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Iowa City Weekender: August 12-15

If video content does not load correctly, please view original post here THURSDAY Chef Rocky Barnette with Food & Water Watch | The Red Avocado | 5:30-8:00 | FREE Sustainability activist/chef Rocky Barnette is teaming up with Food & Water Watch to travel the Midwest discussing the current state of our food and farming systems. […]

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MeWithoutYou and Murder by Death live at the Blue Moose Tap House

I always do what I can to see Murder by Death when they inevitably roll through town every year. However, this was my first time seeing MeWithoutYou. Although I have heard quite a bit of their music, I’ll admit they fall a bit outside of my musical comfort zone…

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On the Beat: To New Beginnings

August is harvest season, and I don’t mean corn: It’s the annual time of year when we welcome the bountiful student population back to our small city. Whether or not you’ve been away, it’s worth noting that summer vacation has brought a few changes in the music landscape.

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Civic Duty

As much as we enjoy our beloved town, Iowa City’s not exactly at the top of the list of “must see” locations for visiting foreign dignitaries and officials. After all, Iowa City is just one of the many thousands of small metropolitan communities that–from coast to coast–dot our nation’s landscape. What exactly makes our town so remarkable?

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Crude Caution

The images of oil-covered birds, fish and marine mammals haunt us. The tar balls wash up onto formerly pristine beaches, the dispersants seep in long tendrils under the surface. Wetlands and estuaries are threatened, and the government and BP only just now seem to have some sort of grasp on managing the spill.

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Show Photos: Olivia Rose Muzzy, obchod na korze, Mr Hide, Skye Carrasco – 8/6

Last night’s White Lightning Wherehouse show combined the haunting loops of Olivia and her bass, the tongue-in-cheek acoustic guitar set of obchod, the punk rock(abilly) of Mr Hide, and the effervescent violinist Skye Carrasco, joined by the heavy drums of Brad Highnam and enchanting sitar of Luther Bangert.

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