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Will the real Top Chef please stand up?

On Tuesday, March 26 foodies and local chefs came together to celebrate food and friendly competition at the Third Annual Top Chef Iowa City event held at Hotel Vetro. Fourteen restaurants and four breweries from the north side, downtown and beyond each took the preparation of food and drink to the highest level of the culinary arts. The event attracted foodies eager to try the culinary delights of many of Iowa City’s most notable chefs, mixologists and breweries. […]

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A-List: Mardi Gras at Augusta – Feb. 12

Mardi Gras Celebration Feb. 12 I 5 p.m. $40 Augusta Restaurant (101 S. Augusta Ave Oxford, IA) After being displaced by Hurricane Katrina, Ben and Jeri Halperin moved to Iowa and opened Augusta Restaurant in Oxford Iowa. Receiving culinary training as staff for celebrity chefs Susan Spicer (Bayona, HBO’s Treme, Bravo’s Top Chef) and Gerard Meras (Brennans), they serve up a variety […]

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Local Music Project comes to the ICPL

After loaning music for decades, the Iowa City Public Library has found an innovative way to support Iowa City’s music scene and stay abreast of the changing music climate. On June 7, the ICPL launched a new service called “The Local Music Project,” providing local music to residents at no cost. The project, pioneered by […]

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Show Review: The End Times Spasm Band @ The Mill 4/8/12

The End Times Spasm Band brought their apocalyptic message in spirit of the prohibition era to the Mill on Sunday night, turning the stage into a 1920s speakeasy. With an arsenal of high-brow lyrics, intense energy and classic vocals The End Times Spasm Band coaxed even the most timid of audience members into joining the commotion and taking […]

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Show Preview: Talkdemonic with Skye Carrasco, 2/15/12

There is something eerie and compelling about wandering through ruins when the
day turns gray and the earth is still. This is the feeling you get upon the first listen of
Talkdemonic’s newest LP, ‘Ruins’-an amazing concoction of synthesized and acoustic
sounds, melodic viola, and fluttering melodies. Ruins, the fourth album from Talkdemonic
finds the band in peak form. Having honed their craft for nearly a decade, it compiles
everything they’ve learned and the result is a darker, more refined album than those
previous. […]

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Show Preview: S. Carey at The Mill, Dec. 10

From the beginning, S. Carey has been known for being ostentatious – this is most noted by his work with Bon Iver. Upon hearing that Justin Vernon was looking to expand his one-man project into a full band, S. Carey spent two weeks dissecting For Emma, Forever Ago in his bedroom. He learned the drum and vocal parts; then after approaching Vernon at a show and briefly jamming with him, he was hired on the spot. […]

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