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Former Frankie Teardrop frontman brings new project Cheap Fantasy to RADinc.

Jordan Bleau is no stranger to Iowa City. The Minneapolis-based musician and No Problem Records co-founder made the rounds at local bars and DIY venues with the now defunct fuzz-pop outfit Frankie Teardrop. Bleau returns Saturday on the heels of the release of ‘Life of Glass,’ the debut EP from his new project Cheap Fantasy.
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Photos: Downtown Block Party a big draw

The Iowa City Downtown District hosted a massive block party Saturday night that took over the pedestrian mall and several streets. Huge crowds turned out to see live music, play games and sand volleyball, dance at a silent disco and catch fashion from local designers and boutiques at the Fashion 500. […]

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Sarah Shook and the Disarmers at Big Grove

Since Big Grove Brewery opened its taproom in Iowa City, they have been booking music showcasing local and touring country, rock and roots music. That theme continues with North Carolina’s Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, who take over the taproom June 27. Shook and company are touring on ‘Sidelong,’ the band’s first full-length out on Bloodshot Records.
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Photos: Metallica rocks for Iowa charity

Ashton Kutcher and Dallas Clark’s charity, the Native Fund, brought living legends Metallica to the Iowa Speedway Friday night to raise money for the Iowa-focused charity. Danish rockers Volbeat opened the show with metal heavyweights Avenged Sevenfold playing a high-energy set full of songs spanning their discography. […]

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Meat Wave returns to Gabe’s

Meat Wave will once again take the stage at Gabe’s Saturday, May 20. The Chicago-based post-punk outfit — guitarist and vocalist Christ Sutter, Joe Gac on bass and drummer Ryan Wizniak — are no strangers to Iowa City, having opened for labelmates PUP at Gabe’s in November and played a crowd pleasing set at Bloated Cat Records’ Bloated Saturday this past August. […]

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Photos: Green Gravel Comedy festival delights and disgusts

Green Gravel Comedy festival brought stand-up and alternative comedians from across the country into Iowa City for a host of shows at Brew Lab, The Mill, Riverside Theatre and High Grounds cafe. […]

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