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Kent Williams

Posted by Kent Williams | Jun 8, 2010

Few groups in recent years have had a larger footprint in the Iowa City music scene than Euforquestra. They are all monstrous musicians no matter what style they play. They...

Posted by Kent Williams | Jun 8, 2010

A Facebook message showed up in my inbox the other day, from Stefanie Drootin, member of the well-known Omaha band The Good Life. It announced the availability of an album's...

Posted by Kent Williams | Jun 8, 2010

June/July 2010~ The Grateful Dead need to be rescued. Rescued from paunchy, balding nostalgia, rescued from the tribute bands, rescued from the scumbags who sold drugs in the parking lot...

Posted by Kent Williams | Jun 8, 2010

Grupo Fantasma will be appearing at the Mill this coming Wednesday Night, and if you have any love at all for the dance music of Latin America, you are commanded...

Posted by Kent Williams | May 20, 2010

As Josh Carrollhach mentioned in the comments on the Weekender: "Don't forget Brooklyn's Shondes with Adobanga at the Blue Moose. Opening is Katie Roche and The Horse Will Drive Us...

Posted by Kent Williams | May 3, 2010

Johnny On Point's new CD Keefin It Real doesn't do anything to bring dance music out of the shadows, but I doubt that's his intent. He doesn't bother to conform...

Posted by Kent Williams | May 3, 2010

Once again, the busybodies have stormed the Barricades of Fun, and managed to pass a 21-only ordinance for bars. While I respect the sincerity of their good intentions, I think...

Posted by Kent Williams | Apr 12, 2010

Local Albums: April 2010 - Back in the day--1979--Hawkeye basketball star Ronnie Lester was a hip hop ambassador. Ronnie took his boom box everywhere , playing "Rapper's Delight" by The...

Posted by Kent Williams | Apr 12, 2010

Local Albums: April 2010 - Sad Iron Music is the musical persona of Jason Lewis, originally from West Virginia, but living now in Iowa City and attending the Iowa Writers'...

Posted by Kent Williams | Apr 12, 2010

Local Albums: March 2010 - Ben Schmidt is a guy who writes songs and plays guitar, which in Iowa City, means he has to work pretty hard to stand out...

Posted by Kent Williams | Apr 12, 2010

Local Albums: April 2010 - Being of a certain age, and having been a kid in 1960s California, surf music is totemic to me. From listening to my uncle's Beach...

Posted by Kent Williams | Apr 5, 2010

Read Matt Steele's Apology to David Bazan if you haven't already. Most thought-provoking post of the week about the Mission Creek Festival. A week in which I feel good about...

Posted by Kent Williams | Apr 4, 2010

Put a fork in me, I'm done. I've seen the wear and tear on the Mission Creek Brain Trust and Little Village Cadre -- in particular, I ran into Andre...

Posted by Kent Williams | Apr 2, 2010

Found out about this morning on Facebook -- hey! social media works!!! 'Brown' is a musically evocative name in Iowa City. To make too much of Zoe & Constie's parentage...