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Nikki Hill, Reverend Peyton, and Hot Tamale and The Red Hots top the weekend

Performances from Nikki Hill, Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, and Hot Tamale & The Red Hots highlight the weekend's live music calendar. Here is a look at very roots rock-heavy weekend in Central Iowa.

Catch Riders in the Sky at the Temple Theater this weekend.
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Friday night, Nikki Hill returns to Des Moines for a 9 p.m. show at the House of Bricks. The North Carolina native opened some eyes at the Winter Blues Fest in Des Moines in February. Now Hill returns for a full night of roots, rock, and soul that will include songs from her debut album Here's Nikki Hill. Check her out covering a Chuck Berry classic in the nearby video. Tickets for the show are $10 at the door, and this will be a 21-plus show. Here is a look at the rest of Friday's top live music events:

Bob Pace & The Dangerous Band
Gas Lamp in Des Moines
4:30 p.m., 21+ ($5, free food)

The Lately
w/ The New Bodies and Crystal City (CD Release)
Gas Lamp in Des Moines
9 p.m., 21+ ($5)

The Big Joe Kinser Band at unWINEd
Gray's Lake in Des Moines
5:30 p.m., 21+ (free)

Death by Monkeys at Chill on the Hill
Copper Creek Lake Park in Pleasant Hill
6 p.m., 21+ ($8)

After Shock at Celebrate Bondurant
In front of Founder's Pub in Bondurant
6 p.m., all ages (free)

Burnin' Sensations at Ames on the Half Shell
Durham Bandshell Park in Ames
5 p.m., 21+, ($4)

The Envy Corps
w/ Holy White Hounds and MAIDS
Wooly's in Des Moines
7:30 p.m., all ages ($14)

Sean Anonymous & DJ Name
w/ Phillip Morris, Sotr Caf, and Jym Krow
DG's Tap House in Ames
9 p.m., 21+ ($5)

Jesse Allen Stewart
Whiskey Dixx in Des Moines
9 p.m., 21+ (free)

prettygirlhatemachine
w/ Brett Gretkzy, Neon Current, and P-Tate
Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines
9 p.m., 21+ ($5)

On Saturday, The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band returns to Des Moines for a rare 6 p.m. all ages show at the Gas Lamp. The Indiana-based country blues band released their fifth album, Between the Ditches, in late 2012. The Rev's band puts on an energetic, eccentric show that you will not want to miss. Des Moines rockabilly/blues band Peace, Love, and Stuff will open the show. Tickets are $7 in advance through Tikly and $10 at the door. Here is a look at the rest of Saturday's shows:

Dead on TV
w/ Modern Era
Gas Lamp in Des Moines
9 p.m., 21+ ($5)

Attic Light
w/ Sky Patrol, No Good Deed, Cardboard Kingdoms, and Stoopid
Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines
5 p.m., all ages ($5)

Trev Taylor
w/ Memoire Music, Markaus, Kemyst, and Marcus Cain
Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines
10 p.m., 21+, ($7)

After Shock
Bourbon Street Bar & Grill in Des Moines
9 p.m., 21+ (free)

Joe Ely
w/ Lucette
Wooly's in Des Moines
7:30 p.m., all ages ($20 adv/$25 at door)

Riders in the Sky
The Temple Theater in Des Moines
5 p.m. and 8 p.m., 5+ ($35 - $45)

Writers in the Round
w/ Cory Batten, Mason Douglas, Tommy Barnes, and Duane Deemer
7 Flags Event Center in Des Moines
7 p.m., all ages ($15 adv/$20 at door)

Sunday, Iowa Blues Challenge Runners-Up Hot Tamale & The Red Hots will play at Summerset Winery near Indianola from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The band will play blues standards and music from their 2007 release Hot off the Grill. Food and beverage will be available for purchase on site, and admission is $3 per person or $10 per car load (free if you are a Case Club Member). Feel free to bring lawn chairs and a picnic basket full of snacks (no alcohol). You must be 21 to attend. Also Sunday:

Bobaflex
w/ Romantic Rebel, Slyde, Bloodtied, and By Design
Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines
5 p.m., all ages ($10 adv/$13 at door)