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Photos: Christopher the Conquered closes out the Friday Night Concert Series

The Iowa City Summer of the Arts Friday Night Concert Series that has captivated audiences on the Ped Mall all season long ended in grand fashion on Friday, Sept. 2 with Des Moines artist Christopher the Conquered. Chris Ford and company played nearly three hours of lively and soulful music with some select covers, and plenty […]

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Say goodbye to summer with Iowa City’s final free concert of the season: Christopher the Conquered

Christopher the Conquered Weatherdance Fountain Stage (Ped Mall) — Friday, Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Iowa City’s 2016 Summer of the Arts winds to a close this Labor Day weekend with their final installment of the free Friday Night Concert Series (located on the Weatherdance Fountain Stage in the Ped Mall). On Friday, Sept. 2, […]

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Album review: Christopher the Conquered – I’m Giving Up on Rock & Roll

Listening to Christopher the Conquered’s new album I’m Giving Up On Rock & Roll, I can’t help but compare the epic, theatrical sound of the album to Springsteen’s Born to Run and Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell. The pilgrimage that Christopher and producer Patrick Tape Fleming (of Poison Control Center) took to Memphis, to divine some of the magic that comes from the legendary Ardent Studios (where many of the hot Stax Records came from) brought forth a well of R&B gold. […]

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Interview: Christopher the Conquered talks current projects and upcoming Eastern Iowa shows

Chris the Conquered

Central Iowa staple Chris Ford (a.k.a. Christopher the Conquered) has a couple of shows scheduled for Eastern Iowa in the next week, one this Sunday at The Mill… […]

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Show Photos: Wednesday at Mission Creek

It is officially night 5 of Mission Creek and I’ve been on a tear all over town since the pre-show monday. I’ve tried to catch as many acts as my short legs will get me to in time. I’ve got a lot of photos to throw your way, but let’s do this in bite-sized chunks. […]

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Iowa City Weekender: March 7-9

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Weekender. This weekend we have a reading at Prairie Lights, a terrific show at Blue Moose Tap House that’s easy on the wallet, and a unique opportunity to enjoy the classic Blake Edwards flick, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Enjoy! […]

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On the Beat: Reunion Rock

  Kelly Pardekooper began his musical career right here in Iowa City. Though currently based in Indianapolis, Pardekooper certainly hasn’t abandoned his Iowa roots. His 2011 album, Yonder, was produced by celebrated Iowa City country legend, Bo Ramsey. The album features plenty of Ramsey’s guitar work and consists of mostly live recordings at Minstrel Studios, […]

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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: August 2-4

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Weekender. Not much is needed to set us up this week, so let’s jump right in. Here’s what’s going on: THURSDAY The Daredevil Christopher Wright w. Via Audio, Christopher the Conquered // The Mill // 9:00 PM // $10 Adv., $12 Day Of The Daredevil Christopher Wright […]

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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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