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11 musical acts to catch in Eastern Iowa this week

Shooter Jennings, the son of country music legends Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, will perform Friday at the First Avenue Club in Iowa City. (Courtesy photo: Shooter Jennings)
Shooter Jennings, the son of country music legends Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, will perform Friday at the First Avenue Club in Iowa City. (Courtesy photo: Shooter Jennings)
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Shooter Jennings with the Cordovas

American singer-songwriter Shooter Jennings has released seven albums and numerous EPs. He also has made multiple appearances and cameos in film. Jennings is active mainly in outlaw country and Southern rock genres. He is the son of both country music legends Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter. He is expected to release his eighth album, “Shooter” this year.

Shooter Jennings with the Cordovas | 8 p.m. Friday (4/20) | First Avenue Club, 1550 S. First Ave., Iowa City | $20 | (319) 337-5527 or Firstavenueclub.com/events

 

Shock Treatment, Nirvomit and American Dookie

Three tribute bands will perform. Shock Treatment is a Ramones Tribute band, Nirvomit is a Nirvana tribute band and American Dookie is a Green Day tribute band.

Shock Treatment, Nirvomit and American Dookie | 9 p.m. Friday (4/20) | Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa City | $7ICgabes.com

 

Dr. Z’s Experiment

Formed in 1998, Dr. Z’s Experiment began as a jazz trio at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. They have since grown to become a five-piece fusion/rock/jazz/reggae/funk/experimental group. Dr. Z’s Experiment is known for its improvisational jams that seamlessly transition between songs and genres.

Dr. Z’s Experiment | 9 p.m. Friday (4/20) | The Famous Mockingbird, 1064 Seventh Ave., Marion | $5Thefamousmockingbird.com

 

Lifesize

Lifesize is a brand-new collaboration of local legions: Craig Erickson (lead guitar/ vocals), John Hall (bass), Dennis McPartland (drums), Peter Hart (saxophone), and Denny Redmond (keyboard).

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Lifesize | 9 p.m. Saturday (4/21) | The Famous Mockingbird, 1064 Seventh Ave., Marion | $10Thefamousmockingbird.com

 

Whiskey Autumn and The Horse Theory

Whiskey Autumn is an indie pop rock band from Denver. Its new EP, “Ice Cream in the Sun,” was released last year and showcases the band expanding upon the 1960s pop stylings of its previous work with synths, hip-hop beats and electronic elements. The Horse Theory is an alternative rock band with hints of funk, reggae, Latin, blues, jazz, and experimental elements mixed in. Its sound derives from artists such as Led Zeppelin, The Grateful Dead, The Beatles and numerous others.

Whiskey Autumn and The Horse Theory | 9 p.m. Saturday (4/21) | Dick’s Tap and Shake Room, 1602 E Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids | $8 advance, $10 doorDickstapandshake.com or (319) 364-5754

 

Knights of the Turntable with Soul Sherpa, Anomander

Knights of the Turntable is an Iowa-City based live indie hip-hop band drawing from a variety of different genres creating a unique sound. Full of energy and soul, the six-piece Knights battle in the world of sound with male and female vocals, driving guitar, intertwining sax, keys and bass lines with a solid groove drum foundation. Soul Sherpa is a funk/soul musical collective ranging from five to 10 members. From a groove pumping rhythm section, to a four-piece sizzling horn section, Soul Sherpa mashes multiple styles and genres of music creating a massive musical experience.

Knights of the Turntable | 9 p.m. Friday (4/20) | The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City | $7Icmill.com

 

The Nadas

In 23 years The Nadas have independently cultivated a career by relying on solid song writing, memorable lyrics, outstanding musicianship and a fiercely loyal fan base. The Nadas, Iowa’s signature alt-rock-country band released “ICYMI” (In Case You Missed It), a greatest hits album featuring 20 fan favorites and one new track in March.

The Nadas | 8 p.m. Saturday (4/21) | The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City | $15 advance, $17 day of showIcmill.com

 

Frances Luke Accord in concert

The duo Nicholas Gunty and Brian Powers is known as Frances Luke Accord. Their soulful, effortless branch of indie-folk is orchestrated into a lush backdrop for their intimate melodies. Their tenor harmonies bring Simon & Garfunkel comparisons but pushes beyond into the world of Bon Iver, Jose Gonzalez, and progressive folk music. Their mellow, folksy concert will keep you captivated.

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Frances Luke Accord | 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday (4/21) | First Street Community Center Uptown Theatre, 221 First St. NE, Mount Vernon | $15 | Firststreetcc.com, (319) 895-8060

 

Eastern Iowa Brass Band and Chicago Staff Band joint concert

The Eastern Iowa Brass Band hosts the Chicago Staff Band (The Salvation Army’s principal concert band of the Midwest) in concert. Both bands will play music in the British brass band style featuring brass band originals as well as arrangements of well known popular, hymn tunes and marches.

Eastern Iowa Brass Band and Chicago Staff Band Joint Concert | 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday (4/21) | St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4330 St. Patrick Dr., Iowa City | $4 to $10Easterniowabrassband.com

 

Euforquestra

Euforquestra will headline the show with special guests Kind Country and Glass Femur. Euforquestra (pronounced yoo-FOHR-keh-struh, think euphoria+orchestra) is energy and rhythm personified. An ever-evolving sound that has been influenced by music from all over the world with an emphasis on funk, pocket and groove. For over a decade the band has been igniting dance floors across the country, blending the roots of funk, soul, afrobeat, reggae and dub.

Euforquestra | 8:30 p.m. Saturday (4/21) | Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa City | $10 to $15ICgabes.com

 

The Accidentals

The Accidentals debut album, “Odyssey,” affirms the Traverse City, Mich.’s bands place among contemporary music’s most original and adventurous new bands. Multi-instrumentalists Sav Buist and Katie Larson join with drummer Michael Dause to craft a genre all their own from their shared influences that bounce between classical, jazz, bluegrass, country, alt-rock, and the obscure.

The Accidentals | 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (4/24) | The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City | $12Icmill.com

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