Lookin’ to get down, but not sure where to go this weekend? It’s OK; happens to the best of us. Don’t let Monday find you with no great stories to share. Little Village has the lowdown on this weekend’s can’t-miss shows.
Big Grove Brewery & Taproom — Friday, July 13 at 9 p.m.; Free
Peoria, Illinois sends a fresh dose of Midwest Americana with Harvest Sons, touring in advance of their locally sourced new album, Flat Black Live Sessions, out next month.
Buddy Danger and the TraJedy w/ Social Que, Novagolde, Blist Her
Yacht Club — Friday, July 13 at 9 p.m.; Tickets $8
Headliner Buddy Danger and the TraJedy are the perfect level of emo for Friday the 13th. Wear your best horror movie costume to the show for a chance to win a $50 prize!
Ancient Posse w/ Caleb Condit
Dick’s Tap and Shake Room — Friday, July 13 at 10:30 p.m.; tickets $8-10
The Des Moines synth duo that
North Liberty Blues & BBQ
Centennial Park — Saturday, July 14 at 9 a.m.; Free
Festivities kick off at 9 a.m. in North Liberty’s Centennial Park with a Turkey Trot, but if you’re just in it for the music, make it there by 1 p.m. for the Tanya English Band’s opening show. Headliner Fantastic Negrito takes the stage at 9 p.m. with his roots and blues from Oakland, California. The full schedule:
1 p.m. — The Tanya English Band 3 p.m. — Avey Grouws Ban 5 p.m. — Kevin Burt and the Corridor 7 p.m. — The Diplomats of Solid Sound 9 p.m. — Fantastic Negrito
Woody Guthrie Tribute Night
Uptown Bill’s — Saturday, July 14 at 7 p.m.; $5-10 suggested donation
Musicians from around the area gather for the annual tribute to folk icon Woody Guthrie, each contributing a song or two to the evening.
Bluegrass guitar virtuoso Larry Keel offers wonderful vocals in harmony with his wife and upright bass player Jenny Keel and Jared Pool on mandolin.
The Living Deads w/ Death Valley Welcome Center, St. October
Yacht Club — Saturday, July 14 at 9 p.m.; Tickets $7
Randee McKnight (drums/vocals) and Symphony Tidwell (upright bass/vocals) have been on the road for eight years straight, averaging 200 shows a year. Now, they’re bringing their righteous rockabilly to Iowa City.