Fans of folk rock can anticipate the return of the Denver-based group, Whitacre. The 13th stop of their 16-show tour is set to take place at the Maintenance Shop in the Memorial Union. Experimental indie artist and Ames native Tom Hummer is set to open the show.

Kendrick Lamar has cemented himself among the biggest names of hip-hop with a bedazzled discography. With projects like “To Pimp a Butterfly,” “Section.80,” “DAMN.” and “good kid m.A.A.d city” it’s no wonder many fans place him in high regard. Marking the peak of his discography is an entirely different issue. 

The lively indie-rockers of lovelytheband are returning to campus Friday as the headlining act for this month’s ISU AfterDark. Twin XL and New Dialogue will open the show. It will be lovelytheband’s second time performing in Ames, previously playing the Great Hall in August of 2018. 

Students, residents and families alike from all over central Iowa gathered Saturday and Sunday in the Scheman Building for the ninth annual Psychic and Paranormal Expo. It was Ames’ seventh time hosting the expo with over 60 vendors providing services such as spiritual healings, medium work, energy readings, crystal therapy and more. 

Up and coming indie pop band Yam Haus has risen out of the Minneapolis music scene since they released their first album, “Stargazer,” in June of 2018. The group has gained recognition after performing alongside well-known artists including Kacey Musgraves and Jason Mraz at the 2019 Basilica Block Party in July, as well as with local artists such as Flora Cash and Semisonic.

Director Michael Engler’s movie “Downton Abbey” (2019) hit theaters this weekend with a bang. By raking in $31 million in its opening weekend, “Downton Abbey” topped Focus Features’ previous highest-grossing opening weekend, held by “Insidious: Chapter 3” (2015), which grossed $22 million.

Legendary rock-and-roller Ric Ocasek was found dead in New York City on Sunday. While he rose to prominence as the frontman and lead songwriter for the 1980’s new-wave band the Cars, responsible for hits such as “Just What I Needed” and “My Best Friend’s Girl,” he also greatly influenced the music world as a producer.