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Iowa City live music

Posted by Zak Neumann | Jul 15, 2017

Zuul performs at the Trumpet Blossom. Friday, July 14, 2017. -- photo by Zak Neumann. Friday night brought another great genre-spanning show to the Trumpet Blossom Cafe with Babydoll, Tires...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Jun 29, 2017

MONO returned to Iowa City after just over a year touring on 2016’s Requiem for Hell. The crowd was oddly thin, but appropriate: it was perhaps the quietest that I...

Posted by Paul Osgerby | Jun 28, 2017

For one week Girls Rock! Iowa City campers -- aged 8 to 16 -- have been learning about instruments and marginalized identities in rock and roll. On Saturday, July 1...

Posted by Zak Neumann | Jun 27, 2017

Chastity Belt headlines at Gabe’s Friday, June 30 with support from tourmate Darren Hanlon and local lo-fi pop project Peanut Ricky. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the music starts...

Posted by Paul Osgerby | Jun 26, 2017

Added as part of their three-month North American tour, Japanese gazed-out four-piece MONO will provide an instrumental backdrop for emotional discernment at Gabe’s on Wednesday, June 28. Doors open at...

Posted by Mike Kuhlenbeck | Jun 26, 2017

The Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa (CWJ) will host a fundraiser Tuesday at The Mill in the name of social justice and set to a Latin beat.

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Jun 13, 2017

Too often overlooked among the series of festivals that bring an influx of artists to Iowa City is the MusicIC festival, now in its seventh year. Running June 21-24, the...

Posted by Zak Neumann | Jun 10, 2017

Doom metal outfit Pallbearer returns to Iowa City Friday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. to take the stage at the Blue Moose Tap House with support from Brooklyn, New York’s...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Jun 4, 2017

Tim Kasher will bring his five-piece band to the Mill on Sunday, 11 June, as part of a tour promoting his newest album, No Resolution, which accompanies a movie of...

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...