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Iowa City music

Posted by Nate Logsdon | Dec 5, 2017

We’re now over 50 albums deep into the career of Iowa City’s home-studio legend Samuel Locke Ward. He is, as they say, prolific. But the scale of his output wouldn’t...

Posted by Little Village | Oct 17, 2017

Elizabeth Moen and her bandmates -- Justin LeDuc, Blake Shaw and Dan Padley -- were out at Flat Black Studios earlier this month, recording tracks for their second LP, which...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Sep 22, 2017

Ion, of the Iowa City rap group the AWTHNTKTS, released a new video this week. “Roses,” like his previous video for “Love/Smokes,” was filmed in and around Iowa City, primarily...

Brian Johannesen
Posted by Little Village | May 2, 2017

Shortly after their move outside of Iowa City in 2015, Flat Black Studios began recording a series of covers of well-known songs. Initially, the recordings were meant to hone the...

Posted by LV Promotions | Apr 5, 2017

For over 40 years, Doris Preucil has taught the Suzuki method to budding artists, establishing a tradition of top musicians coming out of Iowa City.

Posted by Little Village | Apr 4, 2017

When Flat Black Studios moved from Iowa City to its new rural location outside of town in 2015, the new studio's first recording session was meant to dial in the...

Posted by Kembrew McLeod | Mar 14, 2017

For a band that was originally conceived as a goof, Younger has rapidly transformed into one of Iowa City’s best rock bands -- exploding with energy, intricate arrangements, barbed lyrics...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Feb 14, 2017

Local bands take the stage at Trumpet Blossom on Feb. 25 at 6:45 p.m. to raise money for Girls Rock! Iowa City, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that teaches female, gender non-conforming...

Posted by Little Village | Jan 8, 2017

Closed since March 2016, the famed Magic Shop recording studio in NYC (where David Bowie recorded his final works) has recently been carefully rebuilt piece by piece and reborn as...

Posted by Kelli Ebensberger | Jan 5, 2017

Aesop Rock Blue Moose Tap House -- Monday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. Photo by Ben Colen San Francisco-based rapper, producer Aesop Rock takes the stage on Monday, Jan. 9...

Posted by Simeon Talley | Nov 3, 2016

  Downtown Iowa City -- Friday, Nov. 4 - Saturday, Nov. 5 Tickets available here Let's just preface this by saying you should attend as many Witching Hour festival events as...

Esperanza Spalding
Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Oct 18, 2016

Esperanza Spalding The Englert Theatre -- Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. Esperanza Spalding boasts a list of achievements that belie her age (she’ll be turning 32 just a week...

JLin
Posted by Kent Williams | Oct 18, 2016

Jlin Gabe's -- Nov. 5, 2016 at midnight Photo via JLin In the late 1990s, footwork -- a new style of dance music -- erupted across Chicago’s black neighborhoods. Footwork’s...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Oct 12, 2016

Jes Raymond & the Blackberry Bushes The Mill -- Friday, Oct. 14 at 9 p.m. When it comes to Americana, Jes Raymond and the Blackberry Bushes, hailing from the wilds...