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Top 4 shows: April 22-28


Wednesday: Canadian singer-songwriter Braden Barrie performs under his stage name SayWeCanFly at 7:30 p.m. at Wooly's, 504 E. Locust St. The 20-year-old recently released the album "Between The Roses," featuring the single "Son of the Sparrow." A Better Reality opens. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Go to

Bonne Finken & The Collective

Thursday: 2015 Mixie Award-winner Bonne Finken & The Collective play a Drake Relays party at 7 p.m. at Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave. Last year Finken released the acclaimed album "Fairytales/Loveaffairs" and she's about to start work on recording new material. The Ames band Peace, Love and Stuff opens the show. $5. Go to

Esme Patterson

Thursday: Denver musician Esme Patterson plays at 8 p.m. at The Maintenance Shop, 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames. Patterson's last album, "Woman to Woman," came out in 2013, but she recently released a new single "What Do You Call a Woman." This year Patterson has been touring with Iowa musician William Elliott Whitmore. Nate Logsdon of Mumford's opens. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Go to

Max Jury

Friday: Des Moines singer-songwriter Max Jury performs at 6 p.m. Friday at Vaudeville Mews, 212 Fourth St. This month Jury released a new single, "Home," the first off his upcoming album. In Tall Buildings and Dustin Smith open the show. $10. Go to