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‘We’re not easily satisfied’ — Mike Wilbur returns with Moon Hooch to Iowa City

Moon Hooch brought its incredible energy to Iowa City last year, promoting its new album Red Sky and showing how two saxophones and a drum kit can transform jazz into a transcendent, danceable, joyous experience. The trio — James Muschler, Mike Wilbur, Wenzl McGowen — returns to Iowa City on Oct. 3 for a show at the Blue Moose. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. […]

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P.O.S of Minneapolis’ Doomtree collective returns to the Blue Moose

Hip-hop artist P.O.S will be headlining an Iowa City concert with special guest B L A C K I E and opening act AWTHNTKTS at the Blue Moose Tap House on the evening of Sept. 22. The early show starts at 6 p.m.; tickets are $15-18. […]

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Pallbearer’s Joseph D. Rowland on growing up in Arkansas and the power of prog rock

Pallbearer, with Kayo Dot, Bask Blue Moose Tap House — Friday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. Bassist Joseph D. Rowland of the Arkansas band Pallbearer provided thoughtful comments on the band’s direction and the nature of their new album, Heartless, on an atypically cool summer afternoon. Pallbearer, supported by Kayo Dot and Bask, plays an […]

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Get a taste of black metal with Ethicist at the Blue Moose Tap House Friday

Cincinnati, Ohio blackened post-metal purveyors Ethicist will bring the heavy to the upstairs of the Blue Moose Tap House on Friday. Joining them are tour-mates and fellow Ohioans Close the Hatch and local three-piece Dryad. […]

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Girls Rock! Iowa City campers take the stage this Saturday

For one week Girls Rock! Iowa City campers — aged 8 to 16 — have been learning about instruments and marginalized identities in rock and roll. On Saturday, July 1 the campers and their recently formed bands will share their musical creations on the upstairs stage at Blue Moose Tap House. Doors open at 2 p.m., music kicks off at 2:30 p.m. There is a $10 suggested donation, and kids get in free. […]

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Jeezy’s Juke Joint celebrates black culture through burlesque tonight at Blue Moose

Chicago sensation Jeez Loueez graces Iowa City tonight with a stop on the tour of Jeezy’s Juke Joint, an evening of burlesque celebrating black culture. Little Village caught up with her in this email interview, so she could tell us all what we have to look forward to. […]

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Mission Creek announces Mykki Blanco as newest lineup addition

Mykki Blanco Blue Moose Tap House — Thursday, April 6 at 11 p.m. Michael Quattlebaum Jr., the rapper, poet and performance artist from Orange County, California better known as Mykki Blanco, is the latest addition to the lineup for the Mission Creek Festival, which runs April 4-9 in various locations across Iowa City. Quattlebam’s Mykki […]

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Party to fight the pipeline this weekend

Environmental and social justice organization Indigenous Iowa has two events planned in Iowa City this weekend, featuring speakers and musical guests. One will take place at Trumpet Blossom Cafe and the other at Blue Moose Tap House. Dave Zollo, Ralston Creek Ramblers and Strange Brew Trumpet Blossom Cafe — Saturday, Jan 14 at 6 p.m. […]

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