Iowa City Weekender: August 5-8


Bob Log III w. w. Pork Torta & Wolf Wars (ex-Horrors & Autodramatics) | The Mill | 9 pm | $8 advance, $10 door

According to the Mill:

Legendary one man garage rock freak-out and Fat Possum recording artist Bob Log III makes his debut at The Mill! Bob Log simultaneously plays guitar and drums while singing into his motor cycle helmet. Definitely a case of you have to see it to believe it, so come see it already!

Those that are familiar with Bob Log III have been counting down the days to this show ever since it was announced. You can also expect a big local crowd for Andy Caffrey’s (Horrors, Autodramatics) new band Wolf Wars (not to be confused with Beast Wars, Wolf Mother or Wolf Parade, but maybe with a significant amount of wolf-like hunger. We’ll see.)


Hardacre Film Festival | Hardacre Theatre, 112 E. 5th St, Tipton, IA

With more than 150 films submitted, the jury has spoken and it is time to screen the winners of the 2010 Hardacre Film Festival. Films were judged in 7 categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary, Short Film, Student Film, Animated Film and Iowa Film. The final award, the Audience Award, will be voted on by the audience and announced at the conclusion of the festival Saturday, Aug. 7.

24 films will be screened in three programs: Opening Night, Saturday Day or Closing Night. Admission is $8 each and all-festival passes can be purchased for $20.

Films on Friday begin at 6 p.m. On Saturday, screenings will run all day from 9 a.m. through 11 p.m.

Find complete schedule at

Extended weekend tips for those looking to make the most of their last weeks of summer:


If you haven’t made it out to the Gabe’s (er, as I like to call it, Gabe’s 2.0, the bar at 330 E Washington that was re-opened this spring under it’s old name), you are urged to do so this Monday and Tuesday for two incredible shows: Dawes on Monday and Blitzen Trapper on Tuesday.

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Apologies to the 21 and under crowd – these are both late night shows – but for the rest of you they are each likely to appeal to a wide variety of listeners because both bands make plain old good, catchy, melodic, poppy, smart rock songs.

Video: Dawes, “When My Time Comes”

Video: Blitzen Trapper, “Furr”

Have a great weekend!