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Bored during lockdown, a Williamsburg couple built an outdoor stage on their property, offering artists 100% of ticket sales

If you want to accidentally start a performance venue amidst a pandemic, it’s best to start with a barn. Put it outside of the city a few miles where it’s quiet, on four acres of Iowa prairie, most of it […]

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Video premiere and interview: The Awful Purdies, ‘45’

Because “45” has a simple, catchy melody, its easy to overlook the levels of depth that make it great. The melody is accompanied by a complex arrangement of acoustic elements, one of the hallmarks of the Awful Purdies’ sound. It unfolds into Katie Roche’s vocals and includes textured and layered harmonies that echo and support them. […]

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LV Recommends: The Agape Café, 25 years of free, feel-good fare

Iowa City’s Agape Café proves true to name. Since 1993, the café, located in Old Brick Church on Market Street, has been serving free, restaurant-style, made-to-order breakfast to the Iowa City community on Wednesday mornings, 7 to 8:30 a.m. […]

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SILT, Awful Purdies collaborate on music video to raise awareness of loss of farmland

With the release of a music video to the song “Common Ground” by the Awful Purdies, the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust (SILT) is hoping to raise awareness about the ongoing loss of Iowa farmland to development and the challenges facing new farmers — and showcase the SILT’s effort to protect the land and support a new farming generation. […]

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The Awful Purdies and the Family Folk Machine kick off a ‘historical’ collaboration

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Lecture and Performance by the Awful Purdies Johnson County Historical Society — Sunday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. This June, the Family Folk Machine was awarded a grant from the Iowa Arts Council jointly with the Iowa City Senior Center, […]

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Iowa City Weekender: 10/15-10/18

Headlights and Awful Purdies at the Mill
Minstrel Studios – Yacht Club – Fat Tire Battle of the Bands – FINALS THIS FRIDAY
Former Ghosts at the Picador […]

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