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Taylor Mac to perform at E.C. Mabie Theatre

Taylor Mac E.C. Mabie Theatre (200 N. Riverside Dr.) — Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Theater artist Taylor Mac — whose preferred pronoun is “judy” — has performed numerous works at famous theaters like the Sydney Opera House and New York City’s Lincoln Center. This Saturday, Dec. 5, Hancher will bring Mac to perform […]

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Two-day organic food conference heads to Iowa City

2015 Iowa Organic Conference IMU — Sunday and Monday, Nov. 22 and 23 This Sunday and Monday, Nov. 22-23, the Iowa Memorial Union (125 N Madison St, Iowa City) will host the 15th Annual Iowa Organic Conference — a celebration of the biodiversity of organic farming. The two-day festival includes exhibits, networking events and speakers, […]

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Gabe’s celebrates Halloween with Dana T’s ‘tiny mind MASSIVE soul’

Halloween at Gabe’s Gabe’s — Saturday, Oct. 31 at 10 p.m. Gabe’s is celebrating Halloween in local, DIY fashion this Saturday night with a haunting lineup of indie-pop band Dylan Sires and Neighbors (Cedar Falls/Waterloo), electro-pop group Little Ruckus (Fairfield) and Iowa City’s own Brooks Strause and The Gory Details. The eclectic lineup is gearing […]

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Thursday at the Trumpet Blossom: Catch musician and author R.ariel

R.Ariel Trumpet Blossom Cafe — Thursday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. Just as R.ariel (AKA Rachel Crocker) doesn’t limit herself to one genre of music, she doesn’t limit herself to one art form either. Videography, photography and writing also help make up her ethereal persona. R.Ariel recently released both a new album, This World, and […]

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Knuckle Puck to play all-ages show in Iowa City

Knuckle Puck Gabe’s — Sunday, Oct. 18 at 5:30 p.m. Chicago-based rockers Knuckle Puck usually bring forth amped-up, rebellious, in-your-face music. However, their first full-length album Copacetic, slows down a notch and experiments with instrumental breaks and a new lack of urgency that isn’t familiar to the pop-punk scene. The band will stop through Gabe’s for […]

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Interview: Kyle Shutt of alt-rock band The Sword on the adrenaline rush of performing

The Sword Gabe’s — Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Some critics have compared hard rock band The Sword’s sound to the Metallica’s heavier metal. Listening to their first few albums’ catchy guitar riffs, it’s easy to see (er, see…) why. In fact, the band has toured with Metallica in the past; however, guitarist Kyle […]

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Football, court and CHVRCHES: Homecoming Weekend 2015

SCOPE Productions Presents: CHVURCHES The UI Pentacrest — Friday, Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. The University of Iowa and the undefeated Hawkeyes (5-0) welcome back alumni this Friday, Oct. 9, kicking off a weekend full of events with their annual Homecoming Parade, beginning at 5:45 p.m. To augment one of the University’s most anticipated annual […]

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Badass indie neo-medieval rock duo Dagmar to play The Mill

Dagmar The Mill — Thursday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. Gemma Cohen and Miranda Mallard are Dagmar, a band formed in Fairfield, Iowa, that has been called “indie classical,” “hypnotic and ascendant” and a whole slew of other gushing adjectives by Little Village correspondents. Both Cohen and Mallard lend their soft, complimentary vocals to simple, […]

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Interview: Producer and musician Nick Diamonds on composing, ‘Serial’ and his show at Blue Moose

Nick Diamonds Blue Moose Tap House — Sunday, Sep. 27 at 9 p.m. Canadian producer, composer and musician Nick “Diamonds” Thorburn has traveled down many musical paths. He started out by fronting indie garage rock band The Unicorns as a teenager before recording five studio albums and touring worldwide with the group Islands. From there, Thorburn scored […]

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Interview: The Claudettes play blues music like rock stars

The Claudettes Club Hancher at The Mill — Wednesday, Sep. 16 at 8 p.m. Originally a piano-drums duo, the Claudettes recently became a three-piece band after adding vocals to the mix with singer and dancer, Yana, who makes her debut appearance on their new album, No Hotel. Despite now having a singer, much of the […]

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Mother-daughter duo Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright at The Mill

The Roches The Mill — Suday, Sep. 13 at 7 p.m. Mother-daughter duo Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche will perform live at The Mill this Sunday. The duo’s debut album, Fairytale and Myth, won an award for best singer/songwriter album at the 2014 Independent Music Awards. “I wrote about half of the songs on […]

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School board candidates gather tonight at the ICPL for forum on special education

Tonight at 6 p.m., school board candidates for the Iowa City Community School District will gather at the Iowa City Public Library’s Meeting Room A to express their views on preselected subjects concerning special education in local schools. One of the primary organizers of the forum, Dina Bishara, said that each candidate was given three […]

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