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The Mowgli's, Byrne and Kelly, Circle of Heat top Monday's and Tuesday's shows

The work week starts off with shows from The Mowgli's, Byrne & Kelly, and more. Check out the details below in the Central Iowa Concert Calendar for Monday, August 25 and Tuesday, August 26.

The Mowgli's.
Photo by Michael Loccisano

Monday's concerts are led by a show by California alt-rockers The Mowgli's (pictured) at Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines. The band combines four San Fernando Valley natives with three Midwest transplants and rock and pop with folk, country, and dance music. The Mowgli's charted a Top 20 Alternative single with "San Francisco" (featured video) in 2012 off of their EP Love's Not Dead. They followed that up with the release of their second full-length studio album, Waiting for the Dawn, in 2013. The album peaked at #23 on the Alternative chart. Scott Yoshimura of the Des Moines rock band Canby will open the show. The music will kick off at 6 p.m., and the show will be open to all ages. Tickets for the concert are $15.

Here are the rest of Monday's shows:

Jazz in a Funky Place
Greenwood Lounge in Des Moines
8 p.m., 21+ (free)

Maple Street Jazz Band
Prairie Meadows lounge in Altoona
11 a.m., 21+ (free)

On Tuesday, Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly of the band Celtic Thunder will perform at the Des Moines Performing Arts' Temple Theater at 7:30 p.m. The Irish duo turned an acoustic side project into the Billboard World Album #1 smash Acoustically Irish. The album also topped the iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby World Album/Global Music charts. Byrne & Kelly were also awarded the Irish Music Association of America's "Best Duo" and "Best New Album" honors in 2013. Tickets for the concert are $42.50 to $57.50. The $57.50 tickets include a before-the-show meet and greet session. Children under the age of five are not allowed at this show.

Tuesday will also bring Minneapolis blues/funk/rock jam band Circle of Heat to Des Moines for a 10 p.m. show at Vaudeville Mews. The band incorporates slide guitar and an electric viola into their instrumentation to create a unique sound. Circle of Heat are veterans of the festival scene, having played Summerfest, the Bella Music Fest, and The Big Wu Family Reunion in recent years. The band released their debut album, entitled bigwheelin'hotstuff, in 2012. The show is 21-and-over event, and it will have a $5 cover charge.

Also on Tuesday:

Dale Menning & The Stardusters
Meskwaki Casino near Tama
1 p.m., 21+ (free)

Dan Jones and Friends
Greenwood Lounge in Des Moines
8 p.m., 21+ (free)

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