Moon Zero Three premiers Thursday 2/28 at PATV

Tonight marks the release of the first installment of long-awaited, locally produced sci-fi epic Moon Zero Three. (Starring former Hawkeye basketball star Acie Earl!) Check out the trailer and head over to PATV (206 Lafayette) for the 7 p.m. screening. […]

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Iowa City Weekender: February 28 – March 1

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Weekender. Starting with Thursday, Alex and Francis White of the “fiery” bother/sister duo White Mystery will be heading to The Mill alongside Good Habits and We Shave. Details of this show and more after the jump. […]

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Mission Creek Festival Spotlight: Thao and the Get Down Stay Down

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down bring their folky, Indie-pop style to the Mill on April 2. Thao Nguyen has found fame creating lyrics that can be as biting as they are playful. […]

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Mission Creek Festival Spotlight: JEFF the Brotherhood

JEFF the Brotherhood

Post-Grunge rockers JEFF the Brotherhood play the Mill Thursday, April 4. Their songs take listeners back to a time when guitar solos backed by heavy distortion, thick reverb and catchy lyrical hooks were the norm. […]

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Talking Movies: Pitching Woo

How to woo

Maybe your Valentine’s Day attempts to court that hottie with a pulse weren’t such a success. So what? Hop back on that horse. The horse of studious preparation, that is. If I’ve learned anything from movies it’s that everybody wants the same brand of magical happily-ever-after love: domestic, heterosexual, monogamous, procreating, eternal love. Yes, everybody … even you! […]

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Hot Tin Roof: The Pavement Between my Home and the Church

Hot Tin Roof

Read William Blair’s “The Pavement Between my Home and the Church,” our latest winner of the Hot Tin Roof creative works contest. Do you have a creative work of your own to share? Want a shot at winning $100? Check out our Hot Tin Roof contest page to see submission details. […]

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On The Beat: Aesop Rock, White Mystery and more coming to Iowa City

Aesop Rock

Right now, Mountains may be one of the best in the business when it comes to ambient, experimental music. Longtime friends and bandmates Koen Holtkamp and Brendon Anderegg got together and released two albums in 2005 and 2006 under their own label, Apestaartje. […]

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Mission Creek Festival Spotlight: Future Rock

Future Rock

Chicago House-Music trio Future Rock are slated to play a show at Gabe’s on Friday, April 5. They are known for combining samples from artists like The Chemical Brothers, and Neon Indian with synth loops and heavy bass to create wholly danceable tracks all their own. […]

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A:List – Reading: Ayana Mathis Englert Theatre Feb. 25.

Ayana Mathis

New York Times best selling author Ayana Mathis will be reading from her debut novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Knopf, 2012), at the Englert Theater on Feb. 25. The reading will be presented by Prairie Lights Books. Mathis is currently a visiting professor at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she graduated with an MFA in Fiction. Her novel has received wide recognition, first as the winner of the 2012 Michener Copernicus Fellowship and then as the second book selection by Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. Critic Michiko Kakutani of the New York Times called the novel “astonishingly powerful,” and echoed Oprah’s comparison of Mathis’s work to that of Toni Morrison. […]

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Mission Creek Festival Spotlight: Joe Pug

Joe Pug

Joe Pug will be back in Iowa City to play a show at the Mill on Friday, April 5. His heartfelt songs have earned him widespread recognition as one of the best songwriters out there, and his Dillon-esque voice lends itself perfectly to his folk style. […]

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Mission Creek Festival Spotlight: White Lung

White Lung

Gabe’s plays host to a Mission Creek punk-rock extravaganza Wednesday, April 3. Headliners White Lung will play their brand of fast and loud Canadian punk alongside Iowa bands Slut River, Gluestick, and Nerv. […]

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