Monday's Central Iowa concert calendar has a short list of concerts (two), but they are well worth taking in. Check out the details below on a tour stop by Powerman 5000 and Hed PE as well as information on a show in the area by Run River North.
Powerman 5000 and Hed PE bring their co-headlining tour to Des Moines on Monday for an East Village show at Wooly's. Powerman 5000 (pictured) made a big splash in 1999 with their platinum-selling third studio album Tonight the Stars Revolt! The album produced the Top 20 Rock singles "When Worlds Collide" and "Nobody's Real" and won PM5K a large international fan base. The band would score two more hits later with "Bombshell" and "Free". Powerman 5000 released their latest album, Builders of the Future, back on May 23rd. Co-headliners Hed PE are also touring in support of a new album. The "G-punk" band released their ninth studio album, entitled Evolution, on July 22nd. The Huntington Beach natives have placed five albums in the Top 20 of the Indie chart, and they are poised for a sixth with Evolution currently perched at #22. The music will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with openers Sunflower Dead, As For You, Murder Earth, and Cirrus Minor. Tickets for the all ages event are $20 in advance and $23 on the day of the show.
San Fernando Valley indie alt-rockers Run River North got their big break in 2012 when they filmed a video for their single "Fight to Keep". The band couldn't afford a studio, so they did a lot of the recording in their vehicles—three Hondas. When the automaker found out, they invited the band to come and perform in front of 600 executives. The band agreed, but the when they showed up to play, the show was not for Honda execs. The car company had booked run River North for a surprise appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The six-piece band released their full-length self-titled debut album in February. You can check out the video that started it all, starring the band and The Drew Carey Show alum Diedrich Bader, embedded on this page. Run River North will perform at Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines on Monday with opener Dang Felton. The music will kick off at 6:30 p.m., and the show will be an all ages one. Tickets for the concert are $8 in Advance and $10 at the door.