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LV Recommends: The Agape Café, 25 years of free, feel-good fare

Iowa City’s Agape Café proves true to name. Since 1993, the café, located in Old Brick Church on Market Street, has been serving free, restaurant-style, made-to-order breakfast to the Iowa City community on Wednesday mornings, 7 to 8:30 a.m. […]

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SILT, Awful Purdies collaborate on music video to raise awareness of loss of farmland

With the release of a music video to the song “Common Ground” by the Awful Purdies, the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust (SILT) is hoping to raise awareness about the ongoing loss of Iowa farmland to development and the challenges facing new farmers — and showcase the SILT’s effort to protect the land and support a new farming generation. […]

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The Awful Purdies and the Family Folk Machine kick off a ‘historical’ collaboration

Lecture and Performance by the Awful Purdies Johnson County Historical Society — Sunday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. This June, the Family Folk Machine was awarded a grant from the Iowa Arts Council jointly with the Iowa City Senior Center, which is celebrating its 35th year. The grant will fund a unique opportunity for the […]

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“An Evening at the Ecopolis” comes home to Iowa City

An Evening at the Ecopolis Old Capitol Senate Chambers — Fri., Mar. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Music, literature and a deep passion for the world in which we live — what more could you ask of your Friday night? Iowa City’s The Awful Purdies are joining with author Jeff Biggers in a revamp of the […]

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Album Review: Awful Purdies – Hiatus

Awful Purdies Hiatus www.awfulpurdies.com The women of the Awful Purdies combine many years of musical experience, compounded by six years of playing shows together. They all sing, play and write, staying close to the modern folk music vernacular. What gets me about the Awful Purdies is that they come together and create something seamless and […]

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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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Iowa City Weekender: 10/15-10/18

Headlights and Awful Purdies at the Mill
Minstrel Studios – Yacht Club – Fat Tire Battle of the Bands – FINALS THIS FRIDAY
Former Ghosts at the Picador […]

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