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Iowa City Weekender: 5/6-9

Greetings Weekenders! Those of you that enjoyed Cinco de Mayo festivities anoche are well aware that this weekend is already in full swing. Big thanks to The Sullivan Gang for stopping by Little Village Live and getting Wednesday night off to a great start. CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO FROM THEIR PERFORMANCE Find more tunes […]

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The Sullivan Gang on Little Village Live (VIDEO)

We are proud to present The Sullivan Gang on Little Village Live, broadcasting from KRUI Studios in Iowa City. Yesterday’s episode was a little lighter on the interview segments, but it wasn’t for lack of things to say so much as the abundance of music to be played! […]

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Reel IC: One more week of Bijou

The Bijou wraps up its semester next week with two films from fantastic Asian directors. South Korea’s Bong Joon-ho brings us Mother and the Bijou resurrects the classic Fallen Angels by Wong Kar-wai out of Hong Kong. But first, a few notes from the IC film world. 1) That’s Rentertainment is having a “Grand Reopening” […]

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Preview: The Sullivan Gang on Little Village Live

Tonight on Little Village Live we are proud to present The Sullivan Gang, live from KRUI Studios in Iowa City. The local group draws inspiration from rock and roll greats like Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash–among other pioneers of the genre–and will be performing tonight at the Blue Moose Tap House at 9:00 p.m.. […]

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Ped Mall Lessons in Hip Hop-ology (VIDEO)

Storming the Pedestrian Mall on Saturday–with drum machine in tow–were some of Iowa City’s most promising young hip hop artists. By the end of the night, Ion, Staples (]]]]]]), Dadacom, MC Romulan and Earthquake Baby gave us all ample reason to throw our hands in the air. The show, presented by Tremble Pit Records, marked […]

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Show Review: Barnstormer III – May 2, 2010 – Maquoketa, IA

The Codfish Hollow barn has been referred to as the crown jewel location of the Barnstormer tour, and it’s easy to see why. Concertgoers pulled cars into a large meadow, and then waited in droves by the gate. After a few minutes, a smiling, coveralls-clad man pulled up in a tractor, and encouraged everyone to […]

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May Day Music Recap at the Blue Moose Tap House (VIDEO)

Local rock legends of Iowa City–accompanied by The Fret Rattles of Minnesota–took over the Blue Moose Tap House Saturday night to blow our collective minds. Fresh off his Wednesday performance on Little Village Live, Sam Locke Ward and the Boo Hoos hit the stage earlier in the night to play us a few songs. Check […]

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Dennis "Daddy-O" McMurrin and the Demolition Band at the Yacht Club (VIDEO)

What better way to end a Saturday night than with Dennis “Daddy-O” McMurrin and the Demolition Band getting their smooth groove on at the Yacht Club? Check out the following video for a few different clips of the blues troupe doing what they do best. When other bands had long since packed up, Daddy-O and […]

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Fueling the Fire

Prairie Pop: May 2010 – British collage artist Vicki Bennett balances her avant-garde sensibilities with a dose of goofiness–perhaps more so than some of her other peers in the sound collage underground. The British experimental music magazine The Wire describes her music as “a freeform, unfolding imaginary landscape that is liberally peppered with slapstick.” Bennett–who performs under the name People Like Us–demolishes the demarcations between high and low culture, and she has brought her unique aesthetic to highbrow arbiters such as Tate Modern, the Walker Art Center, and the BBC. […]

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Midwest-by-Midwest

Experiencing this year’s Mission Creek Festival after having just returned from SXSW brought a few things to mind. First, there can be no argument: These are two of the best-run and brilliantly programmed festivals around. Hosting a mind-boggling assortment of shows simultaneously at various venues around a city-center hub is a concept SXSW pioneered 23 […]

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