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Top 4 shows: June 3-9

The Nadas

Friday: The Nadas celebrate 21 years of existence with the band's annual Nitefall on the River show starting at 8 p.m. at Simon Estes Amphitheater, 75 E. Locust St. The band will play an assortment of songs from its many albums. Sara Routh opens. $15 in advance, $20 day of show. Go to

Hell Over Iowa

Friday-Saturday: The black metal festival Hell Over Iowa runs Friday and Saturday at the Val Air Ballroom, 301 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines. Friday's show starts at 5 p.m. and includes Torn the F Apart, Diabolic Possession and Carpathian Funeral. The Norwegian band 1349 headlines the Saturday show, which starts at 1 p.m. and also features Necrophagia, Vattnet Viskar and others. $15 for Friday, $17 for Saturday. Go to

Band Bombshell

Saturday: The music website Band Bombshell (home to the podcast version of Joe Lawler and Chad Taylor's "Critical Mass") hosts a concert starting at 9 p.m. at Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand Ave. The Spartan Blue, Peace, Love and Stuff and The Other Brothers will all perform. $5. Go to or


Tuesday: Seattle rapper Grieves performs at 6:30 p.m. at Vaudeville Mews, 212 Fourth St. Last year Grieves released his fourth album, "Winter & the Wolves," featuring guest appearances by Slug and B. Lewis. Grayskul opens. $14. Go to