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Album Review: Nora Petran & Curt Oren — 2%

Nora Petran & Curt Oren 2% www.curtoren.bandcamp.com Iowa City underground music celebrities Nora Petran and Curt Oren went inside the Maquoketa Caves on a cold, rainy, muddy day and emerged with a seven track collaborative album — 2%. The album is split into Nora’s tracks, a collection of dizzying, kaleidoscopic yet gentle guitar and voice […]

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Video: Tatsuya Nakatani performs at PS1

Video by Jon Graf Experimental percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani stopped by Public Space One yesterday for a special performance of improvised music involving two local musicians, saxophonist Curt Oren and percussionist David Hurlin. Watch the above clip to see the frenzied climax to the evening’s performance, which includes footage of Nakatani’s signature percussive technique where he […]

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Mission Creek show report: April 1-2

Having a Mission Creek pass is like having a two pound box of chocolates. You can get sated early, but you keep eating because it’s just so good! My number one tip for Mission Creeksters is to pace yourself, and don’t try to see everything. Take your time and soak it all in.
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