Catch up with Iowa City songstress Jennifer Danielson

Iowa City’s Jennifer Danielson will be playing Uptown Bill’s Coffee House this Saturday at 7 p.m. as part of the venue’s Saturday Night Music Night series. Danielson’s music is very much in the vein of local legends Bo Ramsey and Greg Brown (who, incidentally, appears as a backing vocalist on several of Danielson’s recordings). Her songs are thoughtful and lived-in, built around her acoustic guitar and strong, angelic voice,.. […]

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Album Reviews: Doll Food – Marrow Deep

Doll Food, a former Iowa City improvisational noise duo (now based out of Chicago), has been crafting zonked-out and eerie soundscapes for about a year now. Brandon Volz and vocalist Bri LaPelusa’s composing process is deceptively simple: Each song begins with LaPelusa layering vocal loops into a Julianna Barwick-esque, one-woman chorus, followed by Volz creating a decaying soun […]

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Going away party: Nine acts to play PS1 this Saturday

Los Voltage

We’re approaching the end of July, so, of course, Iowa City is gearing up to bid farewell to some of it’s most beloved residents. One such Iowa Citian, Jason Salek, will be leaving for Omaha this August. Before his departure, however, there is going to be one hell of a show at Public Space One on Saturday, July 19 to celebrate his contributions to the city’s music… […]

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Folk-pop powerhouse: Wild Child to play Sunday at Gabe’s

Wild Child!

Austin, Texas’s Wild Child are playing an all ages show at Gabe’s this Sunday at 7 p.m. They’ll be joined by Walker Lukens and The Side Arms, also from Austin, and Iowa City’s Teen Daad. Wild Child was formed during a tour with the Danish band The Migrant, when two members of the touring band, Kelsey Wilson and Alex Beggins, began writing songs in the van while driving from show to show. Their songwriting chemistry was palpable, and almost exactly a year later, the group finished their first record, Pillow Talk. […]

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