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Matthew Steele

Posted by Matthew Steele | Mar 14, 2017

Nick Jones with his partner Jess and their child Henning at Squire Point — photo by Jordan Sellergren For observers of and participants in Iowa City’s underground scene -- hardcore...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Jan 30, 2017

Recorded last January in Lone Tree, Iowa as part of a residency program coordinated by Mission Creek Festival and Flat Black Studios, a full-length album from ESCAPE-iSM (Ian Svenonius' solo...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Jan 25, 2017

Midwest rock and roll icons Guided By Voices announced today the April 7 release of August By Cake, a 32-track double LP that marks the 100th album released by frontman...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Jul 14, 2016

Mike Pence (photo by Gage Skidmore) The Indianapolis Star has confirmed that Indiana Governor Mike Pence has been selected as the official running mate for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump....

Posted by Matthew Steele | Jul 14, 2016

Protesters called Rod Blum-sponsored First Amendment Defense Act discriminatory. Pictured: Diane Peterson (photo by Matthew Steele) Supporters of Monica Vernon -- Democratic candidate for for Iowa's First Congressional District campaigning...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Jul 5, 2016

The Pig & Porter (1028 3rd St. SE) opens today in Cedar Rapids' New Bohemia District. Co-owners Will Monk and Matt Melone met while working at Cobble Hill. Their new...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Jul 2, 2016

Photo by Matthew Steele Signage appeared this weekend announcing a new coffeeshop in downtown Iowa City -- Cortado Coffee & Café, 26 S. Clinton Street (the former location of Austin...

The Pines
Posted by Matthew Steele | Feb 4, 2016

On Dec. 8, 2015, a great hero for social justice in the United States passed away. John Trudell was a Santee Dakota-American poet, musician, actor and activist associated with the...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Jan 31, 2016

Following his arrest for throwing a tomato at Donald Trump during a rally in Iowa City last week, Andrew Alemao -- Andres, Dre, An Mao, Ahmed -- earned instant internet-hero...

#KnowJustice
Posted by Matthew Steele | Jan 7, 2016

ArtForceIowa participants practice spray-painting, summer 2015. -- photo by John Mark Feilmeyer “It’s so difficult to understand these things not ever having been in that situation. ... The odds are...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Dec 31, 2015

Curt's new hat -- photo by Curt Oren Have you heard about Curt's new hat? Iowa City musician Curt Oren bought a hat last year as a joke. The hat...

Iowa City
Posted by Matthew Steele | Dec 15, 2015

In a statement released today, the union representing graduate student workers at the University of Iowa (COGS) responded to UI President Bruce Harreld's Dec. 9 remarks to UI staff council...

Spaceman and Shier
Posted by Matthew Steele | Dec 11, 2015

Cedar Rapids raptunes representative Spaceman (Jordan Lunsford) will headline alongside producer Schier (Kole Butler of Iowa City) in this Bonfire Records showcase.

Joshua James
Posted by Matthew Steele | Dec 10, 2015

Show update: Due to illness, Joshua James has canceled his Yacht Club performance. Openers Field Division and Elizabeth Moen will perform as scheduled. The admission price is expected to change,...

Vince Staples
Posted by Matthew Steele | Dec 10, 2015

On June 30, the day rapper Vince Staples put out his Summertime ’06, Wired magazine wrote that “It sounds dystopian, but not futuristic—because we’re living in a dystopia right now.”

Posted by Matthew Steele | Sep 25, 2015

Photo by Thierry Ehrmann Intelligence not Mistaken but Fixed for War Englert Theatre -- Monday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. The University of Iowa Lecture Committee and Veterans for Peace...