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Photos: Locals get loud at Public Space One

Public Space One hosted an evening of local acts Saturday night — an eclectic mix of rock, metal and punk sounds that all had one thing in common: volume. Iowa City’s own On Drugs, ZUUL, In the Mouth of Radness and Acoustic Guillotine played alongside Abnormal Man from Muscatine. […]

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Photos: Jucifer Headlines An Evening Of Heavy Duos

Legendary sludge metal duo Jucifer shook the walls of Gabe’s in Iowa City on Friday, filling the stage with their signature wall of amps and massive drums. Jucifer’s set is an experience, there is no on stage banter, no tuning breaks, not a moment is wasted. Once husband and wife duo Gazelle Amber Valentine and Edgar […]

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Jucifer to tear up Gabe’s on Friday night

Jucifer, with Acoustic Guillotine and In the Mouth of Radness Gabe’s — Friday, Dec. 2 at 10 p.m. For 23 years, husband and wife duo Jucifer have been utterly wrecking fans with their extreme, fast-paced, raw power sludge metal. Gazelle Amber Valentine (guitar and vocals) and Edgar Livengood (drums) formed the band in 1993 in […]

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Iowa City Weekender: June 21-23

Happy solstice, everyone. As of yesterday, summer has officially begun, and boy, was it a hot one. Know what else is hot? The events lined up for this weekend! We’d better just get started… THURSDAY Everyday/Everynight w. Slip Silo, Melismatics // The Mill // 9:00 PM // $7 Everyday/Everynight released their first album, Moon Phases […]

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Podcast: Acoustic Guillotine/ Los Voltage on Little Village Live – 2/8

February 8th, 2012.  Little Village Live hosted Acoustic Guillotine and Los Voltage. You can download the full hour-long show here. Be sure to check out the Little Village Youtube channel for more videos from this episode as well as countless other local performances. Subscribe on iTunes […]

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Album Review – Acoustic Guillotine: Self-Titled

Billy Mac and Pete R are veteran Iowa City musicians, going back to the 1980s punk/hardcore heyday. Though this self-titled album is more metal than anything else, I have to plead ignorance as to which metal sub-genre Acoustic Guillotine pledges their allegiance to. Their bass-and-guitar-duo sound lacks metal’s trademark guitar heroics, but they’re too energetic and obtuse to be stoner rock. […]

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Old Thrashers Reunion – The Mill 3/27/10

Long live the old thrashers. Liberty Leg, Acoustic Guillotine, HOTT, and Bad Accident demonstrated last night once again the how and the why, a night in the life, a little sliver of the all-Iowa City rock n roll royalty pie. A little taste is all you need really, but last night we bathed in it. […]

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