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Top Shows for July 8-14

Thursday: Australian metal band Thy Art is Murder performs at 6 p.m. at Wooly’s, 504 E. Locust St. The band released its third album, “Holy War,” last month. Extinction A.D., Hours of Decay, Royal’z and Desecrate Ethereal open. $13 in advance, $15 at the door. Go to

Saturday: Metal band Dead Horse Trauma returns to town to host the first annual All-American Trauma-Que at 5 p.m. at Lefty’s, 2307 University Ave. In addition to Dead Horse Trauma, Blue Felix and Pinwheel will be performing. Specials include $1 hot dogs and $5 pairings of a shot of whiskey and a PBR. Tickets are $7 in advance through, $10 at the door. Go to

Saturday: 80/35 isn’t the only great outdoor show happening this weekend. Kacey Musgraves, who recently had her second album, “Pageant Material,” debut at No. 1 on the country charts, performs at 7 p.m. at Brenton Skating Plaza, 520 Robert D. Ray Drive. Musgraves’ hits include “Follow Your Arrow,” ‘Merry Go Round” and the recent “Biscuits.” Sugar & The Hi-Lows open. $37.50 in advance, $40 day of show. Go to

Sunday: Rockers P.O.D. and Hoobastank co-headline at the Val Air Ballroom, 301 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines, at 5 p.m. P.O.D. is best known for the hit “Youth of the Nation,” while Hoobastank scored a hit with “The Reason.” Islander, From Ashes to New, As For You, One Cold July and Days Left open. $25 in advance, $30 day of show. Go to