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Elizabeth Moen to perform new songs at the Englert Saturday, joined by Penny Peach Jr. and Dana T

There’s a touch of destiny, or perhaps buddy comedy, about Elizabeth Moen and Penny Peach Jr.’s artistic partnership. Originally from Norwalk, Iowa, Peach — her real name Elly Hofmaier, previously known by the stage name Elly h. — was about to start her freshman year at the University of Iowa when a friend played her some of Moen’s music. […]

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Sister Species descends on Trumpet Blossom Cafe

Minneapolis-based band Sister Species features an eight piece lineup, including three trumpets, a double bass and, occasionally, an accordion. Touring shortly after the November release of their latest album, ‘Heavy Things Do More,’ and a new music video trilogy, Sister Species will be at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe in Iowa City at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2. The cover is $7. […]

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Karen Meat’s musical circus

It’s a tale as old as time: Boy makes albums. Girl makes albums. Boy meets Girl. Boy and Girl make more albums. Boy and girl start touring together, performing in matching silver-lamé dresses. Or maybe that’s a new story, or at least news. In advance of their joint album release party May 12 at Gabe’s, I sat down to chat with Dana Telsrow (Dana T) and Arin Eaton (Karen Meat) at the Sanctuary. They’re now a couple, both personally and professionally, but met through music: Telsrow played a show at Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines, where Eaton was working the door. Later, Eaton asked Telsrow to play a show in Milwaukee when her full band wasn’t available, and they’ve been performing together ever since. […]

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Album Review: Dana T’s ‘tiny mind MASSIVE soul’

Dana T - tiny mind MASSIVE soul

Popular music is a tug of war between artistic and commercial concerns, and at the center of it all lays genre. For an artist, genres have stylistic signifiers and limits. A great musician can make punk rock that is satisfying and original within those limits, but if he or she adds a sitar or using diminished 13th chords, it usually stops being punk rock. […]

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Five Questions with Dana T

Five questions with Dana T

Dana T is an Iowa City musician who makes fun, danceable jazz-rock. He recently recorded a Daytrotter session, and released his latest EP, abbr. relations, last September in cooperation with PS1’s Free Studio Residency. He’ll be playing at The Blue Moose Tap House on February 15, with Teen Daad and All Dogs Invited. Dana decided […]

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