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Album Review: Middle Western — When Your Demons are Underground and You’ve Got to Dig Them Up

When long-time Iowa City scene staple Dave Zollo and Lee County troubadour William Elliott Whitmore started performing together a couple years ago as Middle Western with members of Zollo’s band The Body Electric and Chicago guitarist Stevie Doyle, it seemed a natural fit. […]

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Brian Fest continues to grow in its fifth year

For the fifth year running, Matty Cretzmeyer will be honoring the memory of his brother, Brian, in downtown Iowa City with a fundraising concert for the Brian Cretzmeyer Trust for Young Musicians. […]

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Dave Zollo headlines Crisis Center fundraiser at Trumpet Blossom Cafe

Benefit for Crisis Center of Johnson County Trumpet Blossom Cafe — Saturday, Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. The yearly benefit show for the Crisis Center of Johnson County has a new home this year, at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe (310 E Prentiss St, Iowa City). The event takes place on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 5 […]

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Yacht Club to host second annual ‘Brian Fest’ benefit show

This Friday, the Iowa City Yacht Club will host its second annual Brian Cretzmeyer benefit concert, entitled “Brian Fest,” beginning at 8 p.m. With a ticket price of $10, proceeds from the concert will go toward the Brian Cretzmeyer Trust for Young Musicians. The nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to providing access to quality music […]

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Album Review: Iowa City Song Project

Iowa City Song Project maximumamesrecords.com   As a teenager hungry for a scene larger than the veritable cultural island of Bellevue, IA, at night I would arrange and rearrange my radio antenna to try to capture KUNI to get a glimpse of the world of music around me, which included bands from Iowa City. It […]

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Iowa City Weekender: October 4-7

Welcome to another edition of the Weekender, and oh, is it an exciting one this week! This weekend you can pick and choose from world class comedy to world music and a whole lot in between. Mission Creek makes sure to stay on our radar with a killer indie show, the Barnstormer crew in Maquoketa […]

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Local Music Project comes to the ICPL

After loaning music for decades, the Iowa City Public Library has found an innovative way to support Iowa City’s music scene and stay abreast of the changing music climate. On June 7, the ICPL launched a new service called “The Local Music Project,” providing local music to residents at no cost. The project, pioneered by […]

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Iowa City Weekender: September 23-25

This is a throwback Weekender, for the traditionalists and those that have to hold the fort down on Thursday nights. […]

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Blue Moose Rising: Iowa City Weekender, March 4-7

Welcome to a special ‘Blue Moose Rising’ edition of the Weekender. For the last couple of months the newest venue downtown has been making a pretty big splash booking acts like Saint Vincent, Hyper Crush, Motion City Soundtrack and of course Iowa City’s prodigal son William Elliott Whitmore (just to name a few).  This weekend […]

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