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Daytrotter welcomes Philadelphia’s Beach Slang

Philadelphia’s youthful, angsty punk rockers Beach Slang will be stopping in the Quad Cities this Friday, joined by QC locals Harsh Times and Iowa City’s Starry Nights. Jumping off their tour as the opening band for pop-punk hitmakers Jimmy Eat World, Beach Slang will be all ours on Friday Night. It should be a very energetic evening. […]

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Album Review: MacMillan & Spengler — Demonstration

Iowa City experimental electronic musicians Ian MacMillan and Brendan Spengler joined forces in 2012 to create the sound of bees for an Iowa City installation. The duo has collaborated on a number of projects since, most recently this recently released cassette, Demonstration.

Spengler, who plays a combo organ and analog synthesizers in the duo, is a transplant from Memphis, Tennessee and was trained as a classical pianist before moving on to play in the Memphis rock and punk scene that revolved around the label Goner Records. […]

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Album Review: Idpyramid — Dawn Rider II

Idpyramid Dawn Rider II idpyramid.bandcamp.com Dawn Rider II by Idpyramid Idpyramid is Quad Cities musician and composer Dennis Hockaday (formerly of Mondo Drag and Bedroom Shrine). He recently released Dawn Rider II through Chicago experimental tape label Eye Vybe Records, […]

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Album Review: Circuit Des Yeux – In Plain Speech

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In Plain Speech by Circuit des Yeux Circuit des Yeux In Plain Speech www.circuitdesyeux.bandcamp.com Circuit des Yeux, the project of Chicago-based experimental songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Haley Fohr, is winding circuits around the world touring her latest release, In Plain […]

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Fountainsun duo brings mystic tones to the Trumpet Blossom

Daniel Higgs

What better way to celebrate independence from British rule than hanging around a vegan restaurant at an all-ages show listening to the heart-opening mantra song cycles of Daniel Higgs and Fumie Ishii? Expect a blissed-out night of expertly executed beautiful weirdness for both of your ears and all three of your eyes from Fountainsun this Saturday, July 4 at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe. Doors open at 7 p.m. […]

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