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The Drummer Takes His Turn: An Interview with S. Carey

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 […]

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Acting on Activism

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 […]

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Actual, Honest, 100% Whole Wheat Bread

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) […]

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Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet at the Englert December 3rd-5th

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 […]

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Show Preview: Azure Ray @ The Mill November 4th 7PM

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, […]

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Album Review: The Uniphonics – Crawl

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 […]

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DVS1 @ Blue Moose Sat 10/9, Or Why You Should Care About Real Dance Music

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.

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School Of Seven Bells Interview/Audio!

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.

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Tonight: Joan Baez at Englert Theatre

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.

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