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Iowa City live music

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | May 23, 2017

Hailing from Sandpoint, Idaho and currently operating out of Portland, Oregon, the Shook Twins — identical twin sisters Katelyn and Laurie Shook, backed by Niko Slice, Barra Brown and Josh...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | May 19, 2017

For anyone with a bit of the open prairie in their soul, Uptown Bill's Coffeehouse (730 S Dubuque St, Iowa City) is hosting singer Steve Cormier this Saturday, May 20...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | May 18, 2017

Feed Me Weird Things is the newest curation effort of Chris Wiersema, the soft-spoken but large-bearded part of Witching Hour and Mission Creek responsible for keeping Iowa City immersed in...

Posted by Paul Osgerby | May 18, 2017

Oleg Timofeyev, born in Moscow in 1963 during Nikita Krushchev’s Russia, was surrounded by classical instruments as a kid. He learned cello and picked up the seven-string guitar from his...

Posted by Zak Neumann | May 16, 2017

Meat Wave will once again take the stage at Gabe’s Saturday, May 20. The Chicago-based post-punk outfit — guitarist and vocalist Christ Sutter, Joe Gac on bass and drummer Ryan...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | May 4, 2017

Iowa City’s Brian Johannesen celebrates the release of his first solo full-length album this weekend with an album release party Saturday, May 6 at Big Grove Brewery and Tap Room...

Posted by Paul Osgerby | Apr 27, 2017

This Wheel’s on Fire, a benefit concert for the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature, will be at the Englert Theater this Friday, April 28. Keeping in tune with the...

Posted by Paul Osgerby | Apr 27, 2017

With the opening reception taking place just over a week ago, Iowa City's downtown public art space will host their first concert on Thursday April 27 at 8 p.m. Two...

Posted by Paul Osgerby | Apr 13, 2017

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. And each neighborhood, seemingly, raises its own music scene. Out from the subterranean venues of Logan Square, NE-HI will return to The Mill Friday,...

Posted by Paul Osgerby | Apr 13, 2017

MER's Music Showcase Iowa City Yacht Club -- Thursday, April 13 at 8 p.m. Chicago's MER brings his round-robin music experience to the Yacht Club. -- photo via MER's Facebook...

Posted by Paul Osgerby | Apr 13, 2017

Bill Sackter's Birthday Bash Uptown Bill's -- Thursday-Sunday, April 13-16 In honor of Bill Sackter’s life and legacy, Wild Bill’s Coffeeshop and Uptown Bill’s Coffeehouse will hold their annual celebration...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Apr 5, 2017

At 6 p.m. on April 4, Joe Tiefenthaler opened Mission Creek 2017's Hancher component with a short statement about the enduring importance of the arts in terms of building what...

Posted by Kent Williams | Apr 4, 2017

Mykki Blanco has gained prominence in the past few years as an artist that blows up conventions — in the hyper-masculine world of hip hop, she’s queer, HIV positive and...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Apr 4, 2017

The songs for Pieta Brown’s latest album, Postcards, were written while she was on a solo tour. The isolation and distance and the challenge to stay connected inspired the songs....

Posted by Kembrew McLeod | Apr 4, 2017

In 2008, the Cool Kids were “bringing ’88 back,” channeling a stripped-down eighties boom-bap rap aesthetic for a new generation. “When we started,” Sir Mike told me in advance of...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Mar 27, 2017

Whitney w/ Helena Deland The Mill -- Saturday, April 1 at 9 p.m. Lauded for their Light Upon the Lake and playing in their own backyard after an Australian tour,...