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Kent Williams

Posted by Kent Williams | Jul 9, 2009

The Noble Octopus The Noble Octopus The Noble Octopus was started by Eric Rohn and friends at Grinnell College before moving to Iowa City. With the emphasis on clean guitar...

Posted by Kent Williams | Jul 9, 2009

Testifyi 2 The World www.myspace.com/testifyi There's a lot of recording artists now that give credit to God for their success, but their music has nothing to do with religious themes....

Posted by Kent Williams | May 16, 2009

As detailed here in the Daily Iowan, long time Iowa City Artist Virginia Visker was arrested a week ago on drug charges. She was in jail for nearly a week...

Posted by Kent Williams | May 8, 2009

Scheusch Scheusch www.myspace.com/scheusch Consider now, the guitar-drum duo, of which persuasion is Scheusch. If you leave out the bass player, you only split the door two ways. You don't have...

Posted by Kent Williams | May 8, 2009

The White Tornado Seek Shelter www.white2rnado.com The White Tornado is keyboardist Bill Peterson, who's been playing shows around Iowa City for some time. Seek Shelter, his debut record, showcases his facility...

Posted by Kent Williams | Apr 8, 2009

Kaspar Hauser The Sons www.kasparhausermusic.net Kaspar Hauser started in Iowa City and then moved to Chicago, but they're back once or twice a year for shows at the Mill.  They...

Posted by Kent Williams | Apr 8, 2009

This Machine Lemming Nation You have to admire Marv Hain, for being true to his ideals, and his devotion to a musical form that's been moribund for nearly 50 years,...

Posted by Kent Williams | Mar 13, 2009

Po' Girl Deer in the Night www.pogirl.net [audio:http://www.pogirl.net/deer/deer.mp3] Canada is, like, this whole other country. They apparently are secretly responsible for about half of the music we think of as...

Posted by Kent Williams | Mar 13, 2009

JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound Beat of Our Own Drum www.myspace.com/theuptownsound JC Brooks comes from Chicago, but recently played at the Yacht Club, and from all reports, burned the...

Posted by Kent Williams | Mar 13, 2009

Bonne Finken Soul on Display www.bonnefinken.com It takes some gut for a white girl from Knoxville, Iowa, to use "Soul" in her debut CD's title. But Finken can, as they...

Posted by Kent Williams | Feb 23, 2009

This just came in my e-mail: "The present local and national economic environment is having a major impact on our financial performance. As part of our ongoing effort to align...

Posted by Kent Williams | Feb 19, 2009

Not only do I occasionally do a DJ mix from time to time, I host other people's mixes as a favor. And seeing as how the average LV reader is...

Posted by Kent Williams | Feb 18, 2009

Troy from She Swings She Sways wrote me to ask that I announce here that they'll be playing the Iowa Public Radio "Java Blend" show this coming Friday. So I'm...

Posted by Kent Williams | Feb 15, 2009

I don't want to spam up the LV blog, but ... I've started my own blog at http://www.music.cornwarning.com. I've entitled it "Do My Eyes Look Scary?" which is the name...

Posted by Kent Williams | Jan 14, 2009

The Lonelyhearts Disaster Footage At Night Scenester Credentials www.thelonelyhearts.net Lonelyheart John Lindenbaum lives in Oakland, while Andre Perry lives in Iowa City; so the band is not quite bi-coastal --...

Posted by Kent Williams | Jan 14, 2009

Raw Mojo Veins www.rawmojo.net Raw Mojo is a 3 piece rock band you may have seen at shows around Iowa City.  Their M.O. is to deliver short, concise stabs of...