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Photos: Will Whitmore, Old Scratch Revival Singers, Nathaniel Rateliff 8/29 in Rock Island

I hopped over the Mississippi River to the Rock Island Brewery Company a couple weeks ago to see this excellent conglomeration of performers – Nathaniel Rateliff, Will Whitmore and the Old Scratch Revival Singers. I’ve seen all these folks in Iowa City, but it was great to take a little trip out of town to catch some great ‘local’ music.

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Best in Sew

Most people became aware of Leslie Hall a few years back, when her YouTube videos went viral. People forward links to all their friends for, as they say, the LULZ. Laughing at the unselfconsciously ridiculous people on the internet always has a cruel edge to it, but Leslie was never oblivious to her ridiculosity. In fact, it’s been the unifying attribute of her public persona.

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Gimme a (Line) Break

In a town like Iowa City, there’s no shortage of writers. It seems like everywhere you go–the Java House, The Times Club at Prairie Lights, the Burlington street Kum-and-Go at midnight on a Tuesday–you run into someone who either writes, wants to write, or (possibly) is holding a Pulitzer prize.

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Cracking Up the Culture Code

Back in 1992, Seattle was engulfed in an inferno of hype after the commercial rise of Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Kurt Cobain’s little band that could. “Seattle,” SPIN magazine declared, “is currently to the rock ‘n’ roll world what Bethlehem was to Christianity.” The hunt was on for the next big thing, the newest scene.

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Event Photos: Sand in the City 8/20

For all of you who breezed back into town for the start of this semester, I hope you were here early enough to catch this whimsical event that allowed us to pretend we were on a beach when we were really on Iowa Avenue.   Sand in the City brought together teams of local businesses, organizations, […]

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Iowa City Weekender: September 2-6

Big Boi. For FREE. Need I say more? This is a true hip-hop legend and you should not miss it. NOTE: Due to rain this week, the field at Hubbard Park is too wet for the stage and the 1,000s of dancing feet looking forward to converging on Hawkapalooza this evening. So the show has been moved indoors, to the IMU main lounge. […]

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Night Vision

DOWNLOAD >> Cola Heavy Nights A New Compilation from Night-People Naked on the Vague – Making Enemies (unreleased–from forthcoming split with Wet Hair) The Twerps – Good Advice (from The Twerps) PC Worship – Staring at the Sun (unreleased) Lazer Zeppelin – This Heart (from Pyramid Echo) The Pheromoans – Stubble Brothers (from The Pheromoans) […]

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Sad Iron Music on Little Village Live

Little Village Live kicked off it’s first post-summer break show last week, hosting local music group Sad Iron Music. The group played a number of Tom Petty covers, promoting their Rock U: A Study of Tom Petty show later that evening at The Mill, which included various local artists. Sad Iron Music treated Little Village […]

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