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Photos: Aseethe unleashes new record at Gabe’s

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Local doom metal purveyors Aseethe celebrated the release of their new record Hopes Of Failure at Gabe’s Saturday. The Ralston Creek Ramblers kicked off the show with some whiskey-soaked Americana and things only got louder from there, with metal heavyweights Acoustic Guillotine and Minnesota’s Highgraves playing sets before Aseethe performed their new release in it’s entirety. […]

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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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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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