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Hot Tin Roof: A Trio; or Stolen Dialog

By Courtney McDermott 1 I introduced Hemingway to my class. Presented him in a blue suit, his mustache trimmed, his hair parted and neat, even though he’d had several drinks already. He sat cross-legged in a chair by the whiteboard. He rested an elbow on his top knee and held his hand lazily like he […]

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Iowa City Weekender: August 9-11

Welcome back to the Weekender! We are all over the board this week. Whether it’s legendary blues, nerdy hip hop or local Iowa City folk, this is the weekend for you. Enjoy. THURSDAY Taj Mahal Trio // Englert // 8:00 PM // $35-$50 American blues artist we know as Taj Mahal grew up in a […]

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LVTV | William Danger Ford + Christy Brown-Kwaiser on Little Village Live! // 7/25/2012

——————————–  LITTLE VILLAGE LIVE ——————————– –     7.25.2012    –     William Danger Ford     Christy Brown-Kwaiser     ===== William Danger Ford (1/2)   (2/2)   ===   Christy Brown-Kwaiser – “What’s So Silly About Mary”   Christy Brown-Kwaiser   ===== |William Danger Ford {http://soundcloud.com/williamdangerford} |Christy Brown-Kwaiser {http://soundcloud.com/christy-brown-kwaiser} — Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/LittleVillageLive — Public […]

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LVTV | We The Ravine on Little Village Live! // 6/20/2012

    We The Ravine from Iowa City, Iowa performing at Public Space One on June 20th, 2012.     —-               “Ulcers”   “Handsome Tail”     “(Uninspired Religious Story, or, Otherwise Untitled)”     To hear more from We The Ravine, visit their soundcloud @ http://soundcloud.com/we_the_ravine   Little […]

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On the Beat: Searching for the summer jam

Although it is my least favorite season for any variety of reasons such as boredom, I do look forward to the summer. It’s the traveling season as well as a time to enjoy all the city has to offer. Unfortunately, this summer brought no relaxation at all. Instead, this season has bred a seeming insanity […]

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Iowa City Weekender: August 2-4

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Weekender. Not much is needed to set us up this week, so let’s jump right in. Here’s what’s going on: THURSDAY The Daredevil Christopher Wright w. Via Audio, Christopher the Conquered // The Mill // 9:00 PM // $10 Adv., $12 Day Of The Daredevil Christopher Wright […]

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HARDACRE FILM FESTIVAL – Tipton, Iowa August 2-4

Let’s start with the bad news. Most movies have become too market-tested to really please their markets. Most movie theaters, especially in Iowa, are run by distant executives who see us as statistics. Even film festivals are schmoozy, overly-commercialized affairs. Now, the good news! Every summer there’s the Hardacre Film Festival in Tipton, Iowa. This […]

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Iowa City Weekender: July 26-28

I can’t believe it’s already time for another Weekender. We are just cruising right through summer, aren’t we? I hope you all have been enjoying yourselves. Alright, enough small talk. Let’s do this. THURSDAY Jennifer Hall w. Rachel Marie // The Mill // 9:00 PM // $8 Jennifer Hall is a Chicago based singer/songwriter. She […]

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William Elliott Whitmore at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe – 7/23

The Trumpet Blossom Café keeps adding to the reasons why they are one of Iowa City’s newest treasures. Vegans and omnivores alike are already buzzing about the delicious creations coming from the kitchen and bar. The added bonus is they cater to your sense of sound, as well as taste, with live performances. Yesterday I […]

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Iowa City Readings and Events: July 23-26

Kind salutations to the readers, writers, critics and the simply-just-interested-in-books of Iowa City. Being in the wake of the Iowa City Book Festival we may assume that our weekly ration of literary readings and seminars has been exhausted, but – to our great pleasure – that is not the case. I’ll highlight a handful of […]

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Iowa City Weekender: July 19-21

Every week I chose one highlight of the weekend, find a good picture and put the little “Weekender” stamp on it. I had a very difficult time deciding this week, as everything that’s going on is kind of a big deal. It’s a good week in Iowa City music and literature. Let’s get into it. […]

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Dreaming Big: An interview with Big K.R.I.T.

Big K.R.I.T. with Casey Veggies, BIG SANT // Blue Moose Tap House // July 15, 2012 // 7:00 p.m. $16-18 And they said rap would never last. Thirty-one years after Blondie’s “Rapture” video first appeared on MTV featuring Fab 5 Freddy and Grandmaster Flash, the genre has taken on uncountable incarnations, from “golden era” hip-hop […]

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