Fresh off their performance at the Des Moines Embassy at the South by Southwest Music Festival last month in Austin, Los Angeles rockers Dead Sara will bring their energetic live show to Wooly's in Des Moines' East Village on Tuesday, April 3. Tickets for the all ages event are $13 in advance and $15 on the day of the show. The doors at Wooly's will open at 7 p.m., and Nashville-based garage rockers The Wans will kick off the music at 8 p.m.
Dead Sara founders Emily Armstrong and Siouxsie Medley began performing together in their mid-teens. In 2008, the two added a drummer and recorded their first EP, The Airport Sessions. By 2009, they had filled out to a quartet with the additions of current drummer Sean Friday and bass player Chris Null (who had both previously played with Skrillex). That year, Armstrong recorded backing vocals for a song on Hole's Nobody's Daughter album.
In 2011, Dead Sara toured with Bush, and in 2012 they went on the road with Chevelle, The Used, the Vans Warped Tour, The Offspring, and Neon Trees. 2012 also saw the release of Dead Sara's self-titled full-length debut album. The album reached #16 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and the single "Weatherman" peaked at #26 on the Mainstream Rock chart and #35 on the Alternative chart.
In 2013, the band toured with Muse and made an appearance (and performed) in an episode of the CW's "The Vampire Diaries." Last year Dead Sara recorded their second full-length album, Pleasure to Meet You, which was released last Tuesday. You can check out the album's first single, "Mona Lisa", in the embedded video above.
Update: Dead Sara just announced that they were cancelling their show tonight in Indianapolis due to a nasty bug that hit the band. They hope to be recovered in time for Monday's show in Omaha and Tuesday's Des Moines performance. Keep an eye on the band's official Facebook account for updates.