Yacht Club to host second annual ‘Brian Fest’ benefit show

This Friday, the Iowa City Yacht Club will host its second annual Brian Cretzmeyer benefit concert, entitled “Brian Fest,” beginning at 8 p.m. With a ticket price of $10, proceeds from the concert will go toward the Brian Cretzmeyer Trust for Young Musicians. The nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to providing access to quality music […]

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Velcro Moxie finish recording, start rocking this Friday

Velcro Moxie

The Yacht Club is set to host one of Iowa City’s very own throwback rock and roll groups, Velcro Moxie, this Friday at 9 p.m. Characterized as indie rock with a strong influence from guitar-driven bands such as Led Zeppelin, Nirvana and the Pixies, Velcro Moxie manage to cover a wide range of sub-genres within […]

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Grammy Award-winning Keb’ Mo’ heads to IC this weekend

Keb' Mo' comes to IC

As with many prominent blues artists, Kevin Moore (known predominantly by his stage name, Keb’ Mo’) picked up the guitar at an early age and turned the hobby into a lifelong career. With a career spanning decades, Moore has since built a reputation as one of the best performers and songwriters in the contemporary blues genre. […]

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James Blake to make his mark in Iowa City this Saturday

James Blake

Arguably one of the most anticipated events of Iowa City’s fall music calendar has finally arrived, as critically-hailed British singer-songwriter James Blake is set to play the Englert this Saturday at 8 p.m. — a show co-presented by Iowa City’s SCOPE Productions. […]

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Show preview: Dustin Wong at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe

Dustin Wong at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe

Experimental/art-rock guitarist Dustin Wong is set to perform in Iowa City this Friday at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe. Originally making a name for himself as a member of indie rock groups Ecstatic Sunshine and Ponytail, Wong has since taken time to expand his craft through a solo career. With two major releases in the last year… […]

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This weekend: Aimee Mann to play the Englert Theatre

Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann is set to appear at the Englert this Saturday at 8:00 p.m. for what promises to be an intimate performance from one of music’s most comforting voices. Still avoiding hyperbole, it can easily be argued that Mann’s voice belongs in the pantheon of instantly-recognizable styles that match hand-in-hand with the genre they occupy. […]

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Six Reasons To Check Out Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. At Gabe’s

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Detroit electro-pop duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., comprised of Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott, is set to perform tonight at Gabe’s and if you’re still deciding your plans for the evening, here are six reasons you may want to consider catching this show. 1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is an actual fan of the band’s music […]

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Titus Andronicus to perform at Gabe’s Saturday

Titus Andronicus

This Saturday, indie punk rock veterans Titus Andronicus are set to return to Iowa City for a show at Gabe’s along with Lost Boy and The Olympics. Known for their stirring live shows including extended renditions of already lengthy rock ‘n roll songs, the show kicks off at 10 p.m. and promises to go well into the night. […]

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