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The Metallica fever is real. 

So real that Lazer 103.3 is changing names to "Metallica 103.3" in celebration of the band announcing its first Iowa show since 2008. Metallica returns to the Hawkeye state June 9 at the Iowa Speedway in Newton. Mark your calendar now: Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. via

We're ready for you, Hinterland. 

The annual indie rock festival revealed set times and single-day ticket options Wednesday. American songwriter Ryan Adams headlines Aug. 5 and alt-J closes down the main stage Aug. 4. Get the full details on the St. Charles-based music festival here

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How you could spend your weekend ... 

  • Saturday: Oklahoma's acclaimed experimental rock group Flaming Lips returns to Des Moines for a show at Hoyt Sherman Place. More information at
  • Saturday: The free, day-long book festival returns to downtown Des Moines. More information at
  • Sunday: Head to Wooly's for a memorial show for Des Moines musician Jeff Blanchard, who died earlier this month. More information at
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