The Oh Hellos to perform at Wooly’s

The Oh Hellos will perform at Woolys in Des Moines on Oct. 18.

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The Oh Hellos will perform at Wooly’s in Des Moines on Oct. 18.

Charlie Coffey

The Oh Hellos will be performing alongside Family and Friends and Cereus Bright at Wooly’s in Des Moines on Sunday. Tickets are on sale now, and prices vary from $15 to $18. They can be bought from Ticketfly.

All three bands are easily recognizable as indie-folk-rock and are sure to give an interesting performance.

The Oh Hellos are composed of two siblings, Maggie and Tyler Heath, and have a new album set to be released two days before the Wooly’s show titled, “Dear Wormwood.”

The group’s 2012 release, “Through the Deep, Dark Valley,” is a concept album that chronicles the past of a fictional character.

“Dear Wormwood” is meant as a follow up that looks at the same character in the future.

“This album is a collection of letters, all written by a single protagonist and addressed to a single recipient, a conversation to which the listener is an observer as a relationship gone wrong reaches its breaking point,” said the duo on their website.

Family and Friends is another folk-rock group out of Georgia that is made up of seven different musicians.

The lead of the group, Mike MacDonald on acoustic guitar and vocals, draws inspiration from The Oh Hellos.

“The band we are going out with, The Oh Hellos, they’ve been a major influence on us, not only in music, but they are pretty much what we want to be as a band,” MacDonald said. “The energy they put out into the world is pretty inspiring to us all around.”

Family and Friends is touring in promotion of their second album, “XOXO,” which released on July 17.

Cereus Bright is a band whose name refers to the cereus cactus — a cactus whose flowers only bloom at night.

The group travels from Knoxville, Tenn., and it has been touring the United States for a year.

Cereus Bright is the product of Tyler Anthony on vocals and Evan Ford on mandolin.

It also includes Luke Bowers on drums, Matt Nelson on upright bass and Jake Smith on electric guitar.

For tickets and more information about the performance check the Wooly’s website.