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Iowa City Weekender: August 6-10

Greetings Weekenders! Welcome to the calm before the storm.  As Iowa City waits with open arms for her many thousands of children to return, there are but 2 weekends left to enjoy the peace, quiet and parking spaces of Iowa City in the Summer time. So, what to do, what to do? Friday Deathships w/ […]

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Little Village Radio: The Blue Calendar (7/29/09)

Little Village friend Tara Atkinson, aka The Blue Calendar, was on LVRadio this week to play an in-studio track and talk about the plight of the basement-tapey upstart musician. (Other great tunes by singer-songwriter types were also enjoyed). Check it out below! [audio:LV Radio 7-29.mp3] Little Village Radio 7/29/09 (mp3 download) […]

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Iowa City Weekender: July 30-August 1

In honor of the end of the month, and those of you waiting for payday, this weekend’s Weekender is all about the freebies, with one, sort-of exception. Thursday, July 30 Johnson County Fair | County Fairgrounds, Iowa City | 7am-8pm | Free Last day of the 2009 Johnson County Fair. I’ve never understood why all […]

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Little Village Radio: Pitchfork Edition!

Okay, so it’s a little late. But LV-ers Paul Sorenson and John Schlotfelt’s discussion of the Pitchfork Music Festival still contains ageless tunes and wisely wise wisdom (they would hope). Check it out here: [audio:LV Radio – 7:22.mp3] Little Village Radio 7/22/09 (mp3 download) […]

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Iowa City Weekender: July 24-28

It’s a good week for music, a hopeful week for trains, and an even better week for discarded film stock. Huh? Friday, July 24 Found Footage Festival | The Picador | 10pm | $10 If you hoped that old home movie you made 20 years ago had permanently vanished, you may be wrong. Joe Pickett […]

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Iowa City Weekender – July 16-19

Thank you, Iowa City, for yet another weekend so amazing that The Weekender practically writes itself… And another thank you to last night’s special guests on Little Village on the Air — Thanks to Matt Grundstat, Ryan Jeter and Austin Zalatel of Euforquestra!  We were treated to a preview of some of the bands performing […]

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On the Beat: Beyond Jazz Fest

Over the last few years, it seemed like the exponential spread of the summer mega-festival was never going to stop, as little Bonnaroos and Coachellas started showing up from Maine to Oregon and everywhere in-between, including our own state. Like anything, this trend has been slowed by the economic situation—the Langerado Music Festival in Florida […]

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Prairie Pop: Wonderlickin' Good

Tim Quirk was the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for Too Much Joy, a poppy, punky band whose career spanned the 1980s and ’90s. His old band is probably better known for getting in trouble than for their music. Over the course of a decade, Too Much Joy was arrested for performing obscene 2 Live […]

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Year Zilch

In the beginning was High Fidelity, at least as far as I’m concerned. An actor I’d never noticed before by the name of Jack Black was channeling Generation X energies like nobody else on the silver screen. His Barry, the record-store slacker-snob, stole the show and left me with the firm conviction that a new […]

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Iowa City Weekender – July 9-12

Greetings Weekenders! Thanks to Big Ben Hansen for being our special guest last night on Little Village on the Air!  You can find Ben – along with the fairest of the fair trade coffee – at The Clean Bean Cafe, a new espresso cart currently posted up on Prentiss St. (down S. Gilbert St, in […]

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