Tomorrow is another busy day for concerts in Central Iowa. If you are looking for a night out, there are choices galore—from rock to reggae and electronica to folk. Check out the top shows for Saturday, March 29 in the concert calendar below.
Denver electronica band Breathe Carolina will headline Wooly's in Des Moines tomorrow night. The band's 2011 album Hell Is What You Make It was a break-out success, charting in the Top 10 of the Dance, Indie, Alternative, and Rock charts. The album's first single, "Blackout" (featured video), went platinum and was a hit on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as the Dance, Heat, and Mainstream Pop charts. Breathe Carolina's fourth full-length studio album, entitled Savages, is due out April 15. Opening the all ages show at 7 p.m. will be Jonny Craig, Ghost Town, Divided by Friday, and A Better Reality. Tickets are $18, and they may be purchased at Wooly's or online through Ticketfly.
The House of Bricks in Des Moines will host a concert doubleheader on Saturday. The 5 p.m. early show features Des Moines pop punk band Lake of Fat Kids, with Ankeny rock quartet What About Bruce? and Ames rock duo The Wire Frames. The show has a $5 cover and is open to all ages. The 9 p.m. nightcap features Dallas-based alternative rock headliners Parabelle with Des Moines rockers As For You, Texas alt-rock band Sleep For Dreaming, Texas rockers Krowsif, and Des Moines rock quartet The Hollowpoint. Parabelle released their fifth album, the acoustic Air, last April. The 21-and-over show has a $10 cover charge.
Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines will also have two shows on Saturday. At 6:30 p.m., Des Moines punk group Quick Piss will take the stage following opening sets by fellow Des Moines punk rockers Goldblums and newcomers Easy Fruit. The show has a $5 cover and is open to all ages. The nightcap features Montana political roots/reggae band Satsang headlining and Indianola reggae rockers Come Unity opening. The 10 p.m. late show has a $7 cover and is a 21-plus event.
Nashville-based pop singer/songwriter Matt Wertz will perform at the Maintenance Shop in Ames tomorrow night. Wertz has landed songs on television and in movies, and he has toured with the likes of One Republic, Gavin DeGraw, Matt Nathanson, and Jars of Clay. His new album Heatwave hit stores late last year. Fellow Nashville pop rock act My Red & Blue will open the show. Tickets for the show may be purchased online through MidwesTix or at the box office for $22 ($17 for ISU students). The show kicks off at 9 p.m. and is an all ages event.
Also in Ames tomorrow night, Des Moines hip hop crew Prettygirlhatemachine and Ames "angry folk" band Bleujack will open for legendary Twin Cities MC, DJ Abilities at DG's Tap House. This 21-and-up event starts at 9 p.m., and it has a $10 cover charge.
Des Moines roots rockers Brother Trucker will headline the Gas Lamp in Des Moines on Saturday. The band has released 4 albums and has opened for the likes of Leon Russell, Al Green, Robert Earl Keene, and the Reverend Horton Heat. The members of Brother Trucker also scored the music for the 2009 award-winning independent film Becoming Eduardo. Opening the show will be fellow Des Moines roots rockers the James Biehn Band. The show has a $5 cover and is a 21-plus event.
Leon, Iowa products The Rumley Brothers will headline the Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater and Event Center in Saint Charles on Saturday night. The young country rock band self-released their debut album Grandpa's Outlaws in 2011. Opening the show will be Lamoni, Iowa Americana duo Lindgren & Lewis. Tickets for the 7 p.m. all ages show are $10 at the door.
Finally, Iowa "hillbilly folk" duo Home Grown Tomatoes will perform at the Hotel Pattee in Perry from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday night. Tomatoes members Steffen Heins and Bill Melton have released albums both individually and as a group. Stop by for dinner and stick around for the free music.