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Posted by Zak Neumann | Oct 7, 2017

The dreary forecast on Friday, Oct. forced the student promoters of SCOPE productions to move the annual Homecoming concert from the Pentacrest to the Iowa Memorial Union this year. This...

Posted by Zak Neumann | Oct 3, 2017

Even if you're unfamiliar with the Melvins their influence is sure to have graced your eardrums, especially if you've listened to metal or any of it's multiple sub-genres the last...

Posted by Zak Neumann | Sep 23, 2017

One of the looks during the Unique 2, a fashion show presented by Born Leaders United in an alley off the pedestrian mall. Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. -- photo by...

Posted by Zak Neumann | Aug 27, 2017

For the second year Bloated Kat Records' Bloated Saturday festival took over both stages at Gabe's with back to back 30 minute sets from over 30 punk bands of all...

Posted by Zak Neumann | Aug 26, 2017

Mission Creek festival alum Pallbearer returned to Iowa City on Friday, Aug. 25, touring on their latest release, Heartless. The Arkansas doom metal quartet filled the upstairs of the Blue Moose...

Posted by Zak Neumann | Aug 22, 2017

The first ever Grey Area festival has come and gone.

Posted by Zak Neumann | Aug 14, 2017

Crystal City performing during their album release show at Gabe's. Saturday, August 12, 2017. -- photo by Zak Neumann. Crystal City took the stage at Gabe's Saturday night to celebrate...

Posted by Zak Neumann | Aug 7, 2017

A night of music celebrating female blues musicians brought Chicago blues legends to a full house at The Mill Saturday night.

Posted by Zak Neumann | Jul 30, 2017

Three heavy hitters hit the stage and the floor at the Trumpet Blossom Friday. Minneapolis queercore four piece Contentious played along side Iowa City's own political punks Death Dude and...

Posted by Cheryl Graham | Jul 22, 2017

A marriage proposal in the front row. A nine-months pregnant woman a few chairs back from me. A family of four in matching home-sewn Sgt. Peppers outfits, dancing and singing...

Posted by Zak Neumann | Jul 20, 2017

The beer garden at Gabe's is a great place for a show. There are a few downfalls to playing outside, though, weather being one of them: A bit of rain...

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 Zak Neumann | Jun 25, 2017

The Iowa City Downtown District hosted a massive block party Saturday night that took over the pedestrian mall and several streets. Huge crowds turned out to see live music, play...

Posted by Zak Neumann | May 22, 2017

Meat Wave played a one-off show at Gabe's Saturday night. The Chicago post-punk outfit had nothing but great things to say about Iowa City, and frontman Chris Sutter told the...