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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...

Posted by Zak Neumann | May 21, 2017

Miserable weather didn’t stop artists or patrons from attending the 25th annual Marion Arts Festival, one of the premier arts festivals in the country. Nearly all of the 50 scheduled...

Posted by Zak Neumann | Apr 10, 2017

The 2017 Mission Creek Festival rolled through the weekend and is now in the books. Saturday was Community Day and featured many free events, sponsored by Little Village. There were...

Posted by Zak Neumann | Apr 8, 2017

Day four of the 2017 Mission Creek Festival boasted The Cool Kids, Pieta Brown, DIIV, Tennis and more!

Posted by Zak Neumann | Apr 7, 2017

The 2017 Mission Creek Festival hits the half way mark with the legendary Margaret Cho, Cloud Nothings, Mykki Blanco and plenty more!

Posted by Zak Neumann | Apr 6, 2017

Day two of Mission Creek featured legendary Wu Tang clan member Ghostface Killah, Lake Street Dive's Bridget Kearney, ambient musician Lawrence English, the annual Writers Of Color readings and more!