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Iowa City Weekender: October 8-10

Good Weekend to You, Weekenders! First, a mighty huge thank you to Drug Rug for the kick ass in-studio set on last night’s edition of Little Village Radio, on KRUI.  If you were at their show at The Picador last night, with Portugal. the man, you know this band is for real.  For those of […]

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Zombie-flections

Seeing Zombieland last Friday was quite the treat. Jessie Eisenberg ‘s Michael Cera impression was spot on, so there were many moments to entertain my twenty-something female disposition. Regardless of that lovable effeminate geek-boy finding love theme that has been hot these past few years, zombies were still the star attraction of the film. They […]

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On the Beat: Pick out the jams

It’s October, and there are a ton of shows to talk about, so insert funny Halloween joke here, followed by an apology about how I just didn’t write this column last month (how, I ask, did you know what shows to go to??), and then get on with the getting’ on. Jack-O-Lantern, fools! This month […]

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Worth a Mill

Popping into the Mill for some happy hour relief is a familiar experience. Push through the battered wooden saloon doors and life slows appreciably. The cars outside continue to hustle up and down Burlington Street, but that has little bearing upon the glacial pace of activities for those inside. The first pitch just let fly […]

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Whatcha want: Soul Power

In Kinshasa, Zaire, on October 20, 1974, in what was billed as the Rumble in the Jungle, Muhammad Ali employed a strategy called the rope-a-dope, letting the reigning heavyweight champion George Foreman pummel him for the first several rounds of the fight. Then Ali began taunting the wearying champ, “They told me you could punch, […]

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Break Out

Chuy Renteria is a b-boy. Sporting a cherry track jacket trimmed in white, caramel hair slicked into a pony-tail, the 24-year-old stands alone in an empty pedestrian mall. At 8:30 p.m. on a football Friday, he begins to stretch, reaching for the brick pavement beneath his Nike sneakers. Charlie Bui arrives casually, boom-box and laptop […]

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Iowa City Weekender – October 1-3

This week’s Weekender is brought to you by Riverside Theatre THURSDAY A Dog’s Life | Riverside Theatre (213 N Gilbert) | 7:30 pm | $12-28 Yes, Weekenders, this is your last chance to see the all-ages, tail waggin’, on your back rollin’, belly scratchin’, bum sniffin’ musical comedy “A Dog’s Life” at Riverside Theatre.  Big […]

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Oasis Falafel's 5 Year Anniversary on LV Radio.

Naftaly Stramer and Ofer Sivan, co-owners of Oasis Falafel, visit the studio to talk hummus hummus hummus… oh, and giving away 500 free sandwiches through their 5th anniversary blood drive with the UIHC.
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UI Breakers on LV Radio: 9/23/09

I.O.W.A. – the UI Breakers’ second annual break dancing jam – takes place Oct. 3 at the IMU, but Little Village Radio had founding member Chuy Renteria on last week for a discussion of b-boying’s past, present and (they hope) future. It also features a hidden Sprite Remix reference, if that entices you further.
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Iowa City Weekender – September 24-27

This week’s Weekender is brought to you by Riverside Theatre So, we’re one month into the fall semester, and everyone should have their bearings by now.  If you are still paying cover at bars that offer neither a dj nor a band: Fail.  If you are starting tailgating at 6 am and surviving all the […]

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