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The weird and inspiring story of Hot Tamale Louie will come to musical life for Iowa City Jazz Fest

Iowa City Jazz Festival: Hot Tamale Louie Main Stage, Downtown Iowa City — Friday, June 29 at 9 p.m. “Over and over we forget what being American means,” Kathryn Schulz writes in a 2016 New Yorker essay about Zarif Khan, an immigrant to the U.S. in 1907 from the mountains of Afghanistan who built a […]

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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: December 13-15

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Weekender. This weekend we get to watch one of our favorite downtown establishments turn 50 years old, raise some money/awareness for some our community’s non-profits and spread some Christmas cheer, all with a backdrop of super Iowa music. As another semester comes to a close, I hope […]

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A-List: The Mill’s 50th Anniversary

  The Mill 50th Anniversary Dec. 14-16 Friday: David Zollo & the Body Electric w. Brooks Strause, Alexis Stevens, Doug Nye 8:00 p.m. | $10/12 Saturday: Greg Brown w. Dave Moore 8:00 p.m. | $30/35 Sunday: Brunch  show with The Awful Purdies and  Milk & Eggs 12:00 p.m. | $15 In 1962 Keith Dempster opened […]

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On the Beat: Party Time

As the year winds down, December is a time when I generally become pensive. Looking back on the past twelve months, I can safely say that 2012 has been an excellent year musically. There have been solid releases in all genres of music. Artists like Chromatics, Kendrick Lamar, Wild Nothing, Japandroids and Tame Impala have […]

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Iowa Opera House Project brings Old Venues Back to Life + Free Music Download

Iowa was a lonely place not that long ago. The 19th century saw its quiet prairie oceans replaced with cultivated fields as diligent settlers traipsed westward across the continent. Railroad companies would soon lay down steel tracks across the state, ushering in new waves of settlers looking to call Iowa their home. Farmers’ loneliness would […]

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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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Iowa City Weekender: March 18-20th

FRIDAY Joe and Vicki Price | George’s Buffet | 9 pm | FREE Eastern Iowans Joe and Vicki Price come put the cherry on top of Spring Break week. Parking spaces, sunshine, rusty bikes, saint paddy’s day, Lost, Mission Creek preparatory research, did I mention sunshine? And bikes? And free blues at George’s? Joe and […]

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