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Future Islands, Tony Bohnenkamp, Bob Pace, Steven Cooper top Friday's concerts

The Central Iowa Concert Calendar for Friday, August 29 is highlighted by shows from Future Islands, Bob Pace, Tony Bohnenkamp, and Steven Cooper. Get all the details on those shows and more below.

Future Islands at Coachella 2014.
Future Islands at Coachella 2014.
Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen
Future Islands.
Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

Baltimore synth pop group Future Islands will headline Wooly's in Des Moines on Friday night. The trio of Gerrit Welmers, William Cashion, and Samuel Herring, along with touring drummer Michael Lowry, are veterans of the festival scene, having played Coachella (see slideshow), the First City Festival, and Splendour in the Grass (in Australia) already this year and having slots left at the North Coast Music Festival, the Fashion Meets Music Festival, the All Things Go Festival, the Pitchfork Music Festival (in Paris), the Iceland Airwaves Festival (in Reykjavik), and others left on their tour schedule. Future Islands is selling out venues all over the U.S. on their current tour, and in October they will head abroad for more than 25 dates in Europe. The band is touring in support of their new album Singles, which came out on March 25 and has already climbed to #40 on the Billboard 200 and #65 in the UK. The show on Friday will kick off at 8 p.m. with the Canadian indie rock group Operators. Tickets for the all ages event are $15 in advance and $17 on the day of the concert.

Bob Pace and The Dangerous Band will host the Gas Lamp's weekly Work Release Party Friday at from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The venue offers free food (while it lasts) while Pace and the boys play blues, rock, soul, and funk tunes. Pace, who is a member of both the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame, is currently working on a new album due out later this year. The Work Release Party has a $5 cover.

The Gas Lamp's late show features for Nadas drummer Tony Bohnenkamp. Bohnenkamp released his first solo album Side 2 in 2012. Bohnenkamp currently performs as part of the dueling piano duo Pianopalooza with Megan Hill Mitchum, as well as performing solo shows. Bohnenkamp will take the stage at 9 p.m., and the 21-plus show has a $5 cover charge. Bohnenkamp's show takes the place of the Nick Schnebelen (Trampled Under Foot guitarist) show that was cancelled.

Kansas City-based hip hop artist Steven Cooper opens up the fall concert season at the Maintenance Shop in Ames on Friday. The student-run venue on the Iowa State University Campus will open its doors for the season at 8:30 p.m., and Cooper will go on at 9 p.m. Cooper has collaborated with Akon, Tech N9ne, Kid Rock, Krizz Kaliko, David Cook, and others. He is giving away 100,000 free downloads of his current album Stereotype through his website and states that he will not release his new project, entitled One Night Out, until fans have spread the word and all 100,000 downloads are gone. Tickets to see Cooper at the M-Shop are $10 at the door (free for ISU students). This is an all ages event. Check out Cooper's "Born To Do" in the nearby video.

The Bushwak Camping and Music Festival also starts on Friday. The 3-day festival features multiple music stages, light shows, vendors, performance art, free camping, and more. For more details on the festival, check out Examiner's Bushwak preview.

Also on Friday:

Attic Light
w/ Doctor Murdock, Unpolished Silver, and Franklin's Basement
Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines
5 pm., all ages ($5)

Leradee & The Positives
Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines
10 p.m., 21+ ($7)

Crooked Mile
Greenwood Lounge in Des Moines
9 p.m., 21+ (free)

David Zollo & the Body Electric
Prairie Meadows lounge in Altoona
10 p.m., 21+ (free)

Dennis Kain
Hotel Pattee in Perry
7 p.m., all ages (free)

Love Songs for Lonely Monsters
w/ Liana and Moonrabbit
DG's Tap House in Ames
9 p.m., 21+ (free)

Meskwaki Casino lounge near Tama
8:30 p.m., 21+ (free)

Call and Response w/ host Patrick Tape Fleming
Guest: H.D. Harmsen
Des Moines Social Club in Des Moines
8 p.m., all ages ($5)

Max Wellman
Chuck’s Restaurant in Des Moines
7:30 p.m., all ages (free to diners)

Richard Arndt
The Thirsty Sportsman in Des Moines
9 p.m., 21+ (free)

Richard Spierenburg
Whiskey Dixx in Des Moines
9 p.m., 21+ (free)

Tony Valdez and Don Jaques
Snus Hill Winery near Madrid
6:30 p.m., all ages (free)

Jeff Brandt and Galaxy
Lake Robbins Ballroom in Woodward
7 p.m., 21+ ($15)

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