So some more shows (Wild Nothing with Abe Vigoda! Poison Control Center! Das Racist!) have been added since my original winter concert preview. I think there may be some other good ones just about ready to be announced, too. In the meantime, just thought I'd do a quick update to point out a bunch that may be of interest:


The Nadas. Vaudeville Mews. Feb. 2 All Ages $10

Building Your Band's Online Presence Panel. Vaudeville Mews. Feb. 3 All Ages & Free

Resident Artists: It Might Get Loud: Johnny Scum, Golden Veins, Deep Sleep Waltzing and Brutus. Vaudeville Mews. Feb. 4 21+ $5

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. Club 504 (new Des Moines venue). Feb. 5 21+ $32 in advance, $36 at the door. 

Javelin with Foody Pyramid. Grinnell College. Feb. 5 All Ages & Free

The Poison Control Center. Ames Progressive. Feb. 5 All Ages

La Strange CD release party with Bangups, Nuclear Rodeo. Vaudeville Mews. Feb. 5 All Ages $5

The Poison Control Center. Club 504. Feb. 10 21+ 

Cleo's Apartment with Wrestling With Wolves, Diamonds for Eyes, Mother Culture, New Bodies. Vaudeville Mews. Feb. 11 21+ $7

Seryn with Seedlings, Myself for You, Pocket Aristotle. Vaudeville Mews. Feb. 13 All Ages $5

The Love Language. Vaudeville Mews with Dustin Smith, Canyons. Feb. 14

Loretta Lynn. Hoyt Sherman Place Feb. 15 All Ages $52.50-$72.50

Nadas. Vaudeville Mews. Feb. 16 All Ages $10

Canby with Parlours, Crystal City. Vaudeville Mews. Feb. 18 21+ $5

Wild Nothing with Abe Vigoda. Grinnell College. Feb. 19 All Ages & Free

Sleeping in the Aviary with Mumfords, Derek Lambert & the Prairie Fires, the Chatty Cathys. Vaudeville Mews. Feb. 21 All Ages $5

Daymoths with Golden Veins. Vaudeville Mews. Feb. 27 21+ $5


Dropkick Murphys with Against Me!. Val Air Ballroom. March 4 All Ages $25

Hunter Valentine with Vanity Theft, Love Songs for Lonely Monsters, New Member Charles. Vaudeville Mews. March 4 21+ $7

Menomena. M Shop (Ames). March 5. $8 students $12 public + $2 day-of-show increase

The River Monks CD Release Party. with the Wandering Bears and Elizabeth Arynn. Vaudeville Mews. March 5 All Ages $5

Rural Alberta Advantage. M Shop (Ames). March 22  $6 students $10 public + $2 day-of-show increase

The Poison Control Center with Brass Bed.  Drake University. March 25.

Mission Creek Festival: Guided by Voices, Jeff Tweedy, John Waters, Das Racist, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore, The Poison Control Center, Skull Defekts with Daniel Higgs, more. March 28-April 4 (Iowa City)


Gross Domestic Product. Hotel Fort Des Moines. April 2 All Ages

My Chemical Romance. Val Air Ballroom. April 10 All Ages $30

I Was Totally Destroying It with Cashes Rivers, Parlours. Vaudeville Mews. April 14 21+ $7

Christopher the Conquered with Mumfords, Derek Lambert & the Prairie Fires, Pennyhawk. Vaudeville Mews. April 22 21+ $5


  1. hey, you forgot des moines' own celtic punk band, the vandon arms, doing a st patrick's day show at house of bricks with north of grand!

  2. i did not know about it! good tip, and thank you for letting me know. i'll add it to my next show roundup-- in the meantime, readers, please consider yourselves alerted.

  3. Bright*Giant is playing at Club 504 on February 25