The Central Iowa Concert Calendar for Wednesday, September 3 features shows from Washed Out, Wise Eyes, and more. Check out all the details on Wednesday's shows and also news on some new concert dates below.
Georgia synthpop/electronica act Washed Out (Ernest Greene's stage name) will headline Wooly's in Des Moines on Wednesday. Greene's 2011 debut album, entitled Within and Without, hit #6 on both the Rock and Alternative, and it peaked at #26 on the Billboard 200. Last year, Washed Out's sophomore effort Paracosm hit the streets, topping out at #3 on the Alternative chart, #5 on the Rock chart, and #21 on the Billboard 200. The Brooklyn synthpop band Small Black will open the show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the all ages event are $18 in advance and $20 at the door.
Maryland indie rockers Wise Eyes will perform at Des Moines' Vaudeville Mews on Wednesday night. Wise Eyes released their new album Tribe in June, and the quartet is now touring the nation in support of the release. Suns and CC & The Juniors will serve as the opening acts on Wednesday. The 6 p.m. show is an all ages event, and there will be a $5 cover charge at the door.
Also on Wednesday:
Bob Pace & The Dangerous Band
Zimm's Food & Spirits in Des Moines
7 p.m., 21+ (free)
El Bait Shop in Des Moines
8 p.m., all ages until 9 p.m. (free)
The Greenwood Lounge in Des Moines
8 p.m., 21+ (free)
In other Central Iowa concert news, a number of new shows have been added at area venues, including shows by Neon Trees, Dead Horse Trauma, Snot, Motionless in White, Devil City Angels, and others. Here are some of the highlights:
Devil City Angels (featured video) will perform at the Seven Flags Event Center in Clive on September 20 at 8 p.m. The band consists of Rikki Rocket of Poison, Brandon Gibbs of The Gibbs Brothers, Tracii Guns of L.A. Guns, and Eric Brittingham of Cinderella. DCA formed in June, and they are touring the nation performing hits from all their respective bands, as well as original tunes. Tickets for the all ages show are only $9.95 in advance and $15 at the door.
Utah new wave alternative band Neon Trees (see slideshow) will headline a concert at Seven Flags on October 19 at 7:30 p.m. The band's April release Pop Psychology topped the Alternative and Rock charts and peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200. Over the years, Neon Trees has collected five Top 20 singles, including the #1 hits "Animal" and "Everybody Talks". No Devotion and The Moth & the Flame will open the all ages show. Tickets are on sale now for $25.
Wooly's in Des Moines has added several news shows to take note of. On September 14, Pennsylvania metalcore band Motionless in White will play the venue with Chiodos, Ghosthive, Switchblade Saturdays, and Corpse. The band's 2012 release Infamous cracked the Top 10 of the Indie and Hard Rock charts. They will release their third studio album, entitled Reincarnate, on September 16. Tickets for the 6 p.m. all ages show are $18 in advance and $20 at the door.
On November 26, Alabama hip hop artist Yelawolf will stop at Wooly's for a 7 p.m. show with special guest Rittz. Yelawolf's 2011 album Radioactive hit #4 on the chart, #6 on the R&B chart, and #27 on the Billboard 200. His new album, entitled Love Story, is due out later this year. Tickets are $23 for general admission and $75 for a VIP Meet and Greet package. The concert is open to all ages.
California punk/metal band Snot will perform at Wooly's on December 5. The reunited band has been mostly dormant since the loss of founding vocalist Lynn Strait in 1997. The band started their second attempted comeback in February with Divine Heresy singer Tommy "Vext" Cummings handling lead vocals. He Is Legend, Thira, As For You, Aren't We All, and Cirrus Minor will also perform. Tickets for the show are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The all ages event will kick off at 6:30 p.m.
Impact Missions will hold their First Annual Music for a Cause fundraiser at the Des Moines Social Club on September 14. The event will raise money for the non-profit's efforts to put clean water wells and a school in Ukum, Nigeria. Local guitar player Brian Congdon will headline the event, and a free-will offering will be collected. Music for a Cause will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and it is open to all ages. To learn more about Impact Missions, check out their website.
L.A.-based rock band Scattered Hamlet will headline at the House of Bricks in Des Moines on October 9. The band has played SXSW, Rocklahoma, Van's Warped Tour, and the A2 Festival. Scattered Hamlet recently released their debut studio album entitled Skeleton Dixie. Down One Digit and Steel 'N' Candy will kick the night off at 5 p.m. The all ages show will have a $12 cover charge. Scattered Hamlet is scheduled to perform on KCWI's Great Day morning show the morning of the show.
Des Moines rockers Dead Horse Trauma return home for a show at the House of Bricks on October 19 at 5 p.m. DHT brings their Awaken the Illusion Tour to town with touring partners I-Exist, and the band boasts that the show will make use of "performing human holograms". DHT's new album Kill the Precedence came out at the end of June. Apathy Syndrome and Ghosthive will also perform. The show is open to all ages and will have a $15 cover charge.
Phoenix glam band Tuff returns to Iowa for the first time in 20 years for a show at the House of Bricks at 9 p.m. on November 14. The band has gone through 18 lineup changes over the years, and released their first album in nine years, entitled What Comes Around Goes Around... Again!, in 2012. Tickets for the concert are $15 in advance and $25 at the door. Stillchylde and EightUp will open the 21-and-over show.
Finally, the Gas Lamp in Des Moines welcomes jazz/roots/soul/blues act Davina & The Vagabonds on October 3. The group released their latest album, entitled Sunshine, in August. The 21-and-over show kicks off at 9 p.m., and tickets are available for $15.