Central Iowans have been treated to a lot of concert news this week. Here are a few news and notes that you may have missed.
80's rock heartthrob Rick Springfield (featured in the nearby slideshow) will play a stripped down show at Hoyt Sherman Place on Saturday, March 22. The Grammy Award-winning singer of hits like "Jessie's Girl", "I've Done Everything for You", and "Don't Talk to Strangers" (featured in the nearby video box) is also a best-selling author and popular actor. Springfield's show will include storytelling, some old favorites that the singer has never played live, many of his 17 Top 40 hits, and songs from his latest album, Songs for the End of the World. Tickets for the show are $50 to $65 (including fees) at the Hoyt Sherman box office, and they may also be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets.
Hoyt Sherman Place also announced this week that Southern rock jam band Gov't Mule will play the venue on February 19. Gov't Mule was started as a side project by Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes back in 1994. The band released their latest album, the double-disc Shout!, in September. Tickets to see the show range from $32 to $45 at the Hoyt Sherman box office and may also be purchased through Ticketmaster.
People's, the popular bar and music venue in Ames, closed six years ago--about the same time that the People's in Des Moines opened. (The Des Moines People's closed last year.) However, for one night only, People's will make a triumphant return to Ames on December 27. The People's people are working with the people of Charlie Yokes, the current occupants of their old location at 2430 Lincoln Way, to plan People's Wrecking Ball Reunion, a party that will commemorate both the years that People's served the city of Ames and pending closing of Charlie Yokes as Ames retools Campustown. All the details have yet to be ironed out completely, but doors will open at 7 p.m. and a "People's All-Star Band" consisting of "way too many musicians to name" (according to the I Partied at People's Facebook page) will be performing. Tickets for the 21-and-over event are on sale now through MidwesTix.
Denver electronica band Breathe Carolina will stop at Wooly's on March 29. Opening for the quartet's "We Are Savages" Des Moines tour stop will be Jonny Craig, Ghost Town, and Divided By Friday. Tickets for the all ages show are $15 in advance and $18 at the door, and they may be purchased at the Wooly's box office and all Ticketfly outlets.
Des Moines rockers IVA will hold a CD Release Show for their latest album Hot Blood at Wooly's on January 18. Minneapolis indie folk act The Still Sound, Oskaloosa hard rockers Fatal Addiction, and Des Moines rockers Handlebar will open the show. Tickets are $10 through Wooly's and Ticketfly, and the show is open to all ages.
House of Bricks in Des Moines will host a Forever 27 Tribute Show on December 27. The show will feature tributes to Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and more by Lindsey Morrison, Joe Alton, Josh Schryver, Kyle Kleeman, Adam Ross, South Black, and Steve McLain. There will be a $7 cover at the door, and the show will start at 9 p.m. This will be a 21-and-over event.