- Des Moines Social Club - The Basement
- Address: 900 Mulberry Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
- October 22, 2016
- Doors open at 8 p.m.
- Price: $10 ADVANCE, $12 DAY-OF // ALL AGES
Fresh off of a tour opening for Sufjan Stevens, Roberto Lange aka Helado Negro is touring behind his excellent new album Private Energy. Merging electronic influences, latin guitar, bubbly synths and piano, and lyrics in both English and Spanish, Lange has created an album that feels to me like a giant kaleidoscope through which identity politics and vulnerability metamorphose into something beautiful. Local slam poet Russhaun Johnson and a new local band that I think is one of the best bands in Des Moines, Ancient Posse, open the show.
Pitchfork just reviewed the new album, check it out.