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Michael Roeder

Posted by Michael Roeder | Oct 23, 2015

Danny Dysentery My Fangs Are Wet dannydysentery.bandcamp.com For every rabid fanbase there is a genre of music, it seems. For example, there is a crossing of horror fan culture with...

Tom Jessen - Hunting Season
Posted by Michael Roeder | Aug 31, 2015

Tom Jessen Hunting Season www.tomjessen.bandcamp.com At the bottom of the back cover of Hunting Season—Tom Jessen’s first album since 2002’s Night—is a dedication to the late frontman for The Clash,...

Dickie
Posted by Michael Roeder | Aug 7, 2015

Since 1998 Dick Prall has been spinning his particular flavor of “sad bastard” pop music (to quote Barry from the film High Fidelity). A couple of brilliant power pop releases,...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Jul 16, 2015

Gemma Rose and Miranda Lee are Dagmar—a band born from the eight-year groundwork laid by their previous trio Rock Paper Scissors, which created music of an acoustic jazz and vocal...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Jul 3, 2015

In the American South you will find the keys to our chief musical exports in blues, jazz, bluegrass and rock and roll, the keys to our national literary ...

Mad Monks
Posted by Michael Roeder | Jun 23, 2015

Mad Monks The Dark Retreat facebook.com/MadMonks Mention “concept album” and many will picture the recorded excess of bands like The Who, Rush, Styx, Pink Floyd, Yes, ELP -- the list...

Mirror Coat - Whispers
Posted by Michael Roeder | Apr 24, 2015

“Shoegaze” was the genre of a group of late ‘80s and early ‘90s bands primarily from the U.K. who shared a common musical esthetic. Part Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound”...

Volcano Boys
Posted by Michael Roeder | Feb 25, 2015

On paper, Volcano Boys looks like another project from the prolific Jordan Mayland (Jordan Mayland and the Thermal Detonators, Keepers of the Carpet, Nuclear Rodeo, Electronidoll and Tires), who is...

Peas and Carrots
Posted by Michael Roeder | Jan 19, 2015

When Iowa Public Radio asked Peas and Carrot lead singer and guitarist Audrey Robinson who her vocal influences were during a recent in-studio interview, she snapped back, “NOT Janis Joplin!”...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Nov 14, 2014

The musician credits of Kelly Pardekooper’s new album Milk in Sunshine is a who’s who of Eastern Iowa country, folk and blues legends including Bo Ramsey, Dave Zollo, Dave Moore,...

Pieta Brown -- Paradise Outlaw
Posted by Michael Roeder | Oct 6, 2014

During her show at CSPS in October 2013, Pieta Brown mentioned that she was working on her next album at Justin Vernon’s April Base studios in Fall Creek, Wis. As...

Jack Lion -- JAC EP
Posted by Michael Roeder | Sep 9, 2014

It seemed that after Slip Silo vocalist and guitarist Matt Logan split the Midwest and his band to take an opportunity on the West Coast, the remainder of the band...

The Sapwoods
Posted by Michael Roeder | Aug 28, 2014

Iowa City band The Sapwoods are back with their second album titled Peaks and Valleys. While the lineup in the band has changed since their 2012 release Electric Glow, the...

Euforquestra's Fire
Posted by Michael Roeder | Jun 6, 2014

The jam band genre is often less focused on the style of music played by the band and more focused on the community the band has with its audience. These...

Cocaine Love Letter
Posted by Michael Roeder | May 22, 2014

Cocaine Love Letter was born while the band was taking some downtime. Rohr and bandmate Ron Coleman both ended up writing a bunch of acoustic demos during this time and...

Item 9 & the Mad Hatters
Posted by Michael Roeder | May 15, 2014

Item 9 & The Mad Hatters was originally a cover band called Old Style, but in 2010 they added lead vocalist Adam Maxwell to the mix and made the transition...