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Kent Williams

Posted by Kent Williams | Feb 2, 2010

The Java House has been branching out into having more live performances of late, and a week after a wonderfully raucous show at the Mill, Kate (of Lipstick Homicide &...

Posted by Kent Williams | Jan 28, 2010

I hauled out the trusty Zoom H4 to the Mill last Saturday night, and recorded some good ol homegrown Iowa Rock & Roll. So Here it is, with no commercial...

Posted by Kent Williams | Jan 19, 2010

Produced by LV contributor Kembrew Mcleod and University of Iowa Associate Professor, and Benjamin Franzen, U of I graduate. Copyright Criminals explores the issue raised by the collision of Remix...

Posted by Kent Williams | Jan 4, 2010

I checked this out last night, and as a cinematic entertainment I really enjoyed it.  As a movie it's much, much better than "Titanic," which was an immensely successful entertainment,...

Posted by Kent Williams | Dec 23, 2009

Selective enforcement.  White kids dressed to blend in? No problem. Black & Hispanic kids? OPEN SEASON! License to roust ANYONE in a parked car, to check their age. Use age...

Posted by Kent Williams | Dec 22, 2009

So, writing about a movie star when they die isn't exactly my thing, but Brittany Murphy dying got to me. And I wouldn't write about it at all except that...

Posted by Kent Williams | Oct 25, 2009

A hyperactive Jimmy Buffet breaks through the weed smoke and patchouli to win over fans of all ages - with gentle humor, loopy romanticism and mad skills on the gee-tar.

Posted by Kent Williams | Jul 9, 2009

Joe McNertney Colloquialisms Mr. McNerty is one of Eric Rohm's collaborators in The Noble Octopus, and like his label mate on the enigmatically named Pelletier Comes Alive! label, McNerty is...

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...