KRUI, the University of Iowa’s student-run radio station, is turning 30 years old, so it’s time to party. This Thursday, the station is throwing an all-ages show at the Blue Moose Tap House to kick-off a year of celebration. So even if you prefer Spotify to terrestrial radio, you can still support a very special part of Iowa City’s music scene.
And hey, the music will be good, too. Jack Baker, Mitch Meyer, Crystal City and Zeta June will all be playing, representing a varied selection of local artists, from students to townies, and singer-songwriters to jam bands.
Full disclosure, though. I was the music director at KRUI for two years. It was, and still is, a wonderful resource for discovering new music, with dozens of the most committed music heads in the city curating a constant stream of the best new releases as well as long-lost gems. It’s also possibly the only radio station in the world that had a “Jandek radio hour” on it’s schedule (which, again with full-disclosure, I hosted). If you haven’t tuned into the old 89.7 in awhile, give it a shot, y’hear?
The show will be an early one, starting at 7 p.m. and ending by 10 p.m, and costs just $5