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Review: Sandra Allen’s ‘A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise’

Mission Creek: Sandra Allen Reading MERF, Room 2136 (375 Newton Rd, Iowa City) — Friday, April 6 at 12 p.m., Free Mission Creek Lit Walk: Sandra Allen Saint Burch (127 Iowa Av, Iowa City) — Friday, April 6 at 6 p.m., Free Sandra Allen had a fondness for her Uncle Bob, but she wasn’t sure […]

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Listen to the first track from Younger’s forthcoming album

Younger at Mission Creek Festival Gabe’s — Wednesday, April 4 at 9:30 p.m. Following a string of shows revealing exciting new material, a new album from Iowa City alt-rock trio Younger is on the way. They sent Little Village the first single, TRASH, over the weekend. Check it out! The highly anticipated forthcoming album was […]

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Five questions with: Current Joys

Mission Creek Festival: Current Joys w/ Younger, Hot Tang Gabe’s — Wednesday, April 4 at 8:30 p.m. One of Mission Creek’s most anticipated musical acts, Current Joys, is a solo project by L.A.-based artist Nick Rattigan. Classifying Current Joys’ sound within a specific genre label is a challenge, especially in the wake of his latest […]

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Review: Nils Frahm’s show was riveting, and a big feather in the Englert’s cap

Frahm is a gifted composer and performer, but what was most engaging about this concert was the simplicity of the music he presented. The closest comparison would be Philip Glass, but Glass can try my patience, and Frahm instinctively knows when to ride a static groove and when to switch up. […]

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High school men make Cedar Rapids proud at national show choir championships

“There’s something about performing and being on stage that brings a certain contentment to my heart and soul,” Moore said. “It’s the joy of making an impact on someone’s life by doing what I love.” […]

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