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16 musical acts to check out in the Corridor this week

Elizabeth Moen
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New Horizons Band Concert

New Horizons is celebrating its 20th season. Highlights will include “Midway March” and other melodies. 

New Horizons Band Concert | 7 to 8:30 p.m. today (4/5) | Sinclair Auditorium, Coe College, 1220 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids | Free

 

Chris August

A pop/contemporary Christian artist, August is a three-time Dove Award winner, among his many accolades. After surviving a life-threatening accident, August has continued to write and perform songs with the goal of inspiring people to seek out their maker. Hits include “Starry Night,” “Restore” and “The Maker.” This concert was postponed from Feb. 8.

Chris August | 7 to 10 p.m. today (4/5) | Stonebridge Church, 1829 Stoney Point Rd. SW, Cedar Rapids | $15 to $30 | door or (319) 396-4525

 

Coffeehouse night at Lowe Park: David Zollo

Electric roots rocker and Eastern Iowa native David Zollo has made a name for himself as a solo artist, a sideman and an independent-label owner. His tunes run the gamut from the Rolling Stones honky tonk to country-rock and blues-rock to heartland rock.

David Zollo | 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday (4/6) | Lowe Park, 4500 N. 10th St., Marion | Free

 

Hawkeye State Stormer!

All-ages show featuring The Nadas, Poison Control Center, Prime Movers, Twins and the Volcano Boys. 

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Hawkeye State Stormer | 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday (4/7) | Codfish Hollow Barnstormers, 5013 288th Ave., Maquoketa | $25 advance, $30 door | Ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1638703?utm_medium=bks

 

Damani Phillips

Saxophonist and educator Damani Phillips headlines this two-hour jazz performance including vocalist Gary “Jazzman” Jackson and organist Sam Salomone.

Damani Phillips | 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday (4/7) | African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids | $10 | door

 

Naughty Professor

This New Orleans-based jazz-funk sextet’s adventurous recordings and horn-charged, high-energy live performances have earned the musicians an enthusiastic fan base, critical acclaim and widespread attention from their industry peers.

Naughty Professor | 9 p.m. Saturday (4/7) | The Famous Mockingbird, 1064 Seventh Ave., Marion | $10 | Thefamousmockingbird.com

 

Chorale Midwest: “Four Seasons”

Selections range from Eugene Butler’s “Pavane for Spring” to John Rutter’s “Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind,” as well as Gabrielli, Weelkes and spirituals arranger Moses Hogan. In addition to the full ensemble, the concert also will include performances by the chorale’s other ensembles, including its Chamber Singers, Pro Musical Women’s Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. 

Chorale Midwest | 2:30 p.m. Sunday (4/8), 7:30 p.m. Monday (4/9) | St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 120 Fifth St. NW, Cedar Rapids | $15 | Choralemidwest.org or door

 

Elizabeth Moen with the Weepies

Elizabeth Moen, a recent graduate from the University of Iowa, taught herself how to play guitar as a teenager, and it was thanks to the writing community of Iowa City that she was inspired to write her own music during her UI years. Her sound and songs flow across many genres and are inspired by modern artists such as Alabama Shakes, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, Julien Baker, Esme Patterson, and Lake Street Dive and older influences such as Stevie Nicks, Joni Mitchell and Bonnie Raitt. She’s opening for The Weepies, married singer-songwriters Deb Talan and Steve Tannen. They began writing together the night they met and soon formed their folk-pop duo.

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Elizabeth Moen with The Weepies | 8 p.m. today (4/5) | Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City | $35 general admission or Mission Creek Festival Full Week Pass $150 | Missioncreekfestival.com

 

Sister wife with Margaret Glaspy and Wye Oak

An indie duo from Rock Island, Ill., Sister Wife has performed coast to coast. With hints of rock, soul, funk, jazz, folk and pop, there’s something for almost any musical taste. Margaret Glaspy’s latest album frames her ruminations in shards of jagged guitar rock. She’ll be followed by indie pop artist Wye Oak.

Sister Wife with Margaret Glaspy and Wye Oak | 7 p.m. Friday (4/6) | Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City | $20 general admission or Mission Creek Festival Pass, $75 or $150 | Missioncreekfestival.com

 

Julien Baker with Karen Meat and Squirrel Flower

Julien Baker’s 2015 solo debut, “Sprained Ankle,” was recorded by an 18-year-old and her friend in only a few days. It’s a bleak yet hopeful, intimate document of staggering experiences and grace, centered around Baker’s voice, guitar and honesty.

Julien Baker | 8 p.m. Saturday (4/7) | Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City | $20 general admission or Mission Creek Festival Pass, $75 or $150 | Missioncreekfestival.com

 

Built to Spill with Bstar

This indie rock band has made its home on a major label — Warner Bros. — and in the process has redefined that descriptor of independence by operating wholly under its own steam, taking time to craft timeless songs and performing to a growing group of fans.

Built to Spill | 9:15 p.m. Saturday (4/7) | Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa City | $30 general admission or Mission Creek Festival Pass, $75 or $150 | ICGabes.com or Missioncreekfestival.com

 

Jamila Woods with Ancient Posse and Psalm One

Hip-hop artist Jamila Woods’ cultural lineage — from her love of Lucille Clifton’s poetry to cherished letters from her grandmother to the infectious late 1980s post-punk of The Cure — has structured the progressive, minimalist soul of “HEAVN,” her debut solo album. 

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Jamila Woods with Ancient Posse and Psalm One | 7 p.m. Sunday (4/8) | Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City | $15 general admission or Mission Creek Festival Pass, $75 or $150 | Missioncreekfestival.com

 

Marion Percussion Festival

Festival doors open at 1:30 p.m., and the event begins with hands-on clinics presented by experts in marching and concert percussion. The festival’s evening concert includes performances by the Marion High School Winter Drumline, Solon High School Winter Drumline, and CRASH Trash Can Band. The featured group is Panarchy, Cornell College’s elite steel pan ensemble. The grand finale features a student mass drum line. Free foam ear plugs are available for all.

Marion Percussion Festival | 6:30 p.m. concert Saturday (4/7) | Marion High School, 675 S. 15th St., Marion | $3 to $5 | door

 

The Steel Wheels

Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, these musicians are familiar with folk traditions and how a string band is supposed to sound. 

The Steel Wheels | 7 p.m. Monday (4/9) | CSPS Hall, 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids | $17 advance, $21 door | Legionarts.org

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