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Kent Williams

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Album Review: Suspect – Faux Empath

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
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Album Review: The LonelyHearts – Age of Man

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
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Album Review: A432 – Broken

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
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MCF Preview: Dawn of Midi is sensuous, immediate and visceral

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
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Album Review: Elizabeth Moen – Self-titled

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
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Album review: Jim Viner’s Incredible B3 Band – Comango!

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...

Cedar County Cobras
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Album Review: Cedar County Cobras – Delta Avenue Juke Joint

Cedar County, Iowa is home of West Branch, Springdale, Clarence, Lowden and the Cedar County Cobras. Their debut album’s title, Delta Avenue Juke Joint, is an inside joke: Delta Ave....

Dana T - tiny mind MASSIVE soul
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Album Review: Dana T’s ‘tiny mind MASSIVE soul’

Popular music is a tug of war between artistic and commercial concerns, and at the center of it all lays genre. For an artist, genres have stylistic signifiers and limits....

The Ills
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Album Review: The Ills – Fuck this planet

Erika Ebola, Danny Dysentery, Molly Marburg, Tommy Tinnitus, Stella Salmonella; I think I’m sensing a theme here. This is definitely punk rock/hardocre straight out of the 1980s, reminiscent of the...

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Essay: Jukebox Horrors at the Kozy Inn

See, also: Old Time Rock and Roll -- photo by Drriss & Marrionn For almost a year I worked after school to save at a Cedar Rapids semi-fine dining institution,...

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Album Review: ‘The Chymical Wedding of Brooks Strause’

image via Brooks Strause Iowa City attracts songwriters; you might even say it creates them. The “Class of 1970,” which includes Dave Moore, Greg Brown and Bo Ramsey, set the...

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Revisiting Howard Zinn’s ‘A People’s History of the United States’

Howard Zinn in his graduate school years -- image via Howard Zinn Howard Zinn’s most famous book, A People’s History of the United States, was first published in 1980. Zinn...

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Equal Before the Law

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal across all 50 states. Less than 20 years ago, a bipartisan Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act,...

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Album Review: Uranium Club – Human Exploration

A lot of biodegradable soy ink has been spilled in the dissection and exegesis of “Attitude,” something Uranium Club has a ton of, mostly of the confrontational, transgressive kind. Attitude is...