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Top 4 shows: April 15-21

Redwing and Drasbury

Friday: Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave., hosts its first show at 8 p.m. featuring Redwing and Drasbury. Both bands have a long history of playing shows in the previous incarnations of the space like Bagg’s, Safari Clu b and Hairy Mary’s. Stop in to see two great bands and check out the new venue. $5. Go to

Display Case

Saturday: The Des Moines rock band Display Case plays a release show for its album “Talking to Pictures” at 5 p.m. at Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand Ave. The album is the first for the hard rock/punk group. Hookshot opens. $5. Go to


Saturday: The Maryland rock band O.A.R. returns to Des Moines for an 8 p.m. show at Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland Ave. The group is known for hits like “This Town” and “Shattered (Turn the Car Around).” O.A.R. released its eighth album last year, “The Rockville LP.” The Wind + The Wave open. $32. Go to

Split Lip Rayfield

Saturday: The Kansas bluegrass trio Split Lip Rayfield performs at 8 p.m. at Bluestem, 3329 Lincoln Way, Ames. Bassist Jeff Eaton plays a distinctive one-string bass made from the gas tank of a Mercury Grand Marquis. The band was featured in the documentary “Never Make It Home,” documenting the final days of guitarist Kirk Rundstrom. The Des Moines bluegrass group Mr. Baber’s Neighbors opens. $17. Go to