• The Maytags
Thursday: The Maytags play a show to be broadcast live on Iowa Public Radio's Studio One at 7 p.m. in the Des Moines Social Club's Basement Bar, 900 Mulberry St. It's a make-up show for a canceled performance last month. The Maytags released its debut EP, "Nova," last year. Free. Go to desmoinessocialclub.org.
Saturday: The Georgia sludge metal duop Juciver performs at 9 p.m. at Vaudeville Mews, 212 Fourth St. The husband/wife duo of Gazelle Amber Valentine and Edgar Livengood have spent more than 20 years creating maximum sound with minimal instrumentation. Skin of Earth, Men in Lead Masks and Sinkholes open. $10. Go to vaudevillemews.com.
• The Queers
Saturday: Party like its 1985 when legendary punk acts The Queers and Richie Ramone perform at 9 p.m. at Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand Ave. The Queers music is largely inspired by The Ramones and The Beach Boys, with frequent vocal harmonies. It's a fitting double bill, since Richie Ramone is a former member of The Ramones, performing on albums like "Too Tough to Die" and "Animal Boy." The Atom Age opens. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Go to gaslampdsm.com.
• Dead Sara
Tuesday: Los Angeles hard rockers Dead Sarah play Wooly's, 504 E. Locust St., at 8 p.m. Dead Sarah's hits include "Weatherman" and a cover of Nirvana's "Heart Shaped Box" and the group has a third album, "Pleasure to Meet You," due out soon. The band performed at the Des Moines Moines Embassy at SXSW last month. The Wans open. $13 in advance, $15 at the door. Go to woolysdm.com.