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Album Review – Dead Larry: …As The Radio

Do you remember that great band from high school? Those guys who played in basements, who knew how to have fun and knew the girls who wanted to party? The Iowa City band, Dead Larry, may be the best such band ever. Their second full-length album, …As the Radio, demonstrates that Dead Larry hasn’t lost […]

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An Interview with Alex Robins of Or, The Whale

Or, the Whale is playing Wednesday, March 30, at the Iowa City Yacht Club (13 S. Linn St) at 9:00. I asked Alex Robins, lead vocalist and guitarist, some questions: I understand that your name, Or, The Whale, is also an alternate title for Melville’s Moby Dick. Why did you choose that name? Our name […]

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Wye Oak

w. Callers Monday April 4 – The Mill – $8 advance, $10 door Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner named the band Wye Oak in remembrance of the largest white oak in the U.S., which was destroyed by lightning in 2002. Like this majestic tree, the music of Wye Oak branches and spreads, surrounding listeners with […]

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Or, The Whale

w. Chamberlin, Kerosene Circuit Wednesday, Mar. 30 – Yacht Club This San Francisco septet takes its name from the alternate title of Melville’s Moby Dick. Like that fish story, Or, The Whale’s music is about glory, obsession, beauty and loss. Or, The Whale defy classification with their sepia-toned blend of vocal harmonies, slide guitars and […]

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Dark Dark Dark

w. Here We Go Magic, Pillars & Tongues, Skye Carrasco Friday, April 1 – The Mill – $10 advance, $12 door A mélange of musicians with disparate influences, Dark Dark Dark craft beautifully arranged, powerful yet vulnerable chamber pop. The group, which began as a collaboration between Nona Marie Invie and Marshall LaCount, layers haunting […]

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