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Kent Williams

JLin
Posted by Kent Williams | Oct 18, 2016

Jlin Gabe's -- Nov. 5, 2016 at midnight Photo via JLin In the late 1990s, footwork -- a new style of dance music -- erupted across Chicago’s black neighborhoods. Footwork’s...

Posted by Kent Williams | Oct 4, 2016

Elvis Costello performs at the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids. Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. See full photo gallery below. -- photo by Zak Neumann The world's oldest enfant terrible, Elvis...

Kaspar Hauser - Last Ghosts
Posted by Kent Williams | Oct 4, 2016

Kaspar Hauser Last Ghosts www.kasparhauserchicago.bandcamp.com/album/last-ghosts Kaspar Hauser was formed in Iowa City in 1999, led by singer/songwriter Thomas Comerford. Since the last Kaspar Hauser album, The Sons (2009), Comerford has...

Posted by Kent Williams | Sep 20, 2016

Larry “The Wizard” Sievers Kingdom of Mermaidia www.larrysievers.bandcamp.com/album/mermaidia The artist formerly known as Larry “Machine Gun” Sievers is back with a new album of his unique original compositions. If you’ve...

Posted by Kent Williams | Sep 5, 2016

Hunter Dumped Us Here I Understand www.hunterdumpedushere.bandcamp.com The members of the band Hunter Dumped Us Here may hail from Cedar Rapids, but they have musical ideas and ambitions that extend...

Posted by Kent Williams | Aug 16, 2016

The Back Porch Revival Kinnick Stadium -- Saturday, Aug. 27 at 3 p.m. Country star Blake Shelton will headline Kinnick’s first Back Porch Revival -- photo by Daniel Hughes Can...

Posted by Kent Williams | Aug 16, 2016

Samuel Locke Ward Dunwich Piano Recital samuellockeward.bandcamp.com/album/dunwich-piano-recital Samuel Locke Ward hasn’t had an album reviewed in Little Village in over a year. Given that he released 12 full-length albums in...

Posted by Kent Williams | Aug 2, 2016

Josh Fina Feel Me EP www.kindgesturerecords.com Electronic dance music’s natural habitat is a dark room with the sound system turned up until the bass hits you in the solar plexus...

Posted by Kent Williams | Jun 7, 2016

The Phineas Incarnation Liquid Karma www.thephineasincarnation.bandcamp.com Liquid Karma is the work of Phineas Brady, a 17 year old drummer from Iowa City. He wasn’t even born when the genre known...

FireSale
Posted by Kent Williams | May 24, 2016

FireSale Furry Noises firesale.bandcamp.com/album/furry-noises FireSale is a band made up of players currently finishing bachelor’s degrees at the University of Iowa College of Music. They share that musical pedigree with...

Posted by Kent Williams | May 5, 2016

Suspect Faux Empath www.raccoo-oo-oon.org/np Suspect (AKA Ryan Beck, Iowa City to Chicago transplant) is part of the ever-growing group of artists -- many with recordings released on former Iowa Citian...

The LonelyHearts
Posted by Kent Williams | Apr 22, 2016

Full disclosure: I am incredibly jealous of Andre Perry, Executive Director of the Englert Theater, musician, author and past contributor to Little Village. No one should be this good at...

Broken
Posted by Kent Williams | Apr 12, 2016

A432 (Iowa City’s Logan Stimmel) calls himself a sound artist, rather than a musician -- which means that I have high confidence many Little Village readers will not like Broken....

Dawn of Midi plays Mission Creek 2016 on Apr. 6
Posted by Kent Williams | Apr 5, 2016

Dawn of Midi w/ Tyondai Braxton Englert Theatre -- Wed., Apr. 6 at 6 p.m. Dawn of Midi plays the Englert Theatre on Wed., Apr. 6 as part of the...

Elizabeth Moen
Posted by Kent Williams | Feb 17, 2016

Elizabeth Moen Elizabeth Moen www.elizabethmoen.bandcamp.com On “Songbird,” the first track from her eponymous debut album, Elizabeth Moen sings, “Singing at the top of my lungs trying to get through.” It...

Jim Viner’s Incredible B3 Band
Posted by Kent Williams | Jan 21, 2016

Jim Viner’s Iowa City music resumé goes back a ways, at least to the 1990s, in the bands Head Candy, Bent Scepters and Brother Trucker. Jim Viner’s Incredible B3 Band...