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The Lonely Hearts
Posted by Matthew Steele | Aug 3, 2013

The Lonelyhearts photo by Sandra L. Dyas For Iowa City, the chaos of a new semester may be knocking, but we don't have to open the door quite yet. Some...

Healing Powder
Posted by Matthew Steele | Jul 25, 2013

A few years ago, Cincinnati band Pomegranates (now Healing Power) played a memorable set upstairs at the Blue Moose Tap House. They were opening up...

Elvis Costello + The Roots
Posted by Matthew Steele | Jul 22, 2013

Although a few test pressings were released earlier this year on Record Store Day, for the general public, today marked our first chance to legally hear a track off...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Jul 20, 2013

Today's soundtrack is brought to us by ANTI- records, who just released a summer sampler that caught my eye by with the magic words: MAVIS and STAPLES.

Chris the Conquered
Posted by Matthew Steele | Jul 18, 2013

Central Iowa staple Chris Ford (a.k.a. Christopher the Conquered) has a couple of shows scheduled for Eastern Iowa in the next week, one this Sunday at The Mill...

Bob Log III
Posted by Matthew Steele | Jul 17, 2013

We’ve talked a lot about the Run The Jewels show going on at Gabe’s. Killer Mike sharing the stage with El-p? Despot and Kool A.D. opening, with Iowa City’s...

David Byrne
Posted by Matthew Steele | Jul 15, 2013

David Byrne and St. Vincent perform at 80/35 earlier this month. -- photo by Zak Neumann Following his visit for 80/35 alongside St. Vincent, David Byrne — one of the...

Supersonic Piss -- Photo by Adrianne Behning
Posted by Matthew Steele | Jul 10, 2013

Supersonic Piss lead singer Paige Harwell has updated the SSP blog with the details of the band’s decision to throw in the sweat-drenched towel and, I guess, call it a...

Ark Life
Posted by Matthew Steele | Jun 12, 2013

Former University of Iowa student-body president and bona fide indie rocker Jesse Elliott will bring his new band, Ark Life, to the Englert for a special intimate set on...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Apr 2, 2013

Vic Pasternak comes out of retirement for a special Mission Creek Festival reading at 2:00 p.m. this Saturday at Gabe's.

Posted by Matthew Steele | Apr 2, 2013

Hello music lovers, got a nice tip this weekend from IC indie rockers Emperors Club–this week only they are streaming their new LP, Killer Companion...

Greek life photo essay
Posted by Matthew Steele | Mar 8, 2013

Iowa City artist Patrick Reed has a show opening tonight at Public Space One, and is giving an artist talk there at 6:30 p.m. Below is a photo essay of...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Oct 2, 2012

Who wants to freakin' work tonight? Me! And you! Let's do this. Brendan O'Keefe (Cuticle, Ginseng) sent this in an email. Thank you Brendan! ### Feel free to put on...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Apr 21, 2012

This afternoon, some friends from the Des Moines Art Center's Print Club are in Iowa City visiting the studios of active UI professors Anita Jung and Susan White, and the...