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Kent Williams

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...

Posted by Kent Williams | Jan 13, 2009

The Sullivan Gang Self-titled www.thesullivangang.com I'm not sure I've ever heard a CD in recent years that more overtly identifies itself as roots music.  From Michelle Wiegand's acoustic cover of...

Posted by Kent Williams | Dec 5, 2008

Scenester Credentials Vinyl Shores of the Tundra Heart of the Beckoning 12-inch Shores of the Tundra's 12-inch is an impressive artifact before you even drop the needle. It's a single-sided...

Posted by Kent Williams | Dec 5, 2008

She Swings She Sways Wasted Love Songs www.sheswingsshesways.com A common sophomoric "insight" into music is that we only have 12 notes, and that this imposes some upper limit on the...

Posted by Kent Williams | Nov 23, 2008

Eugene Chadbourne is a prolific guitarist/banjo/songwriter who has produced a supremely odd, but brilliant, body of work over the last 30 years. He started out as a performer working with...

Posted by Kent Williams | Nov 14, 2008

BEST FORMER ROCK & ROLLER LIVING MORE OR LESS QUIETLY IN IOWA CITY: Pete Balestrieri Pete Balestrieri was a mainstay of the rotating assembly of musicians known as the Horns...

Posted by Kent Williams | Nov 13, 2008

Not to give away too much of the mystery of Little Village backstage, but the lovely and talented Melody asked me to write a post about what my 'top ten'...

Posted by Kent Williams | Nov 5, 2008

Musée Mecanique Hold This Ghost Frog Stand Records myspace.com/museemecanique [audio:http://www.false45th.net/Audio/Two%20Friends%20Like%20Us.mp3] Musée Mecanique is one of those bands who puts way more into their songs — both the writing and performance...

Posted by Kent Williams | Nov 5, 2008

Brighton MA Amateur Lovers Loose Tooth Records www.brightonma.net [audio:http://files.for-robots.com/daveb/sunblinded.mp3] Brighton MA is a Chicago Band with some ties to Iowa City. They have my sympathies — Chicago is a rough...