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Michael Roeder

Posted by Michael Roeder | Mar 14, 2012

Death Ships Circumstantial Chemistry deathships.bandcamp.com Death Ships w/ Mike Doughty, Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps // The Mill // Thurs, Mar. 29 Back in 2006 Dan Maloney and his...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Feb 23, 2012

An oft-quoted rule-of-thumb for writers is "write what you know." Great written works are usually imbued with a strong sense of place derived from the writer's ability to pull that...

The Pines: Dark So Gold
Posted by Michael Roeder | Feb 23, 2012

I’ve been a dedicated follower of former-Iowa City band The Pines since their first album came out on Dave Zollo’s late record label, Trailer Records, in 2004. Benson Ramsey and...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Jan 17, 2012

Mike Doughty is a resurrection man. From 1992 to 2000 he fronted the MTV 120 Minutes-darlings band Soul Coughing. After kicking a heroin habit he took his intersection of folky...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Oct 17, 2011

The Wheelers are a pan-Iowan band with members scattered between Iowa City and Ames. Other joint efforts between these two cities often result in heavy drinking, name calling and injuries...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Sep 4, 2011

The monochrome photo of Pieta Brown on the cover of her album Mercury (out Sept. 27 on Red House Records) carries a certain “Mona Lisa” inscrutability. The unusual lighting from...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Jul 29, 2011

It’s tempting to classify Finnders and Youngberg as a bluegrass band based on the mastery of the fiddle, banjo and mandolin on display in FY5. But those aren’t the only...

Posted by Michael Roeder | May 3, 2011

The Pines just wrapped up an April East Coast tour run in support of Jeffery Foucault and are coming back to Iowa for a run of shows in May as...

Posted by Michael Roeder | May 2, 2011

Kerosene Circuit EP The romance of the long-haul trucker is born in the dust and roar of the engine and the kerosene smell of diesel fuel. The bleary hypnosis from...

Posted by Michael Roeder | May 2, 2011

Greg Brown Freak Flag My first time in a bar, underage, was for a Bo Ramsey and the Sliders show at Potter’s Mill in Bellevue, IA. From then on, I...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Apr 11, 2011

"Let the truth spring free Like a jack-in-the-box Like a hundred thousand cuckoo clocks From the Oregon corners to the Iowa corn To the rooms with heat lamps Where the...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Apr 6, 2011

Pieta is back home this weekend with a show at the Mill on Saturday night. At her side will be her constant companion Bo Ramsey who will be surrounding her...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Mar 20, 2011

In November, 2010 Grateful Dead drummer and founding member Bill Kreutzmann- who reportedly never missed any of those over-2300 shows- released the debut album for his latest project 7 Walkers...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Mar 4, 2011

The Roots will be performing a rare live show on Wednesday, March 9th at the IMU Mainroom. Brought to you by SCOPE Productions and Hancher, ticket will be available at...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Feb 3, 2011

Most of the press that surrounds the Chicago sextet Canasta is wrong. Maybe I should be more clear. Upon my first listens of Canasta's fantastic 2010 release The Fakeout, the...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Jan 4, 2011

Abbie Sawyer (formerly of the Diplomats of Solid Sound) is the lead singer of Iowa City band Bermuda Report. Abbie left the Diplomats in 2008 to pursue a Master’s program...