Top 4 shows: Oct. 7-13
Friday: Tim Kasher and co. play a headlining set in Des Moines before connecting with Coheed and Cambria for a run of shows. The Olympics and Derek Lambert & The Prairie Fires are lined up to support the show. Vaudeville Mews, 212 4th St. $20. More info at vaudevillemews.com
William J Locker
Saturday: Des Moines-based rock 'n' roll man William J Locker celebrates the release of his debut LP at Gas Lamp. Adam Bruce and Josh Davis open the show. 1501 Grand Ave. $7. More info at gaslampdsm.com
Machine Gun Kelly
Wednesday: Ohio rapper Machine Gun Kelly — also known as MGK — brings his hip-hop show to the 7 Flags Events Center in Clive. His new record, "General Admission," drops Oct. 16. 2100 NW 100th St., Clive. $30. More info at sevenflagseventscenter.com
Sunday: Join one of the most tenured musicians in rock 'n' roll for a Sunday evening performance at Wooly's. Christopher The Conquered's set to open the show. 504 E. Locust St. $25-$35. More info at woolysdsm.com.