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Prairie Pop: A guide to the Bob Mould oeuvre

On Thursday, Aug. 15, the Bob Mould Band will totally rock the roof off the Englert in support of the singer-guitarist’s superb 2012 release, Silver Age. This is reason enough to be super-psyched, but wait, there’s more! Mould has been mining his deep back catalog—performing songs by Hüsker Dü and Sugar, his two previous bands, […]

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Tonight at The Mill: So Many Dynamos are onto something

When thinking of the nebulous indie-pop scene that spanned much of the ’00s, three things come to mind: Piercing tenors, square-rimmed glasses and countless young emo and indie-pop groups that utterly disappeared before getting a chance to bridge that awkward gap between adolescence and adulthood. […]

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The Other Side of Hip Hop: Louis Logic tonight at The Mill

Brooklyn rapper Louis Logic will be making a stop at the Mill tonight as part of the “Geordi la Forgery” tour, which is both a clever Star Trek reference and a fun line-up of indie hip-hop artists. The brainchild of the Geordi tour is 21-year-old Milo aka Rory Ferreira, a self-proclaimed art rapper who is vegetarian, tosses out pro wrestling references and reads Jacques Derrida in his spare time. Ion and Iowa City’s AWTHNTKTS will also be opening. […]

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Revisiting Nirvana at Gabe’s July 5, 1989

After filtering through the plastic, MTV-generated hype and the tabloid exposure of Courtney Love, you could tell from listening to Nirvana’s records and watching them onstage (although not all the time!) that something big and timeless was going on. Who can you say that about these days? It’s a phenomenon that gets rarer and rarer. […]

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At The Mill: Alex Bleeker and the Freaks with Sleepy Kitty, Lonelyhearts, Dewi Sant

For Iowa City, the chaos of a new semester may be knocking, but we don’t have to open the door quite yet. Some of your friends are back in town, and The Mill is offering the perfect opportunity to catch up with them over light beers and chilled-out indie rock. It’s 8:30 p.m. now, night […]

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An interview with Mickey Hart

Although most people know Mickey Hart as one member of the “Rhythm Devils” percussion section of the Grateful Dead (along with Bill Kreutzmann), he has had a notable solo music career with an astonishing 14 releases to his name. In addition to a prolific musical career, he has a passion for ethnomusicology which has led […]

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Gogol Bordello is in town and tickets are still available

Despite what you may have heard, tonight’s Gogol Bordello show at the Blue Moose Tap House is not sold out. Best of all, there couldn’t be a better day for Gogol Bordello to be coming into town. In Iowa City, August 1 typically means dedicating the bulk of your day to a monotonous, grinding session […]

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Photos: Catacombs of Comedy Showcase at the Yacht Club

If you’re a fan of comedy, or a night owl with three bucks to spare on a Monday night, consider checking out the Catacombs Of Comedy Showcase at the Yacht Club. I was able to make it down to the weekly open mic for the first time this week and had a blast. With the […]

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