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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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Iowa City Weekender: August 26-29

Greetings Weekenders! In classic Iowa City style, this weekend the whole town is pulling out all the stops to welcome all you academics out there to a brand new school year, chock-full of nonstop, heady fun. Personally, I intend to be everywhere, all of the time. Here’s how: THURSDAY: Pure Party. Raise a glass to […]

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Iowa City Weekender: August 19-21

If video content does not load correctly, please view original post here THURSDAY 9 Parts of Desire | Riverside Festival Stage at City Park | 8 p.m. | $8-12 Tonight is opening night for Dreamwell Theatre and Iowa City Community Theatre’s production of 9 Parts of Desire, a play by Heather Raffo that offers a […]

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Show Preview: Matt Alber @ The Englert 8/18

On the 18th, singer-songwriter Matt Alber will bring his skillful arrangements and soulful voice to Iowa City. Although he’s got a life story well suited for an ABC Movie of the Week (growing up in Black St. Louis, finding his voice in the gospel choir, moving to San Francisco, finding himself as a gay man, becoming successful, etc.), the music does not let any of this on.

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Summer Recaps

If you’ve been keeping up with the struggle that has been my summer sound, I think you might need to do something better with your time. I mean, I’m glad you’re reading this and all, but there’s this awesome place called outside. Even I venture out there from time to time…to go to the bar.

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Iowa City Weekender: August 12-15

If video content does not load correctly, please view original post here THURSDAY Chef Rocky Barnette with Food & Water Watch | The Red Avocado | 5:30-8:00 | FREE Sustainability activist/chef Rocky Barnette is teaming up with Food & Water Watch to travel the Midwest discussing the current state of our food and farming systems. […]

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On the Beat: To New Beginnings

August is harvest season, and I don’t mean corn: It’s the annual time of year when we welcome the bountiful student population back to our small city. Whether or not you’ve been away, it’s worth noting that summer vacation has brought a few changes in the music landscape.

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Prairie Pop: Sandwiches with Nina

who are bigger overseas than their native country. Effortlessly mining a dark, melancholic aesthetic, she stands as a wonderful example of a genre I have long referred to as “pretty sad music.” Pretty, as in beautiful–and sad, as in pretty freakin’ heartbreaking.

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