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Kris Lager Band, Doctor Murdock, Roxi Copland, Soul Searchers play Friday

Kris Lager Band, Doctor Murdock, Roxi Copland, and The Soul Searchers lead the Central Iowa Concert Calendar for Friday, September 5. Catch all the details on those shows and more below.

Roxi Copland (third from left) returns to Des Moines on August 5.
Charles Walton

The Kris Lager Band will play the 9 p.m. nightcap at the Gas Lamp in Des Moines Friday night. The Lincoln, Nebraska quartet mixes rock, blues, soul, boogie, reggae, and trance styles to create their unique brand of music. The band released a new music video (featured nearby) in late August for the single "Let Me Do My Thang". The song will be featured on their upcoming album Live at The Bourbon Theatre, which is due out later this year. The Kris Lager Band has won awards at six of the eight Omaha Music Awards, and though they did not win in 2014, they were nominated again in the "Artist of the Year" category. The Gas Lamp show will have a $7 cover charge and a 21-and-over age restriction

The Gas Lamp will kick off the weekend at 4:30 p.m. with their weekly Work Release Party. The event will feature music from Bob Pace & The Dangerous Band and free food while it lasts. Pace, an Iowa Blues Hall of Famer and an Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, is currently putting the finishing touches on a new album that is due out this fall. The early show is also a 21-and-over event, and it has a $5 cover.

Ames indie alt-rockers Doctor Murdock will headline a free show at Wooly's in Des Moines at 9 p.m. on Friday. The quartet released their debut album, A Man From Earth On Mercury, on January 25 through Ames' Nova Labs. The Des Moines indie rocker bands Love Songs for Lonely Monsters and Foxholes will round out the bill. The music kicks off at 9 p.m., and the show is a 21-plus event.

Jazz pop sensation Roxi Copland (pictured) returns to Des Moines on Friday to play the last unWINEd event at the Riverwalk Hub this season. (The unWINEd finale will be September 12 at Gray's Lake.) Copland released her new full band album Truth Be Told in April, and she is already working on new music. The music kicks off at 5:30 p.m., and the event is free and open to all those 21 and over. Food, beer, and wine will be available for purchase. [Update: Due to inclement weather, this event has been moved to Jasper Winery.]

The Soul Searchers will hold an album release party at the Des Moines Social Club on Friday at 7 p.m. The Des Moines-based blues/surf/rockabilly band is celebrating the release of their new album Boogie Woogie Night Hawk. The event is free and open to all ages.

Also on Friday:

Aquamarine Dream Machine
Team 36 Bar & Grill in Mitchellville
8 p.m., all ages until 9 p.m., then 21+ (free)

The Snacks at Mixology
The Science Center of Iowa in Des Moines
5:30 p.m., 21+ ($5, members are free)

w/Jelly Bread
Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines
10 p.m., 21+ ($8 cover)

Divas Live (tribute to Cher, Madonna, and Celine Dion)
Terrible's Lakeside Casino's Outdoor Theater in Osceola
7:30 p.m., 21+ (Tix: $10 general admission/$20 tiered seating)

The Fightin' Side
w/ The Still Sound and Jasey Rebarcak
DG's Tap House in Ames
9 p.m., 21+ ($5 cover)

Heath Alan Band
Greenwood Lounge in Des Moines
9 p.m., 21+ (free)

Janey Hooper Trio
Des Moines Art Center in Des Moines
5 p.m., all ages ($5/free to DMAC members)

Jason Walsmith (of The Nadas)
Peace Tree Brewing Company in Knoxville
8 p.m., 21+ ($5 cover)

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

Ray and Jane
Hotel Pattee in Perry
7 p.m., all ages (free)

Prairie Meadows Lounge in Altoona
10 p.m., 21+ (free)

The DM Project
w/ Courtney Krause
Hull Avenue Tavern in Des Moines
9 p.m., 21+ (free)

The Surf Zombies
Angelo's on 8th (patio) in West Des Moines
7 p.m., all ages (free)

Brad Myers Band
Boone Depot in Boone
8 p.m., all ages until 9 p.m., then 21+ (free)

Rebyl Road
Shenanigans Event Center in Boone
10 p.m., 21+ (free)

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