Iowa City Weekender: January 10-12

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Weekender. We have another week or so before the college folks flood back into town, so this week’s theme focuses on some of the more “townie” gatherings in town. Own it, long-term Iowa Citians. Let’s get started.


Super Soul Session // Gabe’s // 10:00 PM // Free

Soul night at Gabe’s has become a pretty regular occurrence by now, and it’s a whole lot of fun. It features talented DJs who enjoy showing off and mixing their extensive soul vinyl collections. Spinning the old fashioned way this week will be:

Mr. Kicks

Mean Joe


Mr. Boogieman


Mill Karaoke // The Mill // 10:00 PM // Free

Mill Karaoke night is another Iowa City happening on the rise. Hosted by the charismatic Spencer Loucks, this is a good environment to show off your mad vocal chops, or lack thereof. You can probably expect a sloppy rendition of some Queen song by the Mill staff at the end of the night as well.

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No Pomo w. Textbook Punk, Alex Body, Grave Posture // Gabe’s // 10:00 PM // $5

No Pomo appears to be the moniker of a Sam White from Massachusetts. His 15+ minute electronic compositions move between soft ambiance, to noise, to heavy beat driven pop in a strange but seamless way. On tour with No Pomo is Textbook Punk. It’s no surprise that these two would tour together, as their styles are quite similar. Textbook Punk could perhaps be described as heavily modulated bleep bloops and nasty electronic jungle beats, with a whole lot of other weirdness in between. Also on the bill is local freaky pop song writer, Alex Body, whose latest tape, No Event is definitely worth checking out. Opening up the show is a new project from Joe Heuermann (Goldendust) called Grave Posture. From what I was able to see at his last crowded basement show, he was doing something crazy with an old Moog synth and it kind of blew my mind.

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