Thursday, April 24 will be another good night for concerts in Central Iowa. Machine Gun Kelly, The Faint, and Logan Mize are just a few of the acts that have shows scheduled. Here is a look at tomorrow's top concert events.
Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly (born Richard Colson Baker) will perform at the Seven Flags Event Center in Clive tomorrow night at 8 p.m. (despite his broken foot). MGK's debut EP Half Naked & Almost Famous went Top 10 on the Rap and R&B charts in 2012, and his debut full-length album Lace Up released later that year topped out at #2 on the Rap and R&B charts and climbed all the way to #4 on the Billboard 200. Tickets to see the Still Laced Up Tour are $20 in advance and $25 at the door ($50 for VIP), and they are available through Ticketfly and the Seven Flags box office. Also on the bill Thursday are DJ Boy Wonda, Mike Page, Mac Irv, Lil Crazed, Zeaphy, Chandla, and Joey Ashby. This will be an all ages event.
The Doom Abuse Tour kicks off in Des Moines tomorrow with a 9 p.m. show at Wooly's. Headliners The Faint (see slideshow) took nearly six years off before returning to music to release their latest dance punk album Doom Abuse on April 8. The Omaha band will be performing some of the new tunes live for the first time after their long hiatus. Tickets for the show are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the Wooly's box office or online through Ticketfly. The Hussy and Solid Goldberg will open this 21-and-up show.
Nashville country rocker Logan Mize will play the Maintenance Shop in Ames at 8 p.m. tomorrow night. Mize released his second album, Nobody in Nashville, in 2012 and has since released two non-album singles, "No Easy Way" and "Used Up" (featured video). Tickets for the all ages show are $14 in advance and $16 the day of the show ($8/$10 for ISU students), and they can be purchased at the M-Shop box office or online through MidwesTix.
The Gas Lamp in Des Moines will host a 7 p.m. show Thursday featuring a pair of singer/songwriters, Guy Jones and Emily Forst. The UK native Jones released his debut EP Sunday Morning Light last November. New York City's Emily Forst also released her debut last year, a 10-song journey through a bad break-up entitled Here We Go. Tickets to see the pair in concert tomorrow night are $5 at the door or online through MidwesTix. This will be a 21-and-up event.
Nashville-based Americana/folk duo The Grahams will headline a 5:45 p.m. show at Vaudeville Mews tomorrow night. The duo released 14-song debut Riverman's Daughter last September. The show has a $7 cover and is open to all ages. The Black Bird Circus, Not by Blood, and Jacey will open the show.