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 you that love them, be sure and check out their in-studio performance, archived on our site here — a totally different feel, but super way awesomely good, trust me!!

Now, what’s this, homecoming?  alright alright alright…


Talk Art | The Mill | 9 pm | “small cover”

Not sure what “small cover” means, and it seems silly to charge for a reading, but what better way to celebrate Homecoming than with readings from some of the City of Literature’s finest?  The Iowa Writer’s Workshop is the best in the world, and the only thing better than reading one of their books is to have them read them out loud to you, just like mommy used to.  That way your beer hand is free to drink, and your iPhone hand is free to plagiarize a metaphor that might cause your MySpace crush to finally fall for you.  Think about it!

This is a big weekend at the Mill though: Friday is Jazz after 5 with the Steve Grismore Quartet, the only all-ages jazz series in town.  Friday night is indie rocker Kevin Gordon.  And Saturday, legendary blues guitarist Daddy-O.

Other Thursday night happenings include a Chili Cook-off to benefit PATV at Old Brick Church (26 E Market St, 6-9 pm), and Green Drinks, a cocktail hour for community members concerned with environmental issues, hosted by The Red Avocado (521 E Washington St, starts around 5:30)


The Temptations w/ Augustana | Pentacrest Lawn | 8 pm | FREE

The university’s SCOPE Productions brings you the Temptations.  You know, The Temptations?



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after the Temptations, head to the Englert for Eclipse: The Pink Floyd Tribute band.  It’s $5 at the door, they are supposed to be really good, and yes, there’s beer for sale.  For $5 you don’t have to stay all night, but you should definitely support live music at the Englert — one of the best venues in the state.

Yung Joc | The Industry | 9 pm | $??

Yung Joc’s a big name in rap these days, this is definitely the biggest non-Temptations show going on this weekend, and The Industry is a venue we all want to see succeed.  Add it all up, and you’ve got yourself a pret-tee good thing to do.

Euforquestra CD release party | Yacht Club | 8:30 | $10

Celebrate the release of Euforquestra’s new album, Soup, at their home court, the Yacht Club.  Not sure what to expect?  Download the album, for free, here!


Michigan vs. Iowa | Kinnick Stadium | 7 pm | Probably obscene amounts of money

Those of you that know me, you know I’m not the hugest football fan.  But golly gee, at 5-0… how bout them Hawkeyes?

Heatbox w/ Public Property | Yacht Club | 9 pm | $??

Celebrate 6-0 with some crazy ass live one-man band hip hop shit from Heatbox, along with the always fun Public Property.


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