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Iowa City Weekender: June 28-30

This is about to be a fantastic summer weekend. There’s a bike in movie, a mini music festival, a farewell show and more. But let’s go back to the festival before we discuss anything else. Firecracker 500 Festival // Gabe’s // Thursday – Saturday, 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM // $10/Day, $25/Three Day Pass I’m […]

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Iowa City Weekender: February 9-12

The week’s almost over, y’all, which means it’s about time for another edition of the Iowa City Weekender! There were a few items here that didn’t come to my attention until the very last minute, so any short write ups/block quotes is not a product of laziness, but rather a genuine commitment to being thorough. […]

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Iowa City Weekender: December 29-31

Hello there and welcome to this year’s final Weekender column. Many of us who skipped town for the holidays are back in Iowa City and ready to get out there again. This week features all musical events as other venues (Englert, Bijou, etc.) are still on a bit of a hiatus. We’ve got plenty of […]

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Album Review: Cop Bar

Brando Gassman and Andy Sinclair’s hard-hitting musical skills and unironic love of metal. Sam Locke Warde’s bloody-minded humor and migraine-inducing shrieks. Twenty songs averaging a minute in length. Result? Police Brutality. […]

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Show Photos: Blue Moose Halloween Show: Cop Bar, HOTT, Middleagers from Mars – 10.29

Occassionally, I can’t settle for only being in one place at any given time, and it’s usually on nights when there is more than one awesome show in this town. Last weekend I ping-ponged back and forth between Gabe’s Halloween show and the one at the Blue Moose. I don’t play favorites, so lemme just say that the debacle at the Blue Moose was one of great fury, suited to rock the socks off of anybody. […]

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