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Kent Williams

Posted by Kent Williams | Jul 11, 2017

Aseethe, the Iowa City band made up of Brian Barr and Eric Dierks, has been kicking around the Midwest heavy music scene for a few years now, with an evolving...

Posted by Kent Williams | Jun 20, 2017

The Fuss — a Des Moines-based rock band who have released a couple of EPs in recent years — make the kind of catchy pop rock music that reminds one...

Posted by Kent Williams | Apr 18, 2017

At Percy Harris’ Memorial Service on Jan.30 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids, Ted Townsend, the president of St. Luke’s Hospital, began his eulogy for Dr. Harris...

Posted by Kent Williams | Apr 4, 2017

Bridget Kearney Won’t Let You Down bridgetkearney.bandcamp.com MCF: Bridget Kearney with Elizabeth Moen, Paul Cary The Mill — Wednesday, April 5 at 10 p.m., $12-15 Won't Let You Down by...

Posted by Kent Williams | Apr 4, 2017

Mykki Blanco has gained prominence in the past few years as an artist that blows up conventions — in the hyper-masculine world of hip hop, she’s queer, HIV positive and...

Posted by Kent Williams | Feb 28, 2017

Beyond Peace Beyond Peace beyondpeacehc.bandcamp.com Beyond Peace by Beyond PeaceIt’s not original to compare metal and punk music. Both use loudness as their primary gesture, both use distortion pedals, both...

Posted by Kent Williams | Feb 21, 2017

John Darnielle Reading Prairie Lights -- Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. A palimpsest is a piece of parchment that has been written on, scrubbed clean and written on again....

Posted by Kent Williams | Jan 31, 2017

Belly Belt Stay True EP bellybelt.bandcamp.com Stay True by Belly Belt Iowa City West High alum Kate Feldmann’s Belly Belt isn’t miles away from her day job dressing as a...

Posted by Kent Williams | Jan 3, 2017

JCϟjp JCϟjp jcjp.bandcamp.com/releases JCϟjp by JCϟjp The name JCϟjp is an unpronounceable acronym of the group members’ names, Justin Comer and Jason Palamara. Palamara is a violinist and electronic musician...

Posted by Kent Williams | Dec 6, 2016

Karen Meat She’s Drunk Like the Rest of Us EP karenmeat.bandcamp.com She's Drunk Like the Rest of Us by Karen Meat Karen Meat is a pop genius. Karen Meat sings...

Posted by Kent Williams | Nov 15, 2016

Anthony Worden Demos anthonyworden.bandcamp.com When I saw Anthony -- aka A.J. Worden, formerly of Bull Black Nova -- perform at The Mill recently, I was struck by how he sometimes...

Posted by Kent Williams | Nov 1, 2016

Jim Swim Half Woke EP itsjimswim.bandcamp.com/releases Half Woke EP by Jim Swim Hip hop came to Iowa City in the boom box on the shoulder of celebrated University of Iowa...

JLin
Posted by Kent Williams | Oct 18, 2016

Jlin Gabe's -- Nov. 5, 2016 at midnight Photo via JLin In the late 1990s, footwork -- a new style of dance music -- erupted across Chicago’s black neighborhoods. Footwork’s...

Posted by Kent Williams | Oct 4, 2016

Elvis Costello performs at the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids. Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. See full photo gallery below. -- photo by Zak Neumann The world's oldest enfant terrible, Elvis...

Kaspar Hauser - Last Ghosts
Posted by Kent Williams | Oct 4, 2016

Kaspar Hauser Last Ghosts www.kasparhauserchicago.bandcamp.com/album/last-ghosts Kaspar Hauser was formed in Iowa City in 1999, led by singer/songwriter Thomas Comerford. Since the last Kaspar Hauser album, The Sons (2009), Comerford has...

Posted by Kent Williams | Sep 20, 2016

Larry “The Wizard” Sievers Kingdom of Mermaidia www.larrysievers.bandcamp.com/album/mermaidia The artist formerly known as Larry “Machine Gun” Sievers is back with a new album of his unique original compositions. If you’ve...