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Michael Roeder

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...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Dec 3, 2010

Natalie Brown is an Eastern Iowa music staple--playing violin/fiddle in a number of notable bands in the area including The Trollies, with Nikki Lunden, The Mayflies and with local guitar...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Nov 2, 2010

You might be familiar with Katharine Ruestow as one of the Diplomettes--the female vocal duo that fronts the Iowa City Soul and R&B group The Diplomats of Solid Sound--or as...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Oct 6, 2010

85 Decibel Monks is the production team of Iowa City hip-hip producers Tack-Fu, The Chaircrusher and drumk. Reel-to-Real is their latest release and the third under this name since 2000....

Posted by Michael Roeder | Oct 6, 2010

The Iowa City purveyors of retro rhythm and blues are back with a new slab of wax--their fifth since 2001 and their second since they added those sassy sirens of...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Sep 13, 2010

Iowa City musician Keith Lynch has released seven albums and two collections of unreleased songs since 2002 as Unknown Component. His latest effort, The Infinite Definitive (releases 10/12) continues the...