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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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Album Review: Angle — Talkin’ Story

Angle Talkin’ Story angle1.bandcamp.com 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 soundcloud.com/brendanhanks 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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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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