S.Carey will be appearing Friday, December 10 at The Mill. Show starts at 9PM S. Carey’s new album All We Grow is not what you’d expect from someone who plays with Bon Iver. If Bon Iver hugs the center line of popular music, S. Carey’s car is parked crooked on the shoulder with its blinkers […]
The Iowa City area seems to be experiencing a renaissance in the area of live theater. In recent years several new organizations have joined the long-running Riverside Theatre and Iowa City Community Theatre in putting on local shows. Working Group Theatre is one such organization and in the last two years they’ve gained notice for […]
I started with this recipe, but only because I thought it was a recipe for real, live all whole wheat french bread. Nothing wrong with that recipe, but I’m a type II diabetic, and white flour is powdered death for me. Anyhow, you need 3-4 (or 5, I didn’t really measure past a certain point) […]
Amongst Iowa Citians, I think I’m pretty close to holding the record for seeing the Nutcracker ballet the most times. My father was the conductor of the Cedar Rapids Symphony, and he conducted the Nutcracker every year once they moved to the Paramount Theatre. I also saw it at Hancher with my kids when they […]
Formerly of Iowa City, now kicking ass and naming names in NYC, Kathryn Musilek is back to play a show the day after Thanksgiving at the Blue Moose! […]
The Lonelyhearts/Caleb Engstrom Winter Club Split Mission Creek Records A split single is usually a 7” record, but this is a CD whose music wouldn’t fit on a 7” and a CD…wait for it…only has one side. But Mission Creek Records is thinking conceptually. A split as a way for two bands/artists to–as they say […]
Dave Beck Stranger Homes www.davebeckmusic.com Dave Beck grew up in Iowa and when he lived in IC he worked at Mickey’s, so I won’t hold his current residence in Brooklyn against him. He’s in good company; Brooklyn’s lousy with Iowa expats. And to the extent there’s a serious acoustic singer-songwriter scene in NYC, Beck is […]
What with School Of Seven Bells recent visit to Iowa City, it seems like women singing close harmony is becoming a thing. Of course Azure Ray have been doing it for several years now, so if it’s a thing, it’s their thing. Go here and listen to “Don’t Leave My Mind” — Fleetwood Mac-esque harmonies, […]
One of the most unfortunate legacies of the 90s was Rap Rock. Guitars and rhymes together don’t have to suck but it seems like those bands were trying hard to do just that. Thankfully the Uniphonics have gone another direction, mixing rhymes with funk. What could be more natural, since hip-hop was built on beats […]
REAL Dance Music touches down on Saturday night! There will be an evening of House and Techno dance music at the Blue Moose tomorrow, ending a drought in Iowa City of proper dance music events.
Check out an interview and full audio set from the recent School of Seven Bells show! It’s been a couple of weeks since the School of Seven Bells show at the Blue Moose. Lisa Edwards, AC Hawley and I were there to represent the LV. Lisa videotaped AC interviewing the band and put together this video.
From her early collaborations with Bob Dylan, to her tireless activism for civil rights and peace, to her later involvement with Dylan’s legendary Rolling Thunder Review, to her thousands of live performances all over the world, Joan Baez has lived a life of passionate engagement with the world and several generations of fans.