of the iceberg, too.) On Tuesday, Ford's Christopher the Conquered will headline Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines. The show will kick off at 9 p.m. with openers H.D. Harmsen & the Electrophones and The Maness Brothers. There will be a $5 cover charge at the door, and the show will be a 21-and-over event.
Memphis alternative rock/metal band Devour the Day will stop through Des Moines on Tuesday for show at Wooly's in the East Village. Devour the Day released their debut album Time & Pressure in May of last year. The album's first single "Good Man" climbed to #9 on the Mainstream Rock chart and the band's next two singles would both crack the chart's Top 40. The band re-released a remixed and remastered version of the album in January of this year. Devour the Day has toured all over the U.S. with acts like Hinder, Trapt, Pop Evil, Sevendust, Theory of a Deadman, Candlebox, and Sick Puppies. Tickets for the Wooly's show are $10.33 in advance and $12 on the day of the concert. Cilver, Ashes Armada, One Cold July, and RehTek will open the show. The music for this all ages event will start at 7 p.m. Check out the nearby video to see Devour the Day's lyric video for "Good Man".
Also on Tuesday:
Sugar Moon Band
The Lounge at Meskwaki Casino outside Tama/Toledo
1 p.m., 21+ (free)
Finish Line Show Lounge at Prairie Meadows Casino in Altoona
11 a.m., 21+ (free)
Urbandale Community Adult Band at Music in the Park
Colby Park in Urbandale
7 p.m., all ages, free