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Kent Williams

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...

Posted by Kent Williams | Oct 28, 2008

Lately McCain and Palin have been hammering Obama for having "socialist ideas."  Now of course, they don't actually care whether Obama really advocates Socialism or Capitalism or Communism. They are...

Posted by Kent Williams | Oct 9, 2008

Jugs Across America Jugs Across America: A Modern Jug Band Compilation Self released Kellie Everette, Banjo Kellie from Escape The Floodwater Jug Band, has taken things up a notch with...

Posted by Kent Williams | Oct 9, 2008

Lord Green Lord Green Self released Lord Green is a reviewer’s dream—this EP is about five and a half minutes long, which means I can sit through the whole thing...