Do you enjoy live music? We enjoy live music. Lets watch some live music!
This weekend we saw a terrific mix of local and national talents at both The Yacht Club and Gabe’s, the highlight of which may have been Minnesota’s Heatbox, the man with the magic voice.
First, we’ll take a stop at Gabe’s to have a listen to Der Dey Go, who performed earlier in the day at the 319 Music Festival, as well as Adam Weinstein. An interesting point about the Weinstein performance, the young violinist and cellist had just met the singer/songwriter earlier that day in the Pedestrian Mall. Listening to the two musicians flesh out Weinstein’s set, we couldn’t be more pleased with the impromptu musical coalition.
With the aid of a DigiTech Vocal 300 and Boss LoopStation RC-50, Heatbox kept fans entertained right up until 2:00 a.m., spending the latter portion of the set running through a few fan favorite covers to keep the party going. Before we get to the vaunted Heatbox, however, make sure to check out the following clip of David Bess from Public Property, a staple of the Iowa City music scene. Opening for Heatbox, Bess got the evening started off right.
This weekend was quite the experience for live music goers. To the University of Iowa students still stuck in that special hell known as finals week, we hope to see you out again soon! To everyone else, go out and see a show this week, and don’t forget to drink a beer or two for our friends currently cramming in the library.