A warm welcome home for Brian Johannesen at The Mill

Brian Johannesen and friends The Mill — Saturday, July 2 at 8 p.m. A Nashville gem returns to Iowa City this weekend, for good. On July 2, The Mill welcomes Iowa City’s very own Brian Johannesen to celebrate a much-anticipated homecoming extravaganza. Expertly infusing the folk and country genres with a vintage rock ‘n’ roll […]

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Timeless duo the Cactus Blossoms play CSPS on Friday, June 10

Cactus Blossoms CSPS

The Cactus Blossoms CSPS Hall — Friday, June 10 at 8 p.m. Legion Arts CSPS Hall welcomes the Cactus Blossoms this week, as they tour for their debut album, You’re Dreaming. A Minneapolis-based traditional country band, the Cactus Blossoms are something from an older time. Influenced by the Everly Brothers and American folklorist Alan Lomax, the […]

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Don’t feel so all alone — head to BobFest at Uptown Bill’s!

Photo courtesy of Tom Gilsenan

BobFest Uptown Bill’s — Saturday, May 28 at 7 p.m. American folk music legend Bob Dylan turned 75 this year and Uptown Bill’s is ready to celebrate. Uptown Bill’s Coffee House (730 S Dubuque St., Iowa City) is hosting its annual BobFest tribute concert. The event is featured as part of the shop’s Saturday Night […]

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LV Recommends: Trumpet Blossom Café

Trumpet Blossom Cafe

If you’re anything like me, you know there is no greater tradition than brunch. It’s the perfect midday gathering of friends to top off your weekend. You get a satisfying meal, drink(s) and above all: bacon. My friends and I were a perfect example one recent weekend. After visiting Trumpet Blossom Café and trying an […]

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