Cloud Nothings marked their return to Gabe’s by announcing that it was a time of mourning for the country, and added that they were pleased by Mission Creek’s emphasis on welcoming people of all sorts to share their love of the arts. This was one of the only comments made during a frenzied show, in […]
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 and catchy hooks.
“We had talked about playing together for a long time,” drummer Sarah Mannix recalled. “I don’t think that we honestly believed it was going to be an actual band. I think we just got together more as a joke.” […]
It was only five months ago that Adia Victoria played a late set during the Mission Creek festival, but she couldn’t stay away for very long. The Nashville-based songwriter brought her band back to Iowa City once again, this time bewitching a solid crowd at The Mill with her own brand of gothic blues. Iowa City’s […]
Bloated Kat presents Bloated Saturday, featuring Meat Wave, with Lifestyles and Younger Gabe’s — Saturday, Aug. 20 at 12:30 p.m. This Saturday, Dallas Center, IA’s Bloated Kat Records descends on Gabe’s Iowa City with a huge swathe of its roster along with some guest phenoms for the first ever Bloated Kat Punk Fest. Tickets are […]
The Coathangers The Trumpet Blossom Cafe — Wednesday, July 20 at 8 p.m. Mission Creek Festival hosts a night of punk, grunge and metal at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe tonight at 8 p.m. with three all-lady rock acts including Iowa City’s own Younger, L.A. Witch and Atlanta’s The Coathangers. The show is hot off the […]
Iowa City band Younger, who got a delightful bump to national fame in December when their self-titled debut album made ABC News’ list of the top 50 albums of the year, have certainly not been resting on those well-earned laurels. Instead, they’ve been back in the studio, making musical magic together again — and they’ve […]
Iowa City band Younger made an exciting appearance this week at number 41 on the ABC News list of the 50 Best Albums of 2015. It’s always wonderful to see a local name pop up among such well-known fare as Janet Jackson, Local H and Alabama Shakes. The list’s author, reviewer Allan Raible, notes that […]
The self-titled debut by Iowa City trio Younger nicely balances intricate arrangements with more hooks than a box full of fishing tackle. Many of their songs contain verse-chorus-verse-defying breakdowns and changes, though without sounding busy or proggy, like on the album’s lead track, “Street Rat.” Similarly, “Clash” begins with a lilting guitar riff and rumbling bass line that propels the first two verses before switching gears halfway through—slowing the tempo and descending into a spiral of three-part harmonized, interlocking bah-bah-baaaah vocals.
Iowa City rock band Younger, featuring local indie veterans Amanda Crosby, Rachel Sauter and Sarah Mannix (from Emperors Club, The Wandering Bears and others) are preparing for the release of their self-titled debut LP, engineered by Pete Becker. “It’s a killer fucking record that is currently changing my life.” wrote Becker in an email — […]