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Crafty: Upcycled Clothing: Red + Lace

Well, hello there.  A little update from your What a Load of Craft posse.  The winter brings the crafters of the world a good chance to hibernate and get to work.  Currently I am wrapping up my winter projects and looking forward to making spring wear and spring wares. Last night I worked on a […]

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JTrey CD Release Tonight 1/31 @ Gabes

JTrey are an Iowa Hip Hop Group that has been making CDs for some time, but the CD “Blue|Soul” is on a whole new level. They’ve progressed from an electronic beats + rhymes setup to a full band, and incorporated the amazing Jasmine as a third featured vocalist. I’ll save most of my praise for a full review in the next LV, but suffice it to say tonights CD release party is an event worth being a little sketchy tomorrow morning at work for. […]

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Video: Lick it Ticket live at The Yacht Club

The Yacht Club celebrated its eight year anniversary Saturday, and helping the venue celebrate were the gentlemen known as Lick it Ticket.

It just rolls right off the tongue, doesn’t it? Regardless, this experimental group from Cedar Falls took the stage just before Dead Larry capped off the day-long celebration. Check out video of their performance below, and stay tuned for the Dead Larry goods. […]

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Iowa City Weekender: January 20 – 22

This is a bit of a slow weekend in Iowa City. There are a lot of sports events this weekend, but that’s not the focus of this column. They don’t pay me in beer and chewing gum to talk about sports. They pay me in real (paper) money to talk about culture and the arts around this fair city of ours. Let’s do that! […]

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Kris Wadsworth: Techno returns to Gabe's

Ain’t no party like a Detroit party at Gabe’s — Sophistifunk w/Kris Wadsworth.

DJ Jethro & DJ Uplift (Jeff Ryon & Brandon Richerson when the cops pull them over) are starting a new monthly dance event at Gabe’s they call Sophistifunk. Veteran DJs who’ve rocked the stage at Gabe’s back in the day many, many times, they’re bringing Kris Wadworth from Detroit to headline. […]

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