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Album Review: Good Morning Midnight — Basket of Flowers

The ’90s, in its sentimentalities and aesthetics, holds a certain hankering for its glossy, bouncy pop music. From Oasis to Weezer, there’s an implicit innocence at odds with an ever-corrupting world. Recreating the sensibilities of this era, Iowa City singer-songwriter Charlie Cacciatore’s solo project Good Morning Midnight is releasing their debut album Basket of Flowers on July 21. CDs are available through Nova Labs, and the Iowa City release show will be September 15 at The Mill. […]

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Girls Rock! Iowa City campers take the stage this Saturday

For one week Girls Rock! Iowa City campers — aged 8 to 16 — have been learning about instruments and marginalized identities in rock and roll. On Saturday, July 1 the campers and their recently formed bands will share their musical creations on the upstairs stage at Blue Moose Tap House. Doors open at 2 p.m., music kicks off at 2:30 p.m. There is a $10 suggested donation, and kids get in free. […]

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Album Review: Druids — Cycles of Mobeum

Des Moines’ Druids has drastically brought their influences to the forefront on their latest album. ‘Cycles of Mobeum’ (2016) — a 43-minute odyssey charting the journey of the character Warpia on her planet Mobeum — warps and bends between unflinching highlights of aspects from influences such as Mastodon and Iron Maiden, Sleep and Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath and Pink Floyd. […]

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Iowa Juneteenth celebrations include premiere of ‘Cross-Examined,’ a play about desegregating Post-Emancipation Keokuk

Cross-Examined, a play by University of Iowa MFA playwriting candidate Margot Connolly, will be performed at the Coralville Public Library on Sunday, June 18 at 3 p.m. as well as the Keokuk Public Library on Monday, 19 at 6 p.m, as part of the local Juneteenth commemoration. Both events are free and open to the public. […]

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RADinc. to host its first dance party

Dance Party! RADinc. — Friday, June 9 at 10 p.m. Iowa City’s storefront pop-up venue will be hosting a dance party open to the public Friday, June 9, starting at 10 p.m. This is the first time the RADinc will be used for a rave — total absorption of hedonism. Admission is $5; the party […]

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