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Old Scratch Revival Singers & the Secret Circus @ White Lightning 7/26/10

I had no idea what I was in for when I showed up to the midnight show at the White Lightning Wherehouse under a full moon last night. I knew this much: Old Scratch was performing along with the amazing, ever-changing lineup of Cirque Stupendo. I stepped into the Wherehouse to find Old Scratch bathed in green light, making their painted faces seem eerily inhuman…

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Downtown Saturday Night: William Elliott Whitmore, 7/24/10 (Photos)

I will spare you my usual gushing over Will Whitmore’s witty and mischievously uplifting lyrics, intoxicating melodies, and unmatched stage presence. Instead, I will say that his free performance in the Ped Mall on Saturday evening was everything you’d expect from the inimitable performer. That man can also cover a song like nobody’s business.

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Iowa City Weekender: July 22-25

I know, this is so last weekend, but high-fives to the Iowa City Book Festival, Camp Euforia and Pitchfork. You could say that these three don’t really compete (I personally wanted to be at all three of them), and I know Pitchfork isn’t in Iowa City, but they were all major draws for eastern Iowans […]

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The Struggle For The Summer Sound

I was talking with a friend of mine about a week or so ago about Real Estate. If you are not familiar, they played PS1 last year along with releasing one of the great albums of 2009. He was lamenting the fact that there had not been any new material from the Real Estate/Ducktails music organization…

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Review: Rock and LOLz at Pitchfork 2010

It has now been three days since the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival wrapped up, and I’m still feeling it. My skin is flaking off, leaving behind a pinkish-red nasty burn, my muscles are sore from standing for hours upon hours, and my urine is still golden due to dehydration.

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Show Preview: Cheyenne Marie Mize @ The Mill

Filtering through my email one day, I found a press package for a young lady named Cheyenne Marie Mize who is currently on tour to support her debut album Before Lately. While she has street cred from working with Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Mize has to be able to stand up on her own. One cannot ride the coattails of a more famous star to get ahead…

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Tim Stop Trio Live at Gabe's (VIDEO)

Tim Stop Trio stopped by Gabe’s over the weekend to play some music, much to our benefit. The Chicagoan quartet played a number of original tracks as well as a few covers, including Warren G’s Regulators. It’s hard to argue with Warren G, to be fair.

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Roast of Iowa City Recap

Yesterday marked Little Village Magazine’s first roast of Iowa City, complete with food and wine courtesy of Motley Cow Cafe and Okoboji Wines. Held at Prairie Lights and hosted by Little Village contributor Yale Cohn, Iowa City residents marched up one-by-one and emphatically put our beloved city in its place. For every bit of vitriolic humor, there was a generous helping of adoration of course, but boy was it fun to let loose on the City of Literature. […]

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Review: Panda Bear @ Pitchfork Music Festival

The most telling moment of Panda Bear’s set at the Pitchfork Music Festival this past weekend was when a man desperately yelled something along the lines of, “Please, I’m on mushrooms!” This eruption wasn’t out of line ’cause the first half of Panda Bear’s set was nothing less than abrasive and experimental.

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Lightning Bolt live at Gabe's (VIDEO DUMP)

This Wednesday’s Lightning Bolt at Gabe’s was one of the loudest shows I’ve seen in quite some time. It was also one of the best. If you haven’t yet had a chance to read A.C. Hawley’s preview for the show, it’s still a relevant read, and perhaps even more so if you happened to attend the show itself. You’ll realize that Hawley’s proselytizing was entirely accurate.

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Nebula Was, Live at Gabe's: Full Show mp3 Download

Little Village Magazine and Nebula Was are happy to present “Nebula Was: Live at Gabe’s,” a free, high quality recording of their July 9 performance. Consisting of nine Mp3 tracks pulled directly from the sound board, you’ll be hard pressed to find a higher quality recording of a full Iowa City concert.

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