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Ped Mall Lessons in Hip Hop-ology (VIDEO)

Storming the Pedestrian Mall on Saturday–with drum machine in tow–were some of Iowa City’s most promising young hip hop artists. By the end of the night, Ion, Staples (]]]]]]), Dadacom, MC Romulan and Earthquake Baby gave us all ample reason to throw our hands in the air. The show, presented by Tremble Pit Records, marked […]

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Coping With Kink

Iowa City is often touted as an oasis of culture and liberal thought amidst an otherwise conservative Midwest, even going so far as to be named the third “gayest city” in the United States by The Advocate magazine this February. Where the otherwise cosmopolitan town falls short, however, is in its sexual culture, University of […]

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That 1 Guy: Gabe’s 4/25/10 (VIDEO)

Classically trained bassist Mike Silverman, known as That 1 Guy, gave Gabe’s a taste of his Magic Pipe Sunday night. By that, we of course mean his homemade dual steel pipes, featuring multiple trigger points for samples and effects, two orchestral bass strings and a few helpings of ingenuity. The Magic Pipe was accompanied by […]

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Paintallica: Surrender Your Ego

Paintallica, an art collective with a penchant for turning heads, stopped by their old stomping grounds of Iowa City Tuesday for an all-night painting and sculpture event.
The group is inherently divisive (Their first show was titled “Happy Fucking Easter”), incorporating body fluids, sexual imagery, bladed tools and anything else that catches… […]

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Archive: Mission Creek 2010

Photos by Matt Butler Yearning to relive the 2010 Mission Creek Festival? Below you’ll find every Little Village video, mp3, editorial and show review published throughout the week-long spectacle. This includes nightly photo galleries and dozens of videos, not to mention our in-depth show reviews and editorials! The event was headlined by legendary acts Booker […]

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