Five questions with: Nnamdi Ogbonnaya

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya is a hip-hop artist, a drummer and founder of Sooper Records. While it might be tempting to draw comparisons to others, I’m going to refrain, because he’s just not like anyone else. A drummer for Monobody and a bassist for Nervous Passenger, this California-born Chicago transplant is performing Sunday, Nov. 4 at The Mill. […]

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Holiday craft fairs are like real life Etsy — and benefit local artists

When we choose to shop small and local, we keep more of our money in the community, which encourages more business, more artists and more jobs. Small businesses and local artists depend on the holiday season, just like the big boxes do. […]

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Album Review: Angle — Talkin’ Story

Angle Talkin’ Story Longtime Iowa hip hop artist Angle (aka Jarid Catrenich) is at it again. Following on the heels of last year’s Definitive Bedtime Stories is his newest effort, Talkin’ Story. Angle is a storyteller, and uses his beats as punctuation for gritty tales that need to be heard. Unlike the happier vibes […]

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Album Review: Brendan Hanks — Through

Brendan Hanks Through Brendan Hanks’ new EP Through is a really intelligent record. It is measured and studied, and it’s obvious that Hanks has had a long love affair with electronica. It’s not showy. It doesn’t grab you out of your seat immediately and force you to dance, but it does worm its way […]

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MidWestOne to promote community appreciation with Iowa City’s first-ever chalk art festival

Midwest One

Rock the Chalk Downtown Iowa City — Friday, August 12 at 4 p.m. Rock the Chalk, presented by MidWestOne Bank, is a celebration of the completion of its historic building renovations as well as construction of a new building. Amy Hospodarsky, the community relations manager for MidWestOne, said that they wanted to use the Aug. […]

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Dinosaur Jr. takes Codfish Hollow into a spin of nostalgia, peppered with great new tunes

Dinosaur Jr at Codfish Hollow

Photos by Michael Roeder Dinosaur Jr. rocks. I don’t really need to say that, but the show at Codfish Hollow this past Wednesday (with openers Arbor Labor Union) was a reminder of just how ear-meltingly good they still are. The band played in support of their new record, Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not, […]

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Feelin’ fresh: LV’s 2016 guide to area farmers markets

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]It’s springtime in Iowa City. The asparagus are up, and the Iowa City Farmers Market is back! I strapped my toddler on my back on the first Saturday at Chauncey Swan, and headed off to see what was new this year. Right at the gate was Serena James, of Delish Dips. James has […]

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