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Sunday’s concert calendar headed by Big Head Todd and the Monsters

Colorado rockers Big Head Todd and the Monsters head a June 13 concert calendar that also includes shows from Moonshine Sorrow, John the Bastard, and more. Here is a look at Sunday’s top Central Iowa’s shows.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters return to Central Iowa on Sunday.
Meskwaki Casino

Big Head Todd and the Monsters will perform at Meskwaki Casino’s Veterans Convention Center just outside of Tama at 9 p.m. on Sunday. The Boulder, Colorado natives broke through in 1993 when their third album, entitled Sister Sweetly, went platinum, charted on the Billboard 200, and produced the three hit singles “Bittersweet”, “Broken Hearted Savior” (featured video), and “Circle”. The first two singles peaked in the Mainstream Rock Top 20, while the third stalled out at #21. The band has never been able to match that success since, only charting one more Top 20 single, but they have still maintained a large nationwide fan base. The band released their latest album, Black Beehive, on February 4. Tickets to see Big Head Todd and the Monsters at Meskwaki are $20 to $30. You must be 21 or older to attend.

Moonshine Sorrow will play the Gas Lamp in Des Moines at 9 p.m. on Sunday. The band is coming off an album release show in their hometown of Waterloo where they debuted While You’re Drinking. The show is a 21-plus event, and it will have a $5 cover charge.

Des Moines metal group John the Bastard will headline a 5:45 p.m. show at Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines on Sunday. The band released their debut album, entitled A Lake Giant, last January. No Good Deed and Los Goldblums will open the show. The all ages event will have a $5 cover charge at the door.

Day 3 of Music Under the Canopy's Singer/Songwriter Music Festival in Des Moines kicks off at 5 p.m. on Sunday. John Waite will headline Sunday's music. For the day's full schedule and a preview of the event, go to Examiner's preview article.

The Collide Christian Music Festival in Waukee wraps up on Sunday with performances by seven more bands. The music kicks off at noon, and Sunday's headliner Project 86 takes the stage at 4:30 p.m. For all the details on the event, go to Examiner's Collide preview.

Here are the rest of Sunday’s top shows:

Brian Holtz Band at Ankeny Summerfest
Prairie Ridge Middle School and Sports Complex in Ankeny
7:30 p.m., all ages (free)

Curry and Tom Gary Blues Project
Hull Avenue Tavern in Des Moines
7 p.m., 21+ (free)

The El Dorados
Prairie Moon Winery in Ames
3 p.m., 21+ ($3 cover)

Emma Negrete
Hotel Pattee in Perry
12 p.m., all ages (free)

Two Saints Winery in Saint Charles
1 p.m., 21+ (free)

Janey Hooper and Friends (featuring Susie Miget) at Jazz in July
Sylvan Theater at Greenwood Park in Des Moines
6:30 p.m., all ages (free)

Pianopalooza at Live at the Creek
Jordan Creek Town Center Amphitheater in West Des Moines
5 p.m., all ages (free)

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