The Central Iowa concert calendar for Thursday, July 24 features concerts from Umphrey's McGee, The All-Stars Tour, Overlake, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus, and more. Here are the details.
Umphrey's McGee will perform at the Simon Estes Amphitheater on Thursday as part of the Nitefall on the River summer concert series. The Chicago-based prog rockers have become a Nitefall staple, appearing year after year. The band has placed four albums in the Indie Top 20, including their latest effort, Similar Skin, which came out last month. Tickets for the Nitefall show are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. The music will kick off at 8 p.m., and the event is an all ages one. No opening act has been announced. You can check out the band in the nearby slideshow and video.
Wooly's will host The All-Star Tour on Thursday, a touring conglomeration of ten to thirteen hardcore, electronica, metal, and rock bands traveling the nation together for a month straight. The Wooly's show will feature performances by headliners I See Stars, plus The Acacia Strain, Like Moths to Flames, Slaves, Structures, Betraying The Martyrs, Palisades, Sworn In, Upon This Dawning, Kublai Khan, and Des Moines hardcore band Noah. Tickets for the all ages show are $22 in advance and $25 at the door. The music will kick off at 3 p.m.
Vaudeville Mews has a concert doubleheader scheduled for Thursday night. First, at 5:45 p.m., New Jersey shoegazers Overlake headline a show with Satellite State, Person Whale, and Lucca Soria. Overlake released their debut album Sighs in April. The show will be an all ages event with a $5 cover at the door. Ultraviolet Hippopotamus will cap off the evening at 11 p.m. The Michigan-based progressive jam band received multiple award nomination from radio, trade magazines, and websites for their 2011 album Square Pegs, Round Holes. The 21-and-over late show is being hailed as the "Official Umphrey's McGee After Party," and it will have a $7 cover.
Here are the rest of Thursday's concerts:
Ritual Cafe in Des Moines
5 p.m., all ages, ($10 suggested donation)
Jasper Winery in Des Moines
6 p.m., 21+ (free)