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Illinois John Fever on Little Village Live (VIDEO)

Iowa City’s Illinois John Fever dropped by Little Village Live this week for an hour of foot-tapping music and some great discussion on the recently passed panhandling ordinance. Be sure to check out the following clips of the local trio getting their music on. Want to hear all of that witty banter and panhandling ordinance […]

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Iowa City Weekender: June 3-6

THURSDAY “DreamHome” Dreamwell Theatre Fundraiser | North Ridge Pavilion in Coralville | 6:30 p.m. | $20 The nonprofit Dreamwell Theatre company in Iowa City has produced a multitude of artistic performances over its 13 year history, but what the company still lacks is a permanent space to operate. The “DreamHome” project intends to change this. […]

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The Killer Apps on Little Village Live (VIDEO)

Loren Glass and Kembrew McLeod–both University of Iowa Professors–dropped by Little Village Live on Wednesday to give us a little taste of their all-mobile phone cover band, The Killer Apps. Known by their stage names, Dr. G and RoboProfessor, Loren and Kembrew had more than just music to share with us, however. Their interest in […]

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Iowa City Weekender: 5/27-30

Get your nuclear disarmament on at Public Space One. The event will include a number of entertaining and informative segments, including music performed by Bad Heart Bull. Check out the full itinerary:

– Presentation on TOTB’s Disarmament Summer Campaign […]

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Friday Night Video Dump: The Shondes, Adobanga and The Mayflies

Brooklyn’s The Shondes shacked up at The Blue Moose Tap House Friday to kick off an excellent weekend for Iowa City’s music enthusiasts. Though we struggle to recall any Iowa City weekend that hasn’t oozed countless of watts of live music bliss, the East coast foursome got things started properly by launching into full set […]

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Recap: Canja Rave and Jaiguru at Gabe's (VIDEO)

Rock Island’s Jaiguru (pictured above) dropped by Gabe’s in Iowa City Wednesday to put on a little show, finishing off with an impressive cover of the Beatles’ “Abbey Road.” Given that their name is an homage to the Beatles in itself, it seemed an appropriate finale before Brazil’s Canja Rave took the stage. Take a […]

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Friday Night: Shondes & Adobanga @ The Blue Moose

As Josh Carrollhach mentioned in the comments on the Weekender: “Don't forget Brooklyn's Shondes with Adobanga at the Blue Moose. Opening is Katie Roche and The Horse Will Drive Us Home.” I did a quick listen to The Shondes and they play serious rock with a violin. Sounds like fun! And they’re an attractive group […]

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Iowa City Weekender: 5/20-23

THURSDAY
Simon Joyner w Miracles of God and Brooks Strause | $10 | 8 pm
Simon Joyner is calling this his “Living Rooms and Discrete Spaces” tour and I think they are trying to keep it low-profile, but this show is too cool to not get any sort of mention at all, […] […]

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Show Review: Local Natives/Suckers – The Mill, 5/18/10

The Local Natives/Suckers tour is one of indie rock’s big draws right now, with sold out shows in cities from New York to Los Angeles. Both bands are riding a wave of accolades and glowing reviews. The Local Natives have been praised by scenesters and squares alike (Pitchfork loves the band; so do NPR and […]

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Show Review: Local Natives/Suckers – The Mill, 5/18/10

The Local Natives/Suckers tour is one of indie rock’s big draws right now, with sold out shows in cities from New York to Los Angeles. Both bands are riding a wave of accolades and glowing reviews. The Local Natives have been praised by scenesters and squares alike (Pitchfork loves the band; so do NPR and […]

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Preview: Canja Rave and Jaiguru at Gabe's – 5/19

It’s summer in Iowa City! The boundary between weekday and weekend are now blurred, so why not get your live music fix tonight by checking out Brazil’s Canja Rave at Gabe’s? Similar to The Strokes, Canja Rave carry a nice vintage tone–muddy distortion included–paired with unique vocals that offer a little taste of their Brazilian […]

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Murder by Death Live at Gabe's (VIDEO)

With their unique brand of eerie southern American rock in tow, Murder by Death dropped by Gabe’s Saturday to put on an exceptional show before heading off to Chicago. Playing in tandem with Indiana’s finest were Linfinity and Ha Ha Tonka, so be sure to check out our video coverage of these talented openers if […]

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