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Thursday's best: Parlours, Gunderson, and Black Joe Lewis play in Central Iowa

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If you are looking to take in some live music today, here is a look at Thursday's top concerts.

Des Moines indie pop band Parlours will play the Lunch Unplugged concert series at the Temple for Performing Arts in Des Moines at noon today. The quintet's full-length debut album All Is Here is available now on iTunes, Amazon, and other digital retailers. The concert runs from noon to 1 p.m., and it is only $5. Bring your lunch or purchase something on site.

Black Joe Lewis will headline Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines tonight. The Austin, Texas blues/soul act released their latest album Electric Slave in August of last year. Check them out in action in the nearby video. The doors at Vaudeville Mews will open at 7 p.m., and the music will kick off at 8 p.m. with opener Pickwick. Tickets for the show are $15, and they may be purchased online through Tikly or at the door. This is a 21-and-over show.

In Ames tonight, Noah Gunderson will play the Maintenance Shop at 8 p.m. The singer/songwriter (and former lead singer of Beneath Oceans and Noah Gunderson & The Courage) released his latest solo full-length album Ledges earlier this month, and he also played guitar and did production work on Ben Fisher's album Charleston, which also debuted in February. Neo-folk artist Armon Jay will open the show. Tickets are $12 for ISU students and $14 for the general public. Tickets may be purchased online through MidwesTix or at the door.


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