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Indie rock band on the rise: PHOX play CSPS this Thursday

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The Wisconsin-based indie rock group PHOX perform at CSPS this Thursday, picking back up after a tremendous year for the group. In 2014, PHOX released their breakout self-titled album, performed on Conan and embarked on a month-long European tour, one which they’ve just returned from. […]

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Alvvays brings top-notch indie pop to the Blue Moose

Canadian indie pop band Alvvays make their Iowa City debut Friday at the Blue Moose Tap House. Alvvays (pronounced “always”) has been one of the more notable bands to emerge in 2014, and for good reason. Their self-titled breakout album is a brisk yet captivating 30 minutes, chock full of fuzzy guitars and tight hooks. […]

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Live Music Preview: June 20-29

Sonny and the Sunsets

I know I’m not alone in saying Cursive will always have a place in my heart. They emerged when indie rock was a big deal. Anyone who was anyone was paying attention to Omaha’s Saddle Creek Records. If you haven’t listened to 2003’s … […]

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Live music preview: May 23-29

4onthefloor

The band name “4onthefloor” is a reference to the band’s onstage schtick; every member of the band has a kick drum in front of them at all times (and they never deviate from the 4/4 time signature). The Minneapolis four piece is straight up rock and roll. […]

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Live Music Preview: April 24 through May 1

William Tyler is a busy man. Even if you’ve never heard of him, it is likely you’ve heard his music in some form. Tyler has been a longtime member of Lambchop and has appeared on records by Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Silver Jews, Charlie Louvin and Wooden Wand. […]

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Writing Industry Roundtable coming to Iowa City

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Craving some mid-Mission brain food? Iowa City-based lecture group Tuesday Agency (a full-service lecture agency representing the likes of Colson Whitehead, Ann Patchett, Khaled Hosseini, Jon Ronson, and many more) is serving up slices of literary genius, with extra cheese. […]

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