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On the Beat: Iowa City Song Project

I try to collect as much Iowa City music as I possibly can. When I can’t buy a record at a show, I scour Bandcamp pages for the ones I don’t have yet. I spend hours creating and editing mixes of my favorite songs for my friends and family—people who aren’t familiar with the Iowa City […]

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Dreaming Big: An interview with Big K.R.I.T.

Big K.R.I.T. with Casey Veggies, BIG SANT // Blue Moose Tap House // July 15, 2012 // 7:00 p.m. $16-18 And they said rap would never last. Thirty-one years after Blondie’s “Rapture” video first appeared on MTV featuring Fab 5 Freddy and Grandmaster Flash, the genre has taken on uncountable incarnations, from “golden era” hip-hop […]

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Iowa City Weekender: July 12-15

Before we walk through our usual day by day outline, there are a couple big, weekend long items to cover. For these I must refer you to their respective websites because these events have simply too much to cover in this short column. This weekend is Camp Euforia, a two day music festival/camp out which […]

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On the Beat: Summer listening guide

Summer in the Clubs! Live Music Venue GUIDE Iowa City is what is known in the biz as a ‘small market.’ Acts on national tours book shows in Iowa City based on it’s geographical position within a half-day’s drive of Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis and Kansas City—it’s a great place to shoehorn a show in […]

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