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Julianna Barwick
Posted by A.C. Hawley | Apr 7, 2014

Last year — like every year for the last four — I worked as a producer during the Mission Creek Festival (Full disclosure: I worked Mission Creek Festival this year)....

Jon Batiste and Stay Human
Posted by A.C. Hawley | Jan 13, 2014

Jonathan Batiste heads to The Englert Theatre alongside Stay Human this Thursday at 8 p.m. for an evening of uplifting, free-flowing jazz. Batiste comes from a...

Bonnie "Prince" Billy
Posted by A.C. Hawley | Dec 9, 2013

Bonnie “Prince” Billy is the recording name of Will Oldham, a Kentucky-born singer-songwriter. Oldham has been a fixture of the independent folk and country music since 1993 thanks to his...

Rubblebucket Live
Posted by A.C. Hawley | Dec 5, 2013

Rubblebucket are not strangers to Iowa City. The Brooklyn-based band have made multiple appearances here in Iowa City since their first visit during...

Black Dahlia Murder
Posted by Rebecca Robinson | Nov 21, 2013

If you’re in the mood for something decidedly more fast-paced, and potentially seizure inducing, head over to the Blue Moose for a full evening of melodic death metal and thrash...

James Blake
Posted by A.C. Hawley | Nov 11, 2013

This month, Iowa City gets visits from an indie rock institution, a soulful British man and a band of misfits from Memphis led by a charismatic man who may or...

Dustin Wong at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe
Posted by Rebecca Robinson | Oct 17, 2013

For those wishing to escape the stresses of late October in a decidedly less agro manner, head over to the Trumpet Blossom Café and spend an evening drifting...

Pieta Brown
Posted by A.C. Hawley | Oct 2, 2013

The first half of October brings a wide variety of music to Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. Standing out are two duos and two full fledged bands: We have a...

Posted by Rebecca Robinson | Sep 24, 2013

During my last winter trip to Austin I was hanging out at a bar with my mom waiting to see New Orleans’ Queen of Bounce Big Freedia perform (all of...

Kepi Ghoulie
Posted by Rebecca Robinson | Sep 23, 2013

While punk has evolved into a genre that encompasses diverse and, oftentimes contradictory, styles and ideals, I’ve always been partial toward the bands that fall...

Posted by A.C. Hawley | Sep 11, 2013

The duo Prodigy and Havoc are legendary rappers from the golden era of hardcore hip hop. Hailing from the Queensbridge Projects in New York City, Mobb Deep’s seminal sophomore album...

Bleeding Rainbow
Posted by A.C. Hawley | Aug 30, 2013

Bleeding Rainbow will be playing The Mill on Friday, August 30. Over the past couple of years, the married couple of Rob Garcia and Sarah Everton have undergone some changes....

On the Beat
Posted by Rebecca Robinson | Aug 21, 2013

Singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier is often praised for the emotional honesty and stripped-down poignancy that her music delivers. While it may be true that she is an incredibly talented folk singer,...

Kristian Dunn of El Ten Eleven
Posted by A.C. Hawley | Aug 5, 2013

There are few things more enjoyable in the summer than putting on a pop album, rolling the windows down and going for a cruise—even if you aren’t going...