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Show Preview: Zomes, Skull Defekts, Alex Body & Joe Pavillion @ White Lightning 3/29/2011

On the 29th of March, Iowa City will a reunion of sorts as well as the return of a past festival guest. The returning guest is Daniel Higgs. A long-time staple of the underground, both internationally as well as in Washington, D.C. for his work in Lungfish and more general epicness, Higgs played a beautiful […]

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Interview: John Waters on ‘Pink Flamingos,’ the transformation of Divine and the changing face of indie cinema

Friday, April 1, 2011 | Englert | 6 p.m. Doors Everyone has their first time with John Waters. For me, it was the summer of 1976, when I took off from my Grandmother’s house in Provo Utah, after a weird, lonely, freshman year at BYU (don’t ask) and hitchhiked around the West. I ended up […]

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Unabridged: An Interview with John Waters

Everyone has their first time with John Waters. For me, it was the summer of 1976, when I took off from my Grandmother’s house in Provo Utah, after a weird, lonely, freshman year at BYU (don’t ask) and hitchhiked around the West. I ended up–rather crazed after sleeping rough alongside Interstate 5–in Berkeley, crashing with hippie friends. My first night in town they took me to see a midnight showing of… […]

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An Interview with Michael Sempert of Birds & Batteries

Mission Creek is gaining a reputation for opening on a high note — last year’s strange and wonderful Pocahaunted show at Gabe’s was an unexpected festival highlight. This year’s first-round lineup looks to be no exception, featuring an act I’ve become particularly excited about… […]

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Show Photos: Vagabonds, Ernie Hendrickson, Cory Chisel @ the Mill – 3/18IS

Local darlings and lullaby gurus, the Vagabonds, played for us last Friday. There are few bands that can hush the din of a bar on a weekend, but they do that pretty well. They have beautiful voices that capture peoples’ attention even when they sing quiet. They are also talented musicians. Among the three ladies, […]

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Show Photos: NERV, Los Voltage, Holy Sheet, Wild Child @ the Wherehouse – 3/15

Another Wherehouse show, another great line up. A little loud, a little weird, way good with front men flying everywhere!. NERV and Los Voltage are both locally grown bands, while Holy Sheet hails from Providence and Wild Child from Minneapolis. They all performed short, wild sets, so this was a night for those who like […]

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Englert Live 3/19/2011 — Live Recordings

Last Saturday Night was another in the “Intimate At The Englert” performance series, and I was on hand to record the proceedings. Phil Ochs started the event with some solo electric guitar. His finger-picking was transmuted by pedals into a shimmering haze of guitar sound. As int the work of Rhys Chatham, the harmonics and […]

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Little Village Podcasts

Broadcasting live on KRUI 89.7 FM, Little Village Live is a semi-weekly radio program showcasing live performances by both local and national music artists. It’s part Q&A, part live performance and a whole lot of fun. The best part? All are welcome to watch the broadcast live and in person at Public Space One, select Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m., so come on down and kick it with the Little Village crew. […]

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The Fire of the Legendary Roots Crew

Since the beginning of hip-hop, the genre has changed, the industry transforms constantly, and The Roots have followed right along with the evolution of its medium. One thing I could not shake after their performance at the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU) it is the idea of change, as in growth or learning, yet not one sidestep from… […]

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