Black Joe Lewis.
Top 4 shows
Published on February 25th, 2014 | by Joe Lawler
Black Joe Lewis
Thursday: Austin funk/blues/soul musician Black Joe Lewis plays Vaudeville Mews, 212 Fourth St., at 8 p.m. Lewis and his band (which used to be called The Honeybears) have performed at Lollapalooza, Coachella, Wakarusa and other fests, and the band has toured with Spoon and Okkervil River. Lewis released his fourth album, “Electric Slave,” last year. Pickwick opens. $15 through tikly.co.
Thursday: The Lunch Unplugged concert series returns at noon Thursday at the Temple for Performing Arts, 1011 Locust St., with a performance by Parlours. Last year the band released its “Dreamers” EP, the follow-up to Parlours’ debut album “All Is Here.” $5. Go to desmoinesperformingarts.org/lunchunplugged.
Saturday: “Someday, Someway” singer Marshall Crenshaw performs a show backed by The Bottle Rockets at 8 p.m. at Wooly’s, 504 E. Locust St. Early in his career Crenshaw was often compared to Buddy Holly, and he played the musician in the film “La Bamba.” His songs have been covered by Ronnie Spector, Carrie Underwood, The Gin Blossoms and others. The Bottle Rockets also open the show. $15 in advance through ticketfly.com, $20 at the door.
Tuesday: The Melvins’ frontman Buzz Osborne performs an acoustic show as King Buzzo at 9 p.m. at Vaudeville Mews, 212 Fourth St. Osborne has been performing with The Melvins for 30 years, influencing acts like Nirvana and Soundgarden along the way. Osborne has a new 10-inch album out. “This Machine Kills Artists,” is available only on this tour. Monokino opens. $14 through ticketfly.com.