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Photos: Zuul, Tires and Babydoll rocked genre-spanning show at Trumpet Blossom

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Friday night brought another great genre-spanning show to the Trumpet Blossom Cafe with Babydoll, Tires and Zuul. Dreamy indie rockers Babydoll started things off, Tires made their way from Des Moines and played a set full of crescendoing electro jams and Iowa City’s own Zuul brought things home with their signature high-energy punk […]

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Former Frankie Teardrop frontman brings new project Cheap Fantasy to RADinc.

Jordan Bleau is no stranger to Iowa City. The Minneapolis-based musician and No Problem Records co-founder made the rounds at local bars and DIY venues with the now defunct fuzz-pop outfit Frankie Teardrop. Bleau returns Saturday on the heels of the release of ‘Life of Glass,’ the debut EP from his new project Cheap Fantasy.
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Photos: Downtown Block Party a big draw

The Iowa City Downtown District hosted a massive block party Saturday night that took over the pedestrian mall and several streets. Huge crowds turned out to see live music, play games and sand volleyball, dance at a silent disco and catch fashion from local designers and boutiques at the Fashion 500. […]

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Flat Black Studios and White Rabbit announce two-day festival

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] GREY AREA Flat Black Studios — Friday, Aug. 18 and Saturday, Aug. 19 Luke Tweedy has been recording music for over a decade — first in his home studio in Iowa City and now at his “rural recording resort” in a remodeled barn on his property near Lone Tree. The new studio is […]

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Sarah Shook and the Disarmers at Big Grove

Since Big Grove Brewery opened its taproom in Iowa City, they have been booking music showcasing local and touring country, rock and roots music. That theme continues with North Carolina’s Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, who take over the taproom June 27. Shook and company are touring on ‘Sidelong,’ the band’s first full-length out on Bloodshot Records.
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Photos: Metallica rocks for Iowa charity

Ashton Kutcher and Dallas Clark’s charity, the Native Fund, brought living legends Metallica to the Iowa Speedway Friday night to raise money for the Iowa-focused charity. Danish rockers Volbeat opened the show with metal heavyweights Avenged Sevenfold playing a high-energy set full of songs spanning their discography. […]

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Meat Wave returns to Gabe’s

Meat Wave will once again take the stage at Gabe’s Saturday, May 20. The Chicago-based post-punk outfit — guitarist and vocalist Christ Sutter, Joe Gac on bass and drummer Ryan Wizniak — are no strangers to Iowa City, having opened for labelmates PUP at Gabe’s in November and played a crowd pleasing set at Bloated Cat Records’ Bloated Saturday this past August. […]

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