Several new Central Iowa concerts were announced in the last couple of days. There have been announcements involving GWAR, Jimmy Vaughan, and the Des Moines Music Coalition's Gross Domestic Product showcase, among others. Here are the specifics.
First Fleet Concerts announced several concert events today. First, metal mayhem will descend on Des Moines' East Village on April 19, as GWAR comes to Wooly's for an 8 p.m. all ages show. Tickets for the concert will be $19 in advance and $22 the day of the show. Tickets go on sale Friday morning at 10 a.m. through the Wooly's box office and Ticketfly. Warbeast and Wilson are scheduled to be the opening acts.
First Fleet also announced that Wooly's would host a fundraiser event on April 5 for accident victim Jessica Passick. The event will feature a performance by Sweatpants Rocket, and proceeds will go towards Passick's medical bills after her tragic car accident late last year. Tickets for the show are $5, and they may be purchased at Wooly's or through Ticketfly. This will be a 21-and-over event.
Wooly's will also host Mindrite's final show on March 15 at 6:30 p.m. The event will also feature performances by As for You, Sidewise, Index Case, 660 Dubstep, DJ Jesse Jamz, and at least two more DJs that will be announced later on. Tickets for the show are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. This will be a 16-and-over show hosted by Sub Sonic Social.
Index Case will also perform at Wooly's on March 9 when the band joins Alister Hag and Junk Poet on the bill. The show will start at 8 p.m. and will be open to all ages. Tickets are $8 and are available at the box office and through Ticketfly.
Big Red Dog Music announced yesterday that music legend Jimmie Vaughan, along with Lou Ann Barton and the All-Star Tilt-a-Whirl Band will play a 7 p.m. show at Forte in Des Moines on April 4. Tickets for the show are $25 in advance through MidwesTix and $30 at the door. An opening band will be announced later for this all ages show. Check out Vaughan in action in the nearby video.
DG's Tap House in Ames announced a pair of new shows this week. The venue will host country/blues artist Charlie Parr on May 4 at 9 p.m. Tickets for the show are $5. An onsale date has not yet been announced for this 21-and-over show.
DG's also announced that Floodplane and Obsidian's Dream will play the venue on May 10 at 9 p.m. Tickets for the 21-and-over show will be $5. Again, no onsale date has been announced yet.