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Brooks Strause to play The Mill this Thursday

Brooks Strause The Mill — Thursday, Sept. 3 at 9 p.m. ($7) Iowa City-based singer-songwriter Brooks Strause returns to The Mill this Thursday at 9 p.m. Strause, an Iowa native who’s been performing since he was 13, has opened for such acts as Dawes, William Elliott Whitmore, Simon Joyner, Poison Control Center and Mac DeMarco. […]

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Modern Life is War: Iowa metal Saturday at Gabe’s

Modern Life is War

Metalheads take note: Gabe’s is hosting five talented bands for $15 this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The show will be headlined by Marshalltown, Iowa favorites Modern Life Is War (MLIW) and Land Of Blood And Sunshine, and opened by home-grown artists Brooks Strause and Los Voltage. The S&M Music Company, formerly known as Deep Cuts, […]

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Iowa City Weekender: April 25-28

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Greetings! Welcome to the new Iowa City Weekender, presented by yours truly, Joshua Hoffman. I’ll be giving you my suggestions for must-see events in Iowa City every weekend, so let me tell you a little about myself. I’ve been an active musician in Iowa City… […]

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Iowa City Weekender: December 13-15

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Weekender. This weekend we get to watch one of our favorite downtown establishments turn 50 years old, raise some money/awareness for some our community’s non-profits and spread some Christmas cheer, all with a backdrop of super Iowa music. As another semester comes to a close, I hope […]

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Iowa City Weekender: November 1-3

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Weekender. As you may know, the Englert has commissioned 31 artists to write songs for a compilation album about Iowa City. The appropriately named Iowa City Song Project features an eclectic track listing of original music by some of the most respected Iowa-rooted talent, including William Elliott Whitmore, Greg Brown, Pieta Brown, The […]

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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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Iowa City Weekender: October 11-14

Welcome to this fresh edition of the Weekender. With the exception of Thursday night’s Alloy Orchestra show at the Englert, everything is local this week. With a couple of eerie film screenings and a new Samuel Locke Ward release called Double Nightmare, the season of spookiness is officially upon us. Hold on tight. THURSDAY Alloy […]

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