Bubble Party featuring Lightcube, Grand Ave Ruckus, Charlemagne, and DJ Need a Stack
L I G H T C U B E is a closet with a light bulb that changes color each time click the pull string. Your mood, movements are sensitive and they patiently respond to each bass drum drop, the bass line pop and sunshine vocals. You’re in love, with a closet.
Grand Ave Ruckus
Who’s Ready For A Ruckus?
Grand Ave Ruckus is the Midwest’s newest brass band, and they’re here to bring the boogie from the bayou here to the heartland. Taking inspiration from New Orleans’ best brass bands to the Jackson 5, Grand Ave Ruckus is a bombastic, get-down-and-dance, funk filled show. Featuring local Des Moines musicians, Grand Ave Ruckus covers your favorite tunes with a powerful, horn-driven performance. Screaming trumpets, wailing saxophones, and a big bottom end give Grand Ave Ruckus their one-of-a-kind sound. Grand Ave Ruckus is always a party, and it’s definitely one you won’t want to miss!
Aaron Ehrlich, Benjamin Poppen, Kyle Folvag, and Ryan Lombard make up the eclectic quartet that is Charlemagne. With influences and experiences ranging from jazz to electronic music to psychedelic rock, Charlemagne works from a perfectly unsteady foundation that leaves everyone in the room surprised in some way or another. Delicate soundscapes find their way to abrasive thumping rhythms, pushing both the expectations of the musicians and the audience. Their sound can’t stay still, and you won’t want to either.
And DJ Need a Stack!
The Rooftop // $10 adv, 12 dos // 5-10pm // all ages