James Armstrong and Whitechapel lead Wednesday’s Central Iowa Concert Calendar. Get the details on these November 5 shows and more below.
Blues guitarist James Armstrong (pictured) will play a special seated show at The Maintenance Shop in Ames at 8 p.m. Armstrong has been nominated for multiple Blues Music Awards. Over the years, he has worked with Albert Collins, Keb Mo, Coco Montoya, Tommy Castro, Shemekia Copeland, Chaka Khan, Jimi Hendrix’s drummer Mitch Michell, The Monkees’ Peter Tork, and many others. The 57-year-old Armstrong released his fifth solo album, Guitar Angels, in February. You can check out the album’s title track above this article. Tickets to see the all ages show are $10 in advance ($8 for ISU students) and $2 more on the day of the show.
Tennessee death metal band Whitechapel will headline a big metal show at Wool’s in Des Moines starting at 7 p.m. The Knoxville sextet takes its name from the district in London where Jack the Ripper committed the infamous Whitechapel murders. The band’s April release, Our Endless War, topped the Hard Rock chart, reached #2 on the Rock and Indie charts, and peaked at #10 on the Billboard 200. Upon A Burning Body, Glass Cloud, Amass the Grave, and The Creation Complex will also perform. Tickets for the all ages concert are $18 in advance and $20 at the door.
Denver bluegrass band Trout Steak Revival will stop by Vaudeville Mews for a headlining show at 9 p.m. TSR won the band competition at the 41st Telluride Bluegrass Festival in June. The Emmy-winning band’s most recent album, Flight, came out in 2012. Dang Felton will open the 21-and-over event. The show will have a $10 cover charge.
South Carolina multi-instrumentalist Zach Deputy will perform at DG’s Tap House in Ames at 9 p.m. Deputy describes his sound as “island-infused drum ‘n’ bass gospel ninja soul”. He is a veteran of festivals like Mountain Jam, High Sierra Music Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, All Good Music Festival, and others. Deputy was originally scheduled to share the bill with Hot Buttered Rum, but the San Francisco Americana group was forced to cancel their appearance due to a family emergency within the HBR family. The show will have a $15 cover charge, and it is a 21-and-over event.
Also on November 5:
Bob Pace & The Dangerous Band
Zimm’s Food & Spirits in Des Moines
7 p.m., all ages until 9 p.m., 21+ after (free)
Bill Mallonee and Muriah Rose
Zeke’s in Ames
7 p.m., all ages (Tix: $10)
Raccoon River Brewing Company in Des Moines
7 p.m., all ages (free)
Randy Burk & The Prisoners
The Greenwood Lounge in Des Moines
9 p.m., 21+ (free)