Grammy-winning folk singer Gillian Welch heads the list of performers on Tuesday's Central Iowa concert calendar. Here is a look at all of the top shows on July 8.
Tennessee singer/songwriter/producer Gillian Welch will perform at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines on Tuesday at 8 p.m. Welch has been nominated for five Grammy Awards, winning once. Her most recent release, 2011's The Harrow & The Harvest, topped the U.S. Folk chart and peaked at #3 on the Indie chart, #5 on the Rock chart, and #20 on the Billboard 200. Over the weekend, Welch performed on Garrison Keillor's 40th Anniversary broadcast of the A Prairie Home Companion radio show. Tickets to see Welch and her guitarist Dave Rawlings perform tomorrow night are $29.75 through the box office or $39.00 through Ticketmaster.
Oregon funk/blues/retro rock band Jive Coulis will play at DG's Tap House in Ames tomorrow night at 9 p.m. The 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 in Ames is free, and it is a 21-and-over event.
New York folk/punk act Wood Spider will headline Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines on Tuesday. The band released their new album entitled Decadence on February 22. Their tour vehicle broke down in Pittsburgh three days ago, but Wood Spider still hopes to make it Des Moines in time for this show. The all ages event starts at 5:45 p.m. and has a $5 cover charge. Bob Bucko Jr., Conrad Bascom, and Paul Doffing will serve as openers. The Kountry Kittens Burlesque Show will follow at 10 p.m.
Gas Lamp in Des Moines will host Sirens Tuesday night at 8 p.m. The New Orleans folk/soul act released their debut album Blossom Talk earlier this year. You can check out Sirens in action in the nearby video. The show has a $10 cover charge and is a 21+ event.
The Tighten Up will perform at The Ritual Cafe in Des Moines on Tuesday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Tighten Up is a relatively new R&B/funk/soul horn band from Des Moines. The show is an all ages event with a $5 recommended donation.
Finally, the cover band Stuck in Reverse will perform in the lounge at the Meskwaki Casino outside of Tama tomorrow afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The show is free and open to all over the age of 21.