Whatever kind of music you are into, there is a festival for you this weekend. In Des Moines, it’s time for 80/35. Daytrotter is bringing a spectacular “Barn on the 4th of July” show to Maquoketa, and for the 20th year, the Iowa City Jazz Fest is here. […]
The mysterious duo known as Boutros called Gabe’s their home Saturday night, performing a full set before letting The Vicious Guns take the stage. With beats slightly reminiscent of France’s Justice with a bass guitar to boot, there’s plenty of reason to give these two from Chicago a quick listen.
When Joseph Pope, Nathaniel Rateliff’s touring guitarist, got offstage after a recent show
at the Mill, he said he thought his set went well—well, he qualified, for a non-barn show.
Pope had just come off a week of performing in 19th-century barns throughout rural Iowa,
Illinois, and Wisconsin, as part of Daytrotter’s latest Barnstormer tour.
When Joseph Pope, Nathaniel Rateliff’s touring guitarist, got offstage after a recent show at the Mill, he said he thought his set went well—well, he qualified, for a non-barn show. Pope had just come off a week of performing in 19th-century barns throughout rural Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin, as part of Daytrotter’s latest Barnstormer tour. […]
Who doesn’t love a couple good midweek shows at the Mill? It’s the perfect excuse to go out for a few beers and great live music. The Mill’s free Tuesday Night Social Club featured Centaur Noir, Skye Carrasco, as well as Mondo Drag, who happened to be starting their 4-month tour of the midwest and east coast.
The Prids and Soft Tags, both hailing from the Pacific Northwest, gave us plenty of reason to get out of the heat and into The Yacht Club with back-to-back high energy sets of indie rock. The students may have shipped out for the summer months, but that hasn’t kept Iowa City from rocking with bells on, and we have the video to prove it.
Like many adults, I often close my eyes very hard, squeeze’em shut for a long time, cover my ears and scream until I am convinced on a core level that I am entitled to a trip to the swimming pool.
The nice thing is, here in campus town it hardly takes any time at all. With so many people operating on the academic calendar, the school’s-out-for-summer attitude is gloriously contagious, and yes I will take seconds. […]
Portland’s System and Station and the more local rock group Modern Day Satire–based in Des Moines–came by Gabe’s this weekend to play us some music. The show was a nice cherry on top of an otherwise action-packed Iowa City weekend, of which the Iowa City Pride Parade and Festival was the centerpiece, and we have plenty of video for you to sink your teeth into.
The 2010 Iowa Pride Parade & Festival couldn’t have asked for better weather, and I think the turn-out was pretty good, comfortably filling the Ped Mall from Washington Street to the fountain. Check out audio, video and photos from the day’s festivities inside.
I’ve never seen a performance by this group, but I will try and hit one of the performances, if for no other reason than the fun title. The play is based on the book of the same name by Anita Liberty. Red Door takes what could be a one-woman show and has three actresses play the same woman. Intriguing, no?