Delta Rae and You Knew Me When are headed to Des Moines for shows tomorrow night. Check out the details on those shows and more in the July 9 concert calendar for Central Iowa.
North Carolina folk rockers Delta Rae will headline at Wooly's in Des Moines on Wednesday night. The six-piece band released a new EP entitled Chasing Twisters last November, and they have been working on new material for a 2014 release. Delta Rae will join Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon, Skrillex, Lorde, and more at Lollapalooza in Chicago at the beginning of August. Tickets for their Des Moines show are still available for $16.50 in advance and $20 on the day of the event. Gabe Dixon will open the all ages show. In the video above, you can check out the band performing their single "Bottom of the River" live in the Billboard studios.
The husband and wife duo You Knew Me When will perform at the Gas Lamp in Des Moines tomorrow night. The indie folk rock act released their self-titled debut album in 2010 and their sophomore effort You, Me, and the Rest of the World two years later. The band left their Nashville home two years ago on June 30, and they have been on the road ever since. Their show at the Gas Lamp has a $5 cover charge and is a 21-plus event. Bright Giant's Josh Davis will open the show at 9 p.m.
Blackbird Blackbird will perform at Des Moines' Vaudeville Mews on July 9. Blackbird Blackbird is the moniker of San Francisco-based "folktronica" musician Mikey Maramag. Maramag has released numerous albums and singles in recent years, including his latest full-length, Tangerine Sky, on June 3. Des Moines disco act Maids will open the 9 p.m. show. Tickets for the 21-and-over concert are $8.
Zoo Brew goes country on Wednesday, when Cedar Rapids' Danny Whitson performs at the Blank Park Zoo's weekly live music and adult beverage event. Whitson has opened for the likes of Jerrod Niemann, Emerson Drive, Diamond Rio, and Sawyer Brown. Whitson's first single "Move On" received airplay in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. The artist will be performing all over the country in the coming months as part of "The Last Honky Tonk" Music Series. Zoo Brew kicks off at 5:30 p.m., and admission for the event is the same as normal zoo admission ($11) and free for zoo members. The 21+ event will have free drink samples early, while they last. Further drinks, as well as food, will be available for purchase throughout the evening, and the patrons can check out all the zoo animals up until just before dusk.
Jive Coulis will perform at DG's Tap House in Ames Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The Oregon funk/blues/retro rock band released their second album, Sauce, in 2012, and they are currently working on their third album, which is due out later this year. The show is free and open to all ages.
Finally, Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Iowa Blues Hall of Famer Bob Pace wand The Dangerous Band return to Zimm's Food & Spirits in Des Moines on Wednesday for their weekly performance. Pace and the boys will play from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The show is free, and the venue will offer their weekly Pork Chop Dinner Special for $8.95 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.