Thursday night in Des Moines is a great night for music fans this week. Here is a look at three of the night's concerts.
San Diego alt-rockers Switchfoot will make a stop at Hoyt Sherman Theater tomorrow night for a 7 p.m. show (Tickets). The band has won eleven Dove Awards, a Grammy, and three ASCAP Awards while cranking out crossover hits like "Meant to Live", "Dare You to Move", "Stars", "We Are One Tonight", "Mess of Me", and "This Is Home". Switchfoot is due to release their next album Fading West in January of 2014. The band will debut their new film by the same name at Hoyt Sherman tomorrow night at the concert.
Union City, California's Maryam Qudus, AKA indie rocker Doe Eye, recorded her first EP in August of 2011, during her first year at Berkley College of Music. Her popularity quickly spread on the West Coast. In September of 2012, Doe Eye released her follow-up EP Hotel Fire. Her popularity has spread nationwide now, thanks to appearances on FUSE TV and in Billboard Magazine. Doe Eye will play Vaudeville Mews tomorrow at 8 p.m. with openers Foxholes and Contra Social ($5 cover).
Rounding out Thursday's highlight concerts is a performance by blues rockers the North Mississippi All-Stars. The Blue Music Award winners and Grammy nominees released their seventh studio album, entitled World Boogie Is Coming, earlier this month. The band will play Wooly's, along with Lightnin' Malcolm, Thursday at 9 p.m. (Tickets)
Check out the photo list above for more information on the concerts.