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Published on December 31st, 2013 | by Joe Lawler

Dan Mariska and The Choir Boys

Friday: The Chicago band Dan Mariska and The Choir Boys headline an evening of music starting at 8 p.m. at Vaudeville Mews, 212 Fourth St. The show is also the record release party for Jordan Mayland (pictured) and The Thermal Detonators’ “I Wrote It All Down.” Wrestling With Wolves, Bad Friends and Through Dresses also perform. $5. Go to

Bryon and Rachel Dudley 20th Anniversary Party

Saturday: The Ames music scene unites to mark the 20th anniversary of Bryon and Rachel Dudley of the band Strong Like Bear at 9 p.m. at DG’s Tap House, 125 Main St., Ames. Mumford’s will perform in their honor, as well as BeJae Fleming, who is returning to Ames for the show. Free. Go to

Dubstep Invasion

Saturday: Wooly’s, 504 E. Locust St., hosts a Dubstep Invasion party at 8 p.m. Performing is the Des Moines/Iowa City collaborative group Gorilla Stomp Squad and the Cedar Rapids DJ Jordan Graham who performs as Killog. $10 through

Botanical Blues

Sunday: The eighth annual Botanical Blues season kicks off at 1 p.m. at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive. Matt Woods (pictured) performs the first show of the season. Woods has won multiple Iowa Blues Challenge competitions on his own and with his groups The Thunderbolts and Bad Luck City. Food and beverages will be available at Trellis Cafe. $5. Go to See more acts at

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