Central Iowa's concert calendar for Monday is not a long one, but both shows are well worth attending. Here are the details on June 14 shows from Bon Iver's S. Carey and Bella Soul's Tina Haase Findlay.
Two-time Grammy-winning indie folk band Bon Iver may be taking a long break right now, but drummer/backing vocalist/keyboard player Sean Carey is keeping busy during the band's hiatus. Bon Iver's latest album hit #1 on the Indie, Rock, and Alternative charts in the U.S., and it peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200. After touring in support of the album for more than a year, the band desperately needed a long break. Carey had already released his debut solo album, All We Grow, during a 2010 Bon Iver break. During Bon Iver's current timeout, Carey and his band S. Carey have released the EP Hoyas in 2012, and then in April of this year, the band released their sophomore full-length effort Range of Light. S. Carey will bring their current 18-city headlining tour with opening act The Pines to Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines on Monday night. The music will kick off at 9 p.m., and this will be a 21-and-over event. Tickets for the show are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the show, and they can be purchased online through Ticketfly. S. Carey and the Pines will wrap up their tour together on Tuesday night at The Treehouse in Ames, before Carey and his band head back home to Wisconsin for three weeks off.
Speaking of The Pines, the Minneapolis-based 7-piece folk rock band was founded by Iowa natives David Huckfelt and Benson Ramsey after they met while living in Arizona. Ramsey and his brother Alex (who also joined the band) are the sons of Bo Ramsey, who is a producer and collaborator with Iowa folk legend Greg Brown. The Pines released their 2004 self-titled debut on the Iowa City indie label Trailer Records before signing on with roots powerhouse Red House Records in the Twin Cities. The Pines' most recent record, Dark So Gold, came out in 2012. They are currently working on a new album that they hope to finish later this year.
Central Iowa's other notable Monday show finds Bella Soul singer Tina Haase Findlay (see slideshow) performing at the Ritual Cafe in Des Moines from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Findlay will be joined by drummer Kurt Bowermaster, bassist Hannah Marks, and pianist Bryan Martens as she performs songs from her upcoming solo jazz album, entitled The Intimate Tina, as well as several jazz standards. The Des Moines singer has not yet announced an official release date for the new album, but she has begun selling advance copies at some of her performances. The show is free and open to all ages.