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Kent Williams

Posted by Kent Williams | Nov 14, 2017

To release two EPs under two different names within a few months of each other suggests Clancy Clark -- aka Selec, aka Clarence Johnson -- has been busy. According to...

Posted by Kent Williams | Oct 17, 2017

Illinois John Fever are a country blues band with a backyard party vibe; they lock into steady grooves made more exciting by the occasional moments where they drop time.

Posted by Kent Williams | Sep 21, 2017

Fiddler's Picnic Johnson County Fairgrounds -- Sunday, Sept. 24 at 12 p.m. Fiddler's Picnic 2005. -- photo courtesy of Friends of Old Time Music This coming Sunday, Sept. 24, at...

Posted by Kent Williams | Sep 5, 2017

Trust a joker like Matthew James to open Impromptu Musicals For the Skeptic, his album with the Rust Belt Union, with a song titled “Goodbye.” Like Groucho Marx’s song “Hello,...

Posted by Kent Williams | Aug 15, 2017

Some of the best musicians in Iowa City and environs are not chasing a career in music. Keith Reins, for example, is a player and collector of folk songs who...

Posted by Kent Williams | Aug 14, 2017

SassyBlack w/ DJ Espina, Wolf Mixer, M50 The Mill -- Friday, Sept. 1 at 9 p.m. SassyBlack performs at The Mill on the first night of the festival. -- photo...

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...