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Pieta Brown
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Pieta Brown and Lucie Thorne bring Love Over Gold to CSPS Wednesday

Pieta Brown is bringing her latest music project, Love Over Gold, to the grand CSPS stage in Cedar Rapids Wednesday. The two-piece project consists of Brown and...

Mickey Hart
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An interview with Mickey Hart

Mickey Hart is playing at the Englert Theatre on August 8 at 8:00 p.m. -- photo by George Burrows Although most people know Mickey Hart as one member of the...

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Album Review: Radoslav Lorkovic – Clear and Cold Remastered

I’ve mentioned on these pages before that my first time in a bar underaged was seeing Bo Ramsey and the Sliders playing Potter’s Mill in Bellevue, IA.

John Reilly and Friends
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John C. Reilly interview: Bring it back home

"I really like playing music -- there is an immediate connection between you and the audience and it’s one of the reasons I love doing plays, too." -- John C....

Calexico
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An interview with Joey Burns of Calexico

Little Village caught up with frontman Joey Burns as he was waiting for a table at the restaurant Cochon in New Orleans during a visit for a performance at Jazz...

The Men from...BEYOND!
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Album Review: The Men from…BEYOND! – Surf Solaris

My first exposure to the L.A. punk scene was through the soundtrack to the 1984 movie Repo Man. This scene would be documented much more extensively in the movie The...

Iris DeMent
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Interview with Iris DeMent

In October of 2012, Iris DeMent released her first new album of original songs after 16 years. The album—Sing the Delta, which DeMent maintained complete creative control over by releasing...

Blendours - Level 99
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Album Review: The Blendours – Level 99

The continuing influence of The Ramones’ music on the face of rock years after their breakup is a testament to the idea that simple and direct is the most effective...

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Album Review: Blizzard at Sea – Individuation

Blizzard at Sea Individuation blizzardatsea.com “All that I see are the photons, vibrating strings propagating down through the geometry of the higher dimensions. There’s a world that I’m unaware of...

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Album Review: Har-di-Har – Word(s) of Whim / Feudal Kind

Har-di-Har Word(s) of Whim Feudal Kind (EPs) Hardihar.com Few things excite me as much as stumbling upon a new band. The discovery of unexplored territory is a time consuming, but...

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Album Review: Iris DeMent – Sing the Delta

Iris DeMent Sing the Delta irisdement.com Iris DeMent put 16 years between her new album, Sing the Delta, and her previous album of original music. She quickly gained critical acclaim...

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Album Review: Greg Brown – Hymns to What is Left

Greg Brown Hymns to What is Left gregbrownmusic.org Following a nearly-aborted album in 2011 (Freak Flag, which I reviewed in LV issue #103) Greg Brown was quoted as saying, “I...

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Album Review: The White Elephant – Self Titled

The White Elephant Self Titled thewhiteelephantband.com Brothers Ron and Tim Coleman and Chris Rohr of The White Elephant grew up in Wapello, IA (pop 2,067) in the Southeast corner of...

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Album Review: Iowa City Song Project

Iowa City Song Project maximumamesrecords.com   As a teenager hungry for a scene larger than the veritable cultural island of Bellevue, IA, at night I would arrange and rearrange my...