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Enter the Haggis and The Spring Standards Live at Gabe's (VIDEO) 5/6/10

Iowa City saw so much live music this weekend, we’re not even sure where to start. Indie rock and Celtic bluegrass seems to be a great place to begin, so lets dive in to The Spring Standards. The group opened up for Enter the Haggis, and if it weren’t for the talent of the latter, […]

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The Sullivan Gang on Little Village Live (VIDEO)

We are proud to present The Sullivan Gang on Little Village Live, broadcasting from KRUI Studios in Iowa City. Yesterday’s episode was a little lighter on the interview segments, but it wasn’t for lack of things to say so much as the abundance of music to be played! […]

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Preview: The Sullivan Gang on Little Village Live

Tonight on Little Village Live we are proud to present The Sullivan Gang, live from KRUI Studios in Iowa City. The local group draws inspiration from rock and roll greats like Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash–among other pioneers of the genre–and will be performing tonight at the Blue Moose Tap House at 9:00 p.m.. […]

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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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May Day Music Recap at the Blue Moose Tap House (VIDEO)

Local rock legends of Iowa City–accompanied by The Fret Rattles of Minnesota–took over the Blue Moose Tap House Saturday night to blow our collective minds. Fresh off his Wednesday performance on Little Village Live, Sam Locke Ward and the Boo Hoos hit the stage earlier in the night to play us a few songs. Check […]

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Dennis "Daddy-O" McMurrin and the Demolition Band at the Yacht Club (VIDEO)

What better way to end a Saturday night than with Dennis “Daddy-O” McMurrin and the Demolition Band getting their smooth groove on at the Yacht Club? Check out the following video for a few different clips of the blues troupe doing what they do best. When other bands had long since packed up, Daddy-O and […]

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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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"Banjo Ninja" Jon Eric on Little Village Live (VIDEO)

Iowa City’s own banjo guru, Jon Eric, stopped by Little Village Live Wednesday to talk music and give us a few samples off his new album, “That Was Then, This is Now”. Jon carries a certain authenticity when discussing his craft, and it’s hard to miss the genuine enthusiasm that comes across as he plucks […]

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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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