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Interview: Christopher the Conquered talks current projects and upcoming Eastern Iowa shows

Central Iowa staple Chris Ford (a.k.a. Christopher the Conquered) has a couple of shows scheduled for Eastern Iowa in the next week, one this Sunday at The Mill… […]

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David Byrne journals about Iowa: “Beyond cool”

Following his visit for 80/35 alongside St. Vincent, David Byrne — one of the most celebrated artists of our time — has written a substantive reflection piece on his time spent in Des Moines. In it, he includes a bold proposition: …this is America as it’s suposed to be, or close to it. It’s imperfect, […]

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Supersonic Piss says goodbye: Two shows remaining

Supersonic Piss lead singer Paige Harwell has updated the SSP blog with the details of the band’s decision to throw in the sweat-drenched towel and, I guess, call it a … whiz? Sorry. “Read it,” the vocalist/IC DIY tastemaker says on Facebook, “Have a cry, and come to our show.” […]

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Patrick Reed’s “Drought Behavior” opens tonight at PS1 (embeds NSFW)

Iowa City artist Patrick Reed has a show opening tonight at Public Space One, and is giving an artist talk there at 6:30 p.m. Below is a photo essay of his we ran seven years ago exploring the public sexuality of college nightlife. We got in a ton of trouble for this one–complaints from advertisers, […]

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A playlist dedicated to those working late tonight

Who wants to freakin’ work tonight? Me! And you! Let’s do this. Brendan O’Keefe (Cuticle, Ginseng) sent this in an email. Thank you Brendan! ### Feel free to put on LilVil website Noir DJ Ginseng set from a gig: Gin§eng BLACK IS ALL U SEE mix Autumn’12 by Detrivore on Mixcloud Ministry – Everyday is […]

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Photos: Late works by Mauricio Lasansky

This afternoon, some friends from the Des Moines Art Center’s Print Club are in Iowa City visiting the studios of active UI professors Anita Jung and Susan White, and the late Mauricio Lasansky. Lasansky, who passed away earlier this month, is the founder of the UI printmaking department. He is universally recognized as one of […]

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