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Political and personal strife fuels Closet Witch’s ferocious, ‘therapeutic’ shows

Of all the hardcore bands and DIY power violence outfits to emerge from Eastern Iowa in recent years, few have been able to channel sheer anger and emotion as effectively as Closet Witch. Forming a little over five years ago, the band is characterized by their aggression, both onstage and on-record. Guitarist and primary songwriter […]

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Just announced: Trash Talk returns to Iowa City

Hold on to your hats — hardcore punk heavyweights Trash Talk just announced a show at Gabe’s on Monday, Nov. 13, presented by Black Clapton. Opening will be Iowa City’s own thrash-punks In the Mouth of Radness and hardcore-grind four piece Closet Witch. […]

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Photos: A night of powerful punk at Trumpet Blossom

Three heavy hitters hit the stage and the floor at the Trumpet Blossom Friday. Minneapolis queercore four piece Contentious played along side Iowa City’s own political punks Death Dude and the mighty grindcore purveyors Closet Witch. Death Dude has released their first recorded music via their¬†Bandcamp. […]

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